Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Aug 2007 20:02 UTC, submitted by Raffaele
Amiga & AROS In a discussion on Amiga forum site The Amigans, the Friedens twin brothers (developers of AmigaOS 4.0 exec kernel) revealed that the complete Amiga OS architecture will move ahead to a new design. The new AmigaOS (let's call it AmigaOS 4+1) will include some sort of virtual environment in which old (AmigaOS 4.0) applications will run as separate tasks, in their own address space. MorphOS, an Amiga-like operating system, employs a similar method to allow for compatibility with older Amiga 3.x applications. AmigaWorld of course also discusses the matter.
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About new AmigaOS and Amiga sites
by freaks on Thu 16th Aug 2007 07:16 UTC
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2006-02-17

(cross posting from amigans.net)



For the record, since this thread was linked on osnews.com too, and i'm not allowed to speak my mind or any objective criticisms on amigans.net and amigaworld.net (where i was told "there's no such thing as freedom of speech here" while being heavily moderated) let me say this:

My posts on theses sites were edited by moderators, content removed, changed, and some of my posts were even completly deleted, as if they never existed at all.

This isn't right. my posts didn't contained any insults, threats, spam , i didn't swear either or anything that deserved such heavy moderation.

It's like countries under dictatorship. only what please the ppl controlling the media is allowed to be said.
and it look like what i said didn't pleased at all.
what was the content you might ask ?

it was things like this:


- AmigaOS4 don't have any form of protection from it's own tasks (any badly behaving app can kill the whole system, which is what happen frequently..means *a lot*)
- doesn't have utf8 support
- lots of documents cannot be viewed or edited (no support for this or that format).
- there's no up to date and css capable browser
- no large file support
- it use an old (1993) outdated API, thus terribly limitating
- the moderation on amiga sites is way too strong. anything that doesn't please get deleted or edited without your consent.


It's up to you (OS4 devs and Amiga sites moderators) to change theses facts and thus make Amiga world a more interesting place for potential new users.

And in case this post gets edited or deleted, i'm cross posting it to osnews.

i told you outside world is watching.. I didn't linked this thread to OSNews. but there's a good counter part to this .. this outside world being watching means there's still interest. think about what you could to make this OS more appealing and Amiga forums less ghestappo-like and you might at last interest new users.


And by the way, most of this is also valid for Morphos as well.

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