Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 28th May 2013 13:03 UTC, submitted by Jacek Piszczek
Morphos "The MorphOS development team is proud to announce the public release of MorphOS 3.2, which introduces support for Power Mac G5 workstations, iBook G4 laptops and additional PowerBook G4 models. The 3.2 release also has a strong focus on improved network support with a completely new and improved NetStack core as well as support for wireless networks. In addition, there are several new network-related tools such as VNC client, a Remote Desktop Client and a tool showing detailed network statistics as well as many other fixes and improvements."
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RE[2]: not only nostalgia
by xfce_fanboy on Wed 29th May 2013 02:14 UTC in reply to "RE: not only nostalgia"
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In benchmarks where all systems are running Linux (I suspect Debian,) the AmigaOne x1000 had comparable performance to a high-end Powerbook G4 or a single core Power Mac G5. That's pretty sorry, considering that the x1000 will run you about $3500 once taxes and shipping are factored in.

I was interested enough in MorphOS that I bought a used PowerMac G4 on CraigsList for a whopping $30 (although maxing the RAM out added quite a bit more to that bill!) The MorphOS trial is interesting for the first 30 minutes before it locks up, but it's severely hampered by the lack of software. For Amiga die-hards, it would seem much more practical to run an AROS distribution like Icaros or Broadway for free on common PC hardware than it would be to buy a PPC Mac and MorphOS. Better yet, remember the Amiga for the classic games, and play them on an emulator!

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