Linked by paolone on Fri 20th Jul 2012 19:21 UTC
Amiga & AROS The AROS distribution Icaros Desktop has made its next step towards compatibility with legacy Amiga workbench applications, including an entire AROS enviroment compiled for the classic Amiga platform, which is almost binary compatible with the original Amiga OS 3.1 (and its extensions). When the user needs an old program, he or she only has to fire up the AROS M68K environment and run the application. The Amiga virtual machine can optionally be set to run at startup like a system service.
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RE: AMOS Pro is included?
by bassbeast on Sun 22nd Jul 2012 07:16 UTC in reply to "AMOS Pro is included?"
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That's nice but I have a question: Other than nostalgia what is the point?

I mean I can understand why you'd want Amiga back in the day, with its specialized chips it was a multimedia monster in an age where a 30 FPS 320x240 video on anybody else was frankly impossible.

But why now? what does Amiga offer that the others don't? You don't have the killer specialized hardware anymore since everyone uses the same bog standard stuff, it frankly can't hold a candle to a modern Windows, OSX, or Linux when it comes to multitasking, so other than nostalgia what is the appeal?

Not trying to troll, and if anybody was waiting for this please do enjoy it, i'm just trying to understand what the appeal is here. I mean I get maybe firing up a VM once in a while just to relive memories, but what is the point of completely rebuilding a long dead OS like this?

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