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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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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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Well, luckily A-eon managed to score a pretty decent PowerPC processor to work with for the X1000, and while it surely won't rekindle the PowerPC flame, it's still good to see people willing to bet on something else than x86.

Sure, it might not make sense, but then, neither does growing a beard. Still, I did it anyway.

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spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23


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.
But then Apple moved from x86 to ARM. And if Apple did it, everybody should do it. After all, Apple is always right and those who do not follow Apple are behind the curve.
So the next upgrade is x86 and then ARM, right?
Why not jump straight to ARM then?
Sorry but that all makes no sense to me. The "Apple did it" argument is void. MorphOS is a niche OS. Those who run it are mainly Amiga enthusiasts. Does it make sense to develop applications for MorphOS on x86? I'm not sure.

Edited 2010-09-30 11:43 UTC

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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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spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

How about answering the question instead?

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