Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th Aug 2009 14:22 UTC, submitted by Christian Rosentreter
Morphos The team behind MorphOS has just announced the release of MorphOS 2.3 for the PowerPC-based platforms, the Pegasos and the Efika. This new release comes with a lot of bug fixes and performance improvements, but also packs a number of new features.
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Looking forward to the review...
by Tuishimi on Thu 6th Aug 2009 16:50 UTC
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...I hope it is deep and lengthy. (Seriously)

I'd like to see comments about development environment[s] available on MorphOS, web servers and other server software, as well as typical user applications and commentary on the operating system design and function.

Might be worth picking up an old mini on eBay.

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poundsmack Member since:

MorphOS really isn't a server centric OS. The Amiga's (and Amiga like OS's) are very much end user oriented. MorphOS is a great and visually pleasing OS. I am looking forward to it's future on ARM (if that's still the plan).

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Andre Siegel Member since:

There have never been any plans to port MorphOS to the ARM architecture.

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Tuishimi Member since:

I know, but if it is threaded and has an IP stack, it could be used in that manner, for personal websites, website development, etc.

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luky Member since:

There is a list of MorphOS Software:

Internet category - 119 programs incl. Apache HTTP server, PHP, MySQL, FTP servers, Samba and other interesting stuff like very good Origyn Web Browser based on Webkit (latest version OWB 1.4 is included on MorphOS 2.3 CD).

Development category - nearly 100 programs in list... There is MorphOS SDK (free, GCC) or Cubic IDE (paid, but often reduction in price). Cubic IDE supports many languages (C/C++, HTML, LISP, REXX, Hollywood, HTML... color syntax, special GUI panels, etc. Big minus is that there is still no Java for MorphOS ;)

Cubic IDE homepage (MorphOS, AmigaOS development):

Total: 1350 programs, demos and games. But it's not everything of course. I try to update and add new software to the list every day ;) It's compatible with many AmigaOS 68k/PowerPC programs - f.e. Lightwave 5.5!

MorphOS Ambient desktop is fresh new, open source and actively developed - much better than Workbench desktop for AmigaOS 3/4 from my point of view.

MorphOS deserves much better machine for testing than EFIKA 5200B - at least primary Pegasos G3/G4 machine! EFIKA's 1 watt CPU 400 MHz is very slow and limited with 128 MB RAM - not much for todays usage (many tabs in webbrowser, a lot of gfx, etc.) I hope many of you could taste MorphOS soon f.e. on Mac Mini G4 ;) It's nice, optimized and fast OS!

MorphOS has also good community...


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timofonic Member since:

Still living from the past and software already available on alternatives like GNU/Linux and BSD. Where are the exclusive and revolutionaire killer apps like in the old Amiga days? Things changed a lot, and Amiga is not more than a nostalgic dream now.

About Ambient, I don't see it so actively developed.

The website doen't work properly and lacks a news section:

And the SCM is not active since... April 04 2009!

Seriously, I appreciate MorphOS and would love to see more activity. It seems the project is losing fuel.

What about porting Ambient to AROS? Maybe that could reactivate the develpment. AROS needo a proper desktop manager, sorry but Wanderer is not my thing.

What about Reggae? It's one of the most promissing amiga-like technologies, a proper evolution of the great amiga datatype concept like "Translators" from BeOS. Is going to be massively used or not?

What about the future direction of MorphOS? Is going to be simply a (very good) enhaced AmigaOS clone or there is a solid roadmal and WIP effort in making a total great evolution of the AmigaOS concept into something fresh and innovative?

MorphOS Team are more secretive than Apple and Nintendo at same time, that's very frustrating and make users to get bored waiting for the next big thing.

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