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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RE[4]: Uhm
by thavith_osn on Sun 24th Dec 2006 23:36 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Uhm "
thavith_osn
Member since:
2005-07-11

One thing I never quite got with English, should there be a comma after the word "picky" as the word "and" is a joining word?

So, something like

"Should there not be a grammar checker on OSNews? I am not picky and English is not my first language, but still..."

Another interesting thing with English is that if you take the word "not" out of this sentence, it is still valid...

i.e.

"Should there be a grammar checker on OSNews? I am not picky and English is not my first language, but still..."

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By the way, congratulations Amiga, good to see you finally get 4.0 out there. I was waiting for this over 2 years ago now when I took a trip to Melbourne to see a demo of it. I remember how many bugs it had but also saw its potential too.

I also remember thinking that DE was the way to go, not an OS tied to a specific platform. I think any chance DE had is pretty much disolved now sadly...

Yes, I know WIndows is tied to x86 and OS X is tied to Mac h/w, but as Amiga 4.0 was starting from scratch, they had the chance to break that mould...

Having said all that, I wish Amiga OS with it's light weight, fast context switching and so on all the best... Maybe it will take off as a set-top box.

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RE[5]: Uhm
by Tymon on Mon 25th Dec 2006 00:28 in reply to "RE[4]: Uhm "
Tymon Member since:
2006-05-23

"One thing I never quite got with English, should there be a comma after the word "picky" as the word "and" is a joining word?"

Hey I wondered about the exact same thing as a dutchy.

Anyways, as a long time Amiga fan I'm not sure what to think of all the post commodore Amiga stuff. Seems like there isn't anything more to get then some nostalgic feelings.

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v RE[5]: Uhm
by rhyder on Mon 25th Dec 2006 07:08 in reply to "RE[4]: Uhm "