Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Sep 2006 20:40 UTC, submitted by John
Amiga & AROS The Amitlon Kernel Project has released new versions of its software. Amithlon is an emulation-based system allowing users to run AmigaOS 3.9 on regular x86 PC systems, without the overhead of having to load an underlying operating system, unlike WinUAE, UAE, Fellow, or AmigaXL.
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Why?
by proftv on Wed 6th Sep 2006 04:51 UTC
proftv
Member since:
2006-01-01

I still don't understand why people keep extending dead platforms when more capable mainstream alternative platforms need their help. Can someone explain this to me?

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RE: Why?
by jjmckay on Wed 6th Sep 2006 04:59 in reply to "Why?"
jjmckay Member since:
2005-11-11

Not everyone likes chocolate. Some people like strawberry or vanilla. Amiga isn't dead though. Did you ever use it? Relative to Windows or other platforms it might seem dead but many people have very fond memories of Amiga long before Linux. Amiga was doing what MS Windows didn't do until 10+ years later.

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RE[2]: Why?
by atezun on Wed 6th Sep 2006 09:32 in reply to "RE: Why?"
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2005-07-06

Yeah, like pre-emptive multitasking and protected memory!

...wait a minute.

In all seriousnesss, I have never used an Amiga, I hope to one day though, but it is true there are some ideas from the Amiga that were years ahead of their time and it hardly surprises me why former users would feel such a strong attachment to the platform, not everyone wants to work on linux. I tip my hat to the developer(s) of this project for working to bring a piece of computing history (and possibly future) to all of us.

Edited 2006-09-06 09:32

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RE[2]: Why?
by proftv on Wed 6th Sep 2006 19:08 in reply to "RE: Why?"
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2006-01-01

Yes, I used the Amiga for many years and I love it. It was a really great computer for it's time. That time has passed though. I spent a lot of time hoping someone would revive the platform, until I realized it was not going to happen. I still have my A1200, but I never use it because it can't compare to what my PC can do now. I can understand people spending a little time on dead platforms as a hobby for nostalgia, but I think it would better serve the computer community as a whole if they spent their time on Ubuntu, Haiku, ReactOS, SkyOS, and others. That's just my opinion.

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RE: Why?
by viton on Wed 6th Sep 2006 08:53 in reply to "Why?"
viton Member since:
2005-08-09

I still don't understand why people keep extending dead platforms
because these platforms are fun to use, in contrast to typical geeky linux distribution

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