Paladin of the Pegasos
Posts: 1217 from 2003/6/17
1. What was the unique selling point - the feature or functionality - that personally convinced you to buy a MorphOS machine*?
When MorphOS was out it was backed by Bill Buck / Genesi. He helped with various ways to give MorphOS a platform to run on. A few new motherboards that were relatively inexpensive and publicity. At the time OS 4 had their stuff, MorphOS users had, MorphOS of course. There was lots of fighting/political stuff. So based on lots of those arguments, I knew I chose wisely and stuck with MorphOS. To this day, its the most updated of both and supports more PPC based systems for cheaper. I've had 5 systems and I believe I registered 4 (the Macintosh G4 I didnt). Pegasos I, EFIKA, Macintosh G4, Powermac G5, Powerbook G4. I only have the latter two and the Powerbook is the latest addition. I gave the Macintosh G4 away to a guy at a local Amiga club about a year ago or so. When I bought the Pegasos I, man, that was awesome. Boxed MorphOS 1.4.5, brand new motherboard..it was like buying my Amiga for the first time. The MorphOS Devs literally do this for nothing. But their nothing has brought me happiness and its very appreciated.Quote:
2. What type of software do you typically use on your MorphOS box (e.g. 30% Amiga PPC games, 60% Amiga apps, 10% OSS games)?
I dont emulate much under MorphOS, if I do, its MAME. Every once in a while I would use UAE to play a game. I used to be a programmer at my place of employment, but now do other IT stuff for which pays alot more. The void of no longer programming has bothered me for a few years as that mental challenge is missing. So recently I cracked open my C programming book and started from scratch. I take my Powerbook with me and boot into MorphOS and am enjoying reading and starting to code again.Quote:
3. How often do you use your MorphOS machine? Do you use it every day or is it something that you only boot up when there's a new release?
With the recent PowerBook buy, every day when I get time. Before the Powerbook, not so much because I try not to use the computer as much when I get home and also I have another hobby which takes alot more of my time.Quote:
4. If you hadn't gone for your current machine, what else would you have gone for to feed your Amiga habit?
I have a stock Amiga 500 with a kipper2k board but I also have an Indivision ECS board (not plugged in..doesnt fit with the kipper2k there), then I have the Gotek USB drive. So if I really wanted to, I could use actual hardware. I'm not *really* interested in using actual Amiga hardware, not much time, see my reply to #3 as to why.Quote:
* It could be a Pegasos 1 or 2, emac, Mac Mini
I'd look into a PowerBook unless you need speed. My G5 is blazing fast, but my PB gives me portability. I can play whenever I want, wherever I am.
Good luck with your decision.