Questions on giving away my MorphOS keys/ selling hardware
  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    TheMagicM
    Posts: 1107 from 2003/6/17
    Over the past few months (quite a few..12+) I have been using my systems less and less. Interest in my systems has also dwindled, including classic Amiga. I just have other hobbies and dont really ever play games or use any Amiga. If I wanted to use classic Amiga, emulation has come a LOONNGG way and can replace an actual Amiga.

    I sit back and try to think about the last time I used my classic Amiga (A2k + Indivision, 030, HD, 8mb ram, Gotek floppy) and I really never use it. I have an A1200 that works but needs a floppy drive and HD, powers up to KS. I have various hardware that probably isnt worth much (SCSI cards, misc stuff) but could ebay the 2k/1200/etc..

    On MorphOS, it would be cost prohibitive to ship a G5 so if I couldnt do that, could I give my key away to someone and have whomever the power at be is, change the key to work on that system instead?

    I'd also sell my Powerbook G4 with MorphOS.

    [ Edited by TheMagicM 29.11.2017 - 11:00 ]
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    Zylesea
    Posts: 1805 from 2003/6/4
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    TheMagicM schrieb:
    Over the past few months (quite a few..12+) I have been using my systems less and less. Interest in my systems has also dwindled, including classic Amiga. I just have other hobbies and dont really ever play games or use any Amiga. If I wanted to use classic Amiga, emulation has come a LOONNGG way and can replace an actual Amiga.

    I sit back and try to think about the last time I used my classic Amiga (A2k + Indivision, 030, HD, 8mb ram, Gotek floppy) and I really never use it. I have an A1200 that works but needs a floppy drive and HD, powers up to KS. I have various hardware that probably isnt worth much (SCSI cards, misc stuff) but could ebay the 2k/1200/etc..

    On MorphOS, it would be cost prohibitive to ship a G5 so if I couldnt do that, could I give my key away to someone and have whomever the power at be is, change the key to work on that system instead?

    I'd also sell my Powerbook G4 with MorphOS.

    [ Edited by TheMagicM 29.11.2017 - 11:00 ]


    I'd wait a bit with selling the stuff. At least until 3.10 is out. For two reasos. 1st: Maybe you regain interest with the new version of MorphOS 2nd: others may have more interest in getting a system once 3.10 is out. Release date of 3.10 is still unknown, but it should come this year still. Hence waiting a month may be worth it.
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    amigadave
    Posts: 2469 from 2006/3/21
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    TheMagicM wrote:
    Over the past few months (quite a few..12+) I have been using my systems less and less. Interest in my systems has also dwindled, including classic Amiga. I just have other hobbies and dont really ever play games or use any Amiga. If I wanted to use classic Amiga, emulation has come a LOONNGG way and can replace an actual Amiga.

    I sit back and try to think about the last time I used my classic Amiga (A2k + Indivision, 030, HD, 8mb ram, Gotek floppy) and I really never use it. I have an A1200 that works but needs a floppy drive and HD, powers up to KS. I have various hardware that probably isnt worth much (SCSI cards, misc stuff) but could ebay the 2k/1200/etc..

    On MorphOS, it would be cost prohibitive to ship a G5 so if I couldnt do that, could I give my key away to someone and have whomever the power at be is, change the key to work on that system instead?

    I'd also sell my Powerbook G4 with MorphOS.


    I really doubt that the MorphOS Dev. Team will agree to disable your MorphOS key file for your G5 PowerMac, and then issue a different (new) key file to someone else you want to sell or donate your license to, just because it is expensive to ship your G5 PowerMac, but you will have to ask one of the team members yourself to get a real answer to that question. Look up the contact info on the official MorphOS website.
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 9350 from 2003/5/22
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    > could I give my key away to someone and have whomever the power at be is,
    > change the key to work on that system instead?

    Usually, the old system has to be proved to be irreparably broken before the license will be changed to another system.
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    Acill
    Posts: 1870 from 2003/10/19
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    Another option would be to pull the logic board out of it and have the person you want to have it just trade you boards. That way the key file you ahve will still work and it wont cost an arm and a leg to ship.
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    koszer
    Posts: 668 from 2004/2/8
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    Acill wrote:
    Another option would be to pull the logic board out of it


    Ever tried that? It's a very painful process. You have to strip the computer of pretty much everything to get the logic board out. But generally the idea is good :)
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    TheMagicM
    Posts: 1107 from 2003/6/17
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    Zylesea wrote:


    I'd wait a bit with selling the stuff. At least until 3.10 is out. For two reasos. 1st: Maybe you regain interest with the new version of MorphOS 2nd: others may have more interest in getting a system once 3.10 is out. Release date of 3.10 is still unknown, but it should come this year still. Hence waiting a month may be worth it.


    This is just stuff I have kicking around. I literally spend 0 time with the systems. Nothing is set in stone. I'll wait.
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