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Software News   Software News : MorphOS 2.4 - Premier Release with Mac mini Support
   posted by guruman on 12-Oct-2009 23:40:35 (6373 reads)
The MorphOS development team is proud to announce the public release of MorphOS 2.4, the first ever public version to install on Mac mini G4 machines. In addition to the extended hardware support, existing users will benefit from various bug fixes and a few new features. For an overview of the included changes, please read our release notes.

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We strongly urge owners of Mac mini G4 computers to carefully read our installation and troubleshoot guides before they attempt to install MorphOS for the first time. Existing users can upgrade via the familiar procedure but are encouraged to read the guides as well. MorphOS 2.4 is available for download in our files section.

In related news, MorphOS 2.4 will be demonstrated at the upcoming Amiga Meeting in Bad Bramstedt. Interested users will be able to pay and register MorphOS at the event.

Jacek 'jacaDcaps' Piszczek of the MorphOS Team prepared a small PDF explaining how to install MorphOS along with Mac OS X on the Mac Mini on the same hard drive.
    

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Boot_WB 
Re: MorphOS 2.4 - Premier Release with Mac mini Support
Posted on 13-Oct-2009 3:32:18
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Great news.

Thanks to the MOS team for their hard work.

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Moxee 
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Posted on 13-Oct-2009 3:37:02
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Watch those Mac minis get snatched up.

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TrevorDick 
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Posted on 13-Oct-2009 7:01:17
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Now I have a reason to switch on my MacMini!

TrevorD

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Trixie 
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Posted on 13-Oct-2009 7:58:18
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Well done!

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sananaman 
Re: MorphOS 2.4 - Premier Release with Mac mini Support
Posted on 13-Oct-2009 8:44:11
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Ok guys.. which model to buy? Ofcoz I want to have the fastest MacMini PPC.
Model number + specs please...

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KimmoK 
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Posted on 13-Oct-2009 9:01:21
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First non-braindamaged OS for my MacMini !!

now... to the download link...


@sananaman

Any G4 mini will work.
Fastest is the model with 1.5Ghz chip and 64Mb video RAM.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac_Mini

update: nicely put words from OS News previous article
"Like I said in the AmigaOS 4 review, the number of ex-Amigans is dwindling, and dwindling fast, and the portion of that number willing to shell out a lot of money for a new Amiga is even smaller. In other words, you need to draw your users from somewhere else if you want to remain viable.

It is clear to me that the MorphOS team is trying to look for ways to make the operating system more appealing to people outside of the Amiga community, and I applaud that. The anticipated port to PowerPC Macs means the operating system will suddenly have a huge pool of machines it can be installed on, and if they price it right, I can certainly see a number of people here on OSNews willing to give it a go."

Last edited by KimmoK on 13-Oct-2009 at 10:18 AM.
Last edited by KimmoK on 13-Oct-2009 at 09:03 AM.

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Zorro 
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Posted on 13-Oct-2009 9:25:54
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Great news !

Congratulations to the dev team...

I will try this soon...

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Krashan 
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Posted on 13-Oct-2009 9:46:20
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The best model is 1.5 GHz one with 64 MB of video memory. Beware of some "silent upgrade" models, which are overclocked 1.42 GHz ones with 32 MB of VRAM. Not that MorphOS has problems with them, but as you want the best one...

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pavlor 
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Posted on 13-Oct-2009 9:54:42
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Congratulations!

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KimmoK 
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Posted on 13-Oct-2009 11:19:13
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So, G4 1,42Ghz + MOS + mplayer? deliver the needed muscle to play Full-HD videos?

Does MOS support blueray drives?

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Condor 
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Posted on 13-Oct-2009 11:33:58
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Well done MorphOs Team!!!

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PR 
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Posted on 13-Oct-2009 11:48:43
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Can I get a "MacMini" from a local recycling store today? ;)

Edit: Offcourse happy to hear from the "Red" - side as heard that someone gets it to work!

Last edited by PR on 13-Oct-2009 at 11:50 AM.

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Dwyloc 
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Posted on 13-Oct-2009 11:49:34
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Yes well done to the MophOS team.

I know a number of old Amiga users that would love to give MorphOS or OS4 a go if they could run it on there old G4 macs.

But as a SAM440ep owner I am still waiting on a sam440 port as I wont be purchasing any new ppc hardware to replace my sam440 any time soon unless it can run both MorphOS and OS4 and is a good bit faster than my sam440ep 667 board and costs no more than 250 for the hardware.

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PR 
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Posted on 13-Oct-2009 11:52:39
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Time to get Morphos for AmigaOnes?

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Posted on 13-Oct-2009 12:04:07
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Really great news indeed!

Petrol.

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ikir 
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Posted on 13-Oct-2009 12:46:38
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Quote:
L/MacFileSystem [NEW]

File system for the Mac HFS disks, including write support


Wooot!!! Really nice

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Templario 
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Posted on 13-Oct-2009 14:46:50
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Congratulations, other rival machiche under ours systems.

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Posted on 13-Oct-2009 15:12:30
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Congratulation MOS team :)

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Posted on 13-Oct-2009 15:20:20
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Great news! Congrats to MOS team!

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Posted on 13-Oct-2009 19:07:19
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Congratulation to everyone in the MorphOS team.

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