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Re: Bounty for MorphOS port on PowerMac G5
« Reply #59 from previous page: November 03, 2012, 08:47:24 AM »
Aren't G3s "oldworld" Macs ? Read Macs that don't use OpenFirmware ?

What kind of GFX chips are utilizied in there ? PCI-ATI-Rage or even more obsolete ?

Sounds like a lot of work for me....


On the other hand:
32MB VMEM MacMini (still much better than anything Rage) go for around 100Euro.
400-800MHz PowerMacs can be had for as little as 40Euro (often less), sure they often also feature an ATI-Rage, but atleast it's AGP and can be easily upgraded to something more sensible.
And finally, the iBook-model Geit demoed both on the last 2 Geit@home and in Bad Bramstedt rarely goes over 100Euro these days (and there is a good chance that some even older/cheaper models will also turn out supported).

Or in short:
G3-Mac-support == total waste of time !
1. Make an announcment.
2. Wait a while.
3. Check if it can actually be done.
4. Wait for someone else to do it.
5. Start working on it while giving out hillarious progress-reports.
6. Deny that you have ever announced it
7. Blame someone else
 

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Re: Bounty for MorphOS port on PowerMac G5
« Reply #60 on: November 03, 2012, 09:14:05 AM »
Some G3s are Old World (the Beige Power Mac G3 and G3 All-In-One and pre-Lombard PowerBooks,) but most are Open Firmware. As far as I know, all the New World G3s use ATI Rage-series graphics (except the Blue & White Power Macs, which support a variety of PCI video cards.)

It is true that some MorphOS hardware can be had for a fairly modest price, but 100EUR is still a far cry from what you can get G3 hardware for - I got the Lombard for $10, and again, I could go on eBay and purchase a 400/500MHz Pismo, buy a MorphOS license for it, and total about what a lot of PowerBook G4s go for. I just think it would help lower the barrier-to-entry even further.
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Re: Bounty for MorphOS port on PowerMac G5
« Reply #61 on: November 03, 2012, 10:43:47 AM »
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Some G3s are Old World (the Beige Power Mac G3 and G3 All-In-One and pre-Lombard PowerBooks,) but most are Open Firmware. As far as I know, all the New World G3s use ATI Rage-series graphics (except the Blue & White Power Macs, which support a variety of PCI video cards.)

It is true that some MorphOS hardware can be had for a fairly modest price, but 100EUR is still a far cry from what you can get G3 hardware for - I got the Lombard for $10, and again, I could go on eBay and purchase a 400/500MHz Pismo, buy a MorphOS license for it, and total about what a lot of PowerBook G4s go for. I just think it would help lower the barrier-to-entry even further.

I don't know, John.
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Re: Bounty for MorphOS port on PowerMac G5
« Reply #62 on: November 03, 2012, 04:00:25 PM »
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Re: Bounty for MorphOS port on PowerMac G5
« Reply #63 on: November 03, 2012, 04:08:01 PM »
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Re: Bounty for MorphOS port on PowerMac G5
« Reply #64 on: November 03, 2012, 07:27:13 PM »
Well, since Fraggle announced he would match 1500 euros when that was reached, it looks like the bounty is complete.

Hows that for quick?
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Re: Bounty for MorphOS port on PowerMac G5
« Reply #65 on: November 03, 2012, 07:48:28 PM »
Quick enough that most Amiga OS4 users will be hurting. :)  They got a broken Firefox port and we will get a working MOS G5 system. :D
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