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News   News : Interview with Mark Olsen
   posted by Daff on 30-Oct-2009 16:14:36 (3482 reads)
The magazine Obligement publish today an interview with Mark Olsen, a developer of MorphOS.

Mark is known for his Quake 3 port, 3D drivers work and recently the port of MorphOS on Mac mini G4.

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The interview in english is available here

The interview in french is available here

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Re: Interview with Mark Olsen
Posted on 30-Oct-2009 18:24:06
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Thanks for the interview. Nice to have some information on mos development, powerbook etc. Specially i like the part on os4 comments :)

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Re: Interview with Mark Olsen
Posted on 30-Oct-2009 18:37:40
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Thanks for interview, I read it an enjoyed it.

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Re: Interview with Mark Olsen
Posted on 30-Oct-2009 19:46:28
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Very nice !

Thank you for this interview and for your work, bigfoot ! And thanks to Obligement for the french translation.

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Re: Interview with Mark Olsen
Posted on 30-Oct-2009 20:52:41
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Great interview.

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Re: Interview with Mark Olsen
Posted on 30-Oct-2009 22:47:36
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I especially liked that one:

MorphOS for Mac mini was released in October 2009. What were the hardest work(s) in this port ?

There wasn't really anything that was particularly difficult. The hardest part was probably finding time to actually do the required work.

Last edited by Zylesea on 30-Oct-2009 at 10:53 PM.

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Re: Interview with Mark Olsen
Posted on 31-Oct-2009 4:13:59
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@ Kicko

ya the OS4 comments were the best part of the interview for me

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Re: Interview with Mark Olsen
Posted on 31-Oct-2009 14:45:53
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Not sure how the OS4 comment was at all interesting:
What is your opinion about AmigaOS 4.x ?

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Re: Interview with Mark Olsen
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Re: Interview with Mark Olsen
Posted on 31-Oct-2009 16:54:40
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I think the most interesting comment is tha t it wasn't difficult,just time consuming to make the mac mini port.

Now if Mark or someone would make the Powermac G4 tower port,there are lots of them sitting underused;(I have two,so I'm biased).Although the eMac port first is acceptable and sounds like it may happen ,and relatively soon?

QUESTION:I don't quite understand the team license fee rates BUT what also I'm unsure of is once one buys MorphOS license for a computer does one get right to new version when it is published?

Currently diligently searching for mac mini within budget.Not going to pay some ebay $349 for ex-school machine lacking power adaptor!SOME of those adverts are too much!

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Re: Interview with Mark Olsen
Posted on 31-Oct-2009 17:09:29
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In case you buy a licence for MorphOS 2.x you get all updates for 2.x for free. I would expect some new pricing for 3.x.

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