Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 2nd Sep 2006 19:43 UTC, submitted by Saad
Amiga & AROS The Amiga changed the computer industry. It was based on a multitasking operating system, rivaled the graphics power of some workstations and was affordable enough for home users. Unfortunately, Commodore struggled to maintain Amiga's lead, and through a number of bizarre business decisions (refusing to license the Amiga design to Sun), went bankrupt. Read about the history of the Commodore Amiga at Low End Mac.
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RE: Pegasos?
by the_leander on Mon 4th Sep 2006 21:34 UTC in reply to "Pegasos?"
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"So will Pegasos hardware ever be supported? They have some pretty affordable boxes available, some bundled with MorphOS,I think."

From the perspective of getting available hardware now, yes, it'd make a whole lot of sense to go this route, sadly, as with many things in the Amiga domain, politics gets in the way.

Due to these politics, you will probably never see a Peg2 running AmigaOS4 ever. Same goes for Efika any anything else ppc that genesi come up with.

Instead, you'll hear promise after promise of kit that never quite materialises (Nyx, Walker, Escom "Power Amiga", M Box, MCC, A/Box, Pre/Box, A5000, BoXeR, iWin Amy 05, Troika.) You'd think after nearly a decade of failed promises, with only failing classic hardware and EOL AmigaOne's which never worked right to begin with (and all the associated lies and misdirections that came with those boards) that the Amiga community would wake up, but instead, you hear the mantra of "just wait".

In the mean time, great projects (and products) like Amithlon are stopped due to a mix of politiking and lies, and in other arenas the C=One are out of the door and selling like nobody's business...

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RE[2]: Pegasos?
by Saad on Mon 4th Sep 2006 21:37 in reply to "RE: Pegasos?"
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That's really too bad. Will there be some sort of copy protection to actively block people from using Pegaosen?

This would make for a pretty nifty Amiga box:

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RE[3]: Pegasos?
by the_leander on Mon 4th Sep 2006 21:44 in reply to "RE[2]: Pegasos?"
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"That's really too bad. Will there be some sort of copy protection to actively block people from using Pegaosen? "

There would have to be drivers written to use the Marvel Chipset that the Peg 2 uses for starters, plus a peeling of many software patches to get around the issues associated with older Articia chipset. Then theres the fact you'd have to get it to mesh with I the different firmware, AmigaOne uses a bodge job called "Uboot" (I've played with it first hand, it *is* a bodge) wereas the pegasos uses an off the shelf firmware.

For Efika I believe you also have the added issue of getting AmigaOS to run on a PPC405 embedded processor.

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