Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th Aug 2009 14:22 UTC, submitted by Christian Rosentreter
Morphos The team behind MorphOS has just announced the release of MorphOS 2.3 for the PowerPC-based platforms, the Pegasos and the Efika. This new release comes with a lot of bug fixes and performance improvements, but also packs a number of new features.
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There is a list of MorphOS Software:

Internet category - 119 programs incl. Apache HTTP server, PHP, MySQL, FTP servers, Samba and other interesting stuff like very good Origyn Web Browser based on Webkit (latest version OWB 1.4 is included on MorphOS 2.3 CD).

Development category - nearly 100 programs in list... There is MorphOS SDK (free, GCC) or Cubic IDE (paid, but often reduction in price). Cubic IDE supports many languages (C/C++, HTML, LISP, REXX, Hollywood, HTML... color syntax, special GUI panels, etc. Big minus is that there is still no Java for MorphOS ;)

Cubic IDE homepage (MorphOS, AmigaOS development):

Total: 1350 programs, demos and games. But it's not everything of course. I try to update and add new software to the list every day ;) It's compatible with many AmigaOS 68k/PowerPC programs - f.e. Lightwave 5.5!

MorphOS Ambient desktop is fresh new, open source and actively developed - much better than Workbench desktop for AmigaOS 3/4 from my point of view.

MorphOS deserves much better machine for testing than EFIKA 5200B - at least primary Pegasos G3/G4 machine! EFIKA's 1 watt CPU 400 MHz is very slow and limited with 128 MB RAM - not much for todays usage (many tabs in webbrowser, a lot of gfx, etc.) I hope many of you could taste MorphOS soon f.e. on Mac Mini G4 ;) It's nice, optimized and fast OS!

MorphOS has also good community...


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