Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Sep 2008 05:07 UTC
Amiga & AROS AmigaOS 4.1, which recently finally got a whole lot more accessible, has been reviewed by Ars Technica's Jeremy Reimer. "Long after most people had given it up for dead, companies such as Hyperion Entertainment Inc. are hard at work improving and enhancing the operating system. I had a change to look at a preview copy of the latest release, AmigaOS 4.1, and it is an impressive piece of work." Hardware 3D compositing, memory protection, virtual memory, a modern browser, and performance improvements are among the new features of AmigaOS 4.1. As a sidenote, OSNews will review AmigaOS 4.1 on the Sam440ep in the coming weeks, so stay tuned.
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Bring it on
by Nycran on Tue 23rd Sep 2008 06:18 UTC
Nycran
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2006-02-06

I can't decide whether global warming or the release of hardware for Amiga OS 4 is more likely to indicate a coming apocalypse.

Looking forward to the review! Also looking forward to reading Amiga Inc's official response to this, since after all "No one wants to see OS 4.0 shipping more than Amiga does." (taken from amiga.com).

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Eich: Please settle down
by tyrione on Tue 23rd Sep 2008 06:24 UTC
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2005-11-21

Eich then said that although Google is a mighty competitor, Mozilla has been doing open source software for years and although WebKit, the engine for Google's Chrome browser has been around for some time, Google's challenge will be to move it forward with its own developer community. "You can't just sprinkle open source pixie dust on it" and it works like magic, Eich said.


What a crock of crap. You're going to work on making your process model works with every revision of WebKit trunk. The innovation is coming from the entire WebKit Community and it's rapid.

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RE: Eich: Please settle down
by sbergman27 on Tue 23rd Sep 2008 07:01 UTC in reply to "Eich: Please settle down"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

What a crock of crap. You're going to work on making your process model works with every revision of WebKit trunk. The innovation is coming from the entire WebKit Community and it's rapid.

Indeed. I read that part and the phrase "whistling in the dark" immediately came to mind. For all the "we can be just as fast" talk coming out of the Mozilla camp, their crufty old 373MB code base is going to make it hard to keep up with WebKit's lean, clean, and mean 60MB of pure muscle. Gecko was designed back when the Internet was still just a bunch of static pages. Epiphany-Gecko and Epiphany-Webkit make it easy to compare speed and memory consumption between the two, and it's not looking good for the big lizard.

Edited 2008-09-23 07:03 UTC

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RE[2]: Eich: Please settle down
by memson on Tue 23rd Sep 2008 09:19 UTC in reply to "RE: Eich: Please settle down"
memson Member since:
2006-01-01

Either OS News is b0rked, or this is the wrong article my friends.

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Comment by leech
by leech on Tue 23rd Sep 2008 11:45 UTC
leech
Member since:
2006-01-10

Yeah, what the hell, I'm reading comments on the article about the review for AmigaOS 4.1 and people start talking about Mozilla and Webkit.

Bring on the Amiga!!!

I'm shocked they haven't ported Firefox or made a webkit based browser for Amiga yet.

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RE: Comment by leech
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 23rd Sep 2008 11:56 UTC in reply to "Comment by leech"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

I'm shocked they haven't ported Firefox or made a webkit based browser for Amiga yet.


You didn't read the review, did you?

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RE[2]: Comment by leech
by Sabon on Tue 23rd Sep 2008 14:52 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by leech"
Sabon Member since:
2005-07-06

What? Read an article before posting your opinion of it? lol

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RE[3]: Comment by leech
by helf on Tue 23rd Sep 2008 19:11 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by leech"
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

What do you think this is? Ars?

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PS3
by Syphadias on Wed 24th Sep 2008 16:52 UTC
Syphadias
Member since:
2008-02-16

I'm not fan of Sony, but man...

...if they really have a copy of OS 4.1 that is running on the PS3 and should they release that....


...regardless of any bottlenecks the PS3 might have, Amiga OS would fly!!!!

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RE: PS3
by madcrow on Thu 25th Sep 2008 02:13 UTC in reply to "PS3"
madcrow Member since:
2006-03-13

Indeed Amiga OS would fly, but somehow I suspect that very few people would actually buy it at the price it's currently going for. $150 may be reasonable for fans of obscure hardware, but PS3 users are more likely to simply be looking for something cheap that they can use to surf the web from without leaving the couch.

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RE[2]: PS3
by Syphadias on Thu 25th Sep 2008 05:31 UTC in reply to "RE: PS3"
Syphadias Member since:
2008-02-16

I don't know of many PS3 users who would care about this, but the Amiga community, and Alt OS community in general I think would pay up for such a thing, especially considering that the cheapest Amiga right now, would run you no less than $800 if you intended to run OS 4.1

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Mmmmm....
by Nanotube on Thu 25th Sep 2008 17:47 UTC
Nanotube
Member since:
2008-05-11

As a former Amiga500 owner (for many years), reading about the AmigaOS 4.1 is both making me happy and depressed at the same time.

I am happy it's still alive and kicking and getting developed.

I am depressed that it's running on obscure hardware and that it's not a dominant OS. Hands on, the Amiga was the greatest computer of all time and so was it's OS.

The closest thing I can find today is Mac OS X, which reminds me of the "whole-thing" experience we had with the Amiga. The Mac is ok and people get excited when they buy it and run it for the first time - just like I was when I unpacked my A500 so many years ago.

If AOS4.1 would run on normal H/W I would buy it, just for the f--k of it.

WHERE IS THE NEWTEK DEMO OF TODAY?!?!?!?
Paranomia... ;)

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