Will we see iMac G5 support?
  • Order of the Butterfly
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    Elowan
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    ... or does it already work?

    I mean, PowerMac G5 seems to work, but no mention of iMac G5´s ?


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    Kronos
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    Has been demoed some years ago (even got it installed on mine ;) ) but AFAIK it was never developed to full useabilty.

    We are talking bout the iSight iMac that shares a lot of HW with the PCIe PowerMac_G5.
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    connor
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    What is holding it back? I read of some components that are tricky. Do you know which ones and why? The iMac would be almost as fast as a PowerMac G5 but not that fat and noisy.
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    Kronos
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    Lack of motivation/resources ?

    Other priorities ?

    Dunno, but I sure know that the version I have(years old) isn't anything I would want to use day in day out.
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    connor
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    Is it unstable or slow or are drivers missing?
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  • Order of the Butterfly
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    Elowan
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    Quote:

    Kronos schrieb:
    Has been demoed some years ago (even got it installed on mine ;) ) but AFAIK it was never developed to full useabilty.

    We are talking bout the iSight iMac that shares a lot of HW with the PCIe PowerMac_G5.



    Hmmm, so we talk about the 20" late 2005 models, right?


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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Andreas_Wolf
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    > we talk about the 20" late 2005 models, right?

    Yes, see that thread:

    https://morph.zone/modules/newbb_plus/viewtopic.php?topic_id=9034&forum=11
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  • Just looking around
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    Hello
    I had also one of These models. Its an powermac8.2. could it be in The Near future possible that Morphos works on this Mac?
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    koszer
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    could it be in The Near future possible that Morphos works on this Mac?


    Could be. I say there's some 50% probability it will. Alas, there's nearly 50% probability it won't. Anything else is just a speculation.
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    cyfm
    Posts: 384 from 2003/4/11
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    The iMac 20" late 2005 models are PowerMac12,1 as described in

    http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/imac/specs/imac_g5_2.1_20.html

    and not PowerMac 8,2 as described in

    http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/imac/specs/imac_g5_2.0_20.html
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  • Acolyte of the Butterfly
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    deka
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    > Lack of motivation/resources ?

    > Other priorities ?

    Does it really make sense to put more work to this line?
    There are many different range of supported computers. Everybody could find a supported model for his/her budget.

    I think the change to current HW is more reasonable, than support the n'th model from the same class.
    But, I also don't know too much, what the guys are doing nowadays.
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    Zylesea
    Posts: 1912 from 2003/6/4
    Quote:

    deka schrieb:
    > Lack of motivation/resources ?

    > Other priorities ?

    Does it really make sense to put more work to this line?
    There are many different range of supported computers. Everybody could find a supported model for his/her budget.

    I think the change to current HW is more reasonable, than support the n'th model from the same class.
    But, I also don't know too much, what the guys are doing nowadays.


    Support for one g5 imac model may be worth the effort. They are not as bulky and energy hungry as the G5 Powermacs, but offer quite a bit more than e.g. the G4 mac minis (more cpu power, more RAM, faster hdd and more potent gfx). Generally my stance is to put all efforts to x64, but if a G5 imac would be supported I could well imagine to get one myself.
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  • Just looking around
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    Yes, this is also my mind. I like the clean desk and power on screen. Maybe the developer are with us. I have a lot old amiga games and want play with my children. Or could anybody a similar hardware recommend that works?
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Andreas_Wolf
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    > I have a lot old amiga games and want play with my children.

    What is MorphOS' advantage regarding running old Amiga games?

    > Or could anybody a similar hardware recommend that works?

    You can use any decade-old x86 hardware with JIT-enabled UAE.
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    Kronos
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    Obviously ;)
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 10593 from 2003/5/22
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    > Obviously ;)

    Anything obvious (missing or broken functionality, non-supported components, stability issues etc.) that would explain why the public MorphOS 3.12 release runs on it only inofficially?
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