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Old 07-01-2008, 03:44 AM   #41
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Default Re: MorphOS 2.0 Released

what runs on it?
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Old 07-01-2008, 04:46 AM   #42
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Default Re: MorphOS 2.0 Released

@stefcep2: most important for me is the inverse: "what runs it on?"

@colanil1200: Shouln't we set up a petition, a dedicated website or something, promoting SOME KIND OF REAL, NATIVE Amiga OS running on the Mac Mini G4?? I think there's A LOT of people who did the same thing as we both and ran for a Mac Mini G4 as soon they saw what this NIIICE, silent, powerfull machine can do! It's the most sexy AMIGA ever!
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Old 07-01-2008, 05:25 AM   #43
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Default Re: MorphOS 2.0 Released

I don't want to complain about the low-spec hardware or the high software price either. I just want to thank the people who gave me the opportunity to buy a new OS AND some new hardware to run it. Thanks to the Efika developers and BIG thanks to the MorphOS development team.

PS: Some of the people complaining about the low hardware specs of the Efika probably paid much more $$$ to buy Blizard PPC's & Cyberstorms - even 060s! Is that fair?
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Old 07-01-2008, 05:32 AM   #44
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Default Re: MorphOS 2.0 Released

Excellent news! I'll be home in 3 weeks and it will be time to blow the dust off my Efika and put it to use.

I've never used MorphOS so it will be interesting to see what my first impressions are. I apreciate the time-limited demo. How long will it work?

The installation seems easy enough: put the install image on a USB flash drive (FAT formatted I assume) and shove it in the Efika. I have various 2.5" IDE drives on shelves and I'll probably use a 10GB or 20GB one for testing which raises the question as to how to partition and format them. I guess after typing "boot scsi:0 morphos-2.0-efikainstall.img" I'll be able to access some sort of "HD Toolbox". Do I need a 4GB FFS "System" partition or can I just have one big 10GB or 20GB partition?
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Old 07-01-2008, 05:53 AM   #45
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Default Re: MorphOS 2.0 Released

@gaula92: As long as the court case is going on and Amiga Inc. is involved in any ways, such a petition would pretty much be a waste of energy.
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Old 07-01-2008, 06:33 AM   #46
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Default Re: MorphOS 2.0 Released

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what runs on it?
This is kind of the point! While this is really good news and well done to the MOS team for getting this together, it looks raelly good... but €150... for that money you do want to actually use it for something...

People on here talk about small dev teams and small volume sold to justify a high price... but, it's hard to accept when it is essentially just a luxuary item, not something that one actually needs!
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Old 07-01-2008, 06:57 AM   #47
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Default Re: MorphOS 2.0 Released

@ Darrin

The time-out is 30 min. It's enough to get a good impression. Since the rebbot time is quite fast it is okay to get first impressions of the system and play a bit around. But still it is annoying enough to make you either register soon, or give up.
Btw.: It works cool on my Efika.
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Old 07-01-2008, 07:01 AM   #48
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Default Re: MorphOS 2.0 Released

wow, there are alot of whiners in this thread. I'm ordering my EFIKA later this week so we'll see how it goes.

I agree w/whoever posted and said that people spend much more on a CSPPC when the EFIKA runs circles around it.

I bet if a version for the MacMINI comes out and is priced at $250 US, we'll have MacMINI users balking and not wanting to buy MorphOS for that system either.


Anyway, more importantly...

EFIKA users, have you tried any intense apps? Movie players etc? How did the EFIKA hold up? How much memory does it use/leave free?
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Old 07-01-2008, 07:23 AM   #49
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@Colani1200: Morphos is possible on the Mini: the lawsuit only concerns AMIGA OS4 (wich Ainc can put into their %&$#?@!%&$#?@!%&$#?@!%&$#?@!%&$#?@!%&$#?@!%&$#?@!s, in my opinion, if we get Morphos intead...)
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Old 07-01-2008, 07:24 AM   #50
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Default Re: MorphOS 2.0 Released

I appreciate the work that the MOS team has done. I'm know it must have been for all who were working on this OS both a pleasure and a pain. But, though all the doubts and pressure to produce something, they did it on their own time table and that is to be respected. As for price, we are not talking about an Apple, Microsoft, or even a Linux distro, but an OS that targets a smaller special sector of computer users. Spend the money on it if you support the OS and the folks that took the time to work on it, plain and simple.

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Old 07-01-2008, 07:37 AM   #51
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Default Re: MorphOS 2.0 Released

Are there any good side-by-side comparisons available which show the differences between MorphOS and AmigaOS4, including hardware and software compatibility? Aside from AROS, are there any other AmigaOS-a-likes which merit investigation?

I'm seriously wanting to move into the PPC Amiga world. But with a dead CSPPC, it looks like my best chances are MorphOS on some new hardware than AmigaOS4 on a repaired CSPPC in a 16 yo A4000D.
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Old 07-01-2008, 08:00 AM   #52
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Default Re: MorphOS 2.0 Released

You can order an EFIKA for $99 from Directron.com and get the MorphOS 2.0 ISO.
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Old 07-01-2008, 08:23 AM   #53
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Default Re: MorphOS 2.0 Released

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wow, there are alot of whiners in this thread. I'm ordering my EFIKA later this week so we'll see how it goes.

I agree w/whoever posted and said that people spend much more on a CSPPC when the EFIKA runs circles around it.
I completely agree.

Hehe, perhaps this thread could do with some passive agressive moderation: Move all whining posts into a seperate thread called "We who donŽt appreciate the devs that are left" or something like "we whoŽd like our lunch for free".

Now, that was me a bit over the line and then some with my trolling. Awaiting the appropriate reponse flame
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Old 07-01-2008, 08:24 AM   #54
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Default Re: MorphOS 2.0 Released

@DyLucke

Yet people assasinate their pockets, kill the dog, pawn the wife, and send the kids off to usbekistan for a CPPC.

And just look at the size of the efika, pc mobo makes have tried making such small cards too, i saw an amd based card with 900 mhz and 256 megs of ram which costs 5 times what the efika does.

FYI, the sam440 did 699 bogo mips.
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Old 07-01-2008, 08:44 AM   #55
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You can order an EFIKA for $99 from Directron.com and get the MorphOS 2.0 ISO.
How so?

[EDIT]: Nevermind, I found the download links for the time-limited ISO. :-D
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Old 07-01-2008, 08:44 AM   #56
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I just ordered a EFIKA for $99 through Directron.com... cant wait to try MOS 2.0!!!!
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Old 07-01-2008, 09:04 AM   #57
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Old 07-01-2008, 09:28 AM   #58
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@Amigakit

Do you propose selling an Efika / Morph 2.0 bundle for example with Morph 2.0 pre installed on a hard drive ?
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Just want to say my congratulations! I'll be purchasing my copy asap
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Default Re: MorphOS 2.0 Released

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The time-out is 30 min. It's enough to get a good impression. Since the rebbot time is quite fast it is okay to get first impressions of the system and play a bit around. But still it is annoying enough to make you either register soon, or give up.
Btw.: It works cool on my Efika.
Thanks Zylesea.

Only 30 mins? I was expecting a week at least in order to test some software properly. Hell, if I installed it and then my wife phoned me then that could be the end of my demo! :-D

Ah well, I'm going to buy it anyway so no big deal.
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