Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th Jun 2012 23:10 UTC, submitted by The MorphOS Team
Morphos The MorphOS Team has announced the immediate availability of MorphOS 3.0. The release brings, among many other things, PowerBook support for 1.67GHz models, the CD / DVD authoring application Jalapeno, the FTP / SFTP client Transfer, an updated Odyssey Web Browser, new Reggae classes, the Reggae based music player Jukebox, and many other improvements. The update is free for the owners of MorphOS 2.x keyfiles. Moreover, older machines can now be registered at reduced prices.
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15" Powerbook G4 1.67GHz
by Modafinil on Fri 8th Jun 2012 23:36 UTC
Modafinil
Member since:
2012-04-28

Just bought one of these little beauties purely to run MorphOS 3.0 on it.

I will try to write a short review of the whole installation process and first few days general use if time permits and post it here if you like Thom?

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Works as good as expected
by -ujb- on Sat 9th Jun 2012 00:03 UTC
-ujb-
Member since:
2005-10-21

Just updated my Mac mini 1.5 GHz with MorphOS 3.0. Updating took less than 10 minutes and everything seems to work (haven't tested all things yet). It's a real pleasure to use.
Unfortunately the WLAN on the powerbook is not yet supported, but except of that it's also pretty nice on the Powerbook.

The release of 3.0 took indeed quite some time, but while not not out there to conquer Windows (or other major OSes) it is pretty polished and delivers quite some fun, usability and productivity. Probably you cannot expect more from a project with such little number of developers and users.

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Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Sat 9th Jun 2012 09:36 UTC
MOS6510
Member since:
2011-05-12

I have an eMac sitting idle in the attic, I was just wondering what to do with it.

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What's the appeal?
by Sodki on Sat 9th Jun 2012 15:41 UTC
Sodki
Member since:
2005-11-10

I'm a user of niche OSs myself, but I always found a bit hard to understand the MorphOS appeal. It only runs a few PPC machines (iBook Gentoo Linux PPC user here), and is quite expensive. The userbase, I presume, is pretty small, but probably faithful.

If you're a MorphOS user: what makes you use it and what do you use it for?

Reply Score: 4

AMIGA legacy.
by sergio on Sat 9th Jun 2012 18:04 UTC in reply to "What's the appeal?"
sergio Member since:
2005-07-06

I think the 90% of MorphOS users are amigans or ex-amigans.

I use it for that reason myself, and from technical point of view I think MorphOS is the most advanced "amiga-like" OS out there.

However I use a SAM440ep with AmigaOS 4 as my main Amiga machine... I have MorphOS installed in my old PowerMac G4, but I don't use it so much.

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RE: AMIGA legacy.
by zima on Fri 15th Jun 2012 17:04 UTC in reply to "AMIGA legacy."
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

You think it's only 90%?

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RE: What's the appeal?
by AmigaRobbo on Sat 9th Jun 2012 19:52 UTC in reply to "What's the appeal?"
AmigaRobbo Member since:
2005-11-15

I'm too lazy to write a detailed response, so:-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1RsvEm7UrU

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RE[2]: What's the appeal?
by pandronic on Sun 10th Jun 2012 09:31 UTC in reply to "RE: What's the appeal?"
pandronic Member since:
2006-05-18

So, nostalgia?

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RE[3]: What's the appeal?
by AmigaRobbo on Sun 10th Jun 2012 10:25 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: What's the appeal?"
AmigaRobbo Member since:
2005-11-15

That and the fact is it's very fast and responsive, does what I need from a computer, I know how (a lot more than Linux) it works so I can fix it if needed/adjust it to suit my preferences.

Others Milage may vary etc. etc, and it's not for everyone. But what else do you want from an OS anyway?

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RE[4]: What's the appeal?
by pandronic on Mon 11th Jun 2012 06:04 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: What's the appeal?"
pandronic Member since:
2006-05-18

just curious ... like someone who's involved with the matter, do you think that amiga os and morph os, have any future beyond your generation? i mean, are they able to attract new users?

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RE[3]: What's the appeal?
by NicePics13 on Wed 13th Jun 2012 16:09 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: What's the appeal?"
NicePics13 Member since:
2009-06-08

Nostalgia and getting the best OS for the hardware as X.Org is.. really.. slow.. on the Efika.

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RE[4]: What's the appeal?
by zima on Fri 15th Jun 2012 17:13 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: What's the appeal?"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Perhaps it's not a good thing to let nostalgia lead you to slow, overpriced hw... ( http://www.osnews.com/permalink?520468 and generally in http://www.osnews.com/comments/26029 )

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RE[2]: What's the appeal?
by zima on Fri 15th Jun 2012 16:44 UTC in reply to "RE: What's the appeal?"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

I'm too lazy to write a detailed response, so:-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1RsvEm7UrU

it's very fast and responsive, does what I need from a computer, [...] adjust it to suit my preferences.
[...] what else do you want from an OS anyway?

You know what's the best part? Your MorphOS machine can't really handle the yt video you linked to, certainly not with full features/controls and in full quality.
(also, lazy, so some of my posts from http://www.osnews.com/comments/26029 )

Edited 2012-06-15 16:46 UTC

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by Anonymous on Mon 18th Jun 2012 20:34 UTC