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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Come on :)
by Leo43 on Mon 25th Dec 2006 10:00 UTC
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"Network security" ? Amiga doesn't even has multi user. It means that any user has all the rights (ie: "root privileges" any unix user would say). Not to mention that I'm pretty sure a lot of network software (or the tcp stack itself, which hasn't been updated for what... 8 years ?) is full of buffer overflow flaws. But yes, we could still say AmigaOS is secured, because before the remote user gets access to the system, it's highly possible the buffer overflow would have brought all the system down, because of the lacking of memory protection...

I could go on, and on, for every point... but does it matter ?

I have nothing against people who love this OS. But please, please, get REAL... AmigaOS is outdated, is not secured at all,... And no: booting quickly is not a valid argument when you know that most nowadays systems have uptime of months without any problems (and yes, that includes WindowsXP, sorry about that). So you don't really care if your computer takes 1min or 30sec to boot... really...

Sigh... Maybe sometime Amiga users will wake up, and we will finally be able to talk about a completely new, fresh AmigaOS.

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