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Offline Iggy

I still like MorphOS more.
« on: April 27, 2013, 02:34:44 AM »
I've been playing around with a system I'm giving to a developer, and while it won't surprise any of you, its renewed my faith in my OS of choice.
On a system that would run OSX slowly, MorphOS flies.
The interface is clean (and reminds me of what Amiga might have grown into).

Yeah, I own a legacy machine, but when I want to actually do something relevant I move to one of my MorphOS systems.

Looking forward to ver. 3.2, G5 support, tinyGL support for the R300, and Cinnamon Writer (and later even Libre Office, possibly).

Amiga fans ought to be pleased that without a major supporter, the market continues to develop.

Few other old systems have seen anything like this (although the Sinclair and Atari ST developments are cool too).
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Offline magnetic

Re: I still like MorphOS more.
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2013, 03:32:23 AM »
Dont forget to ad the latest browser OWB (odyssey) Is getting really mature with a new version of flash swfdec.. making it a geniune alternative platform
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Offline haywirepc

Re: I still like MorphOS more.
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2013, 03:39:38 AM »
I had a chance to try morphos on a friends old power pc mac. That mac runs osx slowly, but morphos flies. I think this would beat AROS as my next gen amiga of choice... My aros machine is okay but still has many problems and the browser is not up to morphos.

MorphOS has enough things that I may use it for an everyday machine, but I do still love my linux box for most  things... Linux with its over secure file system and so on tends to get on my nerves sometimes though...

I think an amiga like os is better for a single user machine that you use for every day things, a true "desktop OS"....

Hopeful I'll have one someday. The cellar of doom is getting redone slowly, and I will have old amigas, a c64, my main machine (linux box) my windows video editing/wintendo machine, my aros box and HOPEFULLY, a morphos/osx machine...

Gotta run some electrical lines to the back of the basement to support all that... Painting and trying to clear the family dump of stuff no one wants to look at in the meantime!
 

Offline commodorejohn

Re: I still like MorphOS more.
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2013, 04:16:53 AM »
Do they have TiBook support yet? I've been thinking of giving it a go...
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Offline Matt_H

Re: I still like MorphOS more.
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2013, 04:27:18 AM »
Quote from: commodorejohn;733040
Do they have TiBook support yet? I've been thinking of giving it a go...

That might a long wait. I think those older laptops still use Apple's old ADB protocol internally for mouse/keyboard rather than USB and I know the team has been reluctant/unable to support it.

But yes, MorphOS is a damn fine platform! Definitely breathes new life into Mac hardware.
 

Offline commodorejohn

Re: I still like MorphOS more.
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2013, 04:56:24 AM »
I thought the ADB issue had been cleared up? Huh...
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Offline Iggy

Re: I still like MorphOS more.
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2013, 05:01:28 AM »
I don't know that ADB protocol would be that big a hurdle.
But the developers only have so much time and have already promised a few things that may eat that time up.

Also, Powerbooks re-sell cheap enough that it might not make sense to support older laptops.

Steven is right about AROS being the next best thing.
Cheap X86 support and probably better OpenGL support.

I just like not being forced into X86 (and, yeah, I still hate Intel).
"Not making any hard and fast rules means that the moderators can use their good judgment in moderation, and we think the results speak for themselves." - Amiga.org, terms of service

"You, got to stem the evil tide, and keep it on the the inside" - Rogers Waters

"God was never on your side" - Lemmy

Amiga! "Our appeal has become more selective"
 

Offline commodorejohn

Re: I still like MorphOS more.
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2013, 05:15:47 AM »
Well, I remember that ADB was something of an issue for them for a while, but I thought I remembered hearing that it'd been cleared up and TiBook support was on the to-do list...
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Offline pampers

Re: I still like MorphOS more.
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2013, 09:57:18 AM »
Quote from: commodorejohn;733050
Well, I remember that ADB was something of an issue for them for a while, but I thought I remembered hearing that it'd been cleared up and TiBook support was on the to-do list...

http://www.morphzone.org/modules/newbb_plus/viewtopic.php?forum=11&topic_id=8503&start=22
 

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Re: I still like MorphOS more.
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2013, 10:07:11 AM »
MOS support the built in wifi on the laptops yet?  Been awhile since I checked.
 

Offline Matt_H

Re: I still like MorphOS more.
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2013, 02:17:36 PM »
Quote from: pampers;733065
http://www.morphzone.org/modules/newbb_plus/viewtopic.php?forum=11&topic_id=8503&start=22


Oh, I thought it was the 12" 1.33GHz model they were targeting (which does not use ADB internally). Thanks for clearing that up - certainly opens the door to much more hardware support.

Quote from: Duce;733067
MOS support the built in wifi on the laptops yet?  Been awhile since I checked.


The current 3.1 release does not. Not sure what 3.2 will bring.
 

Offline Iggy

Re: I still like MorphOS more.
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2013, 03:16:22 PM »
Quote from: Matt_H;733082
Not sure what 3.2 will bring.


We never know about the details until they release a new version.
Probably all for the better, as it keeps people from bitching when something isn't included.
"Not making any hard and fast rules means that the moderators can use their good judgment in moderation, and we think the results speak for themselves." - Amiga.org, terms of service

"You, got to stem the evil tide, and keep it on the the inside" - Rogers Waters

"God was never on your side" - Lemmy

Amiga! "Our appeal has become more selective"
 

Offline Matt_H

Re: I still like MorphOS more.
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2013, 11:58:23 PM »
Quote from: Iggy;733085
We never know about the details until they release a new version.
Probably all for the better, as it keeps people from bitching when something isn't included.


Yup. But the anticipation can be just as bad ;)
 

Offline Terminills

Re: I still like MorphOS more.
« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2013, 08:30:41 PM »
Quote from: Iggy;733048


Steven is right about AROS being the next best thing.
Cheap X86 support and probably better OpenGL support.

I just like not being forced into X86 (and, yeah, I still hate Intel).


And soon this. :)

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Offline Honkybear

Re: I still like MorphOS more.
« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2013, 10:30:04 PM »
I love your quote Morphos isn't Amiga it's better.I was contemplating getting a Morphos Registration now I know I'm going too. My Boss is a Fanboy he's already given me a Mini mac he has a Laptop lying around somewhere but I' not sure if it meets the Morphos criterior.  i may have to decide which one to register. Thanks for the info
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