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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If you have to change ISAs, the byte ordering is the last of the concerns regarding "performance" hits.

You have to recompile your code anyways... so what was your original point regarding endianess.?

I specially love this gem:

"I think Intel chips are only faster because of more compact instruction set and therefore more efficient use of the cache"

Really? I assume you have little to no clue regarding computer architecture. But by all means do not let that stop you from making authoritative statements regarding porting an operating system across different architectures.

Edited 2009-03-27 21:48 UTC

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