Paladin of the Pegasos
Posts: 1855 from 2003/6/4
Pity its not a better system, as the cpu implemented forces me to conclude our current planned X64 transition makes more sense.
We could match this price point with more powerful X64 hardware.
Yes, we could. But I'm afraid the users that really wanted to try out MorphOS did that already. The entry cost is so low that literally nothing stands in your way if you only wish to.
Hey, that's a very pessimistic view. MorphOS x64 will not only come with a new ISA, but also with some modernizations: SMP, more than 31 bit address space. Which are hard limitations with current the MorphOS. So, an x64 MorphOS will come with more power and support for modern hardware (many ppl rate ppc Mac as "garbage", this stigma would be void with x64). The most critical application of today 8Browser9 will benefit massively from x64 (f.ex. JS JIT)
Last not least MorphOS x64 does not require a dedicated box.
Cards will be played out again with x64: there is chance of a bettering, but of course we also see the "big success" of AROS...
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