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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RE[4]: Needs a niche....
by tylerdurden on Wed 27th Jan 2010 03:57 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Needs a niche...."
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Way to completely miss the point...

Amiga as a system is a good decade (or two really) behind in SW. Nowadays, people can run all sorts of niche OS, which support far larger bases of HW (and most of them at a much lower cost than this PPC thingie), and in most cases the OS itself can be had for free.

Taking on the current market with an approach that is over 2 decades behind in order to offer technology which is over 1 decade behind... can't be construed as any sort of logical value proposition. Alas, if these guys manage to sell enough copies to sustain that half assed business model.... then more power to them I guess.

However, on a personal level. If I want to revive the old Amiga days of my youth, I can either spend a couple of bucks for a used one, or fire AmigaOS up on an emulator that will run faster than any Amiga would have ever done nativelly. And then satisfying my craving until the next time. I would most definitively not go out of my way and invest over $1K on a fairly outdated HW platform running an OS which in real terms does very little, and has basically no application support... and that at the end of the day, the only thing "amiga" about it is reflected in a few court order proceedings...

Edited 2010-01-27 04:00 UTC

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