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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RE: ATI video cards
by -ujb- on Tue 1st Dec 2009 08:04 UTC in reply to "ATI video cards"
-ujb-
Member since:
2005-10-21

First of all, I do not own a Mac.
If I would get a Mac, I would look
for a PPC mac anyways. Just a question.
If there would be an Nvidia card in it,
can I replace it with a normal ATI
card, or do I need a special Mac
version?

It has to be a Mac gfx card, due to Firmware used in that maschines. Pegasos and Efika can use "normal" gfx cards.

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RE[2]: ATI video cards
by Andre on Tue 1st Dec 2009 08:25 in reply to "RE: ATI video cards"
Andre Member since:
2005-07-06

It has to be a Mac gfx card, due to Firmware used in that maschines. Pegasos and Efika can use "normal" gfx cards.

Thanks for the answer. I thought so, but I wasn't sure.

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RE[3]: ATI video cards
by Solow on Tue 1st Dec 2009 14:01 in reply to "RE[2]: ATI video cards"
Solow Member since:
2006-05-28

There are firmware updates available on the net which allow you to flash PC graphics cards for use in various PPC Macs. Use a PC to do the flashing and transfer to the PPC Mac.

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RE[3]: ATI video cards
by Android Fan on Tue 1st Dec 2009 17:01 in reply to "RE[2]: ATI video cards"
Android Fan Member since:
2005-08-20

Pegasos and Efika can use several normal graphics cards, yes, but not nVidia cards.

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RE[2]: ATI video cards
by Cytor on Wed 2nd Dec 2009 12:13 in reply to "RE: ATI video cards"
Cytor Member since:
2005-07-08

Isn't it possible to flash the video ROM of a standard PC-card with the ROM of a Mac-card? I believe it's possible for todays EFI-based Macs, but I'm not so sure for the old PPC OpenFirmware ones.

Just asking out of interest, I'm interested in buying an old PowerMac for this, too ;)

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RE[3]: ATI video cards
by Solow on Wed 2nd Dec 2009 14:55 in reply to "RE[2]: ATI video cards"
Solow Member since:
2006-05-28

Yes it is. Take a look at themacaddress.com for a wiki with lots of cards you can do this to.

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