Home > Morphos > MorphOS Free PowerUP Edition for Classic Amigas UpdatedMorphOS Free PowerUP Edition for Classic Amigas Updated Submitted by Raffaele 2005-09-28 Morphos 13 CommentsThe MorphOS Development Team would like to inform that a new version of the MorphOS Free Edition for PowerUP accelerator boards is immediately available for download. The download is available at the PowerUp MorphOS site. About The Author Thom HolwerdaFollow me on Twitter @thomholwerda 13 Comments 2005-09-28 8:42 pm Doesn´t this come a little bit late? 2005-09-28 8:54 pm DamienSooner than the alternatives… 2005-09-29 7:20 am cortoLate for sure but this represents a unique opportunity for AmigaPPC users to access a full PPC OS. That’s certainly useful to test the system before buying a full PPC motherboard 2005-09-29 9:42 am Well, indeed it is late, but nonetheless amazing. And better later than never. Think of an about 7 years old computer which becomes quite modern by just a software update.Kind of analogy:Think of having something like a Pentium 200 w/ Win98 and after upgarding having a PIII 600 w/ W2k. And all this by a *free* software update.Yes, a PIII/600 w/ W2K is not top edge today, but still very useable for many purposes, same goes for MorphOS on the PowerUP boards. 2005-09-29 11:35 am An anonymous guy wrote:>>>Kind of analogy:Think of having something like a Pentium 200 w/ Win98 and after upgarding having a PIII 600 w/ W2k. And all this by a *free* software update.>>>Well I tried QNX demo 3,5″ Disk on obsolete X86 computers. It gives me same impression like using MorphOS on old Amiga computers. It is like having a new and then powerful computer…I wonder if actual QNX still works with X86 computers ranged from P200 to P600. Sure it could bring them to new life.Ciao,Raffaele 2005-09-28 9:34 pm John.GustafssonOr possibly pearpc? I’d prefer x86, but that I could only hope for I guess:) Can’t really afford the hardware after all… (neither for Morphos nor Morphos-Free) 2005-09-29 12:06 am Even if you could, you’re not allowed to according to http://powerup.morphos-team.net/terms.html .Now, the real question isn’t if it is legal of them to do this in most countries… the real question is how half-witted are they to even WANT to put this kind of restriction on software like this.Mind boggling! 2005-09-29 8:04 am Now, the real question isn’t if it is legal of them to do this in most countries… the real question is how half-witted are they to even WANT to put this kind of restriction on software like this.So, do you expect them to give away their software for nothing? There is obviously some sort of agreement committing them to providing this for the for the owners of these boards, but why should they give it to everyone else? 2005-09-29 6:10 pm How about “getting more users”?Agreement between them and the owners of these boards to provide the software? What on earth are you talking about?If they have some cracked up dream about making money on this… oh well, let them dream.Yes, they can do what they want with their own software… that doesn’t stop what they do with it from being stupid. 2005-09-29 1:41 am Mr John.Gustafsson wrote:> Or possibly pearpc? I’d prefer x86, but that I could only hope for I guess:)> Can’t really afford the hardware after all…(neither for Morphos nor Morphos-Free)You have no need of it.AROS could be a suitable alternative for you.AROS runs on X86 architecture as hosted or native OS.It could run even in a Linux window.A relevant number of AROS features are incorporated into MorphOS to let its Amiga-API-compatibility-Layer to work flawlessly.Even the DOS part of MorphOS is realized due to an agreement between AROS team and MorphOS team.With AROS you can start to explore how Amiga could be on X86 machines.And AROS is almost similar to other actual AmigaOS or clones.http://www.aros.orghttp://aros.sourceforge.net– Live Autoboot CD available– Installation from scratch on a PC also available. 2005-09-29 9:15 am >So, do you expect them to give away their software for nothing?Isn’t it what they are doing ?Seems like the thing they want is to control which hardware MOS runs on (ie: prevent MOS from running on xx hardware).Why would they want to do that is another question… which remains unanswered to me 2005-09-29 10:31 am Ronald VosI think the ideal they have in mind is having software ‘just work’, because hardware is controlled. Sometimes I long for the days where software would ‘just work’ because the manufacturer just knew what a consumer would have. Not like getting 5 installation manuals like today, 4 for various Windows flavours and 2 for various Mac flavours. Kinda like back in the Commodore/Amiga days. 2005-09-29 11:39 am Even if you did bypass the EULA, you wouldn’t be able to register it (registration is free) to remove the 2 hour time limit, as it creates personalized keys for your specific PPC card. EULAs are not illegal BTW, they are just not legally binding in many countries.