2007
Printing with the Pegasos II was a serious problem in early times, due to minor software problems in MorphOS. Furthermore the fine software package named "TurboPrint", licensed for use in MorphOS and able to generate true colour prints, did not contain updated drives for new printer models. Today the printer software problems in MorphOS have been solved, but the most recent printers are not supported neither in the MorphOS version of "TurboPrint" nor in the "TurboPrint 7.60" update package. Is it still advantageous to buy this package and/or a new printer? Here you will find some answers, as well as a new detailed trip through the basic printer settings of MorphOS.

[This is a fully revised and extended version of a previous article. Believe me: it's worth reading...
(Rev. 1: March 2007; Rev. 2: September 2007; Rev. 3: October 2007)]
 


 
2006
This article was written in autumn 2006 as an improvement of the original article listed below, and was published in November 2006 on the "Power Developer" website. Old contents were completely revised, and many new sections were added, almost doubling the size of the article. Translations of this version are available in six languages.
This is the best introduction to MorphOS you can find around, because it was written for a reader who does not know anything about MorphOS. No special information about the history of the Pegasos/MorphOS computer platform and its features are assumed. Everything is clearly explained within the text, pointing the reader towards specific external references only in rare cases.

[The new sections in V2.0x are dedicated to developers, gamers, and nitpickers: "Developer tools", "3D graphics", "Games", "MorphOS exclusive software", "F.A.Q.".]
 


 
2006
This is another article that is present here only like a historical reminder. The original version was written in October 2006 for Amitopia, but unfortunately that issue of the magazine was never published. So our report was put online here when it was outdated, but... better late than never!

[The Italian version is still missing: it's very likely it will never be written...]
 


 
2006
This article was written in June-July 2006 for the "OSNews Alternative OS Contest". It was published on the "OSNews" website, and currently here you find only a link that sends you there. Also a Czech translation, with its relevant link, is available!

[A largely extended and multilanguage version has been published later, so please see above, too!]
 


 
2005
This article was written during the last quarter of 2005 and was published in December 2005. Anyway, whatever is your computer platform, except Amiga and MorphOS, you should be not interested to this article because it reflects some deficiency of our current environment. Our browsers are not up to date! Two new browsers are coming, which should definitively solve the problems: Paihia, which is a native creation started from scratch, and Sputnik, which is based on a giant KHTML to MUI wrapper. In the meanwhile, Amigans and Morphers who want a better font management in their native browsers can use this article to improve their view of the netscape.
Please note that MorphOS has a well-working anti-aliasing system for fonts, but I do not like some general artefacts of the anti-aliasing process (which are not related to MorphOS, but are present on every computer platform) like, for instance, the fact that thin fonts acquire a very small but perceivable thickness. So, due to this strictly personal idiosyncrasy, the anti-aliasing system of my MorphOS installation is disabled. Careful observers will deduce this by the pictures provided.

[V1.1, with a few corrections, a new improved version of the Webfont Manager program for AWeb, and better support for IBrowse and Voyager users, is coming...]
 


 
2005
This article was written in April-May 2005, during an impetus of hate against installation procedures because they mask three very important things. The first is the increasing inner complication of most operating systems, that often become unmanageable if you are not a geek. The second is the increasing level of incompetence of most users about their computers. The third, of course, is the fact that this ignorance is encouraged and enhanced further by installation procedures that do hidden and obscure actions.
Well... Feel free to read this article and criticize it, but remember that is was written by the proud and lucky user of an OS that still has a simple and understandable structure, and does not requires geeks for its management.

[V1.1, with a few corrections, is coming...]
 


 
2004
This article was written in December 2004. It is still present here only like a historical reminder. Most of the new MorphOS features mentioned therein as forthcoming are now embodied in the new versions of MorphOS. If you are curious, you can find pictures of many well-known people of the MorphOS Italian scene.

[The Italian version is still missing: it's very likely it will never be written...]
 


 
2004
Printing with the Pegasos II was a serious problem in early times, due to minor software problems in MorphOS. Furthermore the fine software package named "TurboPrint", licensed for use in MorphOS and able to generate true colour prints, did not contain updated drives for the newest printer models. When I purchased a new printer I decided to buy also a new TurboPrint package and tried to do an upgrade: well, I was lucky...

[This article has been extended and updated in 2007, so please see above, too!]
 


 
2004
This article is still a good introduction to MorphOS and the use of Amiga software on the Pegasos. It was written in the first months of 2004, when I received my PegasosII and was forced to tune up myself and my legacy software with MorphOS. That was an era of polemics between AmigaOne and Pegasos supporters: you will see many references and meditations about this argument. Now we face other problems, but I have decided to preserve everything and maintain the original approach. The only relevant changes in the article are (1) the insertion of thumbnails to mark the existence of many pictures previously hidden behind links, and (2) a few corrections concerning Amiga programs marked as not-running at the time, and now usable because the correct procedure/patch was found in the meanwhile.

[The first page of the article is already marked as V1.2, but I was an optimist... Most of the forecast changes are still missing, and the external links to many pictures are dead in the meanwhile.]