Today MorphOS 3.8 got released. A new version of this Amiga Compatible OS is out, with many improovements. Also new, is the support for SAM460 PowerPC motherboards. These have been AmigaOS 4.x and LinuxPPC supported motherboards, but now MorphOS also support it.
Let the challenges begin for the better!
With this new release, MorphOS Team shows the courage and have listened to many peoples in the Amiga community, which have been wanting SAM460 support in many many months.
From MorphOS Team announcement:
The MorphOS development team is proud to announce the public release of MorphOS 3.8, which introduces support for ACube´s Sam460 series of mainboards and numerous Radeon graphics cards from AMD´s X1000 and HD series. In addition to various performance improvements related to the Quark kernel, Exec, 3D graphics and video playback, MorphOS 3.8 also adds the ability to use state-of-the-art 4K displays in their native resolution. For a more extensive overview of the included changes, please read our release notes.
As usual, existing MorphOS users can update to the latest release entirely for free. Sam460 owners who are interested to register MorphOS for their system will be able to do so for 49 EUR.
We strongly urge new users to carefully read our installation and troubleshooting guides before they attempt to install MorphOS for the first time. Existing users can upgrade via the familiar procedure but are encouraged to read the guides as well. MorphOS 3.8 is available for download in our files section.
So now, MorphOS supports Efika, Pegasos, Pegasos II, eMac G4, Mac Mini G4, PowerMac G4*, PowerMac G5* and SAM460 desktop motherboards. MorphOS also supports iBook G4 and PowerBook G4* PowerPC Mac laptops. Within MorphOS 3.10, it is also stated that MorphOS will support the new AmigaONE X5000 motherboard also.
Back in the days. Amiga had no owner and there was uncertain times. MorphOS was born in 2000 and have grown steady ever since. It is one of the most advanced Amiga Compatible OSs out. The OS supports Apple PowerPC Hardware* and have pushed the Amiga line to be portable. It is also a saviour for those who still wants to keep MorphOS compatible Apple PowerPC hardware, because MorphOS still supports the line and will support PowerPC for a long time still.
When it comes to software, MorphOS is already equipped with tcp/ip stack, webkit html5 compatible browser, ftp client and PDF reader to just name a few. You can also find lots of MorphOS software on MorphOS Files and Aminet.
MorphOS 3.8 Installation Files:
Download Area at MorphOS Team Website