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Thread: A500 PPC Running Amiga OS4
Buleste 09:46 26th February 2014
Apparently someone has managed to get an A500 running OS4 by using a ACA500 and Blizzard PPC card.

http://amigaworld.net/modules/newbb/...38779&forum=25
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Harrison 16:20 26th February 2014
Now that is cool if it is real. Although would it mean the graphics are going through the OCS/ECS chipset?
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Buleste 09:50 27th February 2014
I think it's got a BlizzardVision so it's got a full PPC kit plugged into a ACA500 to A500 so it probably only costs 1000 to do. Lol.
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Harrison 13:18 27th February 2014
That begs the question.. how much of the actual A500 is really doing anything? Other than the keyboard and mouse.

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Buleste 10:08 28th February 2014
Paula, Agnus? Probably a couple more diodes and transistors? It's just one of those useless experiments to see if it can be done.
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Kin Hell 10:34 2nd March 2014
LOL!! - Why?
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Harrison 10:49 2nd March 2014
For the most part retro hardware that gets expanded these days is purely to prove it's possible. Fans of a system like nothing better than proving something can be made to work. A ppc cpu in an A500 would never have been considered possible years ago.

The majority of other expanded systems these days are people fulfilling their dream wish list from years ago.

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zapiy 12:19 2nd March 2014
Very interesting to see this from my point of view. But these people must be loaded if it cost 1000 just to prove a point?????
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