Who needs MorphOS?

From MorphOS Library

The previous arguments suggest that the use of MorphOS as a main desktop OS has a number of limitations that currently prevent its adoption for large-scope professional purposes. But MorphOS is already usable for strict-scope professional purposes, and is very well suited for semi-professional and hobbyist purposes. Of course, its current limitations would be irrelevant e.g. in the embedded market, where rather its small footprint and fast responsiveness are the really characterising features.

Well, although you may judge the following sentence like a paradox, one can say that those that appear as limitations in a professional environment are actually perceived as advantages by current users. In fact, these advanced users are able to compensate almost any deficiency of the software available for MorphOS by means of free, shareware and commercial software that already exists for the Amiga platform or is in the development phase for MorphOS. They already use MorphOS at its best obtaining a responsiveness unparalleled on every other platform; and their environment is totally immune from any virus, worm, trojan, spyware, adware and similar beasts coming from the net. They can install Linux and Mac OS X not only on their MorphOS-supported Apple hardware but (using MacOnLinux) even on their Pegasos, just to use FireFox and Office when it is necessary; or else they can use the RDesktop tool within MorphOS environment and control a remote PC.

Other potential users of MorphOS may be people that want to be "free" from the oppression of a monolithic authoritarian environment like Windows, and/or do not want to be "menaced" by the unfathomable depths of Unix-like systems, that are fully manageable only by Linux geeks. And of course MorphOS is the best choice for nostalgic Amiga users who want the speed of the real new thing instead of the slower synthetic environment provided by UAE. This list of people does not exhaust all potential users of MorphOS. If this OS will be used on PowerPC boards for the embedded market, another group of special users will join the others: the developers of embedded applications. They will need a comfortable desktop environment for their work, and will also discover the usefulness of the dialogue with a community where a large percentage of the members (higher than on most other platforms) are skilled programmers ready to help whenever they are asked for.

The evolution of the system should remove current limitations and provide for a larger base of users: people who will be able to open new horizons and enlarge the current niche.