Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 30th Sep 2007 14:00 UTC
Amiga & AROS The Amiga world is an interesting one to follow. As an outsider, it is almost impossible to fully understand all the processes at work over there. The various companies, the individuals, the developers, The Three Men And A Cow who own an AmigaOne - they are not making it any easier. The past few weeks have seen quite a few news items regarding the Amiga platform. Did they help in creating a clearer picture of where the Amiga stands?
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Pretty Accurate
by gleng on Sun 30th Sep 2007 15:20 UTC
gleng
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2006-02-16

That's a pretty accurate summary (unfortunately).

With regards to the promised hardware from Amiga Inc. and ACK, I don't think anyone really expected it to be released. Take a look at ACK's track record for example:

http://tinyurl.com/2va8rj

Also, I'm not sure that Hyperion have the rights to release Amiga OS 4 at the moment, as the current court battle is centred around the use of trademarks and ownership of the operating system. I'd like to be proven wrong, but I don't think we'll see a release of OS4 in the foreseeable future. At least until after the court battle is over.

I completely agree that, as it stands, the future is with AROS. All the legal and community infighting since the fall of Escom has done nothing but hurt the platform. AROS provides a legal and reasonably neutral way forward, and in the light of the current situation, I'm hoping more people will get behind it.

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RE: Pretty Accurate
by SReilly on Sun 30th Sep 2007 15:36 in reply to "Pretty Accurate"
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2006-12-28

With regards to the promised hardware from Amiga Inc. and ACK, I don't think anyone really expected it to be released. Take a look at ACK's track record for example:

http://tinyurl.com/2va8rj

Wow, thats pretty damning! I had no idea that ACK where so bad at delivering on they're promises.

As for AROS, I totally agree. I have it installed on a VMWare machine and like Thom, I had allot of trouble initially. It runs great once installed though and the UAE integration project should make for a very interesting platform for Amiga fans.

Now all we need is for someone to reverse engineer the ROMs. ;-)

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