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Re: 73 available systems for MorphOS 3.2
« Reply #30 on: June 04, 2013, 11:31:12 PM »
Counting the different Pegasos 1 & 2 computers that had different CPU cards installed, and the Efika 5200b which was not given it's own number in that list, it puts the number of possible computers that can run MorphOS3.2 up to 77 different combinations of computers and CPU's.

Very impressive!

Congratulations MorphOS Dev. Team.
How are you helping the Amiga community? :)
 

Offline SACC-guy

Re: Power Macintosh G5
« Reply #31 on: June 05, 2013, 12:15:28 AM »
Yes, it's great....but what are the prices??
(for those of us not in the know)
 

Offline TheMagicM

Re: Power Macintosh G5
« Reply #32 on: June 05, 2013, 12:18:52 AM »
Quote from: SACC-guy;736829
Yes, it's great....but what are the prices??
(for those of us not in the know)


for my dual processor G5 2.0ghz, I paid $150 on craigslist.  perfect condition.
PowerMac G5 dual 2.0ghz/128meg Radeon/500gb HD/2GB RAM, MorphOS 3.9 registered, user #1900
Powerbook G4 5,6 1.67ghz/2gb RAM, Radeon 9700/250gb hd, MorphOS 3.9 registered #3143
 

Offline zylesea

Re: Power Macintosh G5
« Reply #33 on: June 05, 2013, 12:25:44 AM »
Quote from: SACC-guy;736829
Yes, it's great....but what are the prices??
(for those of us not in the know)


prices of what exactly?

Suitable hardware ranges from free or close to free (eMacs, lucky findings) over the about 50-100 EUR/$ range (mostly Powermacs) to 99 $ for an Efika or about 100-250 EUR/$ for potent Powerbooks or G5 sytems. Pegasos 2 systems are usually a bit higher priced, since OS4 users are highly interested in these machines. Take an hour and browse ebay to get an idea.

MorphOS demo is for free, a registration key is 49 EUR for Efika, 79 EUR for Pegasos, Mac mini, eMac or PowerMac G4 and 111.11 EUR for PowerMac g5, ibook or Powerbook.

All in all you can easily get a nice system and registration key for 150-200 EUR - for a Powerbook or G5 a little more is required.

Offline adrian82

Re: 73 available systems for MorphOS 3.2
« Reply #34 on: June 05, 2013, 12:42:07 AM »
Are there any experience reports with AmigaOS software compatibility? Which applications run, which don't?

Does it run any AmigaOS PPC software, like Shogo or Quake, for example? Does it run AmigaOS 4 applications? The ABI compatibility with AmigaOS is *the* selling point of MorphOS, for anything else I can use Linux. Or asking differently, is MorphOS actually really worth the money?

I have an old Apple Mac G4 with 1.42 GHz and 1GB, so I actually have compatible hardware.

Cheers,

Adrian
- Amiga 1200 w/ Blizzard 1220/4 - ACA-1230/56MHz/64MB, OS3.9 + Debian unstable, Squirrel SCSI + CD-Writer and 160GB HDD
- Amiga 2000 ECS with A2090 and Genlock, OS 3.1
- Amiga 2000 with Blizzard 68060/128 MiB FastRAM
- Amiga 4000 Tower with Blizzard 68060/128 MiB FastRAM
- 2x Amiga 4000 with unknown accelerators
- 4x Amiga 500, Protar A500HD 2MB, C= A590 2MB, OS3.1
- Amiga 600 Standard + A601, OS3.1
- several 68k Macs
- Atari ST Mega
- 68k VME lab computer with 68030
 

Offline mingle

Re: 73 available systems for MorphOS 3.2
« Reply #35 on: June 05, 2013, 01:15:53 AM »
That's a handy list - I was always confused as to which systems were actually supported.

