I need to fix my A4000D so that it doesn't lock up in non-AGA video modes, then I'd end up using it a lot more. But for now, it runs games awesomely.
Every now and then you have to fire up the Oldies, it makes you appreciate the ingenuity of the few brave people who did more pioneering of the video game industry. 90% of all the crap they make now are rubbish. It's turned into Hollywood, where they mostly don't have any originality and end up just doing remakes that somehow the younger generation like...
I agree with them being heroes. There is indeed a need for it to be working. As I said in an earlier post, the Freescale processor is still being made, and there are various devices that use the m68k architecture.
The project is not pointless as many on this thread think. The M86k architecture is very similar to newer processor used in embedded system. Since Linux is widely used in embedded system, porting debian to m86k architecture make sense. The author of this article should have it. See wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorola_68000_family
Ubuntu lost sight of their main goal when they decided to go so far away from their base of Debian. Their main goal was an up to date Debian with the latest Gnome every 6 months. Then because they judged 3.0 crappy, they decided to go in another direction, which is actually more of a waste of time. At least Gnome had a valid reason for being created when KDE was already out there. Different strokes for different folks I guess.
But did you also take into account that the port to m68k architecture makes things more stable and better code because it has to be compilable across multiple architectures? Yeah, that's a waste too.
Besides, you keep focusing on "Ported to Amiga." when it's actually a port for m68k, which means anything that uses the m68k platform can utilize Debian.
You know what the most entertaining thing in the world is? Recently the other Linux administrator where I work left, and I told the Manager that I'd like one of the Windows Administrators to replace him. So now (for the second time) I get a Windows Administrator to switch to Linux, and I always here comments like "why doesn't Windows do this?" and "I hate how Microsoft does things." etc.
Yesterday he was completely fed up with Windows 7 and Office 2010. When he went to install Office, it popped up some weird error, he looked it up and it literally said that Office 2010 couldn't install on that operating system because it wasn't Windows XP, Vista, 7 or Server. Seriously, wtf? Then it said he had to download some other installer. But to do so, he had to have a Microsoft account.
It's absurd that they can't even get their own crap to work with itself smoothly. This was on a freshly installed system too.
I don't know anyone who uses Unity, and I know a lot of people that still like Ubuntu (I don't because they've had too many times when an update was ran, but then grub gets jacked, or the kernel does or whatever. Only once have I had that issue with Debian, and that's because I accidentally said no to updating grub with UUIDs.)
Sorry for going off-topic. I don't honestly see why anyone would whine over m68k being brought back to the Debian archives. Debian after all is the Universal Operating System. It's not like they're forcing any other distributions to be ported. I think Ubuntu only really supports x86 and ARM anymore, didn't they drop support for PPC?