Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 29th Nov 2004 07:30 UTC
Morphos OS4EMU 1.1 for MorphOS has been released. Now much more OS4 native software works.
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Re: Re: Al Hartman
by Al Hartman on Tue 30th Nov 2004 15:22 UTC

@mdma:

Because you might want to run MacOS X and take advantage of all the neat apps for it.

I haven't found a PC to be "infinitely superior Perfomance wise".

Believe it or not, my Powermac G4 400mhz is as smooth to operate and use as my P4 3.2 Ghz machine.

And doesn't get constantly bogged down by Viruses and other things...

A Pegasos *MIGHT* be a nice machine. But having the logic board alone, cost more than an entire eMac fully blown...

Doesn't make sense.

If small PC Motherboard makers can make a logic board and sell it for less than $100 sans processor.

There's NO reason any of them couldn't also produce a PPC based logic board that uses any of the thousands of already available Macintosh ZIF or G4 AGP Logic board based processors for around $100.00

If I could buy a logic board for $100.00, put it in an ATX case with standard PC Components, and buy the OS for $100.00 (MorphOS or AmigaOS), AND... Buy my choice of processor (depending on my budget) from a G4 350 (overclockable to 450mhz) at $79.00 up to a G4 800mhz for $300.00...

OR..

Using G4 AGP type processors, get a G4 1ghz for $250.00..

I'd be willing to play.

That would get me into a working system FASTER, for half the price.

It's that the manufacturer of this board forgets that EVERY time someone has made a proprietary solution in this arena, they've failed... People who who use an open solution can succeed.

Imagine if they could sell 50,000 boards in a couple of months.

Rather than 1000 boards with a processor.

You make profit in selling the OS AND selling mass quantities.

Not by pricing yourself (and designing your product) so you only sell a few...

Microcode-Solutions was making a PCI Card that had a PPC Processor on it, as a co-processor for a current system.

Imagine if THAT card, sold for $250.00 plus $100 for MorphOS were sold...

And then... People with existing PC hardware could pop that in, and have a MUCH faster PPC system, running a lighter and faster OS...

People are making poor decisions in the alternate Processor/Logic Board space, and NOT learning from other companies past failures.

I wanted to buy an Alpha System. Nobody thought to make them to sell at computer shows alongside Intel Based Logic Boards...

A lost opportunity...

The PPC marketplace will be a lost opportunity until someone realizes that the goal should be to turn it into a commodity product and not keep it tightly gripped in their hands.

The hardware should only be a platform to sell the OS...

And the hardware should be sold as cheaply as possible to drive the OS sales, and the add-on software market...

Selling razors doesn't make money over the long term. Selling Razor Blades and Shaving Cream does...

Anyone who sells an overpriced proprietary Razor blade is going to go out of business. Someone who designs his product to have the widest possible market, won't.