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Software News   Software News : MorphOS 2.4 - Premier Release with Mac mini Support
   posted by guruman on 13-Oct-2009 0:40:35 (6733 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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Re: MorphOS 2.4 - Premier Release with Mac mini Support
Posted on 13-Oct-2009 21:12:35
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Great work. Finally can dust of my Mac Mini and get it to work with MorphOS. Would have been nice if OS 4.1 would also run on it but this is good too.


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I must try MorphOS now. This is really good news.

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Well this is certainly good news that will push MorphOS ahead. But I do wonder, why didn't they chose a Mac laptop instead?

If it's running on the Mac why not produce the first Amiga clone OS that runs on a laptop? The oppertunity still awaits.

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This is great! AmigaOS 4.1 might as well get support for using Mac Minis, too. It's a logical step which will make the hardware issue of the Amiga much easier..


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With this step MorphOS became the first so called next gen amigaos, that runs on generally available cheap and powerful hardware and not only on boards that are rare, only a few thousand were produced and expensive. It would be a great opportunity, but sadly I feel it's too late.

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Well done MOS guys! [clap clap clap]!!! :)


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@Hypex:
Quote:
But I do wonder, why didn't they chose a Mac laptop instead?

Because it's more complex to support a laptop, and it takes longer. (Few keywords as hint: power management, batterly level, screen brigthess, wifi, sleep mode...) I think the Mini was quite a logical first step.


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Congrats to all involved!


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Posted on 15-Oct-2009 3:20:14
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Thanks !! Its great, allready installed on my mac mini here !! ;)

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@Hypex, @Chain-Q:
And if we check Piru's website it says: "PowerBook G4 running PowerPC 7447B (G4) 1.67GHz. 2GB of DDR2 RAM, 250GB 2.5" HDD, Bluetooth, Airport Extreme, dual layer 8X DVD-RW drive. Running MorphOS cvs version"
I think the laptop version is not so far away and can be the next (logical) step.

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Posted on 15-Oct-2009 10:48:25
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To get more CPU power for AOS4 fans ...
Perhaps AOS4.2 could be hosted on MOS....
? ?


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Aos 4.2 will include amiga de :)

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@rzookol
I hope you meant the domain... (amiga.de, which is - btw - not registered anymore; it was a redirection to amiga.com once, but 'ya know - no money, no re-registrations... )


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