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Offline takemehomegrandma

79 available systems for MorphOS 3.5
« on: May 28, 2013, 10:56:03 PM »
MorphOS 3.2!

:D

With the recent public release of MorphOS 3.2, the available hardware and system options for MorphOS users suddenly became even larger!

More PowerBook G4's supported, all iBook G4's supported, and a very nice and versatile family of Power Macintosh G5's was for the first time introduced!

The HW support in MorphOS is well documented:
http://morphos-team.net/hardware

And an in-depth description of all the MorphOS developments (including new HW support and limitations thereof) can be spotted in the release-notes for all versions after MorphOS 2.0 (if you have got the time, read through it all, it's actually very interesting! :)):
http://morphos-team.net/releasenotes/2.0
http://morphos-team.net/releasenotes/2.1
http://morphos-team.net/releasenotes/2.2
http://morphos-team.net/releasenotes/2.3
http://morphos-team.net/releasenotes/2.4
http://morphos-team.net/releasenotes/2.5
http://morphos-team.net/releasenotes/2.6
http://morphos-team.net/releasenotes/2.7
http://morphos-team.net/releasenotes/3.0
http://morphos-team.net/releasenotes/3.1
http://morphos-team.net/releasenotes/3.2

But as a complement to these sources, I have now tried to compile a list of available (mostly through the second hand market) *systems* that MorphOS 3.2 supports!

:)

This is a first try, and it probably contains a lot of errors. But please post any corrections or additions freely in this thread! My thought is to provide a complete list of MorphOS 3.2 enabled HW that you can find on ebay or at other second hand trading sites.

The list is split in several separate posts according to their categories (and in somewhat chronological order).

Here we go:

:)
MorphOS is Amiga done right! :)
 

Offline takemehomegrandma

Genesi Hardware
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2013, 10:58:02 PM »
Genesi Hardware



In the beginning of the MorphOS journey, Genesi and bPlan played an important role of the early MorphOS development in many fundamental ways. Providing resources was one, providing a new HW platform was another. Although Genesi and the MorphOS Team later moved in separate directions, a legacy remains in the shape of two official Genesi systems that MorphOS runs on, and a few mainboards (motherboards) besides that.

Of course, those mainboards were also used as a central component by *several* third party resellers when they put together their own various systems (of various configurations) for their customers that probably still is available from time to time on the second hand market. Those systems are not listed here though.

These mainboards that MorphOS runs on are:

  • Pegasos 1 ("original"/unfixed), 750CXe G3 @ 600MHz
  • Pegasos 1 (April 1), 750CXe G3 @ 600MHz
  • Pegasos 1 (April 2), 750CXe G3 @ 600MHz
  • Pegasos 2, 750CXe G3 @ 600MHz
  • Pegasos 2, MPC7447 G4 @ 1.0GHz
  • Efika 5200B
As previously mentioned, many systems were put together by numerous third party dealers based on these motherboards.

But my "MorphOS Official System" list begins with these:

   
1. Open Desktop Workstation (ODW)
2. EFIKA Open Client


(BTW, The Efika mainboard, the case, and a bundle of board and case, can still be purchased new from Directron.com)

(Edit: Completely forgot that the Pegasos 2 also had a G3 @ 600MHz option, corrected now! :))
« Last Edit: May 29, 2013, 09:41:14 AM by takemehomegrandma »
MorphOS is Amiga done right! :)
 

Offline takemehomegrandma

Mac Mini G4
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2013, 10:59:31 PM »
Mac Mini



We are many who has fallen in love with the Mac Mini, a very small footprint, highly integrated, silent, yet very powerful G4 computer. All models works fine with MorphOS, but if you can, you should look for the 1.5GHz silent upgrade version that has 64MB Video Memory. You *can* use MorphOS with the 32MB coming with the other versions (depending on how you use the computer, you may want to turn off some visual "bells and whistles" that MorphOS offers), but with 64MB you will have your back covered in a better way. And this is not something specific to the Mac Mini, but to MorphOS in general — if you have the option to get 64MB or more of Video Memory, do it!

Here is a list of supported Mac Mini machines, with links to the great "everymac.com" site with loads of additional, detailed information on each and every one of these:

   
3. Mac Mini G4/1.25
4. Mac Mini G4/1.42
5. Mac Mini G4/1.33 (silent upgrade)
6. Mac Mini G4/1.5 (silent upgrade, with 64MB VRAM)


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MorphOS is Amiga done right! :)
 

Offline takemehomegrandma

eMac
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2013, 11:00:59 PM »
eMac



The eMac line, originally released exclusively to the education market and later available to the consumer market as well, features an all-in-one case design and affordable performance. It's especially "affordable" today, when you most certainly will pick one up for $0 (or thereabout). It has a CRT built in, which may show some blurry signs of age by now. But hey, its extremely low cost in combination with MorphOS and a G4 performance that "traditional Amigan's" only dreamt of, may very well make this machine interesting.

