Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 1st Jan 2006 16:51 UTC
Amiga & AROS There is kind of a stir in the Amiga community. As Hyperion employees explained in an IRC chat, Hyperion suffers from a lack of hardware for the development (and thus sales) of AmigaOS4. However, what about Genesi? Genesi is the company behind the ODW, a PPC workstation that could potentially be the solution to Hyperion's lack-of-hardware problems. However, friction between the two companies is preventing them from coming to an agreement. More from the community here, and here. My take: I find this a rather silly situation. It is quite clear that Genesi is one of the few companies capable of offering a steady flow of PPC hardware for the AmigaOS, yet things in the past are preventing a financially interesting cooperation. And who suffer? Exactly-- Amiga fans.
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RE: Genesi (by digitaldisaster A.K.A. DIGITAL TROLL)
by Raffaele on Mon 2nd Jan 2006 04:04 UTC in reply to "Genesi"
Raffaele
Member since:
2005-11-12

I think you are nothing more than the digital troll of sunday morning.

And it is proven by the fact that this is your single one post...

...and even your name sound trollish.

Unfortunately for you, now OSNews does not allow Anonymous posting.

I ask moderators to monitor this post from you and other posts which could follow, and (just in case) eventually to take actions against you.

Now it is up to your statements:

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It is quite clear that Genesi is one of the few companies capable of offering a steady flow of PPC hardware for the AmigaOS"
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Seems so...

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Not so IMHO, Genesi do NOT have a good reputation for delivering hardware (be it on time or in any form of quality).
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Genuine uninformed nice attempt to spread manure on us amigans.


Regarding quality, you are true.

Pegasos machines broke as usual for any kind of computer on the market...

And at Genesi also they repair and fix broken hardware on the fly honouring well their warranty

(and more ***with no cost shipping***) ;-)

Here the witness of one of the satisfied users:

http://www.morphzone.org/modules/newbb_plus/viewtopic.php?topic_id=...

Here are mine proofs! Where are your proofs, you digitaldisaster coward?

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They had horrible problems with the Pegasos I which they balmed on the Mai northbridge
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And it has been proved by what happened to MAI inc. sued by their partners and design manufacturers by Socle inc.

http://www.oalj.dol.gov/decisions/ALJ/LCA/2005/WAGE_and_HOUR_DIVISI...)_170747_CADEC_SD.PDF

http://www.cand.uscourts.gov/cand/calendar.nsf/0/bac39a90f972ea6288...

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They then released the Peg II which has been selling well and had respectable specs
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Your words, not mine...

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but has seen no update and is now starting to look as dated as the AmigaOne/Terron (which has at elast seen a form factor shrink etc.)
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Updates? You are looking for hardware updates? Wait and see. Time will judge.

/ME is waiting for real silicon, and you?

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There was the whole OpenBSD debacle as well
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True.

And both parts (Genesi and OpenBSD team) posted their versions of the facts.

Would you be so kind to post us links to BOTH point of views?

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as that with ShopIP over the Guardian/Crunch Box
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Don't konw about it... This is new even for me... please tell us.

Gossip. Gossip.

:-O ;-)

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and then then the whole dispute with some of the MorphOS devs
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True. And it is true also that there are again two versions of the facts.
Again please post links to *BOTH* sides point of views.

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The OpenFirmware implementation for the Peg II is bug ridden according to the OpenBSD (and other?)
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Come on! Bugs claimed by one of the competitors in a controversial struggle?

I think that you could do it better and would be so kind to bring us proofs by neutral observers.

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There is also the promissed blades and PPC970 designs which never arrived (and apparently never will)
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"ANNOUNCED"... The word in plain english language is " *ANNOUNCED* for the second quarter of 2006".

Now you are travelling time and space to bring us news on future products which are not being released yet...

How silly.

I hope you are not a Cassandra prophet, announcing disasters, and that the new machines could be proved as real solid silicon.

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They have however been very succesfull with the ODW and that is something which they deserve much credit for.
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Your words, not mine.

And remember that ODW == Pegasos II



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As does the EPKA board which is an incredible feat of engineering.
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I think you would had saying Efika???

Please document yourself before posting.

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If you take away all of the public statements etc. of BBRV which just seem to detract from Genesi and sweep tthe OpenBSD, ShopIP, MorrphOS and other such issues under the carpet Genesi have been very sucesfull, particullarly given the cirrcumstances and can be excused for being over zeolours in announcing products which theey could not bring to market for whatever reasson
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Lack of money??? No investors??? Tell us.

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(it is better to scrap the project thatn run it at a loss over time or release something which ruins your reputation due to being low quality and buggy!)
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Here is a buggy project (and it costs sure alot) which won the award of "best in show" in Freescale Technology Forum meeting last june 2005...

http://www.pegasosppc.com/homemedia.php

And the award comes from visitors of meeting, and NOT from Freescale itself.

http://www.genesippc.com/press.php?date=20050624

http://www.freescale.com/webapp/sps/site/display.jsp?nodeId=093623&...

Sure do all visitors who voted considered it buggy and low quality?

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