One correction and one suggestion:

Correction: I think you mean "reflash" the BIOS of the GFX cards, rather than "reflush" :-)

Suggestion: How about making a MorphOS logo sticker that will cover the apple logo, so that more sensitive users can block out the old and highlight the new?

Cheers,

Mike.
 

Offline TheMagicM

Re: 73 available systems for MorphOS 3.2
« Reply #36 on: June 05, 2013, 01:20:29 AM »
Quote from: adrian82;736833

I have an old Apple Mac G4 with 1.42 GHz and 1GB, so I actually have compatible hardware.

Cheers,

Adrian


Then download and install it.  See for yourself :-)
PowerMac G5 dual 2.0ghz/128meg Radeon/500gb HD/2GB RAM, MorphOS 3.9 registered, user #1900
Powerbook G4 5,6 1.67ghz/2gb RAM, Radeon 9700/250gb hd, MorphOS 3.9 registered #3143
 

Offline zylesea

Re: 73 available systems for MorphOS 3.2
« Reply #37 on: June 05, 2013, 12:53:46 PM »
Quote from: adrian82;736833
Are there any experience reports with AmigaOS software compatibility? Which applications run, which don't?

Does it run any AmigaOS PPC software, like Shogo or Quake, for example? Does it run AmigaOS 4 applications? The ABI compatibility with AmigaOS is *the* selling point of MorphOS, for anything else I can use Linux. Or asking differently, is MorphOS actually really worth the money?

I have an old Apple Mac G4 with 1.42 GHz and 1GB, so I actually have compatible hardware.

Cheers,

Adrian


Best thing is: the demo is completely free - you can try it out yourself. You can install the demo or just use teh live CD.

As general rule of thumb: Most 68k applications running on RTG/RTA systems are running on MorphOS, but also some even older software, too. Hardware banging stuff refuses to work though, but there's UAE for MorphOS available to fill that gap, too.
PowerUp and WarpOS programs run of course as well. For Warp3D programs there is a wrapper available for R1xx and R2xx and Voodoo gfx card, but not for R3xx gfx cards (but MorphOS programs can use the powerful R300 3D functions of corse).
OS4 software (well, there are only few interesting titles not available on MorphOS natively anyway) ususlla don't run. There is a progam called OS4Emu - which is an OS wrapper for MorphSO. But it is an abandoned product and has practicaly little use anymore.
Much already known from Amiga software is available as native version (YAM, AmiIRC, Hollywood), too. And of course there's much other MorphOS software.

And to answer your question: It depends what you are expecting from the product whether it is worth the money, but there are pretty satisfied users, me among them who don't regret to have spend teh money. And Iam not only satisfied because teh binary compability to AmigaOS, but because of the entire OS - a compeltely different feeling than *nix, Win or OS X. An OS in true C= Amiga tradition.

To give you a starter about MorphOS from the Amiga POV you may read: http://via.i-networx.de/wim.htm

Offline WeiXing3D

Re: 73 available systems for MorphOS 3.2
« Reply #38 on: June 12, 2013, 04:19:04 AM »
So would this model and configuration work with MOS 3.2?

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Amiga 1200 fully loaded by Aclii.
AmigaONE X5000 with OS4.1 FE
FPGA Arcade board in miniITX case with AmigaOS3.9 and WB 3.1.
MorphOS 3.9 in Mac Mini G4 1.5GHz, PowerBook & Power Mac G5
Acer Aspire One with AROS Icaros Desktop 2.1.1 &
MiST FPGA Minimig Amiga AGA Workbench 3.9 PFS3 configuration.
 

Offline LoadWB

Re: 73 available systems for MorphOS 3.2
« Reply #39 on: June 12, 2013, 04:24:49 AM »
Quote from: WeiXing3D;737606
So would this model and configuration work with MOS 3.2?

(snip)

Product Identifiers
Manufacturer   Apple
Product Family   iBook
Model ID   PowerBook6,7
Model Number   A1133
MPN   AppleiBook G412.1July2005

Display
Display Size   12.1"

Miscellaneous
Release Date   July, 2005


According to the docs of one of the links in the original posts, the PowerBook6,7 is compatible.  Download the ISO and give it a try.
 

