Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 29th Oct 2006 23:09 UTC
Morphos Genesi has announced its Open Server Workstation: "The Open Server Workstation is a six layer board with two 970MP processors, the CPC945 and Broadcom's HT-1000 and 2000 chips. Excepting those parts, the board and component cost is below USD 200. Here is the Business Plan [.pdf] we wrote for the board."
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RE[3]: Why open ppc?
by twenex on Mon 30th Oct 2006 10:49 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Why open ppc?"
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For example, there has been no announcement so far that MorphOS will be ported to the OSW at any point in the future.

Indeed, there seems little point; MorphOS, AROS and AmigaOS are home operating systems (desktop operating systems if you're being generous - workstation operating systems if you're stuck to 1990s Lightwave hardware - server operating systems if you're mad!) and it would probably take as much work to get AmigaOS to the state where it could serve as a server operating system as it did BeOS, if not more.

As VMS, Unix/Linux and Windows have shown us, it's much easier to make a workstation/desktop machine out of a server OS than it is to do the reverse.

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