Hardware Platforms

From MorphOS Library

Revision as of 19:06, 7 December 2009 by Guruman (talk | contribs) (Reintroduced weblinks and moved image.)

Hardware tn.gif
MorphOS runs exclusively on PowerPC processors. Four specific hardware platforms have been supported so far: the PowerPC accelerator boards for Commodore's Amiga line of computers (developed by the former company Phase5 in the1990s and known as CyberStormPPC and BlizzardPPC), which were supported until MorphOS 1.4.5, the Pegasos I & II and Efika mainboards (developed by bplan and distributed by Genesi) and since version 2.4 of the operating system also the Mac mini G4 by Apple. Pegasos and Efika boards are initialised by an HAL/OF (Hardware Abstraction Layer / Open Firmware) called SmartFirmware, a BIOS-like software created and maintained by bplan for its PowerPC products (and available under license for every designer/manufacturer of PowerPC-based products).