Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Dec 2013 00:11 UTC
Morphos

The MorphOS development team is proud to announce the public release of MorphOS 3.4, which introduces faster R300 graphics drivers, improved video playback on G5-based systems, support for non-native display resolutions on various PowerBooks, screen blanker password protection, and numerous bug fixes and other improvements. For an overview of the included changes, please read our release notes.

Some serious improvements in there. Their market is probably small, but they release new versions at a relatively stable pace. One of the very few alternative operating systems that has managed to survive over the years where so many others fell.

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Intuition
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2013-05-28

From what I can tell, it seems like MorphOS only runs on discontinued Apple products, and discontinued Gensi products.

Taking my personal feelings and previous comments and put them aside, and looking at this objectively; this just doesn't bode well.

Were I on the MorphOS team I would be lobbying heavily to make the OS portable so it can run on x86 and/or ARM. Running MorphOS on a Raspberry Pi or Beaglebone is much more attractive than running on legacy hardware.


MorphOS 3.4 running on an Acube SAM460 motherboard.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/1410816_33695...

"MorphOS NG" is currently under discussion by the MorphOS Team and will most likely be for ARM or AMD64. From what little i know of it, it will probably break source and binary compatibility with Amiga software though.

If you don't want to shell out for MorphOS and some PPC hardware then you can use AROS on your existing x86 hardware. It's much faster obviously but not quite as polished as MorphOS.

http://www.icarosdesktop.org

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