Linked by Kroc Camen on Tue 22nd Jun 2010 12:46 UTC
Amiga & AROS The fabled Amiga X1000 has been spotted in the wild, in the homeliest of places--Station X, a.k.a Bletchley Park. "The AmigaOne X1000 is a custom dual core PowerPC board with plenty of modern ports and I/O interfaces. It runs AmigaOS 4, and is supported by Hyperion, a partner in the project. The most interesting bit, though, is the use of an 500Mhz XCore co-processor, which the X1000's hardware designer describes as a descendant of the transputer - once the great hope of British silicon." With thanks to Jason McGint, 'Richard' and Pascal Papara for submissions.
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You don't need to feel offsensed ;)
by leo_ on Fri 25th Jun 2010 14:11 UTC
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>So did Amiga. I had Amiga graphic adapter card and it costed barely the same as my father PC Vesa graphic Card with 2 megabyte of graphic RAM and mounted on his 486 DX2 66MHz...

You don't get it: graphics boards *were standard* and every application were running and taking advantage of it. by that time, CGX/Picasso didn't exist, and Amiga barely had *ten* apps using proprietary solutions (EGS),... like Photogenics,... And most other applications didn't work with these boards. Most didn't even have a passthrough for displaying Amiga resolution on a VGA monitor.

No, Amiga was already outdated: live with it ;)

Why I did use 640x480x8bit instead of 640x200x2bit ?
Because it was more confortable ? Because a window or two was enough to fill the whole screen in 640x200 ? Come on... It was available but this mode was so slow it was unusable.

Having a chipset on some development boards is different than having a fully working one... And at an affordable price.

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