Linked by David Adams on Wed 17th Sep 2008 17:58 UTC, submitted by afxgroup
Amiga & AROS "Hyperion Entertainment VOF and ACube Systems SRL are pleased to announce that they have entered into an OEM license agreement which will allow ACube to offer its customers an OEM version of Hyperion's AmigaOS 4.1 operating system for their SAM440 range of motherboards. Prospective customers wishing to beta-test the near final OEM version of AmigaOS 4.1 for the SAM 440ep will be afforded the opportunity to do so and will subsequently receive the full version. Orders can be placed as of now with ACube. A first public demonstration of AmigaOS 4.1 for SAM440ep is scheduled for the upcoming exhibition Pianeta Amiga in Empoli, Italy on September 27-28, 2008." Update by TH: Due to all the massive cheering and excitement going on in the OSNews Boardroom and our company yacht, we actually forgot to link to the official announcements here and here.
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Nice niche machine
by 7valleys on Mon 22nd Sep 2008 19:24 UTC
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It's a nice niche machine. The Amiga scene today is retro, not modern and definitely not stae of the art. The OS has a clean '90s look, you can do modern things on it and it'll run the old stuff.

It's not for everyone, it's not a Mac/PC competitor, it's a machine you have at home foryour own personal enjoyment, it's a Wii/PS2/XBox for the clascic Amiga lovers. And for that crowd it works well

You can out out of the box sata drives and usb keyboards, you aren't tied to hard to get hradware. Underpowered? Not for what you can do with Amiga OS4. Overpriced? Yes for the basic technology that makes it up, but the Amiga is a HOBBY, people pay outrageous prices for bits of plastic for their hobby. SAM is just another one fo those things.

The only people who are disappointed with the SAM are the extremes, those who think only in classic and those who think that somehow Amiga could compete with Mac/PC.

Nobody is going to replace a modern computer with this, I'll buy one for sure, it'll be fun to play with, but you'll have pro pry my MacPro out of my cold dead hands to get it. The SAM goes in my "play" room, the MacPro stays in my "work" room!

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