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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and Amiga barely had *ten* apps using proprietary solutions (EGS),... like Photogenics,... And most other applications didn't work with these boards.

Yes. I remember that in the first time GVP cards run EGS standard, but it was just like a framebuffer. And only GVP used EGS. I had seen a GVP IV24 in action and that board used that standard (Now I have one GVP IV 24 of my own in my little museum of computers) but despite the fact that EGS was quite just a framebuffer, the IV24 was a real big bang video studio on a single expansion board. It was a very hit at its times. Only Amiga makes it possible.

Most didn't even have a passthrough for displaying Amiga resolution on a VGA monitor. No, Amiga was already outdated: live with it ;)

You are stuck with ancient days of Amiga. Be content with your memories and leave us evolve in peace by walking step by step.

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.

I remember using 640x480x8 just only when testing VGA for the first times when I connected my Amiga1200 to VGA screen with the little adapter that was sold by Commodore with A4000 and with Commodore Monitors...

But sure using that resolution with A1200 was unuseful and a pain in the ass. Don't tell me you were stuck with it, because you could not afford more than an unexpanded A1200?

Then I you have all my comprehension because you really played all your cards with an unuseful ugly graphic screen res.

Edited 2010-06-25 21:41 UTC

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