The Genesi-owned/sponsored Morphos.net website (Google cache) has been taken down and instead, a page, that reminds us a lot of the Amiga situation up to a few months ago, is described there. It claims that no new version of MorphOS will be released until payments are made to developers. The latest version of MorphOS is almost a year old already, while releases used to happen every few months in the past, usually.
As general interest over the PPC platform is growing, it could be of some interest this series of announcements made by Genesi. The Open Desktop Workstation, with all open specs, is a good way to have many operating systems, and so many options too, on good and cheap PowerPC hardware.
In the August 2004 IBM Power Architecture Community Newsletter Genesi's Sven Luther and Bill Buck describe the Avalanche Desktop Reference Management Platform where Genesi is currently working on together with Avalanche.
Here is a step by step guide: Installing MorphOS is what this guide is all about. The MorphOS CD which comes with your PegasosII have some errors on it and can confuse you so hopefully this guide can help clearing up a few things.
Professor Fulvio Peruggi illustrious member of Amiga community in Naples, Italy, wrote a long review on his Pegasos II G4 machine: what means Amiga philosophy, usage of Pegasos, compatibility of programs, productivity, multimedia, office applications, Mac emulation, MorphOS and more.
The current version of MorphOS 1.5 has been presented at PUSH. From the slides of a presentation given at the show you can see these improvements. There is also a video (12 MB) available.
Morphos-news.de reports that MorphOS 1.4.2 is now available. To get it login to the beta2ftp server and download the boot.img to update your MorphOS 1.4.1 installation.
Genesi announced today that the Pegasos II G4 using the recently announced 7447A will be shipping as soon as the CPU is commercially released by Motorola. Until then the 7447 will be shipped with the Pegasos II G4. Also, the Crux Linux PPC distro arrives on the PegasosII through the new 1.3.1 version. CRUX is a lightweight, optimized Linux distribution targeted at experienced Linux users.
A new product arises from Genesi: The Open Desktop Workstation is based upon the Genesi Pegasos, a CHRP based motherboard. Integrating selected Open Firmware and running multiple (15+) operating systems, the Workstation is an extremely efficient, very expandable hardware solution for personal and business computer requirements. Both IBM and Motorola feature the new product in their pages.
Nicholas Blachford just had a presentation posted to MorphZone. It's aimed for ex-Amiga users and people who know nothing about MorphOS so it doesn't go into technical details but lets you know the capabilities of the system and what it's all about. There's also .zip and .lha versions for download.
Amiga.org reports that bplan GmbH announced, the version of the Open Firmware shipped with the Pegasos II is faulty: after changes made by "setenv" the system does not boot anymore. There is also a small fix for a broken MorphOS 1.4 install script.
According to MorphOS-News the Pegasos-II System starts shipping to the end users.
Genesi today announced a new, PowerPC-based, modular MicroATX mainboard release that brings flexibility and efficient processing power to performance-intensive applications, including desktops, workstations, servers, and communications products. Read the rest of the press release.
On MorphOS-news.de, Genesi announced today that four patents owned by Raquel Velasco will be included in Genesi intellectual property portfolio. Read more here.
As shown here Genesi has announced the Pegasos II Systems. Get a closer look and enjoy.
This page is dedicated to providing information on running Linux on the Pegasos. ISO images included. We would love to see a better Yellow Dog Linux support and also Darwin on Pegasos.
IBM posted information (alternative link here) on their Global Solutions Directory about the upcoming Pegasos 2. Read the "Functional Description" for the hardware specs.
After OpenBeOS gets a preliminary version of Java, Dr. Richard Lipes is currently working on the MorphOS Java Virtual Machine. If you are interested in assisting him, you can contact him through the MorphOS Developer Connection.
Bertrand 'Frodon' Presles of ASUM has made two little videos (MPEG4 format, first, second) demonstrating GUI reactivity and solid moving/resizing on MorphOS.
At the morphos.net site there is an overview about the new features introduced in MorphOS 1.4.