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Announcement   Announcement : Genesi: Announcing MorphOS Support on Efika 5200B
   posted by ironfist on 23-Nov-2006 13:26:18 (14690 reads)
Genesi is pleased to announce that the next public release of MorphOS will support the Efika. MorphOS is a lightweight and flexible operating system and Efika is a low-power and silent miniature mainboard based on the Freescale MPC5200B Power Architecture™ SoC.

Genesi Press Release
MorphOS Team Announcement


The Efika 5200B is available on the PegasosPPC.com store. The retail price is $199 - please contact the sales team for reseller and bulk discounts.
    

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Re: Genesi: Announcing MorphOS Support on Efika 5200B
Posted on 23-Nov-2006 13:56:35
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This is just great!



Great work, Genesi and MorphOS Team!
EFIKA and MorphOS is a perfect match!



/Helgis Jr.

Last edited by ironfist on 23-Nov-2006 at 02:01 PM.
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Re: Genesi: Announcing MorphOS Support on Efika 5200B
Posted on 23-Nov-2006 14:31:53
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Nice news...cheap HW and cool SW...that I need this xmaX:) but butter whit OS4 support :)


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Re: Genesi: Announcing MorphOS Support on Efika 5200B
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Price would definitely make the difference to me.

Until now I only considered the "official" way (OS4) but hey, this is a 160¤ HW and should have enough power for what I plan to use it for.

Are there any rumours or, better, confirmed information about MorphOS pricing structure for Efika?

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Posted on 23-Nov-2006 14:52:21
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This is wonderful news!

Renewed hope for the platform!

Heck, since we are at this particular site, I think that a few is in order!

To Genesi:
To the MorphOS Team:



(Suddenly I feel that there aren't enough smileys to choose from! )

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Re: Genesi: Announcing MorphOS Support on Efika 5200B
Posted on 23-Nov-2006 14:53:24
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Will AROS be next?

Do you guys remember the Super Bundle? Looks like it's coming back for the EFIKA!

This is a very good day.

Takemehomegrandma:
When smilies aren't enough you always have the Official Genesi Cheerleader. :)

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Quote:
Are there any rumours or, better, confirmed information about MorphOS pricing structure for Efika?


Note that I have no idea, but why should the price for the whole deal be anything different than the $199/160EUR mentioned? That's how it was with the Pegasos ...

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Re: Genesi: Announcing MorphOS Support on Efika 5200B
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Well, I don't know.

As I said before, not only price was in general too high for current amigaos-like HW, but I was more interested in the "official" way, i.e. AmigaOS 4. So please don't blame me.

Now that MorphOS has a chep HW to run on, well... we can talk about considering it!

Jokes apart, are you telling me MorphOS was free of charge during the Pegasos era or what?!

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@ Turrican3

Yes, and the price is still annouced to decline down to 99 US$. Will take a while, but it will come. With taht price tag the combo becomes *very* competetive.


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great news! very tempting!


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Re: Genesi: Announcing MorphOS Support on Efika 5200B
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@Zylesea

200$ (160¤) including OS is very very very good IMHO.

(as always not comparing the system price to a PC clone, but to previous amiga-like HW/SW combos, both official and non-official.
Of course Efika is not as powerful as a G4, but I've been an Amiga user for too long to underestimate the importance of a low-end system)

99$ (80¤?!) including OS would be excellent to say the least.

EDIT fixed errors

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@ ironfist

Regarding the superbundle:

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Today, the question becomes what we can do for the next SuperBundle?


How about HOLLYWOOD?

A one of the most prominent creativity applications on the platform today IMHO!

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Jokes apart, are you telling me MorphOS was free of charge during the Pegasos era or what?!


Yes! And it still is, both for Pegasos and Amiga's!

I guess they figured that they wouldn't make any money worth mentioning anyway on a few hundreds/thousands sales, and that this price would only work in a counterproductive way since it would raise the cost for creative people that may produce "content" (hehe ) to get involved. No platform is better than its applications. Maybe they thought it was better to give it away for free to this little community, and later make money on OEM deals instead. At least that's what I think. And it was easy back when Genesi actively supported MorphOS development financially (up to MorphOS 1.4.0 or so). Hmm, maybe this news item is a sign of some kind of resumed support?

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There are three Hollywood related projects:

1. Small footprint Thin Client, Information Kiosk, Internet Telephone

2. EFIKA VJ live set

And,

3. Hollywood itself (fixed that).

Any more good ideas beside Port AROS To EFIKA...(nudge, nudge...)

R&B


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I would really like one of those to build it in my A4000 micronik tower, sort of Siamese system.


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Great news.

And I hope OS4 can join the party...


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@Hondo

Because, while not branded, it's also an amiga solution for amigans. Genesi/BBRV is delivering what AOS4 desperately needs: cheap hardware.

Now we just need to get AOS4 on it to be complete. And then I'll get one.


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