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Posts: 11471 from 2003/5/22
> I just don't know enough about POWER9 yet to make any
> kind of conclusion about it's suitability for other than Linux.
A FreeBSD port to the Talos II
seems to be on the way.
> perhaps a single threaded OS would at least boot on such a machine. (?)
I see no reason why using more than one core/thread should be mandatory.
> The A1222 should be developed and promoted for both MOS and AOS
1. Development of Tabor/A1222 was finished several years ago.
2. Technically, Tabor/A1222 has not really been developed for OS4 (see current lack of drivers). It's a Power Architecture platform which OS4 required (and still requires in some aspects after so many years) porting to. In general, an OS is developed/ported for a piece of hardware, not the other way round. Porting MorphOS to that platform would surely require similar efforts as porting OS4.
3. It wouldn't make sense to promote Tabor/A1222 for MorphOS when the MorphOS team has made clear that MorphOS won't get ported to it.
4. I hope that the MorphOS team won't change its mind about that. In my opinion, there is too much effort and too many problems involved with making standard FPU programs run on SPE FPU, especially when it comes to interaction between both worlds
> If Apple had not killed the PA6T perhaps MOS would be on that.
...if there had been another PA6T-based desktop platform than Nemo/X1000, maybe :-)
> if they go ARM it will be a custom top secret design that only runs
> their OS, so porting anything to that would be next to impossible.
I think at least Linux and BSD would be on it quite fast.