Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Apr 2007 15:13 UTC, submitted by Peter Gordon
Amiga & AROS They better check that thermostat down in hell, because, believe it or not, AmigaOS4 has found a computer to run on - a computer which we will actually be able to buy. I kid you not. "After months of designs and negotiations Amiga, Inc. and ACK Software Controls, Inc. are pleased to announce that new hardware is on its way for Amiga users. Initially, two systems will be produced that address two different market needs. The first is a consumer entry design that will offer a complete product with a target price point of USD 500, while the second will be of a power design that would have a target price point of USD 1500. The PowerPC architecture will continue to be the architecture of choice for these new systems. Manufacturing and final price information along with product launch schedules will be following in the next week." Sure they can fly.
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by gleng on Tue 24th Apr 2007 06:13 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: ..."
gleng
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2006-02-16

I remember reading that, in Amiga Inc's licensing terms, hardware manufactures have to pay for the porting costs of OS 4 if they want to run it on their platform.

Maybe that was reasonable 10 years ago...

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by kaiwai on Tue 24th Apr 2007 12:04 in reply to "RE[4]: ..."
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

I remember reading that, in Amiga Inc's licensing terms, hardware manufactures have to pay for the porting costs of OS 4 if they want to run it on their platform.


And you have major comprehension problems; this is the *second* time you have no interpreted the post properly; Amiga themselves pay for the porting of the operating system, Amiga themselves port the operating system to PS3. The *only* involvement that Sony plays is providing the specifications.

Ergo, it is Amiga who makes the decision whether to port it to PS3, it is Amiga who pays for the porting to PS3.

Goodness gracious me.

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by billt on Tue 24th Apr 2007 20:17 in reply to "RE[4]: ..."
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2006-01-04

I remember reading that, in Amiga Inc's licensing terms, hardware manufactures have to pay for the porting costs of OS 4 if they want to run it on their platform.

Not exactly true. Amiga Inc's licensing terms appear to be related to permitting it or not. Without an Amiga Inc. license, nothing is allowed to happen, so why bother. If you do somehow manage to obtain this mythical license, now you are allowed to participate in other aspects of the Amiga platform situation. Such as, Hyperion who have the OS software code, want to be paid for their programmers' time and effort to port to this hardware.

And the hardware manufacturer is not required to be the one doing anything. Of course Sony would not want to do that. Of course Apple would not. But an interested 3rd party can if he wants to. I want OS4 on an iBook. I don't have to wait for Apple to pay, I can pay, and be a reseller of ibook/OS4 packages to make my money back. And with a laptop, I think I would. Unfortunately Amiga ignored me on that proposal.

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