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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IBM servers..
by leech on Tue 28th May 2013 17:59 UTC
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Member since:
2006-01-10

The big IBM iSeries use PPC systems, how cool would it be to have MorpOS running on them?

Just random thoughts. Sadly, you can buy old PPC G5 macs for cheaper than you can buy old Amiga 68060 accelerators.

That's really the only thing my Amiga 4000D is missing (once I get my USB card, which is on the way).

It is at least good to see there is development going on with all fronts of the AmigaOS. There is 4.x, MorphOS, AROS and even AmigaOS 3.x is getting updated Boing Bags!

It's amazing with how 'dead' the Amiga platform is, and yet there are those that keep the spirit alive!

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RE: IBM servers..
by moondevil on Tue 28th May 2013 18:06 in reply to "IBM servers.."
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

It's amazing with how 'dead' the Amiga platform is, and yet there are those that keep the spirit alive!


One really needs to admire their persistence.

The Amiga computers were great, but I cannot feel anything more that just some nostalgia.

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not only nostalgia
by sergio on Tue 28th May 2013 21:45 in reply to "RE: IBM servers.."
sergio Member since:
2005-07-06

Amiga OS4 and MorphOS are useful operating systems.

Amiga OS4 lacks features and It's not user friendly if you don't have an amiga user background... but MorphOS is excellent and It's accessible to just anybody. Amazing OS.

I have MorphOS installed in my old Powerbook 17 and It flies, I highly recommend it to any (PPC) Mac user. Better than run unsupported OS X.

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RE[2]: IBM servers..
by xfce_fanboy on Wed 29th May 2013 02:25 in reply to "RE: IBM servers.."
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2013-04-09

Amiga was a mind-blowing platform for 1985. But sadly, Commodore was a company mortally-wounded by the price wars of 1984; unable to market the Amiga to the millions who bought a C64 and unwilling to spend the cash needed to keep Amiga competitive during the 1990's.

Amiga-like OS'es (MorphOS, AROS, Amiga OS4) are interesting, but ultimately hampered by a measly selection of applications, and outdated approaches to protected memory and other conventions of modern OS design. The modern OS which comes closest to capturing the spirit of Amiga would definitely be DragonFlyBSD. Lead developer Matthew Dillon has taken many of the lessons from his Amiga days in designing his fork of FreeBSD.

Edited 2013-05-29 02:26 UTC

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RE[2]: IBM servers..
by -ujb- on Wed 29th May 2013 14:59 in reply to "RE: IBM servers.."
-ujb- Member since:
2005-10-21

Have you actually used MorphOS? it's definitive not a nostalgia OS. It's not there to blow out Linux or Windows or OS X. but it is a pretty useable and modern OS that has advantages and disadvantages. taste differs - MorphOS is not for everything and everybody, but there are folks who like it and work with it productively.

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RE: IBM servers..
by wonea on Tue 28th May 2013 19:37 in reply to "IBM servers.."
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2005-10-28

Good on them! The more OS flavours there are, the more colourful the world is.

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