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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RE[3]: My experience
by -ujb- on Sun 22nd Dec 2013 22:34 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: My experience"
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I kind of retried that experiment. I opened up 10 full screen windows of Odyssey web browser (1280x1024 24 bit). Once Gfx RAM is filled up and you open a new window it takes a little time during that the computer is swapping VRAM and changing things. but once this moment is over everything is snappy again.

In general use you almost never run in situations where the gfx ram is fully occupied. When you do it slows down for a few moments and there you go again. The moment is a few seconds. Probably that situation is still better handled on OS X, but the test scenario is rather artificial. And behavior is not like shown n that video anymore. Other situatiosn are better handled by MorphOS than OS X. Non eof the both OSes is wiping the floor with each other - they are different with different strengthes and weaknesses.

MorphOS is more than useable for many things. And compared to OS X it just flies on the same hardware. I like to have a dual boot setup and normally boot into MorphOS instead of into OS X. It's great to have both systems. But well, I am kind of an "Amiga nut" anyway...

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