Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 5th Aug 2007 11:33 UTC, submitted by Meng
Amiga & AROS "Minimig [homepage] stands for Mini Amiga. Minimig is an FPGA-based re-implementation of the original Amiga 500 hardware. In it's current form, Minimig is a single PCB measuring only 12*12cm which makes it the smallest 'Amiga' ever made and the first new 'Amiga' in almost 14 years! Minimig is available for download as an open-source/open-hardware design under the GNU public license. This page describes the architecture and the inner working of the Minimig. All design files can be downloaded from the download section."
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I always wonder why...
by iskios on Mon 6th Aug 2007 13:36 UTC
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...the owners of the Amiga OS do not make some changes to the way the system works so that it can be installed on more general hardware. I mean, Amiga is no longer owned by a hardware company, so is there really a financial incentive to tie to particular hardware?

Certainly there are clear reasons why an Apple or Sun might do that, as they are both hardware companies, but why in all these years cannot the Amiga OS be made to run on a G5 or Power/Cell processor and general hardware? Why not create a Xeon specific version that can be installed on a Mac Pro? (Yes, I know this is not PPC)

It just seems to me that the amiga community continues to pound on the rock expecting it to produce a diamond. And we all kinda know what repeating the same actions over and over again and expecting different results is a symptom of, don't we?

I am not bashing the Amiga, I have never really used one, but I would certainly consider it if I did not have to go so out of my way to get it. I am always on the look out for a good OS, modern or not.

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