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[Rant] We are still waiting ...ANN.lu
Posted on 01-Apr-2004 08:13 GMT by Climax11 comments
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The first quarter of the year has now passed. Some people expected it as a "christmas gift" for christmas 2003, but unfortunately that didn't happen. Then some people hoped that it would only be slightly delayed and that it would be released some week or so after new years eve. Unfortunately, that didn't happen either. I guess we all hoped that it would still be released "early 2004" though.

Well, now it's not "early 2004" anymore. A whole quarter of the year has passed and the summer is coming up. So I guess that I am not the only one who asks: When will MorphOS1.5 be released? :-P

Don't get me wrong, I think MorphOS "1.4.2" works just fine on the Pegasos2, and even though LinuxPPC is flawless and runs perfect too, it's still not really what an old Amigan would expect or want. So I am very, very grateful that we have MorphOS 1.4.2 and I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that has been involved in bringing the platform to where it is today.

It already offers pretty much everything that an old time Amigan coming back from the Wintel world would need and want. I found myself re-descovering the Power of Amiga again, almost ten years after I left, but this time with more modern hardware with RTG audio, RTG video, network, USB and very fast CPU's like the 1GHz G4. The responsiveness of the OS, the familiar applications, and even such "minor" things like downloading something to RAM: and lha it there to try it out, instead of going through a massive installation process that takes a lot of time with changing the register and rebboting and such. And running things directly from the CD, like MorphOS itself! I like it a lot! :-)

Even though the old Amiga TCP/IP stacks like MiamiDx and Genesis works fine (and very fast too, thanks to the great JIT), it would surely be nice to have the rumoured PPC MorphOS native TCP/IP stack. And it would surely be nice to be able to crunch the RC5 keys with AltiVec since that would mean that about 2.5 times more keys would be crunched during the same time on the 1GHz G4. And it will be interesting to see what the AltiVec can do for other programs to, like media, graphics, audio, etc programs. And there are still some room for some improvements in Ambient, if you know what I mean! ;-)

/me hopes for a MorphOS1.5 release early this summer so one can spend some rainy days on the vacation to fiddle with it ... :-)

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Posted by cahva (62.236.74.5) on 01-Apr-2004 06:19 GMT
Hehe.. Very nicely put on the "Read more" what OS you were referring to ;) You got me for sure :D
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Posted by hooligan/dcs (Registered user) on 01-Apr-2004 06:20 GMT
So you haven't heard about it? MOS1.5 was cancelled.. it was announced at #morphos many days ago.
Most of the core developers have gotten jobs and simply have to time to finish 1.5 :(((((
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Posted by Sigbjørn Skjæret (80.203.16.135) on 01-Apr-2004 06:36 GMT
What? Didn't you see the official pressrelease? MorphOS 1.5 is available here... ;)


- CISC
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Posted by JKD (205.158.116.231) on 01-Apr-2004 14:45 GMT
Hahahahahaaa...

I got my present a year ago and even have the t-shirt to prove it :D

Go PegaMorph!

Steve
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Posted by Nuno (212.113.164.104) on 01-Apr-2004 18:07 GMT
Nice free advert for MorphOS.
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Posted by duga (81.225.10.26) on 02-Apr-2004 16:34 GMT
Which one is the best web browser for Morph OS?
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Posted by Rob (195.92.67.65) on 02-Apr-2004 20:10 GMT
In reply to Comment 6 (duga):
Probably Voyager at the moment.
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Posted by duga (81.225.10.26) on 02-Apr-2004 20:47 GMT
In reply to Comment 7 (Rob):
Uhm, that's bad. How about Mozilla?
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Posted by Anonymous (213.226.84.180) on 03-Apr-2004 09:57 GMT
In reply to Comment 6 (duga):
You can pick between Voyager, Aweb and Ibrowse. They all suck badly
IMO. A new modern browser will be one of the most important things to
get the platform really usable, the old Amiga browsers are simply not
even close to what people outside the Amiga community would expect.
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Posted by duga (81.225.10.26) on 03-Apr-2004 19:47 GMT
In reply to Comment 9 (Anonymous):
Yeah, that's exactly why I left the Amiga platform a few years ago.
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Posted by Wayne Dresing, PhD. (216.127.82.99) on 03-Apr-2004 23:22 GMT
See the Hobbits working hard at producing Pegasos2 boards:
http://www.dcecom.de/images/crossbee_bplan_at_dce_first_production_G4.jpg


:-)
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