iMac G5
  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    bash64
    Posts: 958 from 2010/10/29
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    Any support for iMac G5 with the ATI video card?
    Would like to get one of these rather than the powerbook G4.
    The monitor is 20" which is easier on the eyes.
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    catohagen
    Posts: 297 from 2003/5/20
    One morphos developer posted pictues of Imac's as a proof of concept a few years ago, so i would assume its atleast possible.

    The powerbook is ok, but i dont use it much because laptop keyboards is
    crap, so I use mostly the minimac, but the 64mb gfx mem is annoying when OWB'ing too much
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    Andreas_Wolf
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    > Any support for iMac G5 with the ATI video card?

    https://morph.zone/modules/newbb_plus/viewtopic.php?topic_id=8981&forum=3&start=15
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    I believe Frank has an iMac, and he and Mark have worked together in the past.
    So future support seems likely.
    "Never attribute to malice what can more readily explained by incompetence"
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    bash64
    Posts: 958 from 2010/10/29
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    ok,

    This geit.de site.
    Is this an official release party for 3.2?
    I am on the verge of buying another 2 powerbooks.
    I can buy just one and get an iMac G5 if this is for certain.
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    CountRaven
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    I think this iMac G5 support has been on the pictures teasers since ages or not?

    Anyway is their any SPECIFIC model that has been announced to be supported?

    Shall we expect this on the 3.2 release?

    I know both are big questions but I am hoping at least for some info :)

    Thanks!
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 12097 from 2003/5/22
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    > I think this iMac G5 support has been on the pictures teasers since ages or not?

    Yes, it has. For more than 2 years actually:

    https://morph.zone/modules/newbb_plus/viewtopic.php?forum=3&topic_id=7638&start=46

    Working links to the pictures:

    http://tunkki.dk/~cyfm/iMacG5-1.jpg
    http://tunkki.dk/~cyfm/iMacG5-2.jpg
    http://tunkki.dk/~cyfm/iMacG5-3.jpg
    http://tunkki.dk/~cyfm/iMacG5-4.jpg
    http://tunkki.dk/~cyfm/iMacG5-5.jpg

    > Anyway is their any SPECIFIC model that has been announced to be supported?

    I'm not aware of any announcement regarding iMac G5 support. However, the teasing pictures above show this model:

    http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/imac/specs/imac_g5_2.1_20.html
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    cyfm
    Posts: 537 from 2003/4/11
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    CountRaven,
    Quote:


    Shall we expect this on the 3.2 release?



    No
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    catohagen
    Posts: 297 from 2003/5/20
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    No


    aw...that sucks :-( ....would be a good upgrade
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    Andreas_Wolf
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    Addendum:

    >> Any support for iMac G5 with the ATI video card?

    > https://morph.zone/modules/newbb_plus/viewtopic.php?topic_id=8981&forum=3&start=15

    "From Friday 12th till Sunday the 14th of July 2013 the Amiga Club Osnabrück and the Amiga Club Steinfurt are celebrating another hardware meeting. So if you're interested in MorphOS you're welcome. Beside Pegasos systems we expect also Mac mini, PowerMac, iBooks, PowerMac G5, iMac G5 and of course Efikas."
    http://www.geit.de/eng_index.html

    Maybe this time? :-)
  • »08.06.13 - 13:27
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    Posts: 537 from 2003/4/11
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    No, this definitely is no hint on forthcoming iMacG5 support within MorphOS ...

    Although the chances of iMacG5 support are better than ever with the MorphOS improvements that have been done in context of the introduction of PowerMac7,3 compatibility, personally I'm still not convinced to expand support to each and every machine that can't hide behind a tree quick enough to avoid getting supported by MorphOS just because we can ....
    So let's see how well received the current G5 support is in the next few weeks and then there is a slim chance of supporting devices like iMacG5 or other G5 models ....
    MorphOS definitely is in no need for more PPC hardware options IMHO - there are plenty of options now, albeit "used" ones.
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    > MorphOS definitely is in no need for more PPC hardware options IMHO -
    > there are plenty of options now, albeit "used" ones.

