Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 28th May 2013 13:03 UTC, submitted by Jacek Piszczek
Morphos "The MorphOS development team is proud to announce the public release of MorphOS 3.2, which introduces support for Power Mac G5 workstations, iBook G4 laptops and additional PowerBook G4 models. The 3.2 release also has a strong focus on improved network support with a completely new and improved NetStack core as well as support for wireless networks. In addition, there are several new network-related tools such as VNC client, a Remote Desktop Client and a tool showing detailed network statistics as well as many other fixes and improvements."
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RE[3]: Pointless
by Adurbe on Tue 28th May 2013 15:15 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Pointless"
Adurbe
Member since:
2005-07-06

Is it worth 111.11 EUR to you to make that G5 supported and give it a new lease of life?

I have one sitting in the corner (DP 1.8) which I Want to find a use for but haven't running an old version of OSX. G5 supporting Linux is shockingly sparse. I dont think this is for MY needs, but it gives me the option!

p.s. if this was £20 I would probably 'give it a go' just out of interest

Edited 2013-05-28 15:16 UTC

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RE[4]: Pointless
by darknexus on Tue 28th May 2013 16:22 in reply to "RE[3]: Pointless"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Is it worth 111.11 EUR to you to make that G5 supported and give it a new lease of life?

Nope, because I put NetBSD on it and turned it into a server, at no extra cost.

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RE[4]: Pointless
by MechaShiva on Tue 28th May 2013 21:21 in reply to "RE[3]: Pointless"
MechaShiva Member since:
2005-07-06

Got the same machine and managed to coerce Debian testing on there. Had to tweak the xorg.conf, but it's running KDE (with openbox instead of kwin for window management) and I can't really complain. Built the latest rekonq from source and it a completely usable internet computer (depending on your feelings about flash, of course). MorphOS would be more tempting with a lower price tag, but such is life.

And in case anyone is curious, I (stupidly) paid out the rear for this machine and I'm not getting rid of it until it melts. I don't care if it's next job is over-sized doorstop, for that kind of money I'm dedicated to making it work.

So it's good to know MorphOS has G5 support - this tower would make a lousy door stop. Good to have options.

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RE[4]: Pointless
by bert64 on Wed 29th May 2013 07:48 in reply to "RE[3]: Pointless"
bert64 Member since:
2007-04-23

And there's the whole point, 111EUR is a high price to pay...

The OS may be "supported", but it doesn't have a lot of third party software - less than the "unsupported" macos 10.5...
On the G5 it only supports 1gb of ram, some G5 macs supported 16 (and can supposedly run with 32).

You can put the latest linux or bsd on a powerpc mac for free if you want something actively maintained, and there is a lot more software available (almost anything with sourcecode will compile on ppc).

Also considering their age, most ppc macs are sold for less than 111 euro these days... The idea of an os which costs more than the hardware it runs on is ridiculous.

So morphos is little more than a curiosity, and a curiosity is not worth 111 euro. If it were free, or very cheap, i might consider putting it on one of my old ppc macs.

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RE[4]: Pointless
by -ujb- on Wed 29th May 2013 14:56 in reply to "RE[3]: Pointless"
-ujb- Member since:
2005-10-21

Demo version which is not restricted except that it slows down 30 min after each boot up is totally free. It's easy to testdrive and evaluate MorphOS. If you then decide it may be something for you to dig deeper into it's time to think about a registration.
A fair option IMHO.
I use it as primary OS for my personal computer use ona powerbook G4 and Mac mini. But then again I am coming from an Amiga background and am very used to teh Amiga way of things - it's no wonder that MorphOS got me hooked.

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