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Offline DyLucke

Re: MorphOS 2.4 for Mac Mini Released
« Reply #60 on: October 17, 2009, 04:34:28 PM »
Yahooooo! MOS for Mini!

Any tuto for dual boot with OSX?
« Last Edit: October 17, 2009, 04:49:54 PM by DyLucke »
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Offline kolla

Re: MorphOS 2.4 for Mac Mini Released
« Reply #61 on: October 17, 2009, 04:53:54 PM »
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Efika has 128 meg of ram whilst minimig has 2 or 4 meg,original Amigas topped out at 8 or 9 meg  without  accelerator card,and even most of the accelerator cpu cards or the sought-after DKB memory card held 128 meg  MAX!

So one might think 128 meg on the efika should have been enough!


I have two A1200s with 192MB RAM, and they could even be 256MB if I had bothered.
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Offline DiskDoctor

Re: MorphOS 2.4 for Mac Mini Released
« Reply #62 on: October 17, 2009, 05:32:52 PM »
Quote from: DyLucke;526239
Yahooooo! MOS for Mini!

Any tuto for dual boot with OSX?


There:

http://dreamolers.binaryriot.org/dualboot.pdf

It was posted in this thread already.
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Offline Val451

Re: MorphOS 2.4 for Mac Mini Released
« Reply #63 on: October 17, 2009, 08:16:20 PM »
I just successfully bid on a Mac Mini G4 on eBay.
I just finished downloading MorphOS 2.4.
As a current owner and prior user of classic Amigas, I've followed the torrid tale of Amiga since first using an Amiga 500 in 1988. I upgraded when the 1200 came out.  I even bought a few A4000's off eBay over the past several years, cobbling together a decent one from parts of the three I own. But I find myself rarely using it these days, worrying that it might tear up with too much use, repair being expensive nowadays even if you can find someone to work on it. So it sits in a corner, getting dusty.
I never gave much consideration to upgrade to AmigaOS 4 because the price of entry I thought way too expensive for hardware that would be considered several years out of date.  The entry price on the Mac Mini is one fourth to one third of the cost of a Sam, and it includes MacOS X in the price ( my first Mac!).  MorphOS is a free fully functioning demo the allows me to try the OS before buying.  Win Win for me. Even after the cost of a MorphOS key is thrown in, the cost to me is less than half of a current AOS 4.1 platform, with more modern hardware to boot!
 

Offline DyLucke

Re: MorphOS 2.4 for Mac Mini Released
« Reply #64 on: October 17, 2009, 09:10:51 PM »
I have some experience having devices getting dusty, and believe me, not using them you'll not save them from getting wasted, on the opposite, they will get ruined faster, i do recommend a moderate use, to keep their circuits in good shape.
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Offline KatManDEW

Re: MorphOS 2.4 for Mac Mini Released
« Reply #65 on: October 18, 2009, 12:05:47 AM »
Been looking at the MM's on EBay myself... But what exactly is MorphOS? I've read the website and I can't tell for sure. Is it a variant of the Amiga OS in some way?
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Re: MorphOS 2.4 for Mac Mini Released
« Reply #66 on: October 18, 2009, 12:19:36 AM »
It's written by people who like(d) AmigaOS.

...and it's expensive.  It'll cost you more than the MacMini.
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Offline CLS2086

Re: MorphOS 2.4 for Mac Mini Released
« Reply #67 on: October 18, 2009, 03:18:46 PM »
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It's written by people who like(d) AmigaOS.

...and it's expensive.  It'll cost you more than the MacMini.
MacMini G4 : 250/400 E (depending cpu speed, HDD, CD or DVD or DvdRW drive...)
Mos 2.4 : 150E ...

Like Atari Jaguar's add said " do your maths...!!"
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Offline Senex

Re: MorphOS 2.4 for Mac Mini Released
« Reply #68 on: October 18, 2009, 03:22:16 PM »
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and it's expensive

Well, one can use it for free for half an hour, then the system slows down. After rebooting, you'll have another 30 minutes and so on.
 

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Re: MorphOS 2.4 for Mac Mini Released
« Reply #69 on: October 18, 2009, 04:10:21 PM »
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It's written by people who like(d) AmigaOS.

...and it's expensive.  It'll cost you more than the MacMini.

It is written by guys that were trying to negotiate with Amiga Inc., or who ever was the owner at the time they started work on MorphOS, so that it would have become the next version of AmigaOS, if negotiations had not broken down.

They obviously think that it should have become the next AmigaOS.  It is very similar to AmigaOS4.x in many ways, but since it has been worked on for a longer time period, IMHO it has a more polished feel to it, but I am biased.

