Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 16th Jan 2008 14:27 UTC, submitted by -ujb-
Morphos A video of MorphOS 2.0 booting on a Mac Mini [.mpeg] (PPC, of course) has appeared, indicating that MorphOS 2.0 might support Apple's Mac Mini. MorphOS developer Harry Sintonen says: "The port is real and 'official'. However, it is unlikely that any Mac version would make it to the first MOS 2.0 batch: Pegasos I, Pegasos II, and Efika come first. This Mac port is not ready either, so hold your horses."
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Hobby OSes
by Clinton on Wed 16th Jan 2008 19:37 UTC
Clinton
Member since:
2005-07-05

Don't get me wrong. I love hobby OSes and have been running one particular hobby OS for about 14 years. However, I think a hobby OS should provide an improvement over the OS you are replacing.

For example, back in 1994, when I first installed Linux, it was far superior to DOS/Windows 3.1 and let me do things with my machine that the Microsoft combo couldn't. The same has stayed pretty much true ever since (except for in the game arena, but I'm not into that much).

In my opinion, for MorphOS to be useful to me on my G4 Mac Mini, it would have to offer something that I couldn't get in Leopard, or it would have to do what Leopard does better. I wish the Morph guys all the luck in the world and hope they come to that point eventually.

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RE: Hobby OSes
by zizban on Wed 16th Jan 2008 20:36 in reply to "Hobby OSes"
zizban Member since:
2005-07-06

MorphOS is not a hobby os; it's an os supported by a company, Genesi. It's meant to be Amiga 3.1 compatible, as well as a development platform. It will not match Leopard because it's not aimed at the same target audience.

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RE[2]: Hobby OSes
by Clinton on Wed 16th Jan 2008 20:47 in reply to "RE: Hobby OSes"
Clinton Member since:
2005-07-05

I know who makes it, but I apologize if you don't consider it a hobby OS. I viewed BeOS as a hobby OS too. That is my fault, I'm sure.

I consider it a hobby OS because it seems more bent on the nostalgia of ages past than on providing things for the future. If Amiga had survived, I'm sure their interface would have changed by now. What was groundbreaking back in the 80s just isn't anymore.

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RE: Hobby OSes
by -ujb- on Thu 17th Jan 2008 13:14 in reply to "Hobby OSes"
-ujb- Member since:
2005-10-21

@ Clinton

It is not meant to replace OS X on the Mac Minis owned by satisfied OS X users, but to provide MorhphOS users a broader hardware base.
Mac Minis are wider spread than Pegasos computers.
MorphOS does not offer multi user management, it doesn't offer memory protection either, but it offers speed, a logic structure and fun to use. I use it daily and love it while I am aware of Windows, Linux, OS X and such (I am not only aware of these system I also have them available). But I have my reasons to prefer MorphOS.

You may not share my reasons and call me insane, but I am not the only one who prefers MorphOS/AmigaOS for his/her reasons.
It is about freedom of choice.

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