Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Jan 2010 23:21 UTC
Amiga & AROS It seems like only yesterday, but in fact it's already six months ago. July last year, we published our review of AmigaOS 4.1 running on ACube's sam440ep motherboard, and here we are, six months later, and Hyperion has released AmigaOS 4.1 Update 1. This free update brings with it quite a number of new features, and since I still have the sam440ep on my desk, I could test the new features first-hand.
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Needs a niche....
by 7valleys on Tue 26th Jan 2010 15:41 UTC
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If the AmigaOne X1000s (it is AmigaOne, the Amiga name in computers doesn't belong to Hyperion) are produced and if they come at a reasonable price tag there's still the issue of why would some one buy one?

In 1985 it was an immature market, now we have hardware and software that is very well developed. Catchup is all well and good, but in the end it's just tomato sauce, There needs to be a reason to buy it, more than nostalgia, nostalgia doesn't mean beans when you carry a €1500 price tag (could be more, there's no price yet for X1000).

The thing is a dream for virus and worm writers, so if it ever becomes popular you'll have to deal with that. There's no software, so you'll have to deal with that. No memory protection, no multi-core support.

I am still looking for a reason to buy it, if I want an alternative I just open up Virtualbox and fire up Haiku, I've just saved myself €1000s....

I loved the Amiga back in the '80s but frankly Hyperion is just animated the corpse of a dead machine. I programmed for Amiga, I demoed Amiga, I evangelised Amiga. When Amiga died, I went to death bed vigil parties, and swore Amiga would never die and awaited the resurrection. It didn't come.

Amiga will always be a part of me, but this thing, it's not Amiga, Amiga was forward thinking, not a misty eyed recreation of the past. I am sad that this is where Amiga ended up, it would have been better to let it die with dignity.

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