Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Jun 2008 23:30 UTC
Morphos In a classic case of "two more weeks", the MorphOS team has actually finally really I'm-not-kidding-you released MorphOS 2.0. This release was long-awaited, and comes packed with so many new features they might as well have called it MorphOS 3.0. "The MorphOS development is proud to announce the public release of the much anticipated version 2.0 of MorphOS. For an overview of the included new features and updates, please read our release notes. A description of the hardware requirements and installation procedures can be found here."
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Will it work on the crt G3 imac?
by davidgurvich on Tue 1st Jul 2008 01:49 UTC
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I have one of the all-in-one crt imacs with the translucent case. Haven't used it in quite a while, though it did run debian with kde well enough.

Would this release work on that?

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strim Member since:

No, version 2.0 works only on Pegasos and EFIKA boards. Previous release - 1.4.5 - works on classic Amigas equipped with PowerPC accelerators.

Also, MOS Team stated that there's a work-in-progress port for PowerPC Mac Mini.

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bert64 Member since:

As with most Amiga related stuff, it runs only on a very small subset of over priced underperforming extremely rare hardware...

It won't run on PPC macs, which are very common still and cheaply available...
And it won't run on modern PPC based hardware that's still being sold, eg games consoles.

I might be willing to buy a cheap PPC mac to try this, or i might consider installing it on a PS3 if i alreay had one for other purposes, but i won't buy expensive custom hardware and many people feel the same way.

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dukzcry Member since:

And i'll be waiting MorphOS for PowerPC Macs anyway. First of all, anyone should be glad to have state of the art OS on bright PowerPC-era Machintosh computers.
But i think, that need of support for PowerPC Macs in other aspect - in portability, as *Books G3/G4 were only wide spreaded PowerPC-based laptops. Of course that will be and problem too for company, that want to sell its hardware products in much more quantity.
Mac Mini with G4 processor was targeted, cause of small quantity of drivers to write, while PowerBook for example is more hungry.
Proprietary Broadcom chip for Wi-Fi, motion sensor, keyboard backlight, APM (for battery), touchpad, different sound chips and at last buggy Intrepid 1/2 chips.
Anyway 170 euro is not much for full-working release. But for PowerBooks and other not-working or half-working environments it's better to get something like "Developer KIT" in order to haven't time limits and get compilers.

Edited 2008-07-01 19:56 UTC

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