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Old 09-01-2011, 07:26 AM   #21
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I bet Ubuntu would run pretty nicely on that MacMini.
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Old 09-01-2011, 07:31 AM   #22
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Sorry all for the drunken rant last night! Post was bad too. Should have read: Latest OWB on my MorphOS system really sucks!

Thanks Piru, I'll give this another shot and get back to you regarding error logs and what it's doing before the crash one of these days. Thing is, this computer is hooked to a big screen in the basement where I wanted company that comes over, to be able to see how slick the OS is. But like I said, it's been going downhill after the latest install of OWB. All I really ever use the system for is the occasional game (can't even get vector graphics games to work in MAME) and really light internet usage. In fact, I only mentioned YouTube because that's one of the few things I might try to use with OWB, but haven't in quite some time. No, the latest version of OWB is crashing my system during a Wikipedia or Facebook session. Renders both my system and the wireless ethernet box completely useless. Icons will go missing or behave improperly too. Have to reboot after letting the computer AND the wireless card sit for a while. It's very aggravating.

Oh and Gizmo... screw Leopard on a PPC Mac. Been there, done that. It sucks and Apple sucks for only releasing the update for Intel based Mac's. I'd have been REAL pissed had I paid retail and was ditched shortly after. 10.4.11 Tiger runs perfect on my PPC's however, so I wouldn't mind putting that on the Mini. Don't have a disc though

In the meantime, my offer still stands to sell if anyone wants it: 1.25ghz, 40gb HD, MorphOS clean install with latest Ultimate Pack.
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Old 09-01-2011, 07:59 AM   #23
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No, the latest version of OWB is crashing my system during a Wikipedia or Facebook session. Renders both my system and the wireless ethernet box completely useless. Icons will go missing or behave improperly too. Have to reboot after letting the computer AND the wireless card sit for a while. It's very aggravating.
That's really very odd. I would really suspect a very screwed installation of even hw issue. I say that, because i haven't got any other similar report, and my mac mini machine (running latest OWB) has a 3 weeks uptime, now, and it involved youtube, facebook, random browsing and so on...

Anyway, do like piru said and run a vanilla MorphOS 2.7 installation to begin with.

Oh, and about MAME (since i also did the port), it's also funny you don't get it to work. Actually, i haven't tested vector games, but many others like neogeo, cps1&2, psikyo and so on, and they work nicely, especially on a macmini. Maybe you just have wrong rom sets there.
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Old 09-01-2011, 08:46 AM   #24
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Oh, and about MAME (since i also did the port), it's also funny you don't get it to work. Actually, i haven't tested vector games, but many others like neogeo, cps1&2, psikyo and so on, and they work nicely, especially on a macmini. Maybe you just have wrong rom sets there.
Nah, ROMS are all good... most all games run great, it's just the vector ones that either don't come up at all, stall the system or try to throw a goofy screen setting. I've tried re-adjusting the screenmode prefs (adding new ones also) to no avail too.
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Old 09-01-2011, 08:52 AM   #25
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I bet Ubuntu would run pretty nicely on that MacMini.

Yeah My MacMini is tripple boot with MorpOS 2.7, Mac OS Leopard and Ubuntu 10.4.

However whilst ubuntu runs nicely on it, a lot of things do not work on the ppc version of ubuntu. Obviously WINE, but neither does flash and quite a lot of other things
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Old 09-01-2011, 08:59 AM   #26
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I usually opt for Debian on PPC macs for that reason, much better supported to a point. Yellow Dog Linux is also pretty good too.
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I don't know if you can use MUI on MOS but everyone over at AW.net is raving over this update of OWB.

Oh, never mind... it's a MOS port for AOS3.1.3

Good news for AOS users though!

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Old 09-01-2011, 09:38 AM   #28
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I know I'm going to cop heaps of grief over this post - but here goes...

I don't know how much laptops costs over there in the USA, but down here in Australia, you can buy a decent laptop for around $500AUD (Fast CPU, 3GB RAM, 500MB HDD and 15" screen) which comes with Windows 7 Home Premium.

Whether you're a Windows fan or not, you cannot deny:

- The O/S is well supported by MS
- Software support is much better than what you get for a Mac
- It runs pretty much flawlessly unless you're too much of a person who tinkers
- You can run WinUAE and MameUI and have the best of three (and more) worlds

I made the mistake of buying a high-end MacBook Pro this year to see what all the fuss is about and have found that I run 90% of my apps using Parallels and BootCamp.

I know there are pros and cons to all operating systems - but Windows 7 has been rock solid and I have no complaints...
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And thats OK CK. I hate windows, because NTFS and the system itself rot, in other words the system will eventually slow down to a halt and you have to redo the system. With my Macs, I just use OnyX any time it begins to slow down and it puts it back to the top end. Mac OSX has a more easily used interface, visually appealing without sucking up tons of memory. I also like that I can close my windows of TenFourFox while its downloading and not lose whats being downloaded.
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I have a triple boot hackintosh running Snow Leopard, Windows 7 and latest Ubuntu. Windows 7 is light years ahead for my engineer taste.

I have a 1.67 Powerbook just waiting for MOS! But, MOS developers are ... really mysterious about the project timeline, so, It's getting dust in the drawer holding a nice Leopard installation.
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And thats OK CK. I hate windows, because NTFS and the system itself rot, in other words the system will eventually slow down to a halt and you have to redo the system.
Only if you're some kind of noob. I'm personally responsible for 100+ Windows XP/Server 2003 boxes, the majority of which have been running on the same installs for 4+ years. (Yeah, the hardware is getting old by now, but they're performing as well as they did when they were new.)
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Default Re: Latest MorphOS on MacMini - all but done

Maybe you should take into account that I'm not an IT manager. Also, I usually do a bunch of mods to a standard XP install: Turn off System Restore, Virtual Memory, indexing services, and such. But in regular use I don't really use windows anymore, but when I did I either used 2000 or XP and with the latter I would back up and reinstall the system every 3-4 months, just to make sure everything ran well . I also never needed anti virus, if I ever got a virus I just reinstalled the system over it.

But seriously, Windows XP out of the box has very poor memory management. It resorted to virtual memory on my Dell XPS model 1 even though I had 2GB of RAM, a whole 1GB which wasn't even put in use until I nixed virtual memory. USB stick writing was also a lot slower than on my Power Mac G4, which when I did the test was using 10.4.

I also had to constantly rebuild NTFS due to power spikes out here in the boonies (yes I have surge protectors, but cheap ones, I cant be bothered to spend $100 on a good APC), I eventually hacked my XP to run on exFAT which was much better

But I have never had to rebuild an HFS+ volume due to power spikes, although the spikes have all but disappeared after new power lines put in 2005 after Ernesto.
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I bet Ubuntu would run pretty nicely on that MacMini.
Have basically the same Mac Mini and Ubuntu blows. Bad performance. Bad graphic issues. The situation may have changed since the last Ubuntu release though.

No, you either want OK OSX performance on this machine or FAST MorphOS up and in there. If the license for MorphOS is already dealt with it's a real plus.
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Old 09-01-2011, 11:05 AM   #34
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Windows 7 is light years ahead of anything else on the market. End of.

And I have and do use Mac , Linux , MorphOS and Windows

But lets not get into that arguemnt again. The post is about MorphOS on a MacMini (G4), windows does not run on it.
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Old 09-01-2011, 11:25 AM   #35
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@save2600

Out of interest have you tried to install older OWB version then?
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