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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Drumhellar
Member since:
2005-07-12

It all depends on what you consider a usable state.

Bare desktop with a browser icon being clickable isn't usable in the same way as a desktop with plenty of services loading that allow me to actually use my desktop in an efficient manner.

Of course, that takes 3-5 minutes or more just to boot on my aging system. That's why I tend to leave it in standby.

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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

It all depends on what you consider a usable state.

Bare desktop with a browser icon being clickable isn't usable in the same way as a desktop with plenty of services loading that allow me to actually use my desktop in an efficient manner.

Of course, that takes 3-5 minutes or more just to boot on my aging system. That's why I tend to leave it in standby.

For me, usable state = responsive desktop. Launching the applications which I use is a matter of seconds from that state.

About your old system, you should try to copy and replace the HDD. It's by far the main cold boot performance bottleneck, and although things improve very slowly in the HDD speed area, they do improve (especially on laptops).

Edited 2010-09-30 17:01 UTC

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Drumhellar Member since:
2005-07-12

Well, I did just buy a new disk a week ago, using it as an external for now.

Just waiting for some free time.

Installing OS + software is such a pain in the ass.

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