Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Mar 2009 23:34 UTC
Amiga & AROS Despite the recent emergence of several new ways to actually run AmigaOS 4.0, the supply of machines is still extremely small, and not very future proof. As such, one of the most recurring questions within the Amiga community is why don't they port the darn thing to x86?
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RE: Why?
by SamuraiCrow on Fri 27th Mar 2009 17:55 UTC in reply to "Why?"
SamuraiCrow
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I still dont see the thrill of Amiga or Acorn, apart from that they run on very small amounts of memory to be honest this isnt a big deal anymore most machines have gigs of memory.


You're still thinking as a desktop user. Amiga's small memory footprint would have made it a good handheld OS at one time. The problem is that as AmigaOS 4.1 started to embrace modern programming practices their memory footprint started to grow. The more features they add the less competitive they become.

I think we should go with the Natami team and try to rejuvenate AmigaOS 3.9 and AROS 68k if we're going for any sort of Amiga platform integration that we had going for us back in the day.

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