Order of the Butterfly
Posts: 472 from 2003/11/25
We Amiga users use ppc Amigas because they are better Amigas than these produced by Commodore after ECS.
AmigaOnes are in no way CBM/Escom continuation, and all except SAM440 had quirks and shortcomings not supported fully in OS4, or board was crippled in way (single SATA, slower mem. etc.).
XE - bad mem and USB
SAM 440 - only fully supported board, espec. M9 version
SAM460 - unsupported DMA onboard SATA, even today
x1000 - buggy CFE, no support for LAN, other core, 2GB+ PCI-E wired to Xena with no use,
slower PCI slots, BETA OS TO PREPAID OS 4.2
x5000 - no support for LAN, other core, 2GB+, PCI-E wired to Xena, less expandable then x1000
STILL BETA OS NO FULL DRV, only good thing is MOS support (as with SAM460ex)
x5000/040 - exists but its hidden, too expensive and not so fast by Linux tests
Tabor - in Linux existance for few years
STILL BETA OS NO FULL DRV
None of great PPC board has out of box PPC Linux support in major distros LIKE ALL OTHER PPC32 and PPC64 computers do have!
I mean, can you do a proper job, once in a while.
Do a single CPU, OS4 max hw design or improve OS to hardware. Mac PPCs are great machines compared to this jungle[ Edited by vox 06.01.2020 - 14:16 ]
iMac G5 1GB with MorphOS and MacOS X
Vampire Standalone v4