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Suggestions / Re: Trackpoint?
« Last post by bryceadamprescott on February 26, 2017, 02:16:46 AM »
Here is another laptop project, with different goals, that has a trackpoint-ish thing:
I could swear that back in the 90s, IBM's competitors had something like a trackpoint before touchpads became the norm. I don't think having a red dot that moves a mouse would cause any legal trouble; the issue is probably the name and the exact specs itself.

I see the difficult part being sourcing the keyboards with this built in. The Novena got around it by using a wireless ThinkPad keyboard but something else would be more ideal. Maybe  choosing a spare ThinkPad keyboard part that is highly available would work. The problem with doing anything like that is that the laptop would need a redesign if the parts ever become sparse. Producing a custom keyboard with a red dot would probably be expensive.
PowerPC disassembler, maybe someone is interested in:
Others OS / Re: MorphOS
« Last post by In_Correct on February 11, 2017, 11:52:26 AM »
Also, it will be nice to have a (PPC) Notebook with MorphOS containing a two button internal mouse (track pad) because MorphOS is extremely dependent on using mice, especially two button mice. Fortrunately MorphOS is not RISC OS which requires clicking the scroll wheel (three button mice) . Perhaps a laptop with more than two buttons next to the track pad would be recommended.
General Discussion / Re: News from IBM and POWER8 / POWER9 plans
« Last post by Carlos on February 10, 2017, 12:36:18 AM »
News about POWER9 (ISSCC 2017)
Details about POWER9 (Google Translator)

Sorry, I don't find any english source.
Others OS / Re: MorphOS
« Last post by In_Correct on February 09, 2017, 11:28:54 AM »
Hello again everybody! I am delighted to hear that PowerPC NoteBook Project is going to make the hardware!  8) With aCube? I think that aCube is a company MorphOS is affiliated with.

I am dreading when MorphOS starts x64 processor (and even worse dreading if it is made by Intel) I prefer ARM Processor (Pi Devices) or MIPS processor to keep MorphOS unique and these are favourable processors. Also 68K. (MiniMig)

Also, if MorphOS is going to port to any other computer, especially x64, it must have two things:

1. It really needs to be a computer (such as laptop) sold with MorphOS included with it. Every time I purchase a computer, it already has OS included with it. Later, I "burn" Recovery Media for every computer, and make a backup copy of the Recovery Media. I also have to "Burn" a Installation Media each time MorphOS release new update and also make backup Installation Media, but this media can be installed onto any MorphOS Compatible because MorphOS includes drivers. This means Recovery Media is not necessary with MorphOS. (Some of my computers are so old they have Windows XP, which includes limited drivers, making Recovery Media important. Newer Windows has larger availability of drivers) Because of Windows capability of stripping Bloatware from it, ("adjusting for best performance" and also High Contrast Mode, etc.) I can use Windows without headaches. I have enjoyed installing MorphOS on G4 because I do not like Mac OS X or "OSX" or "MacOS" and have no issue installing MorphOS onto it.

But if MorphOS really switches to X64, which is dominated by Windows, I want a "Blank" computer designed for MorphOS, perhaps included with MorphOS. Windows is included with X64. When you buy a X64, you are also buying a Windows at the same time. so if MorphOS uses X64, I want to buy a X64 and MorphOS at the same time.

2. Please include a full sized keyboard that I enjoy. These HP that I have (also with large screens) added the numeric keypad to the keyboard. Even though I connect external keyboard and external mice I still want it.

And to conclude the topic about ISA and the future of Devices, I regret to say that most devices are mobile device. They are basically video game consoles masquerading as telephones. These usually are ARM devices. Also, they have Pi Devices. Apple Pi, Banana Pi, BlackBerry Pi, BlueBerry Pi, Cherry Pi, Coconut Pi, Key Lime Pi, Lemon Pi, Peach Pi, Pecan Pi, Pumpkin Pi, RaspBerry Pi, Strawberry Rhubarb Pi. The possibilities are endless but BlueBerry Pi sounds excellent for MorphOS.

Now about the topic of MorphOS on PowerPC Laptop. Any new computer (desktops) are designed for AmigaOS. Just as when you buy a X64, you are also buying a Windows. When you are buying a PowerPC, you are buying a AmigaOS.

With PowerPC Laptop Project gives the opportunity for Morph and The Project to work together to produce a high quality wide screen full sized keyboard and MorphOS at the same time.

I would like to see MorphOS support this new PowerPC Laptop. If they are supporting almost anything Apple G4 and G5 (computers meant for OS X) and almost anything SAM or A-EON or aCube or AmigaKit (computers meant for AmigaOS) then there should also be a PowerPC Laptop meant for MorphOS.

MorphOS usually is ported to PowerPC computers. They might as well continue to port to PowerPC compuers and also They might as well add Q Box to Power PC version of MorphOS.
Suggestions / Re: Trackpoint?
« Last post by Amitari on January 02, 2017, 10:50:49 AM »
Trackpoint is patented by IBM
Novena has a Trackpoint, it simply uses spare Thinkpad keyboards to get around that problem.
Gnu/Linux Distros / Debian+PIXEL
« Last post by Casper on December 21, 2016, 03:52:30 PM »
The RPi Foundation has released an x86 version of the Raspbian PIXEL (Debian+PIXEL) distro

Personally I like PIXEL, it's clean, simple and elegant and I would certianly like to ask the RPi Foundation for a PPC version.
General Discussion / Re: News from IBM and POWER8 / POWER9 plans
« Last post by Casper on November 29, 2016, 06:16:58 PM »
I sincerely hope an embedded solution comes out of the OpenPOWER Foundation, server hardware isn't going to get us far.
General Discussion / Re: News from IBM and POWER8 / POWER9 plans
« Last post by Carlos on November 29, 2016, 12:35:28 PM »
Thomas Krenn is also offering OpenPOWER (POWER8) servers:

The only european company so far.
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