Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Sep 2007 20:52 UTC
Amiga & AROS At OSNews, we have kept you updated about the Amiga hardware announced by ACK controls. Supposedly ready for shipping in May, we are now in the second half of September, and still no hardware. Interestingly, nor ACK Controls, nor Amiga, Inc., will be present at the upcoming Amiga show Pianeta Amiga - leading to the inevitable conclusion that like so many other announcements in the Amiga world, this one was yet another big puff of air. All hope is not lost, though: ACube Systems has announced the SAM440ep, a PowerPC board, of which industrial versions are already available (according to ACube). The consumer version is supposedly ready to ship starting 22nd September 2007, and interestingly, Hyperion will be present at the ACube booth at Pianeta Amiga. Finally, new Amiga hardware? Seeing is believing, many will say.
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RE[2]: I'm not surprised
by __xodam__ on Tue 18th Sep 2007 10:15 UTC in reply to "RE: I'm not surprised"
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If by that you mean to have a _native_ os (including a _native_ kernel, _Exec_, though modernized with full MP and security.. someday) that runs some *nix apps through a *nix API environment and such, why not.

Having a hosted "OS" as a slave of a *nix kernel though is at least for me out of the question, why would I want to have to learn two different personalities ? such an "OS" will never be anything Amiga for me at least, although I dislike using analogies though in this context it's partially fitting, why would I, why _should_ I, manage the *nix side of the environment, and if I already have a *nix kernel next I'd think "hey why not install some *nix components to run *nix apps, afterall there are so many apps!", and after actually doing it, why would I then continue to use a hosted environment that does not have many apps (because developers would reason the same too, eventually, afterall one step leads to the next) ?
And how would you ever attract developers to write apps for a hosted environment when they can develop for the *nix side and have the app run everywhere including under your "OS" since you'd have a *nix sub-environment, so...

Edited 2007-09-18 10:16

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