Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Sep 2008 05:07 UTC
Amiga & AROS AmigaOS 4.1, which recently finally got a whole lot more accessible, has been reviewed by Ars Technica's Jeremy Reimer. "Long after most people had given it up for dead, companies such as Hyperion Entertainment Inc. are hard at work improving and enhancing the operating system. I had a change to look at a preview copy of the latest release, AmigaOS 4.1, and it is an impressive piece of work." Hardware 3D compositing, memory protection, virtual memory, a modern browser, and performance improvements are among the new features of AmigaOS 4.1. As a sidenote, OSNews will review AmigaOS 4.1 on the Sam440ep in the coming weeks, so stay tuned.
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by Nanotube on Thu 25th Sep 2008 17:47 UTC
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As a former Amiga500 owner (for many years), reading about the AmigaOS 4.1 is both making me happy and depressed at the same time.

I am happy it's still alive and kicking and getting developed.

I am depressed that it's running on obscure hardware and that it's not a dominant OS. Hands on, the Amiga was the greatest computer of all time and so was it's OS.

The closest thing I can find today is Mac OS X, which reminds me of the "whole-thing" experience we had with the Amiga. The Mac is ok and people get excited when they buy it and run it for the first time - just like I was when I unpacked my A500 so many years ago.

If AOS4.1 would run on normal H/W I would buy it, just for the f--k of it.

Paranomia... ;)

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