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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RE[3]: Port to live hardware?
by Fool on Sat 17th Oct 2009 13:01 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Port to live hardware?"
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2009-10-17

It's about more than just the OS, MorphOS currently runs legacy Amiga m68k and PPC applications, recompiling the OS for ARM or x86 will not magically maintain compatibility with those.

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RE[4]: Port to live hardware?
by madcrow on Sat 17th Oct 2009 16:57 in reply to "RE[3]: Port to live hardware?"
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Actually, the 68k support would probably carry over as it works as a JIT emulation layer. PPC support would be lost though.

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RE[5]: Port to live hardware?
by Fool on Sat 17th Oct 2009 17:04 in reply to "RE[4]: Port to live hardware?"
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2009-10-17

The JIT (Trance) targets PowerPC. But hey if they're doing a new m68k JIT for x86 why not add PowerPC emulation? Shouldn't add that much work?

Edited 2009-10-17 17:06 UTC

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