Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 11629 from 2003/5/22
>> MorphOS cannot read more than 1.8Gb of RAM, if I've got
>> that figure correct, or thereabouts, so no matter how
>> much more RAM you fit it won't be useable under MorphOS.
> My whole work day consists of sitting in front of a browser - I hardly
> ever open anything else. My browser contains everything I need to work:
> [...]. I have a browser with about 20 open tabs. [...] concerning work,
> only speed and browser power is relevant. Which means - if I want to use
> MorphOS for work I need to make sure that: a. it runs on systems that
> are really fast and b. have a browser that is cutting edge.
With MorphOS, there are at least those problems (probably more) with your browser requirement:
- MorphOS can only use up to 1.7 GiB RAM, which means only up to 1.5 GiB for the browser, which surely wouldn't suffice for 20 web apps running concurrently
- MorphOS can only use 1 CPU core, no matter how many there are in the hardware, so this single core will have to run all your web apps
- even the latest PowerMac G5 is 16 years old, which shows performance-wise
> At the moment, MorphOS is only running on Legacy Systems.
While probably not everyone would agree with calling the X5000 a legacy system, MorphOS running on it has the same limitations mentioned above (yes, also performance-wise, although it is more than a decade younger than the latest PowerMac G5).
> I hope there will be a new PPC computer that is fast
> and high-end somewhere in the future.
There have been for some years (as I linked to in comment #44). Direct links:https://www.raptorcs.com/TALOSII/https://www.raptorcs.com/BB/
I guess if the MorphOS team had (a) Blackbird(s), a port would be highly likely.
> once it is, MorphOS would be a really inexpensive awesome alternative
> for companies who work with web apps all the time, but only have
> limited budget for their hardware. If they have to buy 10 G5 Macs and
> pay 79 bucks per seat instead of buying 10 M1 Apple Macs .... well :-)
I really don't think this reasoning makes sense, first for the reasons mentioned above, and second because AMD64/x64/x86-64 hardware with G5 level performance can also be had for (next to) nothing. I don't see any economic incentive for companies to utilize Power(PC) systems running MorphOS for their employees.