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Offline Boot_WB

Macworld: Turn your G4-era Mac into a next-gen Amiga
« on: June 16, 2014, 06:12:10 PM »
Macworld article published today covering MorphOS for Mac PowerPC hardware.

The article introduces MorphOS for PPC Apple hardware, gives a brief intallation guide and introduces some of the included applications.

Read more at Macworld

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Macworld is a web site and monthly computer magazine dedicated to products and software of Apple inc. It is published by Mac Publishing, which is headquartered in San Francisco, California. Published since 1984, the magazine has the largest audited circulation (both total and newsstand) of Macintosh-focused magazines in North America, more than double its nearest competitor, MacLife (formerly MacAddict). Macworld was founded by David Bunnell (publisher) and Andrew Fluegelman (editor). It is the oldest Macintosh magazine still in publication.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macworld

Good exposure for MorphOS, targeted to a broad, compatible-hardware-owning audience, which will hopefully inspire many PPC mac owners to dig out their G4/G5s and download the ISO.

Thanks to Kimmok & foobar for the link.
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Offline takemehomegrandma

MacWorld: "Turn your G4-era Mac into a next-gen Amiga"
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2014, 08:02:18 PM »
MacWorld.com has published a cool article about MorphOS online: "Turn your G4-era Mac into a next-gen Amiga"

http://www.macworld.com/article/2363177/turn-your-g4-era-mac-into-a-next-gen-amiga.html

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Offline XDelusion

Re: MacWorld: "Turn your G4-era Mac into a next-gen Amiga"
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2014, 08:11:35 PM »
Ha ha, awesome!
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Re: MacWorld: "Turn your G4-era Mac into a next-gen Amiga"
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2014, 08:25:47 PM »
Could have been just a bit more accurate at a couple of points, but over all, not a bad article and good exposure for the MorphOS users in a larger Mac user market.

Maybe we will see a few curious Mac users buying MorphOS licenses and showing up on this site, or forum sites set up for MorphOS only, soon.
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Offline eliyahu

Re: MacWorld: "Turn your G4-era Mac into a next-gen Amiga"
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2014, 08:34:01 PM »
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Maybe we will see a few curious Mac users buying MorphOS licenses and showing up on this site, or forum sites set up for MorphOS only, soon.
let's hope so! :)

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Offline wawrzon

Re: MacWorld: "Turn your G4-era Mac into a next-gen Amiga"
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2014, 08:45:59 PM »
"...Macs and Amigas can walk together, hand-in-hand, along the sandy shores"???? wtf???
 

Offline kickstart

Re: MacWorld: "Turn your G4-era Mac into a next-gen Amiga"
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2014, 09:04:23 PM »
@wawrzon

Maybe this writer from macworld bite an hallucinogen apple.
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Re: MacWorld: "Turn your G4-era Mac into a next-gen Amiga"
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2014, 09:36:00 PM »
Good to see MOS getting some exposure, but man - what an awfully written article, IMO.
 

Offline F1Lupo

Re: Macworld: Turn your G4-era Mac into a next-gen Amiga
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2014, 11:40:06 PM »
Cool I sent emails to my Mac head friends telling them to finally redeem that Apple hardware from misery by installing MorphOS so they can finally get the Amiga feeling:)

Next step is to convince them to cover that half bitten apple with a checkmark or boing ball logo to fully complete the redemption lol
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Re: Macworld: Turn your G4-era Mac into a next-gen Amiga
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2014, 01:41:26 AM »
Thank you for this! My basement already contains all of the ingredients :)
 

Offline persia

Re: MacWorld: "Turn your G4-era Mac into a next-gen Amiga"
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2014, 03:25:42 AM »
Good article, don't worry about the errors.
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Offline XDelusion

Re: MacWorld: "Turn your G4-era Mac into a next-gen Amiga"
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2014, 03:31:33 AM »
It's more than I'd expect from an article written by someone from the Mac camp.
Earth has a lot of things other folks might want... like the whole planet. And maybe these folks would like a few changes made, like more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and room for their way of life. - William S. Burroughs
 

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Re: Macworld: Turn your G4-era Mac into a next-gen Amiga
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2014, 03:39:45 AM »
mods please merge these two identical threads http://www.amiga.org/forums/showthread.php?t=67540
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Offline Matt_H

Re: MacWorld: "Turn your G4-era Mac into a next-gen Amiga"
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2014, 04:08:55 AM »
Mac Format (UK) did an article a few years ago about what to do with an old G4 Mac, and completely failed to mention MorphOS. I expected better of the sister publication of the late Amiga Format.

Glad Macworld picked it up, though - hopefully it makes it into print, too. Either way, this is *huge* exposure. And I think it's important that one of the early comments correctly reports that MorphOS can handle video files that OSX chokes on using the same hardware.
 

Offline Iggy

Re: MacWorld: "Turn your G4-era Mac into a next-gen Amiga"
« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2014, 06:13:02 AM »
"They like us, they really like us".

Hey, any Amiga related coverage these days is good.
I wonder how many Mac users even remember the Amiga?

BTW - Did any of you read the comments?
I just sent Johannes (Yasu on MorphZone) a hi-res PowerBook with MorphOS 3.5.1 installed on it.

And I have a second one here that is getting shipped to Pampers (Wiktor Glowacki) in Poland.

And I'm one of the few US users too.
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