Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 4th Jun 2010 11:39 UTC, submitted by Amix
Morphos And the MorphOS team continues to expand their hardware support. They released MorphOS version 2.5 today, which adds support for Apple's eMac computers (the 1.25Ghz models, the 1.42 models have not yet been tested). Of course, there's also a whole load of fixes and improvements, too.
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Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

I have my dual G4-450Mhz PowerMac ready and waiting for MorphOS.

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Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

I've got it running on a 1.25 GHz MacMini and whilst it is very fast, performance can be sporadic when using OWB. The OS itself is stunning for a niche operating system, but I have fought far too much than is comfortable with bad design partly inherit to Amiga's history. I find it an impressive piece of work, but a tough operating system to love. I want to write a review but I am always left questioning alternative operating systems themselves as I try to reconcile the many hurdles I found trying to do very basic tasks.

This is an OS for Amigans. No effort is made for anybody else.

I'm looking forward to trying out 4.2.5 and I hope they've improved in ways that will let me gather my thoughts and come to a conclusion as to what this OSes place is.

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Raffaele Member since:
2005-11-12

Maybe it is just the fact you are experienced with different Operating System features, and nowadays you can't put off with ease your habit and abandon the procedures and customized features you have knowledge of, and embrace another OS and another kind of procedures and features, you are completely unaware...

...Or just it feels not-natural for you to perform OS activities that just seem odd to your past experience.

However it will be interesting to read some review from you, as we Amigans want to explore what are the points (features, keyboard sequences, script handling, preferences adjusting) of any our AmigaOS-Like systems (AmigaOS, Aros, MorphOS) that are difficult to understand for new users, or those features that newcomers can't handle properly with ease.

So then, we all users can ask the developers to modify the OS facilites in those parts that are difficult to understand, in order to create a more friendly experience to those who approach Amiga-Like Operating Systems for the first time, or even give thanks to the people who notice and signal bugs that none evidenced before.

Edited 2010-06-04 16:07 UTC

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takemehomegrandma Member since:
2006-07-20

"This is an OS for Amigans. No effort is made for anybody else."

I guess it's true that Amiga differs a lot from other OS's more common, that people has a bigger chance of "being used to".

But if you compare MorphOS 2.5 with other OS's targeted to the same Amiga audience, I see many things present in MorphOS that the others don't have, that should make life a lot easier for "an outsider". The file manager for example, centralized prefs, a very solid system for mime-type handling, to name a few things that I think makes the life a litter easier for a complete "newbie".

Maybe someone should make a "hitchhikers guide to MorphOS", a guide that takes a user used to other OS's (like Windows for example, everyone has experience from Windows) and step by step shows how common things are handled in the MorphOS way?

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