Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 2793 from 2006/3/21
From: Northern Calif...
There is indeed a new pricing scheme in effect as of today:
So the FAQ should read something like this now:
The price of a MorphOS hardware bound keyfile depends on your choice of target system.
The prices are 79 EUR for
- PowerBook G4 system,
- iBook G4
- Power Mac G5
- Mac mini G4
- Pegasos I
- Pegasos II
- PowerMac G4
and 49 EUR for
- Sam460 system
And, just to make this clear again for people being afraid of loss of keyfile investment due to defective hardware: The hardware bound keyfile will be transferred free of charge to a replacement machine if ever required - not bound or time limited to the original registration date. The keyfile will also stay valid for every future MorphOS3 update that is ever going to be released.
The information has not been updated on the webpages yet but it is going to happen soon ...
Thanks for this info, I am sure it will make many people who previously complained about the different prices happy, or happier than they used to be.
Off Topic: 3rd party software development for AmigaOS4.x is currently getting a big boost mostly from A-Eon/AmigaKit, which seems to be helping by increasing software development for that platform. I know that MorphOS team members code only in their spare time, and many/most of you have less free time, now that you are a little older, and have more responsibilities (families to raise and care for), but is there anything that MorphOS users can do to help the MorphOS Dev. Team, or 3rd party software developers who want to create/port software for MorphOS? Not the first time I have asked this or similar question, but I figure it does not hurt to ask occasionally, in case anything has changed, and there is anything new the users can do to help out.
As always, I applaud the MorphOS Dev. Team members for not charging for any updates, but even though I paid full price (150 euros) for my first MorphOS keyfile for my Efika, I would not object to paying for future updates, if those funds would help sustain development of MorphOS in the future.
I think everyone expects to pay a new license fee, for the X64 port of MorphOS, due to the massive amount of work needed to complete it, and the fact that it will essentially be a different OS, with modern features, but I expect that OS to take years to complete, and hope that continuing improvement of our current PPC version of MorphOS will continue, along side the work being done on the X64 version.
MorphOS - The best Next Gen Amiga choice.