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View Poll Results: would you buy a Mac to run MorphOS 2 if it were possible ?
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Old 19 July 2008, 14:16   #1
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would you buy a Mac to run MorphOS 2 if it were possible ?

Sort of a question one step from http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=37439

Me, I've alreasy got one, and yes OSX is loverly, but sluggish and over polished compared to OS4/Morphos, basically MacOS X is good, I still prefer it to Windows/Linux, but it wants you to be it's b*tch, just like Vista...

Anyway, what do you lot think??

(PS ignore the OS4 on the poll Optionons, I just cut'n'pasted from the OS4 poll, and of course you can't edit them )
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Old 19 July 2008, 14:19   #2
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Because I'm nice I changed the poll question for you
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Not until they changed their hardware lock policy.
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Sorry for picking the last option...

...I could imagine a situation where: A moment of madness on fleaBay resulted in my acquiring an old iMac & I'm left wondering what to do with it...

...then, again: If it's a 'high-end' Amiga you're after (preferably for buttons) you still can't go far wrong with Amithlon...
...but I would say that.
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Have to agree with Charlie, you can get a very cheap PC box and have awesome performance running Amithlon

I would rather run MacOS on a Mac since it's way superior to MOS 2.0

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Except you can't actually buy Amithlon can you?

Not that I've been able to find anyway..
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No, you can't buy Amithlon
IMO: The typically Amiga-mess surrounding its being withdrawn did the Amiga community incalculable harm...
...regardless ones opinion as to what a 'real Amiga' is; continued development would have long-since seen the classic OS running natively on cheep PC hardware in much the way Apple migrated their classic OS from 68k to PPC - fully integrated 68k & chipset emulation included. (maybe PPC too!)

Amithlon can still manage most of the above (with a lot of work) - a real taste of what might have been.

No interminable waiting for vapour-ware/hardware; no messing about with Bill & his cronies; no PPC-OS kludges; no being locked into a vastly under-specced & over-priced PPC platform (that doesn't practicably exist anyway).
AND no stupidly over-priced classic hardware for the retro-heads that will always want to play with such stuff (me included).


I know, it's just all the above was sooo close & so few Amiga peeps realise how close...

...back to planet Earth:
-Occ copies of Amithlon do crop up on fleaBay & if you're feeling inquisitive I believe there are things called p2p networks - although of course I would never recommend such naughtiness.
-X Amiga is certainly worth a look for those who want to boot a PC into AmigaOS in a realisably 'native' manner.

...back on topic:
If I had an old MAC, yes I'd be looking for a PPC solution for it but I can't see myself getting one for the purpose.

(Well, I've not made a long & rambling post in some time)
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