Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Jul 2009 15:30 UTC
Amiga & AROS So we finally meet! You can't imagine how hard I've tried to get my hands on a machine that could run AmigaOS 4 in all its glory. I've never used the Amiga before - not during its heydays, and not during its afterglow - so it meant an unexplored world for me. You can imagine my excitement when ACube Systems, makers of the sam440ep board that runs AmigaOS 4.1, offered a review machine to me, built around their own PowerPC sam440ep flex motherboard.
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by mrAmiga500 on Thu 16th Jul 2009 21:58 UTC
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This is a good review and Thom seems to be going out of his way not to offend long time Amiga users (like me).

As others have said, most users didn't do serious file management from Workbench - which was really only suited to launching programs. Most people used a filemanager program for serious file management (my favourite was ABCdirectory). It would have been nice if there was a new powerful filemanager program included with OS 4.1, because it's definitely needed.

The icon/window snapshotting feature is one of my favourite Amiga features. If I specifically want an icon somewhere or a window to always be a certain size, I snapshot. If I'm just temporarily doing something - or I dragged it accidentally, I don't need to be careful about putting it back later. The same goes for all preferences: screw around with whatever the hell you want and next reboot everything will be back to normal - unless you specifically want to keep the new settings, then you save... and Amiga is the only OS I ever used that doesn't mysteriously revert your saved settings to default at random.

This post was made from a 1987 Amiga 500. (seriously)

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