Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st Apr 2017 23:02 UTC
Amiga & AROS

Many were waiting for the day when new and strong Amiga(One) will appear. That happened now. Currently, the X5000 can be purchased with the dual-core processor. In the future, a more powerful machine will be available. Is it worth buying the current model or wait for a four-core version?

A look at the new X5000. Note that the author is Polish (I think), and English isn't her or his first language.

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This emperor has no clothes
by mlankton on Mon 24th Apr 2017 18:42 UTC
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2009-06-11

The thing people miss here is that as cool as OS4 is, there is very little you can do with it. There is ONE browser with javascript, and it is super slow in winuae. Unusably slow. Many if not most modern web content sites are unusable in OS4. OS4 has less functionality than our hobby os'es did 20 years ago, and they've had years longer to do something about it. There is little to no dev community for OS4, and it shows when you get it up and running and then go look for some software to make it a usable desktop. I like OS4. I'd like to use it. There just isn't anything here. The user experience is barren. Ask yourself if you want to use an environment with no Facebook, no Youtube, no Netflix, no Hulu, no Steam, no productivity suite, nothing resembling Photoshop, the list could go on all day....

NeXT gave such a better experience, and at least we got a second lease on life with Apple's acquisition of our old os. While Mac OS has gone backwards instead of forwards since Snow Leopard, at least there is still a rich user experience due to the wealth of software, with portable extensions of our desktops thanks to ios devices.

I just don't understand what has kept the Amiga community alive to this day when there is absolutely nothing to make you want to be there. Old, expensive hardware and an operating system lacking in almost all of the basic amenities. An mp3 player and classic Amiga games in emulation is not justification for an entire os. smh

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