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  • phoronix
    started a topic MorphOS Still Being Toyed With For PowerPC

    MorphOS Still Being Toyed With For PowerPC

    Phoronix: MorphOS Still Being Toyed With For PowerPC

    MorphOS, the Amiga-compatible PowerPC operating system, is still being experimented with on PowerPC hardware. The latest effort out of the MorphOS camp is to make the operating system work on the IBM PowerPC G5...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTI2MjQ

  • Pallidus
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    no, don't get me wrong I'm more than interested in ressurecting a bunch of old mac laptops I have, but here's the thing:


    - I can't really run linux as the few distros that support powerpc (ubuntu, etc) lack the proper drivers for sound/wireless/gfx etc...

    - the best you can do is os x 10.5



    Morph os is fast and snappy and it does seems to have a gpu driver (????) sound works etc... wireless didn't


    but not being an amiga 'enthusiast' why in the hell would I pay 340? to put morph os on the laptops? I'd rather pirate OS x 10.5 and install on the others.


    again I wish them luck in this project and I see they have lots of amiga fans that will buy morph os ...

    but if they wish to expand their audience, if they want more people to use their morph os not just amiga fans they are gonna have to rethink their marketing.

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  • davebraco
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    Well, nobody asks you or forces you to buy it

    First MorphOS has been designed for Amiga users, if you don't know how to use the Amiga OS, you will get lost. Like discovering Windows if you are a Linux user.

    But if somebody (ok, a computer hobbyist) has a MorphOS supported powerpc mac, is tired from slowness of latest OSX versions (or doesn't want to try a power pc linux distro which will not be responsive too unless using XFCE/LXDE), and are not afraid to learn a new OS, he might be interested in paying those 111,11 ? to get a fast dedicated PowerPC only OS which plays HD videos, listen music, surf the web, mail, ssh etc. and have fun. At least he got the chance to fully try it and even install it before to take his decision.

    If you are not an Amiga user or if you are not curious and interested to give a second life to an old apple hardware and discover an alternative system, then MorphOS is not the way to go.

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  • Pallidus
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    I know it's responsive and the design made me think of bodhi linux for some reason ...

    but


    why would I pay 111? to use it?

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  • davebraco
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    Sure it can't be compared to popular systems such as Linux, OSX or Windows (for exemple) in terms of functionalities or applications and it's not targeted to non amiga user. It will remain an hobby OS and things are progressing really slowly... but it can do regular tasks you're excepting from a home computer.

    Here is a video review of MorphOS 3.0 :
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQxJgw0GhJo

    You will see that it's responsive and well polished.

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  • Pallidus
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    imo this is, and will always be, a hobbyist OS for amiga'tards.

    They are directing this OS at people that would purposefuly buy old hardware so they can run an amiga like OS.

    sad is that it is quite snappy and had potential to revive old mac laptops that were left in the dust by apple but 111? is absolutely insane

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  • droidhacker
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    Originally posted by Rexilion View Post
    So why the harsh words on a project that is totally irrelevant to you in any way? Opensource is not an silver bullet or anything.
    Um... ANDROID.

    'nuff said.

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  • davebraco
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    @Pallidus
    To be honest I didn't try version 3 myself (yet, still the 2.7, as in fact I'm an AmigaOS 4 user) but I was told you can still use a live session from the boot CD.

    Check for hardware compatibility here before trying to boot the CD :
    http://www.morphos-team.net/hardware

    Well, about the price, If I remember well every version had the same price at start (at the release of version 2 it was 150?, then the price goes down to 111,11). Starting from version 3, hardware already supported by version 2 got a lower price to 79?. So currently only the newly powerbook version is at 111,11. (probably the iBook and PowerMacG5 version too). I don't know for the efika, maybe it's because hardware doesn't really support all the features of morphos 3 due to 128mo of ram.

    The money they get from sales is mostly use to buy new hardware to dev (and so more hardware supported). So sure it sounds a bit weird but I don't think it's a bad pricing politic for a niche OS (at least users didn't disagree... )

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  • davebraco
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    To be honest I didn't try version 3 myself (yet, still the 2.7, as in fact I'm an AmigaOS 4 user) but I was told you can still use a live session from the boot CD.

    Check for hardware compatibility here before trying to boot the CD :
    http://www.morphos-team.net/hardware

    Well, about the price, If I remember well every version had the same price at start (at the release of version 2 it was 150?, then the price goes down to 111,11). Starting from version 3, hardware already supported by version 2 got a lower price to 79?. So currently only the newly powerbook version is at 111,11. (probably the iBook and PowerMacG5 version too). I don't know for the efika, maybe it's because hardware doesn't really support all the features of morphos 3 due to 128mo of ram.

    The money they get from sales is mostly use to buy new hardware to dev (and so more hardware supported). So sure it sounds a bit weird but I don't think it's a bad pricing politic for a niche OS (at least users didn't disagree... )

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  • Pallidus
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    so you can boot a live session from cd?


    just downloaded the 211mb iso I'm going to boot it and try it... look for my review tomorrow

    as for the pricing: it is stupid... you should sell it for 50€ a copy and be done with it instead of you pay x you pay y etc etc
    Last edited by Pallidus; 01-07-2013, 08:45 AM.

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