Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Feb 2014 14:28 UTC

The MorphOS development team is proud to announce the public release of MorphOS 3.5, which introduces support for PowerMac 7,2 machines and features various bug fixes as well as other improvements. For an overview of the included changes, please read our release notes.

They released 3.5.1 shortly after to fix a boot issue in 3.5.

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RE[6]: The best Amiga-like OS...
by JLF65 on Thu 20th Feb 2014 09:21 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: The best Amiga-like OS..."
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"But in the meantime, since they like targeting PPC platforms

I don't think Amigans ever liked PPC in itself, it was more about an irrational hatred of x86 and hence liking any alternative to it.

Hating x86 isn't irrational, it's just an indication of good solid understanding of the technical nature of CPU architecture. EVERYONE who doesn't work for Intel who understands CPUs hates the x86. I never knew another engineer who liked programming the x86 in assembly. People LOVED programming in assembly on the 680x0... and the PowerPC. That's why Amigans liked the PPC. At least, Amiga PROGRAMMERS did.

I do have to give the x86 one bit of credit - if it hadn't been such a disgusting piece of sh-t, compilers would have never have advanced as quickly as they did. Programmers hated x86 assembly with such a passion that they quickly improved compilers to a state where they no longer needed to use that hated assembly ever again. ;)

The best thing you can say about AMD64 is that it makes the x86 (in 64 bit mode, at least) very UNLIKE the x86. It smooths out the worst of the x86 features, and adds in features to make it more like better ISAs.

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zima Member since:

That's why Amigans liked the PPC. At least, Amiga PROGRAMMERS did.

And I meant mostly Amiga users, not programmers. The former also very much seemed to hate x86, even though they could only benefit from it. Recall Amithlon (a hypervisor of sorts, which presented a fairly standard PC as an Amiga to the OS), which was by far the fastest Amiga at its time (and probably still would be, if it haven't been killed, if it supported latest PCs)

BTW, the CEO of Apple during 68k->PPC transition has stated that going PPC and not x86 was his biggest mistake...

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JLF65 Member since:

It makes us programmers sad that x86 "won" the CPU wars. ;)

It's partly why my hobby is programming old consoles like the Genesis. I can do some good old-fashioned 68000 assembly, and people still appreciate it. ;)

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