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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Raffaele
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2005-11-12

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.

http://amiga.resource.cx/exp/impactvision24

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 No, Amiga was already outdated: live with it ;)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

http://amiga.resource.cx/exp/rgb2vga

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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