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    To my fellow MorphOS users in the United States, and to all others no matter where they hail from, wishing you all a happy Thanksgiving from the east coast of the US.

    Jim Igou
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    Jim wrote:
    To my fellow MorphOS users in the United States, and to all others no matter where they hail from, wishing you all a happy Thanksgiving from the east coast of the US.

    Jim Igou


    To all 5 or 6 of us in the USA you mean? ;-)

    Just kidding, but it does seem like there are very few MorphOS users here in North America and I wish we had more MorphOS users in the USA, to share the experience with. I don't dislike AmigaOS4.1FE or their users and developers (well, with the exception of one person at Hyperion), but I do wish MorphOS had a more active user base here, as I really believe that it is a superior OS, with great developers working on the OS itself. AmigaOS4.1 has some great 3rd party developers, and currently is enjoying the paid for increase in new 3rd party software development, thanks to one specific company, but the progress on the OS is so glacially slow, with no communication from the parent company or its developers allowed, that negates 99% of the positive energy being put into that platform.

    I sometimes think that MorphOS needs something to give it a kick toward better recognition and the appreciation of more users, but I have no idea what that "kick" could be, or how it would happen. I would love to see the MorphOS user base grow larger, and gain new 3rd party developers, as well as new members for the MorphOS Development Team, to reinvigorate the team and spread out the workload, so that the few members doing the lion's share of the work don't get burned out on the project.

    Hope your holiday celebration is full of family and friends Jim.
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    @Jim / @amigadave / @Acill

    happy thanksgiving to you and your families, too!

    -- eliyahu
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    amigadave wrote:
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    Jim wrote:
    To my fellow MorphOS users in the United States, and to all others no matter where they hail from, wishing you all a happy Thanksgiving from the east coast of the US.

    Jim Igou


    To all 5 or 6 of us in the USA you mean? ;-)

    Just kidding, but it does seem like there are very few MorphOS users here in North America and I wish we had more MorphOS users in the USA, to share the experience with. I don't dislike AmigaOS4.1FE or their users and developers (well, with the exception of one person at Hyperion), but I do wish MorphOS had a more active user base here, as I really believe that it is a superior OS, with great developers working on the OS itself. AmigaOS4.1 has some great 3rd party developers, and currently is enjoying the paid for increase in new 3rd party software development, thanks to one specific companyh, but the progress on the OS is so glacially slow, with no communication from the parent company or its developers allowed, that negates 99% of the positive energy being put into that platform.

    I sometimes think that MorphOS needs something to give it a kick toward better recognition and the appreciation of more users, but I have no idea what that "kick" could be, or how it would happen. I would love to see the MorphOS user base grow larger, and gain new 3rd party developers, as well as new members for the MorphOS Development Team, to reinvigorate the team and spread out the workload, so that the few members doing the lion's share of the work don't get burned out on the project.

    Hope your holiday celebration is full of family and friends Jim.


    Yeah David,
    I feel pretty isolated.
    There is one user that lives near me, you are all the way across the country from me, and red lives at the bottom of the country.

    Who are the other two?
    I didn't know there were that many. ;-)

    And encouraging development?
    I can't even get the developer of Cinnamon Writer to take a Mac Mini system from me (with a registered copy of the OS no less).

    OS4 development?
    It always been glacial.
    That's what makes the goals for 4.2 so amusing.

    But...they are hobbyist OS'.
    What I would love to see is more software development.

    Anyway, I've overeaten, played nice with my relatives, and contacted a few friends across the globe today.
    Its been a good day.
    I have to dive back into some work with Excel tomorrow (not my favorite software package), so...its ice cream and apple pie and an early bedtime.

    Damn that sounded OLD. Take care.
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    > Who are the other two? I didn't know there were that many. ;-)

    This list from 3 years ago had 34 users from the US. All gone but four (#2, #17, #26, #38)? :-)
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    Andreas_Wolf wrote:
    > Who are the other two? I didn't know there were that many. ;-)

    This list from 3 years ago had 34 users from the US. All gone but four (#2, #17, #26, #38)? :-)


    Ouch. Irony gone wrong.

