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Offline spihunter

Re: Public Release of MorphOS 2.5 & Introduction of eMac Support
« Reply #15 on: June 04, 2010, 02:35:27 AM »
Yea, Just did a search on my local Craigslist for emacs.....Yes, they are dirt cheap! $120 USD!
http://raleigh.craigslist.org/sys/1769384986.html

sorry to people of the future that click that link! It won't work in a week or so!
« Last Edit: June 04, 2010, 02:37:47 AM by spihunter »
 

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Re: Public Release of MorphOS 2.5 & Introduction of eMac Support
« Reply #16 on: June 04, 2010, 02:58:47 AM »
@Piru,

Are there any new videos of MorphOS2.5 running or being installed on an eMac?

Or perhaps any new videos of MorphOS2.5 new features running on any system?

@spihunter,

I am going to contact a friend of mine that works at a school that may have a few dozen G4 eMac's that they want to get rid of very cheaply.  If I can get several of them for next to nothing, I am going to install the Demo of MorphOS2.5 on them and offer them to anyone that wants one at the same price it costs me to get them.
« Last Edit: June 04, 2010, 03:02:58 AM by amigadave »
How are you helping the Amiga community? :)
 

Offline LoadWB

Re: Public Release of MorphOS 2.5 & Introduction of eMac Support
« Reply #17 on: June 04, 2010, 03:26:39 AM »
Damn it all, and cool at the same time.  I finally got my hands on a G4 MacMini and am just finishing installing MorphOS 2.4.  I am so excited I could piss myself right now -- after all this time of wanting to go PPC for AmigaOS 4 (which I may still do, budget permitting,) I get my hands on a MacMini for FREE!

If MorphOS turns out to be everything everyone says it is, and I have little reason to believe otherwise, I will be buying a key.

SO DAMN EXCITED!!  I may even take this thing on vacation with me!
 

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Re: Public Release of MorphOS 2.5 & Introduction of eMac Support
« Reply #18 on: June 04, 2010, 03:56:54 AM »
@LoadWB

I haven't used MorphOS since about v1.4 or so, but I can say even back then it was amazing. I can only imagine how good it is now. I gotta see what I can do to raise some $$$ to buy a key before the sale ends.
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Offline XDelusion

Re: Public Release of MorphOS 2.5 & Introduction of eMac Support
« Reply #19 on: June 04, 2010, 04:02:28 AM »
At the prices the eMacs are selling for, I can't think of a good reason not to invest into MorphOS at this point! WOW!
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
 

Offline adolescent

Re: Public Release of MorphOS 2.5 & Introduction of eMac Support
« Reply #20 on: June 04, 2010, 04:12:21 AM »
Are they still charging VAT to non-VAT countries?  :confused:  I don't like paying my own governments taxes much less someone elses.
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Time to move on.  Bye Amiga.org.  :(
 

Offline recidivist

Re: Public Release of MorphOS 2.5 & Introduction of eMac Support
« Reply #21 on: June 04, 2010, 05:06:38 AM »
FREE MacMini?
Some people have all the luck.
The price reduction is a GOOD THING.

Which computer is better , the MacMini or the eMac ?

Right now it is $135 US according to MSN.Plus bank or paypal  charges I suppose.
Do non-Europeans have to pay the VAT?
 

Offline Matt_H

Re: Public Release of MorphOS 2.5 & Introduction of eMac Support
« Reply #22 on: June 04, 2010, 05:09:00 AM »
Darn you releasing this/me noticing it right before bedtime! :)
Looking forward to playing with this over the weekend. My thanks to the team.
 

Offline takemehomegrandma

Re: Public Release of MorphOS 2.5 & Introduction of eMac Support
« Reply #23 on: June 04, 2010, 06:02:32 AM »
Quote from: Golem!dk;562743
Quote from: amigadave;562742
For the curious Amiga users that just want to check out MorphOS, they can now buy a very cheap G4 eMac (if they are lucky they might find one for less than $50 US dollars, or even for free) and then download the demo version of MorphOS2.5 that runs without any restrictions for approx. 30 minutes, then slows down, until they decide if they want to buy the MorphOS license key.
Which is available for 111,11 EUR now btw. :)


The temporary discount of the OS is worth ~$48 USD if I count correctly, meaning that (if you are lucky) you *may* be able to buy both a complete G4 computer system (yes *complete*, since even the monitor is built-in) and a fully registered copy of MorphOS for *less* than you had to pay for the OS alone yesterday!

Wow!

:D
MorphOS is Amiga done right! :)
 

Offline takemehomegrandma

Re: Public Release of MorphOS 2.5 & Introduction of eMac Support
« Reply #24 on: June 04, 2010, 06:17:43 AM »
Quote from: redrumloa;562761
@LoadWB

I haven't used MorphOS since about v1.4 or so, but I can say even back then it was amazing. I can only imagine how good it is now. I gotta see what I can do to raise some $$$ to buy a key before the sale ends.


The 1.4 -> 2.0 was a giant leap in many *fundamental* areas!

And you can browse the release notes of what has happened in the updates that has followed ever since:

1.4 -> 2.0 -> 2.1 -> 2.2 -> 2.3 -> 2.4 -> 2.5

As anyone who takes the time to read through those links can see, one shouldn't be fooled by the tiny +0.1 increases in version numbers. Sure, there lots of minor fixes and improvements in them, but a lot of *completely new* features has been introduced as well!

And all +0.1 releases has been completely free of charge to registered users!

:)
MorphOS is Amiga done right! :)
 

Offline takemehomegrandma

Re: Public Release of MorphOS 2.5 & Introduction of eMac Support
« Reply #25 on: June 04, 2010, 06:20:08 AM »
Quote from: adolescent;562766
Are they still charging VAT to non-VAT countries?  :confused:


No, rather a 19% higher price for the product itself! ;)
MorphOS is Amiga done right! :)
 

Offline Everblue

Re: Public Release of MorphOS 2.5 & Introduction of eMac Support
« Reply #26 on: June 04, 2010, 06:59:16 AM »
I have a Powermac G4. How can I get discounted Morphos? Thanks.
 

Offline Pyromania

Re: Public Release of MorphOS 2.5 & Introduction of eMac Support
« Reply #27 on: June 04, 2010, 07:27:13 AM »
MorphOS on Mac laptops would be very cool.
 

Offline XDelusion

Re: Public Release of MorphOS 2.5 & Introduction of eMac Support
« Reply #28 on: June 04, 2010, 07:33:54 AM »
So how well does 680x0 code run on a 1.25Mhz G4?
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Offline Karlos

Re: Public Release of MorphOS 2.5 & Introduction of eMac Support
« Reply #29 on: June 04, 2010, 07:52:23 AM »
Quote from: XDelusion;562799
So how well does 680x0 code run on a 1.25Mhz G4?

Very. MOS uses JIT emulation, executing 680x0 code in a manner similar to UAE. Unlike UAE, however system calls are inevitably routed through native code, which can only help.

I've found that my 800MHz G4 with Petunia (OS4's JIT) is far faster than any of my real 680x0 machines for all my code/apps. From what I gather, trance (MOS's JIT) is even more aggressive.
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