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The MorphOS development team is proud to announce the public release of MorphOS 3.0, the first ever public version to install on portable computers, specifically PowerBook G4 machines. In addition to the extended hardware support, users will benefit from various new features, enhancements and bug fixes. For an overview of the included changes, please read our release notes.

To celebrate the much anticipated release of MorphOS 3.0, we are furthermore offering special three-tier pricing. The prices for a keyfile are 111.11 EUR for one PowerBook G4 system, 79 EUR for one eMac, Mac mini G4, Pegasos I, Pegasos II or PowerMac G4, and 49 EUR for one EfikaPPC system.

We strongly urge owners of Mac mini G4 computers to carefully read our installation and troubleshoot guides before they attempt to install MorphOS for the first time. Existing users can upgrade via the familiar procedure but are encouraged to read the guides as well. MorphOS 3.0 is available for download in our files section.
 

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MorphOS 3.0 released!
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2012, 08:29:18 PM »
MorphOS 3.0 - Public Release, Introduction of PowerBook Support & Special Pricing                               The MorphOS development team is proud to announce the public release of  MorphOS 3.0, the first ever public version to install on portable  computers, specifically PowerBook G4 machines. In addition to the  extended hardware support, users will benefit from various new features,  enhancements and bug fixes. For an overview of the included changes,  please read our release notes.
  To celebrate the much anticipated release  of MorphOS 3.0, we are furthermore offering special three-tier pricing.  The prices for a keyfile are 111.11 EUR for one PowerBook G4 system, 79  EUR for one eMac, Mac mini G4, Pegasos I, Pegasos II or PowerMac G4,  and 49 EUR for one EfikaPPC system.
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Offline Karlos

Re: MorphOS 3.0 released!
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2012, 09:03:58 PM »
Sweet Yeti of the Serengeti! How much for a G4 PowerBook these days?

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Thread merge. Sorry, Harry, I approved them in the order I saw them :D
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Offline Rodomoc

Re: MorphOS 3.0 released!
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2012, 09:05:25 PM »
A pleasant surprise when I checked the news sites this morning and discovered this.
 

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Re: MorphOS 3.0 released!
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2012, 09:19:07 PM »
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Sweet Yeti of the Serengeti! How much for a G4 PowerBook these days?

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Thread merge. Sorry, Harry, I approved them in the order I saw them :D


I paid $750 off ebay for my PB G4 1139 but... it's in absolutely  mint condition, complete with all accesories, original box, inserts,  etc. Some good deals for a nice one (i.e. not mint) are around $350-$450  on ebay... still quite cheap for great power in comparison with...  other alternatives :-)

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Re: MorphOS 3.0 released!
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2012, 09:19:25 PM »
And only five months after I traded away my aluminum Powerbook! How 'bout that.
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Re: MorphOS 3.0 released!
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2012, 10:19:56 PM »
Congratulations on this release to all involved
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Offline XDelusion

Re: MorphOS 3.0 released - PowerBook G4 support and new pricing
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2012, 10:54:37 PM »
Now maybe the great Amiga magazines can start covering MorphOS again! :)

SPLENDID news!!!!
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Re: MorphOS 3.0 released - PowerBook G4 support and new pricing
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2012, 11:42:51 PM »
Excellent news, even though I will probably never see or use it. Big boost for the community involved.
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Offline jagoche

Re: MorphOS 3.0 released - PowerBook G4 support and new pricing
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2012, 02:15:36 AM »
Good news. Any chance to see MorphOS on G4 iBook in the future?
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Offline x56h34

Re: MorphOS 3.0 released - PowerBook G4 support and new pricing
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2012, 07:17:42 AM »
Great news! I'll give it a try on my PowerBook G4 Aluminum 15'' A1106.
 

Offline bbond007

Re: MorphOS 3.0 released - PowerBook G4 support and new pricing
« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2012, 08:11:06 AM »
Is there a secret to burning the ISO?

I can't seem to get the CD to be recognized on my Powerbook5,8.

The DVD drive works, in fact, its new, it was one of the things I had to replace...

I burned it with UltraISO(Windows7) at 4x setting on 2 different burners...

I even tried using an external USB BR/DVD drive to boot. Can I not boot off of USB? I pressed the Alt(option) key... did a refresh...nothing

"Morphosboot" is able to be read on the external in OSX. The internal just rejects the disk.

EDIT:
just for the sake of trying something different i tried to burn a CD with my A1200 using MakeCD. Still won't boot :(
Thanks.
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Offline esc

Re: MorphOS 3.0 released - PowerBook G4 support and new pricing
« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2012, 08:21:34 AM »
I can't find any specifications anywhere regarding Powerbook integration.  Is this friendly toward all Powerbooks or only a certain few?
 

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Re: MorphOS 3.0 released - PowerBook G4 support and new pricing
« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2012, 08:27:26 AM »
Quote from: esc;695787
I can't find any specifications anywhere regarding Powerbook integration.  Is this friendly toward all Powerbooks or only a certain few?


http://www.morphos-team.net/faq
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MorphOS will run on Apple PowerBook Aluminum with a 1.67GHz processor. Namely PowerBook5,6 (A1106), PowerBook5,7 (A1107), PowerBook5,8 (A1138) and PowerBook5,9 (A1139). The 1.5GHz A1106 model is also supported, but be sure not to confuse it with an unsupported A1095 model
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Offline toRus

Re: MorphOS 3.0 released - PowerBook G4 support and new pricing
« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2012, 08:28:32 AM »
Can't wait to buy this in order to install it on my 12" PowerBook..... What do you mean there is n...... Oh well ...