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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Kroc
Member since:
2005-11-10

There is AROS…

But all of these are just many sides of one community. Unless we’re paying Amiga users, I don’t think we have the right to be telling them what hardware and software to use.

A 400 MHz G4 Mac is going to boot quicker with MorphOS than a brand new top-end Mac.

Heck, OWB 1.7 supports HTML5 video/audio, meaning that MorphOS is more capable on the Internet out of the box than Windows 7 out of the box (IE8).

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spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23


Heck, OWB 1.7 supports HTML5 video/audio, meaning that MorphOS is more capable on the Internet out of the box than Windows 7 out of the box (IE8).

On the www.

Edited 2010-09-30 12:37 UTC

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Drumhellar Member since:
2005-07-12

A 400 MHz G4 Mac is going to boot quicker with MorphOS than a brand new top-end Mac.


I've never understood the obsession with boot times. Granted, excessive boot times are a pain, but I only boot my computer once in a while. Usually, my system goes into standby when I'm away, and it comes out really quickly.

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spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

You should switch it off when you are away. It is burning power even in standby mode.

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

I've never understood the obsession with boot times. Granted, excessive boot times are a pain, but I only boot my computer once in a while. Usually, my system goes into standby when I'm away, and it comes out really quickly.

Short boot times are interesting because cold boot is better than standby for a few reasons :
-No power wasted, except that of the power light. Contrast with keeping RAM (especially) and some other circuitry running for nothing. This issue is voided by hibernation, though, but then boot times become important again.
-Software performance degrades with uptime. There's always a memory leak somewhere, some applications leave processes in the background wasting CPU time for unknown purposes even after they're closed, some crashes have long-term consequences... Fetching a fresh OS image from the disk allows one to go back in a clean state where software runs at full speed and maximum reliability.

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henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

Heck, OWB 1.7 supports HTML5 video/audio, meaning that MorphOS is more capable on the Internet out of the box than Windows 7 out of the box (IE8).


I don't disagree with anything you said - apart from the above. Windows 7 does "come" with IE8, but almost as soon as you boot the OS it downloads the Browser ballot (silently) and unless you catch it in time to cancel, it reboots*, installs the update and asks you to choose which browser you want. It will not shut up till you pick one. I chose IE8 because I really, really couldn't hack it bugging me and I was on a train with no WiFi or internet access.

* I was 90% through writing a document on the way to work at the time and it LOST my document as I had not remembered to turn on autosave for some idiotic reason (or it just wasn't working in office 2003 under Windows 7.)

EDIT: oh and these days, "out of box" no longer means "on the installation media" because so many OS require an online update soon after initial boot up.

Edited 2010-09-30 18:38 UTC

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