Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 22nd Apr 2008 13:45 UTC
Amiga & AROS Reviews of AmigaOS 4 are hard to come by, due to the rare nature of the operating system as well as the hardware it runs on. So, whenever a review does pop up, no matter how short, it's worth a look. This review, posted in the forums of Amigaworld.net, takes a quick (very quick) look at the classic version of AmigaOS 4, released early December 2007.
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Classic?
by PJBonoVox on Tue 22nd Apr 2008 14:49 UTC
PJBonoVox
Member since:
2006-08-14

Seems to me than an A1200 (or higher) with a suitable PPC card as a minimum requirement hardly constitutes 'classic Amiga' as most of us know it.

Oh well, at least now four men and a cow can use it :-)

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RE: Classic?
by autumnlover on Tue 22nd Apr 2008 15:05 UTC in reply to "Classic?"
autumnlover Member since:
2007-04-12

It was a horse AFAIR ;-)

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Fond memories
by cmost on Tue 22nd Apr 2008 15:37 UTC
cmost
Member since:
2006-07-16

I cut my teeth on Commodore computers and I remember them fondly. I owned a C64, C128D, Amiga 500+, and Amiga 2000. I personally believe that had Commodore better managed its own affairs and stayed in business, the Commodore Amiga would be the computer of choice amongst today's scientists and graphics / multimedia professionals. The Amiga was head and shoulders above the competition when it was in its prime and this trend would only have continued. What a great machine!!

Reply Score: 8

RE: Fond memories
by Javier O. Augusto on Tue 22nd Apr 2008 19:34 UTC in reply to "Fond memories"
Javier O. Augusto Member since:
2005-08-10

WORD UP!

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RE: Fond memories
by Doc Pain on Tue 22nd Apr 2008 20:02 UTC in reply to "Fond memories"
Doc Pain Member since:
2006-10-08

I cut my teeth on Commodore computers and I remember them fondly. I owned a C64, C128D, Amiga 500+, and Amiga 2000.


Impressing collection. I've still got some Amigae (what's the correct plural?) around, 2 x A500, 2 x A600 and an A1200. Furthermore, 2 x C64 two C128 (a normal one and a D type) around, and I'd like to revive them (plug them in) in order to do something impressing, just like as it was in their era.

As it has been mentioned, the Amiga computers were impressing: 12 V input, video and audio (stereo) output, silent, standard connectors (parallel, serial) - great. And introducing "movie like" graphics while the PCs were still beeping stupidly and showing 80x25 characters on a monochrome screen... :-)

I personally believe that had Commodore better managed its own affairs and stayed in business, the Commodore Amiga would be the computer of choice amongst today's scientists and graphics / multimedia professionals.


Well, maybe. But NB that SGI introduced modern and powerful machines in this field of use, too. But maybe the standard of what users do like to have at home would have gotten towards Amiga computers.

The Amiga was head and shoulders above the competition when it was in its prime and this trend would only have continued. What a great machine!!


Well said. In some regards, they still have advantages ("are superior") to PCs that call theirselves "modern".

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Bored of Computers
by Al2001 on Tue 22nd Apr 2008 15:52 UTC
Al2001
Member since:
2005-07-06

Amiga 500 was probably the last computer to give me the WOW! factor. Were all so used to having PC's around now it'll never happen again. Shame!

I have often wondered if the "been there done that" feeling is responsible for the discontent to towards todays hardware, software.

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RE: Bored of Computers
by PJBonoVox on Tue 22nd Apr 2008 20:23 UTC in reply to "Bored of Computers"
PJBonoVox Member since:
2006-08-14

No, it's because you're getting older.

Happens to everyone.

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RE[2]: Bored of Computers
by Al2001 on Tue 22nd Apr 2008 21:13 UTC in reply to "RE: Bored of Computers"
Al2001 Member since:
2005-07-06

I'm definately getting uglier but older nah ;)

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Comment by nexus
by nexus on Tue 22nd Apr 2008 19:53 UTC
nexus
Member since:
2008-04-22

Well, I wrote this comment on AOS4. Yes, it was not really a review due to the lack of time (for writing a real review) and due to the lack of abilities to write in (good) english.

But just for completeness, i want to point out here, that all interested users should read all comments to my "review" as i was wrong in some observations.

So, e.g. the x-surf network card device doesn't crash anymore if you install the latest library updates or use the right settings, respectively.

EDIT: Thus, the speed and stability is amazing compared to AOS3.9 ;)

The thing, one can complain about is, that those libraries (and settings) should have been installed by the latest OS-Update (in february). If I never had written this little review in the amigaworld.net forum, I had never found out why my system crashes here and there ;)


greetings,
nexus

Edited 2008-04-22 20:06 UTC

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Pics or it didn't happen
by rockwell on Tue 22nd Apr 2008 21:46 UTC
rockwell
Member since:
2005-09-13

screenshots?

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RE: Pics or it didn't happen
by DaFreak on Wed 23rd Apr 2008 14:27 UTC in reply to "Pics or it didn't happen"
DaFreak Member since:
2008-04-08

screenshots?

ask your favorite image search engine . ;)

example screenshots: http://www.vesalia.de/e_amigaos4.htm

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Comment by biffuz
by biffuz on Wed 23rd Apr 2008 15:12 UTC
biffuz
Member since:
2006-03-27

I sometimes check for vintage computers on eBay... and it's amazing the prices that some Amigas can go up to. AOS4-capable machines reach the prices of a new computer, just because they can run this "new" OS, and I can't understand why. Or better, I can understand why, but I can't understand why people refuse to admit the truth ;-)

Reply Score: 1