Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Nov 2009 19:37 UTC, submitted by -ujb-
Morphos The MorphOS team seems to be on a roll. Recently, they added support for the PowerPC G4 Mac mini models from Apple, meaning it suddenly became a lot easier to get your hands on a computer capable of running MorphOS. As expected, the team has now announced that a release with PowerMac G4 support is coming as well.
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No Reason to Be Annoyed
by Android Fan on Thu 3rd Dec 2009 14:45 UTC
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"Absolutely. In fact, it's a bit annoying that they're finally doing something that a lot of enthusiasts were suggesting five years ago."

Rhyder, two points. Firstly, the business plan originally depended on bundling the OS w. the Pegasos hardware (Pegasos) and though MorphOS was never bundled with Efika (unless by third parties) the programming team received some funding from the Efika producer. The switch to an online pay-for-registration business model (which is a model that, unlike the previous, can function with used hardware such as PPC Macs) occurred less than two years ago.

Secondly, it's one thing for an enthusiast to suggest an OS port ("just port it to PPC Mac," "just port it to X86," "just port it to PS3") and it's another entirely for programmers to actually accomplish such a task.

Thus, there is no legitimate reason IMO to be annoyed that it seems to have taken so long to come up with the port that any number of enthusiasts may have suggested from their living rooms five or however many years ago. It's simply not that easy for such a port to happen.

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