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Offline runequester

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Re: MorphOS on Power Mac G5
« Reply #15 on: July 25, 2010, 10:16:36 PM »
What does G5s go for these days anyways ?
 

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Re: MorphOS on Power Mac G5
« Reply #16 on: July 25, 2010, 10:35:15 PM »
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What does G5s go for these days anyways ?


I almost bought a dual G5 for 250 euro last week. Prices are very sharp compared to the competition. If I was looking for a PPC Amiga like OS I know what I would buy.

MorphOS is looking really good and the chosen hardware route (older Mac hardware) is excellent, with lots of choice.
 

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Re: MorphOS on Power Mac G5
« Reply #17 on: July 25, 2010, 10:41:46 PM »
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What does G5s go for these days anyways ?

Depends. If you want a low end G5, I've seen $100-$200. The top end is about $600 - $700 or so.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Power-Mac-G5-Early-2005-2-7GHz-Dual-8Gb-Ram-Raid0-1Ter-/190418045421?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Desktop_PCs&hash=item2c55ccc9ed
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Re: MorphOS on Power Mac G5
« Reply #18 on: July 25, 2010, 10:44:10 PM »
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And MorphOS takes the lead. Leaving the AOS4.x bite the dust...


OS4 may not be biting the dust just yet, but it's true, though, the number of machines that can run MorphOS at this point dwarfs (to put it lightly) the number that can run OS4.  I'd bet it does make for a larger user base, potential and realized.
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Re: MorphOS on Power Mac G5
« Reply #19 on: July 25, 2010, 10:46:56 PM »
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http://bigfoot.morphos-team.net/test/powermacg5_showconfig.jpeg - only a day late, but oh well :)


And as always, questions about availability and offers for beta testing will likely be quite pointless at this time. :)

Nice :)

Now, to respond in the manner I've come to expect of many in the community:

This really sucks. Old hardware that's less powerful than my N year old PC. Bet there's no 64-bit support and dual G5 boxes are totally out. A 32-bit OS running on just one 64-bit capable CPU out of a possible 2, yada yada etc.
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Re: MorphOS on Power Mac G5
« Reply #20 on: July 25, 2010, 10:50:26 PM »
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Nice :)

Now, to respond in the manner I've come to expect of many the community:

This really sucks. Old hardware that's less powerful than my N year old PC. Bet there's no 64-bit support and dual G5 boxes are totally out...


And that's a valid statement, nothing to say against that (except that since it's old, there are more excuses for being slow :)).
 

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Re: MorphOS on Power Mac G5
« Reply #21 on: July 25, 2010, 10:56:35 PM »
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Depends. If you want a low end G5, I've seen $100-$200. The top end is about $600 - $700 or so.
 
http://cgi.ebay.com/Power-Mac-G5-Early-2005-2-7GHz-Dual-8Gb-Ram-Raid0-1Ter-/190418045421?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Desktop_PCs&hash=item2c55ccc9ed

I'd imagine even a low end machine would still play very well with Morph
 

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Re: MorphOS on Power Mac G5
« Reply #22 on: July 25, 2010, 10:57:47 PM »
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Well maybe I should tell you that all iMacs feature NVidia-GFX chips, and that sofar noone in the MorphOS-team has shown real interest in those ;)
Politics getting in the way here?

MorphOS developers aren't crazy about WiFi or Bluetooth either, yet MacMini platform is supported. Okay, so you don't need WiFi or BT to display a picture.  :)
« Last Edit: July 25, 2010, 11:04:56 PM by save2600 »
 

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Re: MorphOS on Power Mac G5
« Reply #23 on: July 25, 2010, 11:29:31 PM »
@save2600

Maybe it's just that they don't have unlimited resources?
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Re: MorphOS on Power Mac G5
« Reply #24 on: July 25, 2010, 11:36:29 PM »
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@save2600

Maybe it's just that they don't have unlimited resources?

These are extremely bright lads. Do we need to supplant the MorphOS license with an NVidia development book fund too?  lol

If so, I'd be happy to donate. May as well get 'em a Mac Bluetooth and WiFi book too while we're at it  :laughing:
« Last Edit: July 25, 2010, 11:44:20 PM by save2600 »
 

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Re: MorphOS on Power Mac G5
« Reply #25 on: July 25, 2010, 11:40:00 PM »
This is great news! Ill start looking on our Swedish eBay for Power Macs with ATI gfx right away :)
 

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Re: MorphOS on Power Mac G5
« Reply #26 on: July 25, 2010, 11:57:28 PM »
Quote from: Piru;572039
http://bigfoot.morphos-team.net/test/powermacg5_showconfig.jpeg - only a day late, but oh well :)


And as always, questions about availability and offers for beta testing will likely be quite pointless at this time. :)


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Re: MorphOS on Power Mac G5
« Reply #27 on: July 26, 2010, 12:10:23 AM »
Quote

And that's a valid statement, nothing to say against that (except that since it's old, there are more excuses for being slow ).

Nice to see some honesty... Better than some "well, we know how to implement SMP support and 64bit ;) It's just not ready yet."
 

Offline spihunter

Re: MorphOS on Power Mac G5
« Reply #28 on: July 26, 2010, 02:43:09 AM »
It's good to get that out of the way in advance!. ;)


Quote from: Karlos;572071
Nice :)

Now, to respond in the manner I've come to expect of many in the community:

This really sucks. Old hardware that's less powerful than my N year old PC. Bet there's no 64-bit support and dual G5 boxes are totally out. A 32-bit OS running on just one 64-bit capable CPU out of a possible 2, yada yada etc.
 

Offline Matt_H

Re: MorphOS on Power Mac G5
« Reply #29 on: July 26, 2010, 03:11:57 AM »
Haha! I knew this would be coming eventually. Well done, lads! Planning support for anything other than 7,3? 11,2, perhaps? :)

The G5 just made my hardware purchase priorities list.

EDIT: New fuel for the flamewar that these Slashdot guys are engaged in. :)
« Last Edit: July 26, 2010, 03:15:53 AM by Matt_H »