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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RE[4]: Comment by transami
by NicePics13 on Mon 23rd Sep 2013 14:58 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by transami"
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From their website: "The prices are 111.11 EUR for one PowerBook G4 system, iBook G4 or Power Mac G5, 79 EUR for one eMac, Mac mini G4, Pegasos I, Pegasos II or PowerMac G4, and 49 EUR for one EfikaPPC system"

But you're sort of right - why the hell did I buy an old G4, upgraded it with hard to come by parts and install some obscure overpriced OS developed by three guys and a cat?

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RE[5]: Comment by transami
by BlueofRainbow on Mon 23rd Sep 2013 19:23 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by transami"
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Well, it is of course a different scenario if one has to purchase the hardware to run it.

On the other hand, if one has one of these older systems gathering dust in a closet (the result of Apple's planned obsolescence approach) and has some Amiga software really wished to be used again, then this make it happen.

Finally, if one wishes to develop applications for this platform, the start-up cost for the hardware would be easier to swallow. Whether one could hope of making lots of money with this platform is another story all together. There is certainly an Amiga fan base still loyal to it.

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RE[6]: Comment by transami
by jockm on Tue 24th Sep 2013 04:47 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by transami"
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2012-12-22

On the other hand, if one has one of these older systems gathering dust in a closet (the result of Apple's planned obsolescence approach)...


Except that it should be noted that even discontinued OSX on this hardware still has better hardware and software support.

and has some Amiga software really wished to be used again, then this make it happen.


Though if I were looking for AmigaOS compatibility wouldn't I be better off using AmigaOS, unless the only hardware I had was Apple. At which point this is becoming an ever more unlikely situation.

I am not saying it is impossible, but that you aren't talking to that many people.

Finally, if one wishes to develop applications for this platform, the start-up cost for the hardware would be easier to swallow. Whether one could hope of making lots of money with this platform is another story all together. There is certainly an Amiga fan base still loyal to it.


There is a Amiga fanbase that is loyal to AmigaOS. MorphOS is something else. I was an Amiga developer and while I left that whole community when then Amiga platform stopped making sense, my impression is that MorphOS was never that big or accepted.

Please correct me if I am wrong, but I am going to need to see some numbers

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RE[5]: Comment by transami
by jockm on Tue 24th Sep 2013 04:33 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by transami"
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From their website: "The prices are 111.11 EUR for one PowerBook G4 system, iBook G4 or Power Mac G5, 79 EUR for one eMac, Mac mini G4, Pegasos I, Pegasos II or PowerMac G4, and 49 EUR for one EfikaPPC system"


I quoted the 111(ish) EUR price because that is the only hardware I own that can run MorphOS. However that powerbook is on its last legs, and as was pointed out before none of that (apple) hardware is really supported.

I also, if people look above in the posts, asked for people to explain to me why this variable pricing scheme is a good thing, or at the very least makes sense.

I suspect I know the reason why the MorphOS team are doing it, but that doesn't mean it is a great idea. And can I point out every piece of hardware on that list is discontinued?

If I still owned actual AmigaOS compatible hardware, I think I would prefer to run AmigaOS. Then I would at least get the benefit of better compatibility.

But you're sort of right - why the hell did I buy an old G4, upgraded it with hard to come by parts and install some obscure overpriced OS developed by three guys and a cat?


Well if you put it that way, it actually sounds more appealing ;)

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