Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 21st Dec 2008 17:10 UTC, submitted by luky
Morphos The MorphOS development team is proud to announce the public release of MorphOS 2.2, a free update for users of MorphOS 2.1 and 2.0. In addition to numerous bug fixes, MorphOS 2.2 includes additional optimizations and new features such as Kryptos, a disk encryption suite.
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PPC should be supported!
by Amix on Mon 22nd Dec 2008 09:52 UTC
Amix
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2006-10-18

I don't agree with MorphOS migrating to x86. The PPC is a nice niché platform without commercial interruptions.

I think that PPC is vital for development platform. A place where new ideas can be development without mass interruptions.

Nice to see that MorphOS soon will be available for macmini G4's but it needs to stay as an alternative to all those x86 operating systems. If MorphOS migrated today it would mean it would be swallowed by x86 mass. I think it was sad that Apple left the PPC platform. It means less competition in computing marked.

I think that PPC should be supported still, but more PPC motherboards should be supported. Thats another discussion ;)

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RE: PPC should be supported!
by lindkvis on Mon 22nd Dec 2008 10:30 in reply to "PPC should be supported!"
lindkvis Member since:
2006-11-21

I don't agree with MorphOS migrating to x86. The PPC is a nice niché platform without commercial interruptions.


And that is good how? MorphOS is a commercial product. They desperately need 'commercial interruptions'.


I think that PPC is vital for development platform. A place where new ideas can be development without mass interruptions.


Again. What on earth are you on about? I'm not sure you know yourself. Staying on PPC has so far not provided any benefit whatsoever apart from the 31337 factor. MorphOS is already an obscure OS with very, very few users and extremely little in terms of hardware support.

Also, the only thing interesting about MorphOS is the software. The hardware is completely irrelevant as long as is solid, fast and runs MorphOS.

If MorphOS migrated today it would mean it would be swallowed by x86 mass.


And this is different from the current situation? Staying on the PowerPC platform does not make it less likely that MorphOS is 'swallowed by x86 mass'. It already has been. The question is whether MorphOS can be resurrected, and that can only happen if more people get the chance to run it. The x86 platform has by far the most available customers.

MorphOS looks interesting, but I am never going to buy hardware specifically to run it. If, however, it ran on an x86 system (of which I have plenty of old boxes), I would definitely give it a go.

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