Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th Nov 2009 19:37 UTC, submitted by -ujb-
Morphos The MorphOS team seems to be on a roll. Recently, they added support for the PowerPC G4 Mac mini models from Apple, meaning it suddenly became a lot easier to get your hands on a computer capable of running MorphOS. As expected, the team has now announced that a release with PowerMac G4 support is coming as well.
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Comment by porcel
by porcel on Mon 30th Nov 2009 21:22 UTC
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Go Morphos go, but anyone who would want serious support on that kind of hardware from a stable OS would much sooner pick Linux than Morphos.

But whatever, if it keeps the MorphOS people happy, who am I to argue_

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RE: Comment by porcel
by AmigaRobbo on Mon 30th Nov 2009 22:01 in reply to "Comment by porcel"
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Have you ever tried Linux on PPC?

I've got an old G4 dual 533, I tried Yellow Dog, Debian, SUSE and Ubuntu, and all were, once I'd jumped through hoops to install them, and even managed to get some of them to see both processors, and get the sound working, they are were slower and more sluggish than Tiger. And well, looks are subjective, but OSX verses the old version of Gnome/KDE, well it's what I believe the Americans call a no-brainer isn't it?

MorphOS on my Mac Mini boots in about 4 seconds, is lighting fast, and to be honest OWB is faster, and does as much as Firefox can do, before you start on the (admittedly sometimes v. nice) plugins. And is pretty much stable, MorphOS as a lightweight OS for old PPC macs who's Apple has turned their back on? You know, it just might work.

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RE[2]: Comment by porcel
by orfanum on Tue 1st Dec 2009 07:44 in reply to "RE: Comment by porcel"
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I absolutely second that emotion, especially since last time I looked (about 18 months ago) I was not able to get 3D acceleration for my ATI card with Linux, and sluggish wasn't the word. I suspect a lot of people have G4s about the place, to date unloved and unused. Yes, you can run OS 9 on them, or earlier versions of OS X, but the former is obviously no longer developed, and in the latter case, Apple's OS upgrade attrition model means that applications tend to fall off for anything older than the last two iterations of OS X.

All power to you, I say.

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RE: Comment by porcel
by strcpy on Tue 1st Dec 2009 00:24 in reply to "Comment by porcel"
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Could you please try to avoid bashing other (open or closed source) operating systems?

If that is impossible, could you at least limit your Linux zealotry to Linux articles, possibly polluting also articles related to Microsoft (because that is presumably impossible for you to avoid)?

Edited 2009-12-01 00:26 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by porcel
by porcel on Tue 1st Dec 2009 20:47 in reply to "RE: Comment by porcel"
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I said that if it makes the Morphos people happy, who am I to argue? After all, Linux itself started as someoneĀ“s hobby.

But there is no argument that Linux provides a mature operating system with thousands of applications that would work on G4 systems. This is an objective material fact. I have one such system running Debian.

And I will not be censored by you or anybody. We are here to discuss operating systems, their advantages, disadvantages. If that bothers you, or if you just plain hate anything that has to do with Linux as all your posts prove, go get some air. Really.

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