Linked by Andrea Maniero on Wed 29th Dec 2010 22:34 UTC
Morphos After showing in public a few times already MorphOS running on PowerBook G4 (video on YouTube) and on PowerMac G5 (AVI video), today one of the core developers has released a few screenshots (1, 2, 3, 4) of MorphOS running on an iMac G5 20" clocked at 2.1GHz and equipped with a Radeon X600 graphic card. As usual, no promises, let alone a release date, have been given.
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The move from PPC OSX to PPC MorphOS is orders of magnitude harder than the move from PPC OSX to x86 OSX. Most OSX developers moved over to x86 eons ago, given that for the most part it was just a recompile away ;-)

Still, a good thing to have alternative OSs on end of line HW, but "application support" will probably not the be the reason why people may decide to ditch OSX for MorphOS on a G5. I still remember how BeOS was supposed to give "new life" to all those 604 PPC Macs that Apple had orphaned. ;-)

Given that OSX and other Free OSs can be had on G5s for a song, it is always going to be a tough proposition for the Morphos team to get people to shell $100 bucks...

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