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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jockm
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2012-12-22

Which makes the hardware quite easily available and inexpensive, as far as recent ~Amiga hardware goes. :p


But for how much longer? I think we are past the tipping point, and Apple PPC hardware is going to become harder to find, and start failing.

If their only plan (and I am not saying it is) is just to run on someone else's discontinued hardware they only have a handful of years to go.

They likely couldn't do it, too many Amiga-isms to port over. Plus, large part of Amiga community seems to have an irrational hatred of x86...
We always have AROS going forward.


Well they aren't dependant on any Amiga hardware so they just have to port the hardware layer, deal with endian-ness, and run on a single core (for now). I am not saying it is easy, but it isn't rocket science.

But honestly if they don't port to something — and it doesn't have to be x86, it could easily be ARM — then they have no future.

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