Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Nov 2007 22:11 UTC
Amiga & AROS A new AROS status update has been published. The biggest news: "Michal Schulz has made the miracle, and a whole new chapter in AROS history begins. Starting from today, you can grab the 64 bit native flavour of AROS from our website. This new version is obviously more advanced than the usual one, and has limited memory protection and GRUB loading modules. A initial wall for 4 GB of RAM will be removed as soon as proper MMU handling is done. In order to run the 64 bit native version of AROS a 64-bit x86 processor like AMD Athlon 64s or latest Intel Core2s is needed."
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by jal_ on Fri 30th Nov 2007 08:50 UTC
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With this port the distance between the OS's crippled capabilities ('limited memory protection') and the hardware it runs on gets bigger again. Instead of porting AROS to yet another platform, they'd better focus on all the missing stuff. That's not to say I don't like AROS, but please leave the modern hardware to other alternative OS'es (Haiku, Syllable, etc.), and focus on other objectives. AROS on x64 is like a C4 engine in a 2CV car - a travesty.


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