Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Mar 2006 23:30 UTC, submitted by Raffaele
Amiga & AROS Hyperion, the company behind AmigaOS 4.0, has found at least one way to generate revenue from AmigaOS 4.0. "Hyperion Entertainment VOF announces that it has licensed its 3D driver technology for ATI Radeon 9000 chipsets to Smiths Aerospace LLC. Hyperion's 3D driver technology is OpenGL ES compatible and was originally developed for Amiga OS 4, Hyperion's multi-media centric, small foot-print embedded OS."
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Amiga OS4 on more platforms
by transami on Fri 24th Mar 2006 06:09 UTC
transami
Member since:
2006-02-28

Well, if the actually ported it to computers people use, like x86 systems, then they might ultimately make a buck or two. I for one miss my Amiga, but what is one to do? PC hardware is just too well priced.

Also, port it to PS3. The PS3 could make a very interesting general purpose computer.

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KenJackson Member since:
2005-07-18

Excellent idea! I was never curious about the Amiga when it was popular, but in recent years I have wanted to try it. Buying old, used hardware doesn't excite me, but I would eagerly pay for just the software if I could run it on a PC.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Well, if the actually ported it to computers people use, like x86 systems, then they might ultimately make a buck or two.

Completely agreed. They been touting their OS for years now, but besides three men and a cow nobody is actually able to run the damn thing. The developers working on AmigaOS 4 must be frustrated as hell: all this talk about "we're in contact with several companies who will supply hardware" without ANY result.

They should get their act together and start porting to regular Macs and/or x86 and/or the Pegasos.

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dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

I agree. But license issues are - apparently - preventing this at the moment.

But who knows the real story?

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