Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th Jun 2012 23:10 UTC, submitted by The MorphOS Team
Morphos The MorphOS Team has announced the immediate availability of MorphOS 3.0. The release brings, among many other things, PowerBook support for 1.67GHz models, the CD / DVD authoring application Jalapeno, the FTP / SFTP client Transfer, an updated Odyssey Web Browser, new Reggae classes, the Reggae based music player Jukebox, and many other improvements. The update is free for the owners of MorphOS 2.x keyfiles. Moreover, older machines can now be registered at reduced prices.
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What's the appeal?
by Sodki on Sat 9th Jun 2012 15:41 UTC
Sodki
Member since:
2005-11-10

I'm a user of niche OSs myself, but I always found a bit hard to understand the MorphOS appeal. It only runs a few PPC machines (iBook Gentoo Linux PPC user here), and is quite expensive. The userbase, I presume, is pretty small, but probably faithful.

If you're a MorphOS user: what makes you use it and what do you use it for?

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AMIGA legacy.
by sergio on Sat 9th Jun 2012 18:04 in reply to "What's the appeal?"
sergio Member since:
2005-07-06

I think the 90% of MorphOS users are amigans or ex-amigans.

I use it for that reason myself, and from technical point of view I think MorphOS is the most advanced "amiga-like" OS out there.

However I use a SAM440ep with AmigaOS 4 as my main Amiga machine... I have MorphOS installed in my old PowerMac G4, but I don't use it so much.

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RE: AMIGA legacy.
by zima on Fri 15th Jun 2012 17:04 in reply to "AMIGA legacy."
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

You think it's only 90%?

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RE: What's the appeal?
by AmigaRobbo on Sat 9th Jun 2012 19:52 in reply to "What's the appeal?"
AmigaRobbo Member since:
2005-11-15

I'm too lazy to write a detailed response, so:-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1RsvEm7UrU

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RE[2]: What's the appeal?
by pandronic on Sun 10th Jun 2012 09:31 in reply to "RE: What's the appeal?"
pandronic Member since:
2006-05-18

So, nostalgia?

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RE[2]: What's the appeal?
by zima on Fri 15th Jun 2012 16:44 in reply to "RE: What's the appeal?"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

I'm too lazy to write a detailed response, so:-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1RsvEm7UrU

it's very fast and responsive, does what I need from a computer, [...] adjust it to suit my preferences.
[...] what else do you want from an OS anyway?

You know what's the best part? Your MorphOS machine can't really handle the yt video you linked to, certainly not with full features/controls and in full quality.
(also, lazy, so some of my posts from http://www.osnews.com/comments/26029 )

Edited 2012-06-15 16:46 UTC

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