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: not only nostalgia
by leech on Tue 28th May 2013 23:12 UTC in reply to "not only nostalgia"
leech
Member since:
2006-01-10

I would really like to try out either AmigaOS 4 or MorphOS, but unfortunately both of them have a steep entry level (AmigaOS 4 more so, since it requires a very small area of hardware, and MorphOS because I'd have to get a second hand Mac, which would make me feel somehow dirty inside..)

Too bad MorphOS or even Hyperion couldn't get a hold of some hardware manufacturers and make their own hardware... I really would like to get an X1000, but due to price/usefulness I have to hold off. The X1000 looks like it'd absolutely rock, but I think AmigaOS4 still doesn't support all of it's features. (anyone correct me on this?)

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RE[2]: not only nostalgia
by xfce_fanboy on Wed 29th May 2013 02:14 in reply to "RE: not only nostalgia"
xfce_fanboy Member since:
2013-04-09

In benchmarks where all systems are running Linux (I suspect Debian,) the AmigaOne x1000 had comparable performance to a high-end Powerbook G4 or a single core Power Mac G5. That's pretty sorry, considering that the x1000 will run you about $3500 once taxes and shipping are factored in.

I was interested enough in MorphOS that I bought a used PowerMac G4 on CraigsList for a whopping $30 (although maxing the RAM out added quite a bit more to that bill!) The MorphOS trial is interesting for the first 30 minutes before it locks up, but it's severely hampered by the lack of software. For Amiga die-hards, it would seem much more practical to run an AROS distribution like Icaros or Broadway for free on common PC hardware than it would be to buy a PPC Mac and MorphOS. Better yet, remember the Amiga for the classic games, and play them on an emulator!

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RE[3]: not only nostalgia
by bert64 on Wed 29th May 2013 07:57 in reply to "RE[2]: not only nostalgia"
bert64 Member since:
2007-04-23

Exactly... Ridiculously priced.

Performance comparable to a lowend G5, price comparable to a high end G5 when they were new, a product which was discontinued in 2006 and can now be found on ebay for a fraction of the cost.

These costs force out even many diehard amiga users, and pretty much eliminate any potential new users.

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RE[2]: not only nostalgia
by bert64 on Wed 29th May 2013 07:54 in reply to "RE: not only nostalgia"
bert64 Member since:
2007-04-23

Making their own hardware is exactly what's turned away a great many potential amigaos 4 users...
Making your own hardware is expensive and time consuming... Who wants to pay a fortune for obsolete hardware? All of the hardware capable of running amigaos 4 was obsolete before it even went on sale, and always hugely overpriced. Morphos fares slightly better because while the hardware is now horrendously obsolete, at least its cheap and easily obtainable.

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