Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 12th Oct 2009 21:59 UTC, submitted by SaschaW
Morphos I barely finished and published my MorphOS 2.3 review for OSNews, and here we have the release of MorphOS 2.4. The biggest improvement, if you could call it that, is the one thing a lot of people have been waiting for: MorphOS 2.4 includes support for the entire range of PowerPC G4 Mac Mini computers from Apple.
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Port to live hardware?
by bnolsen on Tue 13th Oct 2009 06:29 UTC
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2006-01-06

Might help to make it easy to run on "accessible" non dead platforms. How soon before that?

I would agree with others in the previous posting that a cortex a8 system would be a good choice. Biggest issue there being 3d drivers, unfortunately.

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RE: Port to live hardware?
by jal_ on Tue 13th Oct 2009 08:31 in reply to "Port to live hardware?"
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2006-11-02

I would agree with others in the previous posting that a cortex a8 system would be a good choice. Biggest issue there being 3d drivers, unfortunately.


Cortext is ARM, Mac Mini is PPC. Do you really thing the 3d drivers would be the biggest issue??

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RE[2]: Port to live hardware?
by bnolsen on Sat 17th Oct 2009 08:04 in reply to "RE: Port to live hardware?"
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2006-01-06

I guess I've been spoiled by systems like linux and bsd where porting isn't really much of an issue. Supporting non documented hardware has always been the issue for these.

I'm guessing that you're implying that morphos isn't very portable? If that's true then I would suggest they MUST perform this port to clean up any bad internal code.

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