Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 28th Sep 2007 20:03 UTC, submitted by AmiKit
Amiga & AROS AmiKit 1.4.0 has been released. AmiKit is a free compilation of more than 300 Amiga programs. It runs under emulation on your Windows system (Linux install guide included). The new version has been graphically improved, is faster and supports dual core CPUs and Vista. For AmiKit to work, you do need Amiga ROMs and the AmigaOS, which can be obtained via AmigaForever, for instance.
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Clone ROMs
by Earl Colby pottinger on Sat 29th Sep 2007 15:48 UTC
Earl Colby pottinger
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2005-07-06

Why after all this time has someone not made a replacement for the Amiga ROMs. All the call points are documented (it is a series of jump tables at that) and no single call is that complex in code either.

All this years and so little progress from the Amiga Fans.

I am glad I jumped to BeOS, and I am watching Haiku closely.

Note the number of Amiga fans in it's hey-day, and compare to BeOS/Haiku-OS fans. BeOS was far out numbered and Amiga fans had a ten year head start yet today Haiku is the one showing real progress and the Amiga club is just sitting around boasting how good it will be once the right company buys out the rights to the Trade-Mark.

Why not go open-source and do it without depending on anal company officers? And why the refusal to use cheap off-the-shelf hardware. In 1985 the CPUs were not able to do it all, the custom hardware was needed. Today with quad-CPUs, high speed video cards, buffered-DMA sound cards all the function of a Amiga can be emulated for a very small percentage of the CPU load. Why demand PPC, it was not even the original CPU family in the Amiga line.

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