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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RE[3]: Commercial?
by poundsmack on Mon 22nd Dec 2008 20:46 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Commercial?"
poundsmack
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2005-07-13

porting to x86 would do harm (in the short term) by taking an incredible amount of dev time. and having it on x86 would give it s few more users but not many. the only advantage to x86 is that almost everyone has one. but what people seem to forget is that having an x86 port means nothing if there arn't drivers for your hardware. supporting an achatecture is one thing, thats not all that hard. but supporting a diverse driver set with millions of possible configurations is a head ache. trust me i know.

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RE[4]: Commercial?
by Downix on Tue 23rd Dec 2008 15:31 in reply to "RE[3]: Commercial?"
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2007-08-21

It would do more harm in that they do not have the resources to license the documentation for every single possible combination of x86 hardware imaginable. Apple gets away with this by selling whole-systems, an OS group cannot afford this by any stretch of the imagination. The only way they could go x86 is if they made whole-systems, with limited chipset and driver support, and that defeats the point of going x86 to begin with.

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