Here is a list of the supported eMac machines (those not listed here aren't supported), with links to the great "everymac.com" site with loads of additional, detailed information on each and every one of these:

   
7. eMac G4/1.25 (USB 2.0)
8. eMac G4/1.42 (2005)


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MorphOS is Amiga done right! :)
 

Offline takemehomegrandma

Power Macintosh G4
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2013, 11:02:56 PM »
Power Macintosh G4



NVIDIA cards are not supported by MorphOS and would need to be replaced with a suitable Radeon card instead. Special Mac versions of Radeon cards can be used, or the firmware of PC cards can be re-flushed to work with Mac instead. A GFX card with 64MB or more VMEM is recommended.

Audio is currently only supported for PowerMac3,4 to 3,6 models.

DP = Dual Processors, but MorphOS only supports using one CPU, the other one will be sitting idle.

"Mac Server" is essentially the same HW as PowerMac but with server SW bundled. Doesn't matter if you are going to use it with MorphOS (right?).

Here is a list of supported Power Macintosh G4 machines, with links to the great "everymac.com" site with loads of additional, detailed information on each and every one of these:

   
9. Power Macintosh G4 350 (AGP), PowerMac3,1
10. Power Macintosh G4 400 (AGP), PowerMac3,1
11. Power Macintosh G4 450 (AGP), PowerMac3,1
12. Power Macintosh G4 500 (AGP), PowerMac3,1
13. Mac Server G4 350 (AGP), PowerMac3,1
14. Mac Server G4 400 (AGP), PowerMac3,1
15. Mac Server G4 450 (AGP), PowerMac3,1
16. Mac Server G4 500 (AGP), PowerMac3,1
17. Power Macintosh G4 400 (Gigabit), PowerMac3,3
18. Power Macintosh G4 450 DP (Gigabit), PowerMac3,3
19. Power Macintosh G4 500 DP (Gigabit), PowerMac3,3
20. Mac Server G4 450 DP (Gigabit), PowerMac3,3
21. Mac Server G4 500 DP (Gigabit), PowerMac3,3
22. Power Macintosh G4 466 (Digital Audio), PowerMac3,4
23. Power Macintosh G4 533 (Digital Audio), PowerMac3,4, NVIDIA card
24. Power Macintosh G4 667 (Digital Audio), PowerMac3,4, NVIDIA card
25. Power Macintosh G4 733 (Digital Audio), PowerMac3,4, NVIDIA card
26. Mac Server G4 533 (Digital Audio), PowerMac3,4, NVIDIA card
27. Mac Server G4 533 DP (Digital Audio), PowerMac3,4, NVIDIA card
28. Power Macintosh G4 733 (Quicksilver), PowerMac3,5, NVIDIA card
29. Power Macintosh G4 800 DP (Quicksilver), PowerMac3,5, NVIDIA card
30. Power Macintosh G4 800 (QS 2002), PowerMac3,5
31. Power Macintosh G4 867 (Quicksilver), PowerMac3,5, NVIDIA card
32. Power Macintosh G4 933 (QS 2002), PowerMac3,5, NVIDIA card
33. Power Macintosh G4 1.0 DP (QS 2002), PowerMac3,5, NVIDIA card
34. Mac Server G4 733 (Quicksilver), PowerMac3,5, NVIDIA card
35. Mac Server G4 800 DP (Quicksilver), PowerMac3,5, NVIDIA card
36. Mac Server G4 933 (QS 2002), PowerMac3,5
37. Mac Server G4 1.0 DP (QS 2002), PowerMac3,5
38. Power Macintosh G4 867 DP (MDD), PowerMac3,6, NVIDIA card
39. Power Macintosh G4 1.0 DP (MDD), PowerMac3,6
40. Power Macintosh G4 1.25 DP (MDD), PowerMac3,6
41. Power Macintosh G4 1.0 (FW 800), PowerMac3,6, NVIDIA card
42. Power Macintosh G4 1.25 DP (FW 800), PowerMac3,6
43. Power Macintosh G4 1.42 DP (FW 800), PowerMac3,6
44. Power Macintosh G4 1.25 (MDD 2003), PowerMac3,6
45. Mac Server G4 1.0 DP (MDD), PowerMac3,6, NVIDIA card
46. Mac Server G4 1.25 DP (MDD), PowerMac3,6


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MorphOS is Amiga done right! :)
 

Offline takemehomegrandma

PowerBook G4
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2013, 11:04:30 PM »
PowerBook



Amiga Goes Laptop! :)

MorphOS supports all G4 Aluminum PowerBooks equipped with a Radeon graphics card.

The MorphOS PowerBook support includes most of the things you would need/expect from an OS supporting Laptops. However, the builtin WiFi is not yet supported (the Ethernet port is supported though) so if wireless networking is essential to you, you would have to fall back on additional HW for this.

