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[3]: Is there REALLY a need?
by Boomshiki on Fri 27th Mar 2009 23:30 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Is there REALLY a need?"
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The reason that people aren't interested in AROS all that much, is because AROS is nowhere even close to a desktop replacement. It wirelessly's not finished, and likely will never be completed. There is too much missing from it. It's like a swiss cheese OS. Looks solid, but there are a lot of holes in it.

Hmm.. how much months lasted since you looked at AROS the last time, before saying so?

Can I get Java for AROS? I have Java on my phone, and it's not even a smart phone. Lets assume I connect to the internet wirelessly, does it have wireless drivers? What if I wanted to download music, does AROS have a client for that? Can I Sync my Ipod? Can I run a virtural machine? Last I checked there was a crude Python port, but it wasn't all that useful. I don't think I'd be asking too much from a desktop replacement to have all these things. This is what I was talking about when I said that AROS is nowhere near finished, and not a viable replacement OS.

Edited 2009-03-27 23:33 UTC

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