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Morphos The latest article in our OSNews OS contest: Learn about MorphOS, the heir to the Amiga legacy. This article chronicles its bumpy history, its still-compelling features, and the current state of MorphOS development.
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Amiga Inc/MorphOS
by itix on Wed 19th Jul 2006 20:02 UTC
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2006-01-02

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According to some people involved at the time, MorphOS was only being negotiated to become a stepping stone towards AmigaOS4 at a time when MorphOS was only usable as an Workbench 3.9 (/OS 3.x) host. Such an approach could have saved some time for all the parties in having something available, but the negotiations apparently failed.
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I'm not sure was MorphOS supposed to be 'new AmigaOS' when Kickstart ROM license (or source code?) was negotiated on. During its early days of development MorphOS used existing AmigaOS components and required Kickstart ROM to run. Porting to non-Amiga hardware was impossible without it.

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