Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Mar 2012 23:04 UTC, submitted by Richard Lake
Amiga & AROS "The Timberwolf team is proud to announce the immediate availability of the first beta version of Timberwolf 4.0.1. Timberwolf is an AmigaOS web browser based on Firefox/Mozilla technology. This technology is more than just a browser, it is an enabling technology, bringing powerful tools such as html5, WebM, JavaScript, XUL, and more to AmigaOS 4.x. These are the building blocks for other applications as well, such as the email client 'Thunderbird' or the media center 'Songbird'. This first beta release includes almost the full functionality of the browser, allowing style-sheet enabled web browsing, secure connections, use of Firefox add-on and more."
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RE[5]: I'm sure the four people
by paolone on Fri 9th Mar 2012 15:08 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: I'm sure the four people"
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It's just an exercise of painfully reinventing all sort of wheels that their obsolete OS is missing to achieve end results that have no added value. Plus the entire thing runs only on very expensive niche hardware which is substandard in every way.


I think @Hyperion thought they needed a concrete application to show both users and investors that AmigaOS4.1 (and the overpriced platforms it runs on) has some chances to survive in the market. Please, don't drag me into topics I have already told I don't want to talk about: what I think about this, is exactly the motivation why I am happy someone ported Firefox on AmigaOS, BUT I won't use neither AmigaOS nor Timberwolf.

(and no, I am not struggling for an AROS port either, since we've just got a good enough browser today and if I want to run Firefox, I just have to reboot my system)

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