Offline stefcep2

Re: 73 available systems for MorphOS 3.2
« Reply #40 on: June 12, 2013, 05:25:23 AM »
Is there a similar list of native MOS software?
 

Offline takemehomegrandma

Re: 73 available systems for MorphOS 3.2
« Reply #41 on: June 12, 2013, 09:36:19 AM »
Quote from: mingle;736837
Correction: I think you mean "reflash" the BIOS of the GFX cards, rather than "reflush" :-)

Yes, that's correct, hehe! :)

Speaking of this, reflashing PC cards may not be a good idea after all, many users with flashed cards have reported problems when running later versions of MorphOS. Here is a comment from a MorphOS developer on the issue:
http://www.morphzone.org/modules/newbb_plus/viewtopic.php?topic_id=8583&forum=11&start=12

I have tried to edit the posts mentioning the flashing above, but it seems impossible to edit them? Don't know if it's a bug or some kind of strange lock, but I'm mentioning it here instead!


Quote
Suggestion: How about making a MorphOS logo sticker that will cover the apple logo, so that more sensitive users can block out the old and highlight the new?

You mean like this?
http://i1283.photobucket.com/albums/a557/SoundSquare/2013-06-01163833_zpsd1ce38ba.jpg

I don't know if these are available anymore. I honestly don't think this has been a great demand among MorphOS users, perhaps many abandoned the idea that trade marks are important by going MorphOS in the first place? :p ;)

There is some discussion here:
http://www.morphzone.org/modules/newbb_plus/viewtopic.php?topic_id=8201&forum=3

There you will also find examples of boing-balls, commodore, and other custom solutions that you can make from existing vinyl products...

;)
« Last Edit: June 12, 2013, 10:27:00 AM by takemehomegrandma »
MorphOS is Amiga done right! :)
 

Offline takemehomegrandma

Re: 73 available systems for MorphOS 3.2
« Reply #42 on: June 12, 2013, 10:03:57 AM »
Quote from: adrian82;736833
Are there any experience reports with AmigaOS software compatibility?


MorphOS is the most Amiga compatible NG option, it's as simple as that.

Quote
Which applications run, which don't?


Generally speaking, most system friendly applications (68k and PPC) still worth running.

I wrote something about this a long time ago here. In short, some will require some tweaking during install/setting up process (search morphzone.org and amiga.org for hints from other users who installed them), and some will have minor aesthetic glitches, but most work.

Quote
Does it run AmigaOS 4 applications?


No. While MorphOS will run most system friendly Amiga OS applications just fine, OS4 is too different. However, most (all?) OS4 applications worth running (IMHO) also comes in a MorphOS native flavor.

:)
MorphOS is Amiga done right! :)
 

Offline takemehomegrandma

Re: 73 available systems for MorphOS 3.2
« Reply #43 on: June 12, 2013, 10:18:01 AM »
Quote from: stefcep2;737608
Is there a similar list of native MOS software?


"Amiga" or "MorphOS Native", 68k or PPC, that's not really important as long as they work, right? After all, everything is running side by side, in the same memory space, by the same scheduler, sharing the same drivers, devices and other OS/HW resources. :)

But OK, some lists of SW:

Luky's database of MorphOS compatible software:

http://morphos.lukysoft.cz/ (categories with search field)
http://morphos.lukysoft.cz/vypis.php (expanded list)


MorphOS-Files:

http://morphos-files.net/index2.php


Aminet:

http://aminet.net/

:)
MorphOS is Amiga done right! :)
 

Offline nicholas

Re: 73 available systems for MorphOS 3.2
« Reply #44 on: June 12, 2013, 02:39:53 PM »
http://www.geit.de/eng_grunch.html

No MorphOS install should be without it. :)
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