Posts: 1366 from 2003/2/15
From: Central Europe
Yes, I was obviously referring to the original post-prototype Pegasos board, i.e. pre-April. I know you were key in financing the development and production of the intermediate "April" PCB that was added to the Pegasos PCB before it became available for non-betatesters. However, I remember that also the pre-April board was called Pegasos, and "Betatester" was used more like a byname.
Actually, it referred to combinations of pre-release versions of the Pegasos as well as pre-release versions of MorphOS. Here is the original announcement text (added emphasis for clarity):
"Announcing BETATESTER and Team Betatester!
The time has come for Thendic-France/bplan to start selling machines. We are not going to call it the Pegasos for now. We are going to call the pre-release version of the Pegasos with the pre-release version of MorphOS for PPC: BETATESTER.
MorphOS may not be ready for regular computer users, but it is ready for developers. You can purchase a BETATESTER for 1000 Euros (tax not included)."
It is also worth nothing that the original BETATESTER priced at 1000 EUR was a 'complete system', not merely a mainboard with software.Quote:
By the way, if my command of the English language isn't completely awry, "Betatestee" would have made way more sense as byname of the board
See above. Initially, it was not used as a byname. Later on, it took on a different meaning and inspired the name of the MorphOS mailing lists, which were called "beta2" and "beta2-info" until 2004.