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[4]: Pointless
by bert64 on Wed 29th May 2013 07:48 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Pointless"
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And there's the whole point, 111EUR is a high price to pay...

The OS may be "supported", but it doesn't have a lot of third party software - less than the "unsupported" macos 10.5...
On the G5 it only supports 1gb of ram, some G5 macs supported 16 (and can supposedly run with 32).

You can put the latest linux or bsd on a powerpc mac for free if you want something actively maintained, and there is a lot more software available (almost anything with sourcecode will compile on ppc).

Also considering their age, most ppc macs are sold for less than 111 euro these days... The idea of an os which costs more than the hardware it runs on is ridiculous.

So morphos is little more than a curiosity, and a curiosity is not worth 111 euro. If it were free, or very cheap, i might consider putting it on one of my old ppc macs.

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