Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 24th Dec 2006 17:12 UTC, submitted by AmigaRobbo
Amiga & AROS "Hyperion Entertainment is very pleased to announce the immediate availability (for registered AmigaOne customers) of Amiga OS 4.0, The Final Update. Originally released in May of 2004, Amiga OS 4.0 is the most stable, modern and feature-rich incarnation to date of the multi-media centric operating system launched by Commodore Business Machines (CBM) in 1985 with which it still retains a high degree of compatibility. Amiga OS 4.0, The Final Update is the culmination of 5 years of development and takes the form of a stand-alone ISO image which contains a full installation of all Amiga OS 4.0 components. A list of new features can be found here. Availability of PowerPC hardware suitable for operation with Amiga OS 4.0 will be announced by third parties early 2007." Together with Microsoft selling Linux and Apple switching to Intel, this is the definitive proof that hell is now officially frozen. I sure know I'm taking ice skates with me to the grave.
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This post is a note from a marketing guy of Amiga Inc., It's very wrong see this is posted like news, it's not an objective note.

1. More stable than original AmigaOS from CBM? Are you kidding? I've seen OS4 crashing even a lot more than Windows XP on certain machines with security "problems".

2. It can be modern, but it's quite old compared to the revolution the original AmigaOS was in the past. It's still outdated compared to most modern operating systems in terms of applications, hardware support and features.

3. Feature-Rich: it can be more feature-rich than an average AmigaOS, but not more than most really modern operating systems. Even homebrew projects like Haiku are progressing a lot faster than AmigaOS4. I see MorphOS a lot more feature-rich in general than AmigaOS4 at this moment, maybe MorphOS 1.5 will surpass that a lot more (I don't believe it will appear but I've seen more strange stuff to occour).

4. What means "The Final Update"' phrase? Does this is the really promissed final version of AmigaOS 4.0 or another stupid marketing phrase for blind name followers?

This is another crap marketing campaign by Amiga Inc., very sad OSNews publish this...

Edited 2006-12-24 18:35

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AmigaRobbo Member since:

It's not from Amiga Inc, it's from Hyperion. It is a major release of a minor OS, therefore it is News, at least to a OS based news forum.

1: No one said AmigaOS was seriously stable, well in fact it is, but dodgy programs will crash it out, which is a little err. "old fashioned" these days. But it will often warm reboot faster than Windows seems to close a crashed program, and unlike Windows XP will not be zomibified by simply connecting to the Internet. Mostly because no one can be bothered to be write viruses/malware for something that takes up so little marketspace.

2: It's the most modern AmigaOS, Hardware support is very good, but since it runs on custom hardware that's no great suprise. Availabilty of applications is not the OS fault, features are pretty good to be honest. It's a modern OS that I use as a primary OS, sure the Web Browsers are rubbish compaired to, say, Opera but how is that Hyperion the OS makers fault?

3: A new Web browser came out yesterday, new Mail program (Simplemail) came out today, new Direrctory Opus came out yesterday, new Mplayer err. day before yesterday. I don't know how Haiku's doing recently, but Amiga OS4 was much more advanced that the version I saw a couple of months ago.

I've never used MorphOS, but I'd like to, I hope it does well, I hope Haiku does well, as unlike you I don't pick on small niche OS's I hope they all do well and bring something new and intresting to the table.

4: Good question, I dunno, quite what Final Update means, full offical release when some Hardware comes out? I know it was a stupid idea to link the OS to custom hardware, I think we all know that now, but it's the way it is, and what people have to live with.

I am not, as the person who submitted this anything to do with Amiga inc or Hyperion.

Happy Christmas to everyone who goes into that sort of thing!

Edited 2006-12-24 19:54

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racs Member since:


"I dunno, quite what Final Update means..."

Let me answer this to dispel some uncertainity: "Final update" means it is the final version for the actual AmigaOS4.0 owners, which brings up their previous AmigaOS4.0 version to the level of the final release. The "Final version" (read: the CD) will be (hopefully) released and spread together with the yet-unnamed PowerPC based hardware.

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makc Member since:

"The features of AmigaOS4 are practically the same of the latest 68k AmigaOS with some freeware addons from Aminet or new unofficial clones."

While you might not be interested in Amiga at all - and that's fair - what you wrote is pure bullshitting.
Here is another lad judging an OS from it's GUI.

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