Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 31st Jul 2012 22:52 UTC, submitted by Dan Knight
Amiga & AROS Low End Mac's Sebastian Patten takes a look at MorphOS 3. "MorphOS is for Amiga users. Period. And it's for those Macintosh users who like to experiment and experience a new operating system on their PowerPC Macs. That's where I see myself, and I had a lot of fun playing around with MorphOS on my eMac. It is not a full OS X replacement, but it can come close to it, depending on your computer needs."
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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by ncafferkey on Wed 1st Aug 2012 12:15 UTC in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
ncafferkey
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2006-09-15


The audience is limited, so I wonder if it's a good choice to limit the limited audience by price and hardware.


I don't know what you mean about limiting the hardware. There's no artificial limiting of what hardware MorphOS runs on, it's just that developer man-power constrains the amount of drivers etc. that can be written.

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Wed 1st Aug 2012 12:28 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
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2011-05-12

By opting for PPC the audience is limited. More people have a spare X86 system than a PPC one.

The hardware itself isn't limited, but the number of people that have PPC is.

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RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510
by Megol on Wed 1st Aug 2012 17:40 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510"
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2011-04-11

That's clearly faulty logic. Unless you do a PPC emulator on x86 (also a big project) you'd have to redo much of the OS and arrive at a binary incompatible system with much less support than Linux/FreeBSD or even Windows.
Used PPC hardware is readily available, reasonable priced and already supported.

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