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guruman 
PowerBook G4 MorphOS sneak preview
Posted on 7-Nov-2009 13:51:32
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From: Padova, Italy

As Piru said on MorphZone,
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Here's a video I shot some time ago. It shows my PowerBook G4 system booting up the MorphOS 3.0 (development branch):

PowerBook-G4-MorphOS-3-sneak-preview.mp4

Please note that this isn't official confirmation of any kind. A lot of support infrastructure for laptop usage is still missing, as well as some drivers.

PS. Sorry for the poor video quality.
PPS. We don't need any beta testers for the PowerBook version for now.

More than worth a look!

Kind regards,
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Alkaron 
Re: PowerBook G4 MorphOS sneak preview
Posted on 7-Nov-2009 13:52:16
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@guruman
http://amigaworld.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=29966&forum=2

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Sir_Lucas 
Re: PowerBook G4 MorphOS sneak preview
Posted on 7-Nov-2009 14:38:57
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@guruman

That's great news. I look forward to developing of this interesting project. MorphOS has just become fully portable :) Great indeed

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Channel_Z 
Re: PowerBook G4 MorphOS sneak preview
Posted on 7-Nov-2009 15:13:06
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@guruman

Very interesting. Now both AROS and MorphOS run on laptops, leaving OS4 as the only NG system that doesn't.

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Metalheart 
Re: PowerBook G4 MorphOS sneak preview
Posted on 7-Nov-2009 15:28:20
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Great !! Looks nice.

Hyperion has to come up with some interesting stuff in the near future or they will loose customors to AROS and MorpOS.

(I'm not intending to set up an OS discussion here, mind you)

We need a few things to be a succes (as Amiga like OS's concern)

-Portability (as in laptops/phones/pda's)
-Cheap powerful hardware
-Applications (profesional ones)

So this is another step in the right direction I think

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meet.mrnrg 
Re: PowerBook G4 MorphOS sneak preview
Posted on 7-Nov-2009 15:45:23
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http://amigaworld.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=29966&forum=2#518891

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Hey... if that's all for real than great... The first modern Amiga Laptop. I'm still keeping tabs on the LimePC Z9 notebooks, but nothing to report. Only good news is that the company is still working with FreeScale and units are available in mass quantities. I hope this continues to be the case!


Website / s - are still being developed...
http://www.limefree.org/sdk.shtml

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herewegoagain 
Re: PowerBook G4 MorphOS sneak preview
Posted on 8-Nov-2009 0:55:16
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@guruman

Excellent! I was hoping for an OS4 port since the lawsuit was settled, but it sounds like Hyperion are not willing to do a Mac version.

I have two PowerBook G4 laptops, and will definitely try Morphos when this becomes available.

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Kicko 
Re: PowerBook G4 MorphOS sneak preview
Posted on 8-Nov-2009 2:32:17
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From: Sweden

Looks nice.
Im envious we dont have os4 laptop but i hope we get in future. I just hope not to far after mos3 releases for powerbook. If not i could always run both systems

Keep up the good work

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Zylesea 
Re: PowerBook G4 MorphOS sneak preview
Posted on 8-Nov-2009 21:37:53
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@guruman

This is great, but I guess the port will take some time until it will be completely finished. As I saw with the mini already Apple did build quite some good hardware. And the powerbook even reaches higher clock speeds! Guess there will be another laptop in my possesion soon...

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drHirudo 
Re: PowerBook G4 MorphOS sneak preview
Posted on 8-Nov-2009 22:09:44
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Amiga compatible OS on a laptop would be great. I even may try it on my PowerBook G4!

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Zylesea 
Re: PowerBook G4 MorphOS sneak preview
Posted on 8-Nov-2009 22:24:07
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@drHirudo

Since your powerbook should have a Radeon 7500 chances aren't too low it will work. But I guess it will take some time until a release can be expected. Support isn't even confirmed yet officialy, though I guess chances are rather high the powerbook support will be added in one of the next releases. But next supported hw will be the emac which may be nice for those looking for a very cheap maschine to toy around with or those who already have one.

And regarding your paid price, I don't kow how much a good price would be, but just put your price in relation to the beer price at the Oktoberfest and the powerbook looks like a bargain.

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