Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 27th Jul 2008 22:20 UTC, submitted by paolone
Amiga & AROS It's not exactly bliss and angels in the Amiga world. AmigaOS 4.0, while done, released, and updated, is hard to come by because you either need a supported classic Amiga, or one of the three Amiga Ones ever sold. With a lawsuit underway nobody really understands, and no interest whatsoever from any hardware vendor, the future looks rather grim. On the MorphOS side the grass isn't exactly a whole lot greener. MorphOS 2.0 has been released, but again, nobody is producing any decent hardware for the operating system to run on. Genesi sells the Efika-based OpenClient, but this device lacks the graphical chipset to power the new 3D features of MorphOS 2.0. In addition, MorphOS 2.0 has a hefty price tag of EUR 150. There is a third option, which has been making steady progress for years now: AROS.
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RE: Comment by Mike Bouma
by paolone on Tue 29th Jul 2008 15:54 UTC in reply to "Comment by Mike Bouma"
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@ mbpark

IMO the usefulness of AROS is relevant. There's currently still nothing I would use AROS for instead of emulating a patched up AmigaOS 3.x, however there are far too many things I can do with WinUAE simply not possible at this point with AROS on x86 hardware.

Wow. And have you noticed that you're doing always the same things since... uh... 1998 or so, on WinUAE? If AROS becomes more widely accepted, and there's no reason why it shouldn't, how many time do you think it will take, to surpass your dark age emulated environment? And, in the meanwhile, what does prevent me/you to run UAE on AROS and to do the same things?

I simply can't understand all this hate about AROS, since it's trying to (and it most succeed in) give us back our habits for free, and in a open behavior, on cheap hardware. We're not in war with anyone. Users and developers are allowed to use and improve our sources... so, what's all this hate for?

AmigaOS and MOS users should be very glad if AROS gets widely adopted, since it would increase the "Amiga" userbase in a easier, faster and much more realistic way than other flavours, and this would lead to more programs developed for the platform that could be easily ported to AmigaOS 4.x and MOS too.

Instead, I have always to read the same rants from "mine is better than yours" people.

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