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: Price and energy efficiency
by -ujb- on Wed 29th May 2013 15:05 UTC in reply to "Price and energy efficiency"
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But targetting a G5? The power consumption alone I imagine might put people off, unless MorphOS is particularly light on power use.


Since MorphSO supports only one G5 core the other cores are put to sleep. While this is a shortcoming on the one hand it saves quite some electric juice on teh other hand. But I agree the G5 is not really energy efficient.

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orfanum Member since:
2006-06-02

Thanks for the information. I guess that as someone else has pointed out, in quite a few cases it will be cheaper overall to use one of the alternatives (AROS) on their existing PC than source a separate PPC machine. Somehow I just can't imagine anyone going out of their way, if they don't already have one, to obtain a G5, and even if they have one, as people have already mentioned, there are different things you can do with such a piece of kit with free operating systems.

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