Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 4717 from 2009/1/28
From: Delaware, USA
>> If you would have been part of the community back in the emerging days
>> of MorphOS you wouldn't feel sympathy with Hyperion....
> my use of the 68K processor pre-dates the Amiga, so yeah I remember
> the dramas after the death throws of Commodore.
You remember the 2001-2003ish MorphOS days because you were using a non-Amiga m68k platform 20 years earlier? This reasoning sounds ...strange.
When I was building 68K systems, I happened to think our hardware was cheaper and our operating system significantly better (than the Amiga).
BUT, we did not have the graphics or sound capabilities of the Amiga, and those demos (especially the HAM image of Tut's golden sarcophagus) really caught my attention.
Still, an OS9 license for the Amiga cost $2000 back then, AND the OS didn't support graphics or audio on the Amiga (at least our own machines did 1024 by 768 in 32bit color with the same OS).
So...I rather longed for an Amiga, BUT they were too damned expensive, AND I would have had to rely on an OS that frequently threw up 'Guru Meditation' messages when things got complicated.
But...to shorten my overall too verbose response...yes, I've kept track of Amiga/MorphOS development since day one.
And MorphOS has a micro kernel just like Microware's OS9 68K did.
Outside of Minix3, I don't know of too many other OS' soldiering along with this.
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