If Hyperion would release AmigaOS4.x on some hardware that is much faster than the 1.5GHz G4 MacMini (PowerBook & PowerMac G4???) then I would really consider switching to using AmigaOS4.x, but I won't switch unless there is a good reason, like better and more native software, plus better and faster hardware.
« Last Edit: October 19, 2009, 08:37:07 PM by amigadave »
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Re: MorphOS 2.4 for Mac Mini Released
« Reply #70 on: October 20, 2009, 01:58:39 PM »
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MacMini G4 : 250/400 E (depending cpu speed, HDD, CD or DVD or DvdRW drive...)
Mos 2.4 : 150E ...

Like Atari Jaguar's add said " do your maths...!!"


No idea who's ripping you off for a G4 MacMini, but you can buy a new Intel one for that money.

MacMini G4s are generally $200-$250 USD around here, and dropping due to lack of support in Snow Leopard.
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Offline Acill

Re: MorphOS 2.4 for Mac Mini Released
« Reply #71 on: October 20, 2009, 04:05:23 PM »
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Been looking at the MM's on EBay myself... But what exactly is MorphOS? I've read the website and I can't tell for sure. Is it a variant of the Amiga OS in some way?

Lets just say MOS is what AmigaOS would have been had C= not died and kept on with development. It looks, feels and acts like a modern day implementation of the Amiga, with loads of compatibility with modern REAL Amiga software, applications and games.

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No idea who's ripping you off for a G4 MacMini, but you can buy a new Intel one for that money.

MacMini G4s are generally $200-$250 USD around here, and dropping due to lack of support in Snow Leopard.

I have to agree, keep off Ebay if you have access to craigslist. I neve use ebay now and I see G4 mini's going for $200-$300 all the time here in San Diego. I would get one if I didnt have a 1.25Ghz version, and it works perfectly fine for MOS, even with half the video memory the 1.5's have.
« Last Edit: October 20, 2009, 04:10:02 PM by Acill »
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Offline kickstart

Re: MorphOS 2.4 for Mac Mini Released
« Reply #72 on: October 20, 2009, 04:53:38 PM »
For those to claim MorphOS in other mac like macbook and emac.

http://www.a1k.org/forum/showthread.php?p=290674#post290674

I dont understand german but in the pics we can see an emac running 2.4 and a macmini with MorphOS 2.4 (and without the apple logo, cool!).
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Offline zylesea

Re: MorphOS 2.4 for Mac Mini Released
« Reply #73 on: October 20, 2009, 04:56:19 PM »
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Been looking at the MM's on EBay myself... But what exactly is MorphOS? I've read the website and I can't tell for sure. Is it a variant of the Amiga OS in some way?

MorphOS is an OS for PPC that is compatible to AmogaOS 68k, PowerUp and WarpUP applications. Several OS4 apps can be run by a wrapper (OS4Emu), which is kind of comparable to WINE.
Furthermore MorphOS can run MorphOS binaries of course.
The structure and layout of MorphOS is like you know it from Amiga OS 3.x. There is C: libs: s: devs: and so on. The foundation of the OS is exec and intuition and all the other libs and files known from Amiga OS 3.x.
MUI is prettywell integrated (and enhanced) into the system. Workbench has been replaced by a much more modern and MUI based successor that is open source: Ambient.
Many things have been modernized and optimizes, some things have changed. E.g. The prefs are now accessible by one app (still it is possible to access the seperately), or the system files are seperated in a better-don't-touch drawer called sys:morphos/ (inside that drawer there  is c/ s/ devs/ and the whole shebang that is also available outside the sys:morphos/ drawer. You may mess with everything outside morphos/, but dont't touch sys:morphos.
And the best news: It is unbelieveable fast and you can try it for free!

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Re: MorphOS 2.4 for Mac Mini Released
« Reply #74 on: October 23, 2009, 07:30:25 AM »
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I've got this running on my Mini now... Its pretty awesome. I'm running it on the lowest spec mini you can get and it still fly's (1.25ghz/256mb ram)

The ibook/powerbook version of MorphOS will make a lot of people really happy!
I know my old ibook had the almost same specs as this mini.

Yeah, Mom might be getting a "New to Her" computer to replace her iBook soon, if MorphOS2.5 is released and it works on her 1.42GHz G4 iBook.  Dear old Dad, who lives with the "Aliens" in Roswell, NM has a 17" G4 iMac that might also get the MOS treatment if the hardware is close enough and the MOS Dev Team gets bored and has nothing better to do.  It would really be great if MOS could be optimized for the G5 Power Macs and also if it could be rewritten to use more than one CPU and multiple cores, but everyone says that those dreams are just never going to happen.

I have my registered version of MOS2.4 running smoothly on my 1.5GHz G4 MacMini w/512mb RAM and 64mb VRAM.  It fairly flies and has no problem displaying several 1920x1080 screens beautifully on my Acer 23" widescreen LCD monitor.  I have not been this excited about any Amiga (-Like) computer since I upgraded from my A1000 to my A2000 in 1990.
« Last Edit: October 23, 2009, 07:41:15 AM by amigadave »
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