Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 2641 from 2006/3/21
From: Lake Arrowhead...
Agreed. I still got the g5 setups but kept the g4 mdd. I have two spare towers as well as spare logic boards. Only thing i may need to fix up is getting a better video card. Only have the stock 9000 running.
Back in topic, hope Amiwest goes good for you. :)
At one ime I had a FireGL X3 running in an MDD, but that is not a configuration I would recommend.
A Radeon 9800 or 9600 makes a good match though.
Jim, I want to pay you for the FireGL X3 you sent to me, since you never agreed to take the G5 in exchange (which worked out better, as it was not worth the shipping cost to send it to you).
IIRC, I have a Mac edition Radeon 8500 currently installed in my MDD, or a 9000Pro. I think both cards are comparable, as the 8500 was one of the fastest Radeon cards of it's time. I believe that both the 8500 and 9000 are faster/better than low end 9250's, but a 9700, or 9800 would probably be the better choice for the MDD G4 PowerMac, so I may try to find one. I bought an "All-in-Wonder" 9700 a couple of years ago, but it is a PC version, not a Mac model, so it would need to be re-flashed to be used for MorphOS in my MDD, and I doubt the TV input/output part of the card would be compatible with either MorphOS, or MacOSX. I don't know much about the 9600, but had read that the 9650 that Apple put into some G5 PowerMac's was not a good card, but don't remember the reasons given in the review of the 9650 for why it was less desirable.
Back to the topic of AmiWest 2015, I have obtained permission to make some MorphOS t-shirts using the official logo to sell at the show, so I ordered 20 embroidered shirts this morning. I will also be donating Acill's 1.42GHz iBook to be raffled off during the show, so someone is going to walk away with a great MorphOS laptop before the weekend is over.
If there are any of the embroidered t-shirts left over after the AmiWest show, I will sell them to anyone here who wants one, or keep them to try to sell at next year's AmiWest show. The price for the heavy weight t-shirt with the embroidered logo will be $15, which barely covers my costs to have them made and shipped to me before the show begins. I opted for an embroidered shirt, instead of the usual printed t-shirt, to show something of better quality, as a sign of what users can expect from being involved with MorphOS. I will probably donate one of the shirts as a 2nd raffle prize, in addition to the iBook, which will probably be the best prize in the raffle, unless A-Eon, and/or AmigaKit donate some other more valuable item(s) to be prizes for the raffle drawings that occur randomly throughout the show dates.
With these decisions made, the shirts ordered, a new table banner made with the poster art provided by Andre Siegel of these forums and Paul Rezendes (aka Acill) just confirming that he has purchased plane tickets to attend the show, this year's AmiWest show will be the best one for MorphOS, since I began displaying it several years ago.
I am excited about the improved appearance and promotion that I can provide this year, as it is appropriate to make it special to honor the 30th anniversary of the Amiga. I would still appreciate any suggestions from any of you regarding what software and/or games should be demonstrated during the show at the MorphOS display table. As stated previously, I will have my G5 PowerMac connected to a 37-inch LCD TV/monitor, as well as my 17-inch PowerBook, and possibly one more MorphOS system, if space permits on the display table, which would be my 1.5GHz G4 MacMini, or over-clocked PowerMac.
Perhaps I will even make the time to print up the 8-1/2" x 11" flyers with information quoted from the official MorphOS Team website on them, as well as links for many of the MorphOS centered websites which offer downloads for compatible software, or offer help to new users, like this site. I had wanted to provide such flyers for the Amiga30 event, but did not get them designed and printed in time.[ Edited by amigadave 13.09.2015 - 14:12 ]
MorphOS - The best Next Gen Amiga choice.