Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Sep 2013 17:51 UTC, submitted by Andrea Maniero
Morphos

The MorphOS development team is proud to announce the public release of MorphOS 3.3, which includes various bug fixes and other improvements. For an overview of the included changes, please read our release notes.

A nice bugfix release for MorphOS users.

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moondevil
Member since:
2005-07-08

Not really unique, given it is an Amiga OS clone.

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ferrels Member since:
2006-08-15

Yeah, and it's difficult for me to get excited about an OS that only runs on 7 year old PPC hardware and lacks modern software that most people expect. Until MOS and OS4 have modern office suites with STABLE and useful browsers, they're just OS's for door stops and boat anchors.....the lack of 3D support is also unacceptable....and lets not forget the abysmal printer support and USB support that is unstable at best.

I know, the Amiga lovers will see this as flame-bait and start acting irrational.....I don't care. Let them throw their tantrums....

Edited 2013-09-21 22:17 UTC

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moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

I know, the Amiga lovers will see this as flame-bait and start acting irrational.....I don't care. Let them throw their tantrums....


As someone that used the real thing back in the day, the Amiga OS was just part of the experience. The hardware with the dedicated blitter and sound chips was the other part of the experience.

I fully agree with you, this time is now long gone.

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jockm Member since:
2012-12-22

I know, the Amiga lovers will see this as flame-bait and start acting irrational.....I don't care. Let them throw their tantrums....


Interestingly they haven't. Some months ago there were some lively discussions about MorphOS, Amiga Clones, etc. But this time almost nothing.

Now maybe it is because it was all hashed out and there isn't much left to say. But I think something else is at play. OSNews feels like it is hibernating.

There used to be more posts, there used to be a sidebar with news that was posted more frequently, there used to be more conversation. Now I hope this is because something is in the works, or that those involved need to take a break and come back refreshed. Maybe add some new blood. Something.

So let us hope the site awakens soon, and we can get some lively discussions, and perhaps out of our well worn rut.

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mrAmiga500 Member since:
2009-03-20

....and lets not forget the abysmal printer support and USB support that is unstable at best.

I know, the Amiga lovers will see this as flame-bait and start acting irrational.....I don't care. Let them throw their tantrums....


No, you're absolutely correct. Morphos is unstable, bug-filled inconsistent crap. Resizing the window of the built-in image viewer will cause the USB mouse to repeatedly drop out - until you put it back to default size or smaller. Half the time, the keyboard won't be detected. G4 fans rev loudly in an annoying pattern. Many Morphos programs ignore basic conventions (can't snapshot, no screen depth, can't save/use preferences, etc.). Morphos is supposed to be able to run Amiga Workbench compatible programs, but every one I tried is unstable or doesn't run at all.

I'd rather run OSX and emulate Amiga (FS-UAE) than run a so-called "native Amiga OS" that buggy and unstable.

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