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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AROS was there
by paolone on Mon 24th Sep 2007 10:39 UTC
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2007-09-24

Sorry if I say so, but the big news at Pianeta Amiga 2007 was AROS. There was a fully functioning AROS system with graphics, sound and network support, running quite fast on a cheap AthlonXP based PC. And also a little presentation conference.

I'm sorry a few Amiga fanboys still prefer to dream behind exoteric PPC $650 platforms, hopeing they will run AmigaOS 4 flawlessly, rejecting the AROS alternative as a sort ot PC Evil. But, as I attended personally at the show, I was happy to see most of them looking at AROS and finally understanding what it is: a cheap and viable way to enlarge the userbase. Not a competitor.

Larger userbase means more developers. More developers for AROS means more applications that may be easily ported to AmigaOS and MorphOS. More applications mean more interested users for any company still involved in Amiga business. Someone thinks is a pointless effort? Well, that's only another alternative. I don't like people who pretend to substitute the Windows monopoly with the Linux one: I prefer different alternatives which can co-operate and exchange data. And AROS is my favourite one.

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