Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Oct 2009 22:33 UTC
Amiga & AROS Yes, we are continuing our new-found fascination with the Amiga platform, by reporting to you straight from the floors of AmiWest and Pianeta Amiga. Chris Handley consolidated all the information from these two Amiga shows into one handy post, and the future of the AmigaOS looks bright indeed! Update: More planned features have emerged. Read on for the update.
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bert64
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"But what does AmigaOS offer Google or anyone else? A 80's retro UI?

Right now, not much other than a lightweight OS that is good for embedded applications. Going forward, if Hyperion can get any traction (and that is a pie-in-the-sky sized IF) they could make an attractive takeover target for anyone with money to burn.
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Embedded hardware has evolved too...
If you want an embedded system that won't interact with users (eg routers etc), then AmigaOS is rather pointless since it's a user oriented OS, not a server oriented system...

If you do want user interaction, embedded systems are coming with relatively fast ARM processors these days which are more than capable of running linux, linux already runs on them and has a wide software base already ported to the architecture. It's also available royalty free, with source code so you can customise it to the task.
AmigaOS really has no chance as an embedded os.

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