Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd May 2007 23:28 UTC
Amiga & AROS ACK Controls, the company behind the newly announced Amiga hardware, has held an IRC session where they answered questions and provided more details concerning the upcoming hardware. According to ACK, the promised hardware will arrive with OS4 despite the legal battle going on between Amiga Inc. and Hyperion. On the high-spec machine (USD 1500), they said: "It's faster than anything Apple ever produced on the PowerPC side of things." Which is interesting, to say the least. The transcript containts many more details, and the Amiga community is discussing the matter as well.
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RE[2]: 603e????
by signals on Fri 4th May 2007 15:40 UTC in reply to "RE: 603e????"
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A 603e would be OK. Remember, the AmigaOS runs great on a 68040 so a 603e would certainly be fast enough for a low end machine.

While it is true that AmigaOS should be much faster than necessary on a low end PowerPC, I don't buy a computer to run only an OS on.

I need enough horsepower to compile at decent speeds. I need enough horsepower to encode/decode audio/video in all of the various codecs. I don't even know if that low-end Amiga is going to have enough horsepower to run all of the Java and Flash stuff that is out there. (Actually, I don't even know if AmigaOS has Java and Flash, since they didn't exist the last time I turned my Amiga on.)

While AmigaOS might be fast, it is because the OS doesn't have high requirements on the HW. But, the applications we use in today's world still require some horsepower, and the low-end Amiga won't have it.

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