Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 24th Dec 2006 17:12 UTC, submitted by AmigaRobbo
Amiga & AROS "Hyperion Entertainment is very pleased to announce the immediate availability (for registered AmigaOne customers) of Amiga OS 4.0, The Final Update. Originally released in May of 2004, Amiga OS 4.0 is the most stable, modern and feature-rich incarnation to date of the multi-media centric operating system launched by Commodore Business Machines (CBM) in 1985 with which it still retains a high degree of compatibility. Amiga OS 4.0, The Final Update is the culmination of 5 years of development and takes the form of a stand-alone ISO image which contains a full installation of all Amiga OS 4.0 components. A list of new features can be found here. Availability of PowerPC hardware suitable for operation with Amiga OS 4.0 will be announced by third parties early 2007." Together with Microsoft selling Linux and Apple switching to Intel, this is the definitive proof that hell is now officially frozen. I sure know I'm taking ice skates with me to the grave.
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This post is a note from a marketing guy of Amiga Inc., It's very wrong see this is posted like news, it's not an objective note.

1. More stable than original AmigaOS from CBM? Are you kidding? I've seen OS4 crashing even a lot more than Windows XP on certain machines with security "problems".

2. It can be modern, but it's quite old compared to the revolution the original AmigaOS was in the past. It's still outdated compared to most modern operating systems in terms of applications, hardware support and features.

3. Feature-Rich: it can be more feature-rich than an average AmigaOS, but not more than most really modern operating systems. Even homebrew projects like Haiku are progressing a lot faster than AmigaOS4. I see MorphOS a lot more feature-rich in general than AmigaOS4 at this moment, maybe MorphOS 1.5 will surpass that a lot more (I don't believe it will appear but I've seen more strange stuff to occour).

4. What means "The Final Update"' phrase? Does this is the really promissed final version of AmigaOS 4.0 or another stupid marketing phrase for blind name followers?

This is another crap marketing campaign by Amiga Inc., very sad OSNews publish this...

Edited 2006-12-24 18:35

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