    Well, I'll get my X5000 (hopefully), MorphOS for that (again...), and we already have an R500 3D driver that will allow an X1950XTX to work with that (and hope for more if our developers don't get too discouraged).

    Freescale, the last reminant of Motorola Semi is gone, Applied Micro is about to be shredded, one of the few companies pursuing PPCs is a Chinese company that won't even respond to e-mails.
    And Power8 isn't geared toward desktop use.

    Ah, I was never an optomist, but man that is a little grim.
    I DO have a date next week with a very pretty blonde I met a few weeks ago though, SO...

    And crap guys, its the start of the holiday season!
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    Zylesea
    Posts: 1962 from 2003/6/4
    Good we have this thing called internet. My nearest MorphOS fellows don't live far away, maybe 20 km or so (AFAIK even Laire lives just around 50km away from me), but eventually I don't meet them in real life, I don't even know who they are. But there are these nice forums and mail and chat and and and.
    Look, you live a few thousand km away from me and nothing stops us to talk about MorphOS. I like that.

    Happy thanksgiving - would like be overeaten by a nice turkey meal, too (actually I had pasta today which was not bad either).
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    Whenever you're sad just remember the world is 4.543 billion years old and you somehow managed to exist at the same time as David Bowie.
    ...and Matthias , my friend - RIP
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    Happy Thanksgiving to you also Jim!
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    redrumloa wrote:
    Happy Thanksgiving to you also Jim!


    Thanks Jim.
    And Zylesea, it is good we have the internet.
    When an employer I worked for in the '80s expressed a desire for an internet account I was baffled.
    "Why would you want that? There's nothing on it".

    Heh, things do change.
    I can exchange messages with you, I sent a note to Bigfoot today, and I can honestly say I've got friends from Europe, Russia, Australia, etc.

    We have made the world smaller and more closely connected with our technology.
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    I am sure there are a few others who just lurk around here but do not post as often :-) I am one of them. I have a PowerBook G4 1.67Ghz with an unreg. version of MorphOS 3.9 running. Hello from Chesapeake/Virginia Beach VA and happy belated Thanksgiving!!
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    amigamia wrote:
    I am sure there are a few others who just lurk around here but do not post as often :-) I am one of them. I have a PowerBook G4 1.67Ghz with an unreg. version of MorphOS 3.9 running. Hello from Chesapeake/Virginia Beach VA and happy belated Thanksgiving!!




    Nice area, I went there on my honeymoon.
    Quiet with polite locals and nice beaches.
    Do they still do a holiday boardwalk light show?
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    It is a nice area I agree but for some people it can be too quiet :-) Yup they still do the boardwalk light show.
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    relyt
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    Fellow American here... A belated Happy Thanksgiving to you all, as well!
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    relyt wrote:
    Fellow American here... A belated Happy Thanksgiving to you all, as well!


    Obviously there are more than four of us. ;-)
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    Andreas_Wolf wrote:
    > Who are the other two? I didn't know there were that many. ;-)

    This list from 3 years ago had 34 users from the US. All gone but four (#2, #17, #26, #38)? :-)

    Looks like we're all spread out, too. I joined a while ago, and have lurked around here. Since I'm relatively new to all this I had little to contribute, so I just kept quiet.
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  • Jim
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    relyt wrote:
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    Andreas_Wolf wrote:
    > Who are the other two? I didn't know there were that many. ;-)

    This list from 3 years ago had 34 users from the US. All gone but four (#2, #17, #26, #38)? :-)

    Looks like we're all spread out, too. I joined a while ago, and have lurked around here. Since I'm relatively new to all this I had little to contribute, so I just kept quiet.


    Well...welcome. This forum usually has less drama than most in the Amiga community and a focus on the productive exchange of ideas and information.
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