Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Sep 2006 16:02 UTC
Amiga & AROS A lot of hardware-related news today, but this one will probably mean the most to us alternative OS fans: it seems AmigaOS 4 has found hardware to actually run on. The board will have an IBM 750GL at 800 MHz with 1MB of L2 cache, and will support processors up to 1Ghz. Also: "One of the biggest changes to the Amy05 design from our first released specification is the addition of the AMD Geode CS5536 companion device. For Project Prometheus/Amy'05 this becomes Amy's Southbridge." The current board is is a development board, and will be made available in a limited quantity for hardware testing/OS4 development.
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RE[3]: UAE
by plague on Fri 15th Sep 2006 22:14 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: UAE "
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2006-05-08

how would it be a good idea to port it to Apple G3/G4 PPC hardware?
That hardware is also obsolete as Apple has abandoned PPC.

Porting it to _any_ PPC hardware is foolish and will only end badly.
The only chance Amiga has to ever become more than a very niche hobby OS for pretty much only the developers themselves, is to port it to the good ol' regular x86 hardware.
Then, just maybe, Amiga will once again rise to see the sun.

As it is now, I wouldn't be surprised if even SkyOS has more users than AmigaOS4, and that OS is by far younger...

I used to love Amiga, but Hyperion sooo has the wrong idea here..

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