Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 18th Jul 2006 22:51 UTC, submitted by Raffaele
Amiga & AROS "In a previous item, we described how the AmigaOS4.0 memory system works in terms of managing memory allocations from the top. However, there is more to allocating memory than that. The object caches of course work on memory that has already been mapped into the virtual memory space. But both the virtual address ranges, as well as the physical memory has to come from a source, too."
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More waffle
by nicholas on Wed 19th Jul 2006 08:57 UTC
nicholas
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2005-07-07

OS4 has some nice features which is all well and good, but if we can't buy it what is the point?

Edited 2006-07-19 08:57

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RE: More waffle
by DevL on Wed 19th Jul 2006 09:16 in reply to "More waffle"
DevL Member since:
2005-07-06

Well, it's a) not finished, b) only bundled with hardware, and c) no new hardware has been made for quite some time.

Essentially, OS4 is held back from general consumption until new hardware (if ever) is produced. Sad but true.

I recently saw something about a small batch of refurbished/repaired Mini-ITX AmigaOne motherboards being pushed out to retailers, but as always in Amigaland, anything said should be taken with a huge amount of salt.

IMNSHO OS4 is a promising OS held back by the fact that it targets the PowerPC CPU and due the huge amount of bickering and mud slung around the Amiga community.

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RE: More waffle
by trezzer on Wed 19th Jul 2006 11:39 in reply to "More waffle"
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2006-01-05

Yesterday I talked to Justin from Amigaone.biz, and he said he had several ľA1 MK2s lying around. So if you want it badly, you can get it. The MK2 has some flaws that were corrected in ľA1-c though (it was a pre-production model).

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