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[2]: Comment by flanque
by Earl Colby pottinger on Mon 31st May 2010 22:20 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by flanque"
Earl Colby pottinger
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Using Haiku-OS there is no way that I would want to go back to to Amiga-OS but even now 25 years after the Amiga came out there are features it had/has that are still missing from modern OSs including Haiku.

The virtual drive/driver support of the Amiga is a dream compared to other systems. Just mount a FONTS: drive and it works. Piping to devices SPEAK: PRINTER: PAR: SER: CON: makes more sense that how it is often done on other systems and I really miss ANSI graphics in the CLI, it make formatting of the outputs a lot better.

The library system versioning approach of the Amiga still seems to be a better one than what we use today also.

In all I think there is still a number of useful ideas that the Amiga-OS had that we could really use today.

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