You have installed MorphOS to a compatible machine, but… now what? You could always go and install a pre-configured package like Chrysalis, but you would end up with a system configured for someone else’s taste and you still wouldn’t know how to actually use the operating system. If you are in this situation and would like to learn how MorphOS works, this is a tutorial for you! The tutorial will guide you through the things you should do and notice after a fresh install, with practical examples from basic configuration options to installing new software. It won’t cover all the details and is just an opinion on how to proceed, but it should give you some knowledge how to continue on your own and make your own decisions.
I bought a used PowerBook last weekend – a 17″ PowerBook G4 1.33Ghz with 512MB RAM with 2GB on the way – specifically for MorphOS and its recent 3.10 release, and I’m having a total blast. This guide is a great first stop after installing MorphOS, as is the accompanying tips and tricks article. Amiga-like operating systems have some very unique paradigms and ways of doing things, and articles like these really ease you into them, while offering a first few glimpses into the absolutely insane amount of customization options they offer.
Glad you posted this, After an earlier article I went and bought a Mac mini G4, It should be here soon and then the Morph OS fun can begin.
I registered MorphOS 3.10 for my old iBook G4. I had OSX installed on it previously but that was pretty slow on this old hardware. With MorphOS, it is usable again 🙂