Linked by Mike Bouma on Mon 19th Aug 2002 06:48 UTC
Amiga & AROS As Amiga Inc is about to re-enter the computer arena with new AmigaOS4 powered desktop systems as well as with 3rd party embedded products utilizing AmigaDE technology pre-installed, there are a growing number of people who wonder what an advanced classic AmigaOS currently offers. This was an important reason for me to write a simple to understand WinUAE tutorial, so this would hopefully help interested people with setting up a fun and easy to use emulated AmigaOS environment on widely available mainstream Windows computers. This article also includes many WinUAE screenshots and information on acquiring and using freely available software.
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Thanks, I guess, but...
by Sodom on Mon 19th Aug 2002 13:36 UTC

Good article on the actual subject, emulation, although the advertising in the beginning was quite an embarrassing let-down.

"As Amiga Inc is about to re-enter the computer arena..."

Amiga Inc is not about to re-enter any arena, it's a new company.
They're also not entering the computer arena. It's a software and licensing company.
Is this an article by an independent writer on OSNews, or a corporate press release?

"...with new AmigaOS4 powered desktop systems..."

Amiga Inc has nothing to do with hardware, let alone desktop systems, other than licensing the trademarks they bought to third party hardware vendors (OSNews readers might already have heard about the so-called "AmigaOne": a PPC motherboard relabelled "AmigaOne" and redistributed by a trademark licensee, the U.K. company Eyetech.) Neither is AmigaOS actually Amiga Inc's own project, it was taken over by the German-Belgian company Hyperion late last year.

"...3rd party embedded products utilizing AmigaDE technology..."

So far the "AmigaDE" is just a future concept. What's installed or can be downloaded to those devices is what was previously known as the "AmigeDE-player", then "AmigaAnywhere" and now renamed again to "AACE" (Amiga Anywhere Content Engine). It's basically a repackaged Tao Elate VP engine with some slight additional functionality, allowing the customer to play little games on his PDA or cell phone.

Amiga is dead, long live AmigaOS!
(And Amiga emulation! ;-) )