Linked by Fulvio Peruggi on Mon 17th Jul 2006 11:14 UTC
Morphos The latest article in our OSNews OS contest: Learn about MorphOS, the heir to the Amiga legacy. This article chronicles its bumpy history, its still-compelling features, and the current state of MorphOS development.
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Nice article
by Mike Bouma on Mon 17th Jul 2006 20:23 UTC
Mike Bouma
Member since:
2005-07-06

@ Fulvio Peruggi

A very nicely written article. :-)

> MorphOS is found in its ability to provide for more
> advanced OS features not found in the AmigaOS.

I agree with Elwood that it may have been better to state AmigaOS3.x here. AmigaOS4 includes most of MOS's improvements over OS3.x as well, of course both MorphOS and AmigaOS4 each have their own additional plusses, minusses and differences in implementation.

> While AmigaOS4 is still in development, the hardware
> is now missing because it originated from a
> developer board that is no longer produced. That
> half of the Amiga community is now stuck in the
> difficult search for new hardware, complicated by a
> penalizing licensing scheme.

Amont Informatique has now some new ľA1-Cs (Mini-ITX) boards ready to be sent to dealers. News on CPU upgrades is sheduled for this week and companies are working on alternative hardware.

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RE: Nice article
by ronaldst on Mon 17th Jul 2006 20:35 in reply to "Nice article"
ronaldst Member since:
2005-06-29

The few AmigaOnes found aren't new. They're reconditioned AmigaOnes. They're being restored to a good condition (also known as refurbished.)

http://www.amont-info.com/spip.php?breve1

Edit: Typo.

Edited 2006-07-17 20:38

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RE[2]: Nice article
by Mike Bouma on Mon 17th Jul 2006 20:58 in reply to "RE: Nice article"
Mike Bouma Member since:
2005-07-06

@ ronaldst

> The few AmigaOnes found aren't new.

Well, AFAIK these boards haven't been sold through Amiga dealers before. The mentioned boards were "resting" awaiting the required CPU modules or so I was told.

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RE[2]: Nice article
by Mike Bouma on Mon 17th Jul 2006 21:17 in reply to "RE: Nice article"
Mike Bouma Member since:
2005-07-06

@ ronaldst

> The few AmigaOnes

I believe this batch to be multiple times larger than what was made available at Pianeta Amiga last year (September 2005). But still only double digit figures like the batch back then though. So I guess they will be sold out again in no time, just like was the case back then... Hopefully some good 3rd party developers get the oppertunity to buy them, in anticipation of alternative options.

BTW, I plan to attend Pianeta Amiga in September for the first time myself this year. Looks like some interesting stuff is... :-)

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