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[3]: AMOS Pro is included?
by zima on Wed 25th Jul 2012 21:59 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: AMOS Pro is included?"
zima
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the point is that you can have an Amiga-like system on modern hardware. AROS includes 3D hardware acceleration via GAllium 3D with all the eye-candy we've come to expect from late generation nVidia hardware as well as all the other niceties that we've come to enjoy from low-cost, modern hardware [...] AROS wasn't designed to re-live the glory days of 68K Amigas.

It doesn't really use very thoroughly the niceties of inexpensive hardware, the most crucial modern example of those being the MMU unit of the CPU... (for "modern" = "already standard two+ decades ago"; nvm multicore).
It very much relives the old days (also some not very glorious parts).

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