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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Come on :)
by Leo43 on Mon 25th Dec 2006 10:00 UTC
Leo43
Member since:
2006-06-26

"Network security" ? Amiga doesn't even has multi user. It means that any user has all the rights (ie: "root privileges" any unix user would say). Not to mention that I'm pretty sure a lot of network software (or the tcp stack itself, which hasn't been updated for what... 8 years ?) is full of buffer overflow flaws. But yes, we could still say AmigaOS is secured, because before the remote user gets access to the system, it's highly possible the buffer overflow would have brought all the system down, because of the lacking of memory protection...

I could go on, and on, for every point... but does it matter ?

I have nothing against people who love this OS. But please, please, get REAL... AmigaOS is outdated, is not secured at all,... And no: booting quickly is not a valid argument when you know that most nowadays systems have uptime of months without any problems (and yes, that includes WindowsXP, sorry about that). So you don't really care if your computer takes 1min or 30sec to boot... really...

Sigh... Maybe sometime Amiga users will wake up, and we will finally be able to talk about a completely new, fresh AmigaOS.

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RE: Come on :)
by AmigaRobbo on Mon 25th Dec 2006 10:30 in reply to "Come on :)"
AmigaRobbo Member since:
2005-11-15

Actually AmigaOS can have uptime of months too, just so longs as none of the Applications crash on it!

But the actual OS is stable...

Muiltuser? FOr a home, and lets be honest here, hobby OS, Is that really important?

(edited to add)
First of many screen shots available here:
http://amigaworld.net/modules/myalbum/photo.php?lid=448

Edited 2006-12-25 10:31

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RE[2]: Come on :)
by TerryADavis on Mon 25th Dec 2006 10:59 in reply to "RE: Come on :)"
TerryADavis Member since:
2006-12-01

Multiuser?
Do you mean multitasking (time slices between programs)

or multiple accounts to log in under?

Or do you mean remote users can login and multitask?

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RE[2]: Come on :)
by Bully on Tue 26th Dec 2006 15:58 in reply to "RE: Come on :)"
Bully Member since:
2006-04-07

"Muiltuser? FOr a home, and lets be honest here, hobby OS, Is that really important?"

No.. infact. Multiuser is a waste of resources.

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RE: Come on :)
by jthomas on Mon 25th Dec 2006 16:26 in reply to "Come on :)"
jthomas Member since:
2006-09-03

>or the tcp stack itself, which hasn't been updated for what... 8 years ?


ehr... rewritten from scratch ... by the way Amiga had a real TCP stack with IP filtering, scripting control, ftp folders as system folders in directory tree, etc... while Windows was still dreaming to have at least some coherent connection code, leaking and sharing your folders with the whole internet... ;)

>So you don't really care if your computer takes 1min or 30sec to boot... really...

if you install some software (servers & services + a firewall) and use it for a couple of years without reinstalling it every some months, like my 3.2 GHz Windows XP machine, you are lucky if it will completely boot in 5 minutes ;) (I'd reinstall it but I'm scared about having to reinstall all the software again - my entire UAE install with OS 3.9 + all software and data took just half an hour on the same machine, sigh!)

Edited 2006-12-25 16:33

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