Here is a list of supported PowerBook G4 machines, with links to the great "everymac.com" site with loads of additional, detailed information on each and every one of these:


   
47. PowerBook G4 1.0 15" (FW800 - Al), PowerBook5,2 - A1046
48. PowerBook G4 1.25 15" (FW800 - Al), PowerBook5,2 - A1046
49. PowerBook G4 1.33 17" (Al), PowerBook5,3 - A1052
50. PowerBook G4 1.33 15" (Al), PowerBook5,4 - A1095
51. PowerBook G4 1.5 15" (Al), PowerBook5,4 - A1095
52. PowerBook G4 1.5 17" (Al), PowerBook5,5 - A1085
53. PowerBook G4 1.5 15" (SMS/BT2 - Al), PowerBook5,6 - A1106
54. PowerBook G4 1.67 15" (Al), PowerBook5,6 - A1106
55. PowerBook G4 1.67 17" (Al), PowerBook5,7 - A1107
56. PowerBook G4 1.67 15" (DLSD/HR - Al), PowerBook5,8 - A1138
57. PowerBook G4 1.67 17" (DLSD/HR - Al), PowerBook5,9 - A1139


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MorphOS is Amiga done right! :)
 

Offline takemehomegrandma

iBook G4
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2013, 11:05:50 PM »
iBook



MorphOS 3.2 introduced support for yet another Laptop computer, the Apple iBook. If you can, spend some extra effort in finding one of those "Mid-2005" models.

Here is a list of supported iBook machines (in short: all G4 iBooks), with links to the great "everymac.com" site with loads of additional, detailed information on each and every one of these:


   
58. iBook G4/800 12-Inch (Original - Op)
59. iBook G4/933 14-Inch (Original - Op)
60. iBook G4/1.0 14-Inch (Original - Op)
61. iBook G4/1.0 12-Inch (Early 2004 - Op)
62. iBook G4/1.0 14-Inch (Early 2004 - Op)
63. iBook G4/1.2 14-Inch (Early 2004 - Op)
64. iBook G4/1.2 12-Inch (Late 2004 - Op)
65. iBook G4/1.33 14-Inch (Late 2004 - Op)
66. iBook G4/1.33 12-Inch (Mid-2005 - Op)
67. iBook G4/1.42 14-Inch (Mid-2005 - Op)


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MorphOS is Amiga done right! :)
 

Offline takemehomegrandma

Power Macintosh G5
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2013, 11:07:12 PM »
Power Macintosh G5



NVIDIA cards are not supported by MorphOS and would need to be replaced with a suitable Radeon card instead. Special Mac versions of Radeon cards can be used, or the firmware of PC cards can be re-flushed to work with Mac instead.

MorphOS will currently use a maximum of 1GB of memory on these G5 machines, even if more is installed in the machine.

DP = Dual Processors (MorphOS only supports using one CPU though)


Here is a list of supported Power Macintosh G5 machines, oldest models first, then ascending in performance:
   
68. Power Macintosh G5 1.8 DP (PCI), PowerMac7,3, NVIDIA card
69. Power Macintosh G5 2.0 DP (PCI-X 2), PowerMac7,3, NVIDIA card
70. Power Macintosh G5 2.5 DP (PCI-X), PowerMac7,3
71. Power Macintosh G5 2.0 DP (PCI), PowerMac7,3
72. Power Macintosh G5 2.3 DP (PCI-X), PowerMac7,3
73. Power Macintosh G5 2.7 DP (PCI-X), PowerMac7,3


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MorphOS is Amiga done right! :)
 

Offline Dr.Bongo

Re: Power Macintosh G5
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2013, 11:13:28 PM »
So excluding discontinued products, it's two semi-interesting bits of hardware and a load of apple garbage. Sorry to flame but, I'm am a little bored of people poking apple in my face. Don't own, will NEVER own.
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Offline takemehomegrandma

Re: Power Macintosh G5
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2013, 11:23:15 PM »
@Dr.Bongo

No problem, everyone's views are different!

:)
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Offline Dr.Bongo

Re: Power Macintosh G5
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2013, 11:29:19 PM »
Quote from: takemehomegrandma;736227
@Dr.Bongo

No problem, everyone's views are different!

:)


That was such a nice response, I now feel guilty (sinks back into his apple-hating hole, away from sunlight and people)
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Offline takemehomegrandma

Re: Power Macintosh G5
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2013, 11:34:11 PM »
@Dr.Bongo

Hehe, you are not alone, I promise! :)

However, MorphOS effectively turns Apple HW into MorphOS HW, which most people can settle with...

;)
MorphOS is Amiga done right! :)
 

Offline eliyahu

Re: Power Macintosh G5
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2013, 11:55:28 PM »
@takemehomegrandma

this is a terrific list! i've gone ahead and made this thread 'sticky' in the MOS HW forum for folks to find more easily. thanks for putting all of this information together so nicely!

-- eliyahu
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"You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn’t have come here."
 

Offline takemehomegrandma

re: 73 available systems for MorphOS 3.2
« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2013, 12:06:51 AM »
@eliyahu

Thank you for those kind words! :)

As I said, this was a "first try" that probably contains errors, but I will try to update the list whenever suggestions/corrections are posted in this thread.

:)
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Re: Power Macintosh G5
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2013, 01:14:45 AM »
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