Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 26th Mar 2006 19:50 UTC
Amiga & AROS It was a nice departure last week, to write about not so serious matters, in order to make fun of everything and everyone (including myself). Today, however, it's back to more serious matters (if you can call computer matters 'serious', of course): Amiga OS4. Or how it will fail utterly if Hyperion/Amiga Inc. don't get their heads out of the sand. Note: Sunday Eve Column.
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RE[3]: The amiga community ? Hah
by Emil on Mon 27th Mar 2006 13:47 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: The amiga community ? Hah"
Emil
Member since:
2005-06-29

"I've never seen any of the Hyperion people claim that memory protection is slow"

I didn't say it was Hyperion guys. Just some OS4 users (I don't have URL at hand, but the discussion was on AW.net). And yes, MP and RT makes OS works slower because it adds additional things to care about. AmigaOS is fast because of that. But it also makes it easy to kill and thus not suitable for a embedded space (would you like to have your elevator go down just because OS crashed?)

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MORB Member since:
2005-07-06

"And yes, MP and RT makes OS works slower because it adds additional things to care about. AmigaOS is fast because of that."

Yeah. That sounds like nowaday's amiga logic alright: sacrifice security entirely to gain a little speed (seriously, you're lucky that no one would bother attacking amigaos, because it would make windows look like an impenetrable fortress by comparison), but run only on yesteryear hardware so that anyway it still runs slower than OSes with memory protection on cheap commodity hardware.

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