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Offline commodorejohn

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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Offline Iggy

Re: Bounty for MorphOS port on PowerMac G5
« Reply #61 on: November 03, 2012, 10:43:47 AM »
Quote from: commodorejohn;713730
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.
I purchased my first MorphOS system, a Power mac Quicksilver for $19.95.
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Offline TheBilgeRat

Re: Bounty for MorphOS port on PowerMac G5
« Reply #62 on: November 03, 2012, 04:00:25 PM »
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Offline XDelusion

Re: Bounty for MorphOS port on PowerMac G5
« Reply #63 on: November 03, 2012, 04:08:01 PM »
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Wasnt there issues with the built-in monitor for the emac not being that great? And thats before factoring in a 10 year old CRT lifespan..


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Offline Iggy

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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Offline kd7ota

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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