Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th May 2006 22:13 UTC
Amiga & AROS "A prerelease of X-Windows version X11R6.3 for OS4 is now available on OS4-depot. It is a complete unix-like environment, which is meant as a base for ports from the linux-world." It includes X11R6.3 and various other components.
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CAN WE SAY "USELESS"?
by transami on Mon 29th May 2006 23:20 UTC
transami
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2006-02-28

No offense to those how worked hard to make it happen, but talk about ruining a good thing. I find this absolutely aweful. Why would I want to spoil the whole Amiga experience with X? Do you think people are going to convert to OS4 b/c they can run some X based apps now? They can do that with Linux --and gee, Linux actually runs on an actual computer.

Okay. So here's the "cue": AROS.

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RE: CAN WE SAY "USELESS"?
by rhyder on Tue 30th May 2006 05:46 in reply to "CAN WE SAY "USELESS"?"
rhyder Member since:
2005-09-28

It might allow people to run some popular and useful apps without rebooting or powering up a second machine.

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RE: CAN WE SAY "USELESS"?
by Pixie on Tue 30th May 2006 09:15 in reply to "CAN WE SAY "USELESS"?"
Pixie Member since:
2005-09-30

So one can compare between native and hosted? So that Linux part can be amigatized? Because you can?

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RE[2]: CAN WE SAY "USELESS"?
by Ronald Vos on Tue 30th May 2006 11:17 in reply to "RE: CAN WE SAY "USELESS"?"
Ronald Vos Member since:
2005-07-06

So one can compare between native and hosted? So that Linux part can be amigatized? Because you can?

A ported program isn't 'hosted'. The opposite of native here is merely 'non-native', and by native the only thing that's meant is using native widgets and API.

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