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Old 20 June 2008, 22:55   #1
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would you buy a Mac to run OS4 if it were possible ?

posted this over at LA too..curious to see the results with all the talk going on nowadays..btw, Im a definite yes
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Old 20 June 2008, 23:37   #2
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I would run it in one of my existing macs, definitely.
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Old 20 June 2008, 23:53   #3
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I'm classic hardware all the way....68k or not at all.
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Old 20 June 2008, 23:57   #4
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I'm classic hardware all the way....68k or not at all.
Yep, same here. It just isn't an Amiga otherwise.

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Old 21 June 2008, 00:05   #5
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posted this over at LA too..curious to see the results with all the talk going on nowadays..btw, Im a definite yes
So you'd spend that money to run a lonely, almost unsupported OS ...just to..say you can. Brilliant.
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Old 21 June 2008, 00:06   #6
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I'd rather shove wasps up my bum I would NEVER surrender to Steve Jobs, urgh makes me shudder thinking about it.
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Old 21 June 2008, 00:11   #7
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So you'd spend that money to run a lonely, almost unsupported OS ...just to..say you can. Brilliant.
You can get an old G4 for NOTHING, Fred the Fok
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Old 21 June 2008, 00:14   #8
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Bored people do a lot of stupid things, but OS4 on a Mac? I would NEVER be bored enough to try this, even if you give me a lot money for it.
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Old 21 June 2008, 00:32   #9
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So you'd spend that money to run a lonely, almost unsupported OS ...just to..say you can. Brilliant.
you must be joking right I'd love to dual boot OSX and OS4 and I can buy a Mac Mini locally for less than $250..why don't you try to buy a PPC accelerator card for the Amiga nowadays for that money or even better wait for new Amiga hardware
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So it would be as much fun as running mac OSX on a peecee? or windoze vista on a x86 mac...... I don't see the attraction.
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Old 21 June 2008, 00:40   #11
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I don't own a Mac and to be honest I don't find it all that appealing to run OS4 on one. Of all the OS's I've used, I like 1.3 and 3.1 the best, on 680x0 hardware. I voted no.
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I'm classic hardware all the way....68k or not at all.
I'm as retro as you can get but thats not the question at hand here
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Old 21 June 2008, 01:15   #13
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I'm as retro as you can get but thats not the question at hand here

Sure it is....if it doesn't run on a 68k amiga...then no i wouldn't buy a mac to run it.
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you must be joking right I'd love to dual boot OSX and OS4 and I can buy a Mac Mini locally for less than $250..why don't you try to buy a PPC accelerator card for the Amiga nowadays for that money or even better wait for new Amiga hardware
You assume I'd even bother to care to run a useless OS.
I play the greatest games ever (Amiga) on WinUAE and E-UAE/Hi - Toro.
That's all. I just can't see bothering to put the two OS's on the same (PPC of course) computer.
But we all have different ideas I guess.
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Old 21 June 2008, 01:58   #15
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There is another way for us old skool 68k fans to run OS4 on our trusty steeds...

May I present the A-Max - yes, that's right a fully fledged and ageing Mac emulator card for Zorro equipped miggys...

http://www.amiga-hardware.com/showha...cgi?HARDID=341

Zetty is going to implant an entire imac onto the board and make it work - just like that...

IT WILL WORK AND RUN OS4!!!
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Old 21 June 2008, 02:09   #16
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If you want an Amiga get an Amiga. Not a Mac.

68k all the way.
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Old 21 June 2008, 02:50   #17
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A iBook G3 OS4 system would be the perfect on-the-go ahx/dpiv machine for me.
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There is another way for us old skool 68k fans to run OS4 on our trusty steeds...

May I present the A-Max - yes, that's right a fully fledged and ageing Mac emulator card for Zorro equipped miggys...

http://www.amiga-hardware.com/showha...cgi?HARDID=341

Zetty is going to implant an entire imac onto the board and make it work - just like that...

IT WILL WORK AND RUN OS4!!!
ya that sounds great BUT but can it run on my 1200 with 030@50 installed
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Old 21 June 2008, 02:54   #19
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@ Fred the Fop

fair enough..after all many of us might and are using different OS's BUT we are all Amigans at heart here
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Old 21 June 2008, 03:22   #20
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I would agree that a the only way to run OS4 is on a "real" Amiga which is the reason why we loved the Amiga to begin with, but the reality is that we are never going to be able to run OS4 properly on a classic Amiga, so the only alternative would be to run it on hardware that is not Amiga based.

Although, like someone else said. I am not that bored to do it either... I run Windows XP & SUSE Linux right now and that is more than enough ( although its SUSE i use 95% if the time ). Running OS4 at its best on a proper MAC is never going to happen anyway, so not to knock the the original poster of the thread, i just don't see the point in starting it, when the time could be spent starting something that is applicable and can happen now.

No offense klx300r
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