Linked by clusteruk on Mon 31st May 2010 08:46 UTC
Amiga & AROS The journey that started 18 months ago to create a next generation Amiga on commodity hardware has now reached its first major milestone by becoming a completely driver native Aros system powered by the energy efficient Intel Atom processor. This has been achieved with the supply of hardware and in some cases financial rewards to key developers in the Aros world. The plan with the following steps has been to create a base reference platform for Aros and the Amiga community to build on and support.
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RE: Comment by flanque
by saimon69 on Mon 31st May 2010 16:15 UTC in reply to "Comment by flanque"
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Because while the Amiga as we used to know, as a combination of hardware and software might be considered "dead", Amiga as a philosophy of workflow and management of the computer resources, file hierarchy and user interface still represent a valuable and valid alternative to the actual windows/osx/linux way of doing computing: the amiga os internals are quite easy to understand even to a less savvy computer person and the CLI commands (see the many libs: devs: system: folders well organised and that allow to replace libraries and kernel pieces quite easily) are not convoluted as the ones in a unix shell; the possibility to customise its own bootable disc adding just what you need simply with dopus, an image burning software and editing the startup-sequence is a level of ease of customisation that is still quite unreached in the modern systems and the low system memory footprint allow much better performance even in less recent machines: AROS has all the papers ready to be the next tinkerers toy OS given a right amount of promotion and grassroots marketing ;)

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