• Just looking around
    Posts: 20 from 2019/2/23

    Andreas_Wolf wrote:
    > as [...] buggy [...] as any of the PPC attempts of the past 20 years

    That's not the impression I got from the Apple, bplan/Genesi, ACube and Varisys/A-Eon PPC hardware.

    All of that stuff is flawed. The apple stuff is the best working but a lot of models have serious problems, ibooks, certain g4 powerbooks fall to bits, powermac G4s are loud and blow up their PSUs.

    Then you look at the MOS and OS4 bespoke hardware. Pegasos I was ruined by a bad chipset, the Efika has no ram. At least Peg II was comparable to a Powermac at the time it was made.

    On the OS4 side we get the original AmigaOne motherboards that went out of production before they actually saw an OS release, the sam440 with it's soldered down ram, and the x1000 which shipped with redundant sound and Ethernet cards because they didn't bother making drivers for their own bespoke motherboard. After a decade their lauded "xorro" chip still doesn't do anything. I won't even mention the prices on those boondoggles!

    All in all just a mess really.
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