    Thanks for responding. Btw, what does your statement mean for Sam460ex support?
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    bash64
    Posts: 958 from 2010/10/29
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    The need for iMac support is not for the G5 cpu, its for the very portable LCD.
    Its almost as good as a laptop, but with a 21" screen.
    :-D
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    cyfm
    Posts: 537 from 2003/4/11
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    Quote:

    Andreas_Wolf schrieb:
    > MorphOS definitely is in no need for more PPC hardware options IMHO -
    > there are plenty of options now, albeit "used" ones.

    Thanks for responding. Btw, what does your statement mean for Sam460ex support?


    This statement is completely unrelated to the announced Sam460ex support.
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    bash64
    Posts: 958 from 2010/10/29
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    I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream iMac G5!
    :-o
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    pega-1 wrote:,
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    No, this definitely is no hint on forthcoming iMacG5 support within MorphOS ...

    Although the chances of iMacG5 support are better than ever with the MorphOS improvements that have been done in context of the introduction of PowerMac7,3 compatibility, personally I'm still not convinced to expand support to each and every machine that can't hide behind a tree quick enough to avoid getting supported by MorphOS just because we can ....
    So let's see how well received the current G5 support is in the next few weeks and then there is a slim chance of supporting devices like iMacG5 or other G5 models ....
    MorphOS definitely is in no need for more PPC hardware options IMHO - there are plenty of options now, albeit "used" ones.


    I am glad to read that at least one member of the MorphOS Dev. Team agrees with my thinking that we now have more than enough different and excellent hardware choices for running MorphOS3.2 on, and I hope that they will spend the next several months, if not a couple of years, perfecting MorphOS3.x on the already supported computer models. Hopefully these extremely talented programmers will now also turn their attention toward creating, or porting more good software to run on MorphOS3.x, in addition to adding what ever essential new features are on their list of goals for MorphOS, while they continue to eliminate any bugs that are found in the current release.

    MorphOS3.2 is a significant step forward for MorphOS and the addition of G5 support opens up a few possibilities that were not available to us with the fastest supported G4 systems (though I have not yet confirmed this for myself).

    I think MorphOS3.2 is a great operating system, when we consider the limited resources available to create it, and the inherent limitations that came from it's Amiga roots.

    Thanks to every member of the MorphOS Dev. Team. With each new release of MorphOS, you confirm that I made the right choice when I decided to make MorphOS my first and primary Next Gen. Amiga operating system.
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    bash64
    Posts: 958 from 2010/10/29
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    I do not agree. We need to top things off with iMac G5 and then we can rest.
    :-D
    I am completely biased in my opinion.
    ;-)
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    bash64
    Posts: 958 from 2010/10/29
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    Will os 3.2 run on iMac G5, even half ass?
    Will it boot?
    :-P
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    Andreas_Wolf
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    > Will os 3.2 run on iMac G5, even half ass? Will it boot?

    https://morph.zone/modules/news/article.php?item_id=2046&comment_id=7414&mode=thread
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    bash64
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    ok, so we have to get an iMac G5 to find out then.
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    SteveE617
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    bash64 wrote:
    ok, so we have to get an iMac G5 to find out then.



    I'm surprised nobody here has even tried it yet...someone out there must have an iMac G5!
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    bash64
    Posts: 958 from 2010/10/29
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    I am hesitant to buy one with the depressing attitude of the developers about it, so would someone with one try it please!
    :-D
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    bash64 wrote:
    I am hesitant to buy one with the depressing attitude of the developers about it, so would someone with one try it please!
    :-D



    Shouldn't be too hard to find a second hand computer recycler, or pawn shop, or thrift store, that has one of the G5 iMac models you want to test and ask them to let you test out the software you want to run on it. Just don't tell them that you are installing a second operating system, as that would probably freak them out and get you an answer of "NO". Then insert a pre-burned MorphOS3.2 installation CD and see if it will boot from it. If it boots from the CD, then there might be a chance that it will accept the installation of MorphOS3.2, but I wouldn't get my hopes up very high, as usually each release of MorphOS will only boot on and install on only the supported models that are listed by the MorphOS Dev. Team.
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    Andreas_Wolf
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    >>> Will os 3.2 run on iMac G5, even half ass? Will it boot?

    >> https://morph.zone/modules/news/article.php?item_id=2046&comment_id=7414&mode=thread

    > ok, so we have to get an iMac G5 to find out then.

    So you don't think "nope" simply means "nope" then?
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    bash64
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    Nope.
    8-)
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