Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 10th Oct 2010 19:47 UTC, submitted by Amix
Morphos So, yeah, as we already detailed almost two weeks ago, MorphOS 2.6 has been released. We've already discussed this one and its new features last time around, so I'm having a little trouble coming up with stuff to write about, but I'll do my best to find anything interesting in the detailed release notes - as inexperienced as I am with MorphOS.
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Yay!
by n.l.o on Sun 10th Oct 2010 20:17 UTC
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I just bought a Model 3,5 G4 Tower on fleabay for £45 JUST to run this. ;)

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Comment by wosnicrak
by wosnicrak on Sun 10th Oct 2010 22:08 UTC
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"...now would be a good chance to turn it into something useful."

I ran in on my ppc and it was anything but useful.

Geez what a waste of my time.

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RE: Comment by wosnicrak
by truckweb on Sun 10th Oct 2010 22:44 UTC in reply to "Comment by wosnicrak"
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Care to give more details? What did you expect and what did not work as stated?

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RE[2]: Comment by wosnicrak
by wosnicrak on Mon 11th Oct 2010 08:58 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by wosnicrak"
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Care to give more details? What did you expect and what did not work as stated?


I expected something useful.

Everything worked though. Just not useful.

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RE[3]: Comment by wosnicrak
by truckweb on Mon 11th Oct 2010 11:59 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by wosnicrak"
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Maybe it's because you don't have a need for an Amiga OS?

What's a waste of time for you cans be something good for someone else. You can't trash something just because you don't need it.

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RE: Comment by wosnicrak
by n.l.o on Mon 11th Oct 2010 08:16 UTC in reply to "Comment by wosnicrak"
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"...now would be a good chance to turn it into something useful."

I ran in on my ppc and it was anything but useful.

Geez what a waste of my time.


Amiga OS's are very much unlike Windows, Linux etc.... The learning curve is quite steep if you aren't used to the way they work.

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RE: Comment by wosnicrak
by tarpit on Mon 11th Oct 2010 17:50 UTC in reply to "Comment by wosnicrak"
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I had the same experience with AROS and Haiku. They are great to try out, but as soon as you need to sit down and get some work done, something essential is always missing.

There are certain needs that have to be met before any operating system can really be "useful" to even us IT enthusiasts. For me that would be: a Browser that can give the full internet experience, ssh client, usb support, and decent word processor.

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RE[2]: Comment by wosnicrak
by n.l.o on Mon 11th Oct 2010 19:22 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by wosnicrak"
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I had the same experience with AROS and Haiku. They are great to try out, but as soon as you need to sit down and get some work done, something essential is always missing.

There are certain needs that have to be met before any operating system can really be "useful" to even us IT enthusiasts. For me that would be: a Browser that can give the full internet experience, ssh client, usb support, and decent word processor.


1) http://fabportnawak.free.fr/owb/owb-morphos-1.9.readme
2) Built in Remoteshell app provides SSH
3) http://www.platon42.de/poseidon.html
4) https://docs.google.com/ - Use with 1

There you go! ;)

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RE[3]: Comment by wosnicrak
by tarpit on Mon 11th Oct 2010 23:46 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by wosnicrak"
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I look forward to trying out Morphos on my old G4 this weekend. ;)

I'm going to try to dual boot with OSX 10.3. I keep panther around since it works with my old Digi-001 recording interface.

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RE[4]: Comment by wosnicrak
by n.l.o on Tue 12th Oct 2010 09:10 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by wosnicrak"
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I look forward to trying out Morphos on my old G4 this weekend. ;)

I'm going to try to dual boot with OSX 10.3. I keep panther around since it works with my old Digi-001 recording interface.


I've just noticed that MOS2.6 comes with OWB 2.10 which uses a more recent build of WebKit. ;)

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Comment by frood
by frood on Sun 10th Oct 2010 23:54 UTC
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Anyone tried it on a PPC iBook/Powerbook? I quite fancy a MorphOS laptop

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RE: Comment by frood
by chainq on Mon 11th Oct 2010 13:14 UTC in reply to "Comment by frood"
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PowerBook/iBook is not supported with 2.6. It won't even boot, don't waste your time trying. (MorphOS refuses to boot on anything but officially supported machines.) However, the development team demoed a version nicknamed 'MorphOS 3.0' at some Am*ga show, earlier this Summer, running on an 1.67Ghz PowerBook G4. You can find videos of that particular demo on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=morphos+3.0+powerbook&a...

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Not wired for sound?
by orfanum on Wed 13th Oct 2010 03:52 UTC
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I have been waiting avidly for this for some time, it's great news that MorphOS will run on my AGP-Graphics G4. Just read though that sound is not currently supported for these early G4 models. I hope that implies that it will be a feature for the future?! Will give it whirl, all the same!

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RE: Not wired for sound?
by Amix on Wed 13th Oct 2010 10:19 UTC in reply to "Not wired for sound?"
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2006-10-18

You can install a Soundblaster PCI card and get sound thru it ;) Its cheating, but atleast you get sound ;)

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RE[2]: Not wired for sound?
by orfanum on Wed 13th Oct 2010 17:36 UTC in reply to "RE: Not wired for sound?"
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Thanks for the hint! It's a good thing that I have one or two pulls from older machines lying around. Have downloaded the .iso and will give it a go. Cheers!

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Demo version?
by jamesgecko on Thu 14th Oct 2010 22:23 UTC
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The website calls the download a "time-limited demo version", but it doesn't seem to describe what this means, or how to get a full version. Can anyone elaborate?

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RE: Demo version?
by Android Fan on Thu 14th Oct 2010 23:43 UTC in reply to "Demo version?"
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jamesgecko, it comes on an ISO file which is burned to CD for a bootable LiveCD. The LiveCD runs the OS by itself from the optical drive, but may also be installed to hard-drive (which performs better). The installer is a user-friendly tool in the OS, and accessible by GUI (like nearly everything else). The ISO is available for free download by anyone. The 30-minute limit is removed by online purchase of registration/key file. There is a tool in the OS itself that enables the purchase in a user-friendly way. If you choose not to register, you can use the 30-minute version indefinitely, but you'll be interrupted and have to reboot every 30 minutes.

If you have the hardware, give it a try, you might really like it. Linux has more capable and more numerous apps, but if you think there's no advantage at all to MorphOS over Linux (or OS X), you just haven't experienced the responsiveness and fast feel of MorphOS.

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