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Offline mulder77

Interest in buying a Mac version of Amiga OS4.x
« on: August 12, 2011, 08:24:46 AM »
I set up a poll at Micropoll to find out who is interested in buying a Mac version of Amiga OS4.x.

You'll find the poll here:
http://micropoll.com/t/KEv19ZCDDj

This is a poll initiated by me privately and it's not connected to Hyperion in any way.

However, after the poll has been closed (max 4-6 weeks), I'll contact Hyperion to inform them about this poll.

I know that this is no garantuee in anyway to convince them creating the version, but maybe it makes them think seeing so many Amiga enthusiasts willing to buy a Mac version.

Hope you'll participate, thank you for your attention!


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Re: Interest in buying a Mac version of Amiga OS4.x
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2011, 09:41:59 AM »
Forgive my ignorance but what is wrong with Morphos? Maybe just use a skin to turn it into AOS4.x  :)

Unless if i misinterpreted the question...  :confused:

I voted no as i would just use Morphos  :)
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Offline drHirudo

Re: Interest in buying a Mac version of Amiga OS4.x
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2011, 09:49:11 AM »
Quote from: Kesa;654166
Forgive my ignorance but what is wrong with Morphos?


MorphOS runs on limited variety of Mac models that are extremely hard to find today. The Macs models that MorphOS can run on today are slow and obsolete by current computing standards as well.

Offline jacadcaps

Re: Interest in buying a Mac version of Amiga OS4.x
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2011, 10:02:22 AM »
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MorphOS runs on limited variety of Mac models that are extremely hard to find today. The Macs models that MorphOS can run on today are slow and obsolete by current computing standards as well.


LOL. So you mean OS4 would run on those Macs that you can buy at your local retailer? :) Those old Macs are still faster than Samanthas... does that make Sams obsolete too?
 

Offline drHirudo

Re: Interest in buying a Mac version of Amiga OS4.x
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2011, 10:27:57 AM »
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LOL. So you mean OS4 would run on those Macs that you can buy at your local retailer? :) Those old Macs are still faster than Samanthas... does that make Sams obsolete too?

LOL, he asked about MorphOS and you turned the answer back to AmigaOS 4. AmigaOS 4 does not run on Mac hardware, that's what the OP asked for.
It is irrelevant to the question asked later - what's wrong with MorphOS - that I answered to.

Of course entering MorphOS into the discussion was totally irrelevant in the first place, but it always happens when AmigaOS 4 thread appears, so I take this as quite normal behavior of predictable crowd of MOS fans. Just pointed out what's wrong with MOS.

Offline jacadcaps

Re: Interest in buying a Mac version of Amiga OS4.x
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2011, 10:43:43 AM »
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Just pointed out what's wrong with MOS.


Well... take out the word Mac from what you said and replace it with, say, computer, and you can say exactly the same about AmigaOS4 too. As in:

AmigaOS4 runs on limited variety of computers that are extremely hard to find today. The computers that AmigaOS4 can run on today are slow and obsolete by current computing standards as well.

So what's the point of your post, really?
 

Offline samo79

Re: Interest in buying a Mac version of Amiga OS4.x
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2011, 10:59:50 AM »
@Kesa

Forgive my ignorance but what is wrong with AOS4.x ? Maybe just use a skin to turn it into MorphOS  ;)
 

Offline pampers

Re: Interest in buying a Mac version of Amiga OS4.x
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2011, 11:17:56 AM »
Quote from: drHirudo;654167
MorphOS runs on limited variety of Mac models that are extremely hard to find today.

There is a place called ebay - quite easy to find with good few macs that are supported.

http://computers.shop.ebay.com/Apple-Desktops-/111418/i.html?Processor%2520Type=PowerPC%2520G4&rt=nc&Product%2520Family=PowerMac&_dcat=111418&_fln=1&_ssov=1&_trksid=p3286.c0.m282

There is a link in case you don't know what ebay is.
 

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Re: Interest in buying a Mac version of Amiga OS4.x
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2011, 11:18:10 AM »
@drHirudo. I think he meant PPC Apples and not intel. As MOS is already on those PPC Apples i was just pointing out the obvious. I have nothing against AOS4.x and would love to see it ported to PPC Apples.

Unless the question was about x86 Apples and not PPC Apples. Am i trolling or am i just stupid? Don't know :(

Speaking of Apples, 5 minutes ago i won an Apple BT keyboard without number keypad off ebay at a bargain price  :)

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Re: Interest in buying a Mac version of Amiga OS4.x
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2011, 11:33:38 AM »
The mac hardware that Morphos runs on is very easy to find, much much much cheeaper than any AO4 hardware and a lot of it is faster than any available AOS4 hardware by some margin.
 
Back to the original post, Hyperion will never port to cheap readliy availaible second hand hardware, that would make too much sense.
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Re: Interest in buying a Mac version of Amiga OS4.x
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2011, 11:53:47 AM »
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MorphOS runs on limited variety of Mac models that are extremely hard to find today
I mean yeah it's extremely hard:
http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=mac+g4

(And that's just one auction site.. you can find them locally everywhere!)

It's far easier to obtain these systems than some "Sam" system with limited availability.
 

Offline Framiga

Re: Interest in buying a Mac version of Amiga OS4.x
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2011, 12:03:03 PM »
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@drHirudo. I think he meant PPC Apples and not intel. As MOS is already on those PPC Apples i was just pointing out the obvious. I have nothing against AOS4.x and would love to see it ported to PPC Apples.

Unless the question was about x86 Apples and not PPC Apples. Am i trolling or am i just stupid? Don't know :(

Speaking of Apples, 5 minutes ago i won an Apple BT keyboard without number keypad off ebay at a bargain price  :)

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what is the part of:

"Would you buy a (PowerPC) Mac version of Amiga OS4.x?"

you can't get?
 

Offline Varthall

Re: Interest in buying a Mac version of Amiga OS4.x
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2011, 12:03:07 PM »
Mind that the poll's results are not reliable, each person can vote more than one time since there's no authentication procedure. The only possible check the site does might be on the voter's IP. I have voted twice, the second time by mistake while I just wanted to find a way to see again the results.
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Offline Framiga

Re: Interest in buying a Mac version of Amiga OS4.x
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2011, 12:14:30 PM »
Varthall, there is IP check now (at least i can't vote twice here)

ps- erm ... deleted the cookies and voted again ...
« Last Edit: August 12, 2011, 12:17:08 PM by Framiga »
 

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Re: Interest in buying a Mac version of Amiga OS4.x
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2011, 12:18:16 PM »
Quote from: Framiga;654187
what is the part of:

"Would you buy a (PowerPC) Mac version of Amiga OS4.x?"

you can't get?

Are you talking to me or drHirudo?  :confused:

@everyone. I still don't understand this thing about MOS fanboys hijacking AOS4.x threads. All i did was point out the obvious. Seems like paranoia to me :confused:
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