Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Sep 2010 22:14 UTC, submitted by Amix
Morphos Bright days ahead for the Amiga world. AROS is doing well, AmigaOS4 is getting one heck of a machine in the AmigaOne X1000, and MorphOS continues its development at a brisk pace. Version 2.6 of MorphOS, currently in development, will add support for (G4, I'm assuming) PowerMacs, which, alongside support for the Mac Mini and eMac, gives MorphOS a solid base of used hardware to run on.
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Alternative Operating Systems are Cool.
by Drumhellar on Thu 30th Sep 2010 07:02 UTC
Drumhellar
Member since:
2005-07-12

Alternative OS's are cool, but, really. Upcoming support for a 10 year old system?

I know PPC is important to the Amiga crowd because it has long been an upgrade path for 68k Amiga machines, but it also was for Apple machines, and now, x86 is the upgrade path for PPC.

I know supporting PPC is important for supporting existing software, but it isn't something that'll drive development of new software, and I think that is more important.

If only x86 wasn't the only way to go for decent desktops, the PC world would be much more exciting. Maybe I'm too pragmatic for my own enjoyment...

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spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

and now, x86 is the upgrade path for PPC.

??? What does x86 have to do with PPC ???
It's a completely different architecture and actually older than PPC. What do you mean?
Do you mean that one should "upgrade" to x86 because it is cheap? Why not ARM or MIPS or whatever? In what way is x86 an "upgrade" to PPC?

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korpenkraxar Member since:
2005-09-10

More better ommpf!

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kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

??? What does x86 have to do with PPC ???
It's a completely different architecture and actually older than PPC. What do you mean?
Do you mean that one should "upgrade" to x86 because it is cheap? Why not ARM or MIPS or whatever? In what way is x86 an "upgrade" to PPC?


He is drawing parallels to Apple's move from PowerPC to x86 considering Apple was the largest PowerPC desktop/laptop producer up until recently. That there is a movement away from PowerPC outside of niche areas and it would be best for the said operating system vendor to do likewise.

That is my assumption anyway.

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fanboi_fanboi Member since:
2010-04-21

[ In what way is x86 an "upgrade" to PPC?


Seriously? You're asking that question?

Wow. Just ... wow. Please turn in your geek badge.

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