Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 18th Jul 2006 22:51 UTC, submitted by Raffaele
Amiga & AROS "In a previous item, we described how the AmigaOS4.0 memory system works in terms of managing memory allocations from the top. However, there is more to allocating memory than that. The object caches of course work on memory that has already been mapped into the virtual memory space. But both the virtual address ranges, as well as the physical memory has to come from a source, too."
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I'm sorry Raffaele, but it's hard to agree with your harsh generalizations and fake truisms.

I doubt anyone would truly master AmigaOS in months, but yes, it doesn't take long to grasp the concept and after a short while you could indeed probably do a file-by-file install manually of the entire OS.

Do I think more people could enjoy AmigaOS as it is? Certainly.
Do I think the average joe would be happy with AmigaOS as it is now? No. A lot of work is still required.

The Amiga's biggest problem right now if it wants to capture a mass market - contrary to popular belief - is the software. There's too many essential pieces missing and while Windows may be at a relative stand-still, OS X is a forever moving target that currently seems impossible to catch.

Oh, and I don't know where you got the idea that Apple tries to discourage users from the *nix-side of the OS. All the tools are right there from the start and they happily advertise the *nix underpinnings of the OS.

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