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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Double standards ...
by -pekr- on Mon 1st Oct 2007 05:54 UTC
-pekr-
Member since:
2006-03-28

I somehow (of course as a former Amigan :-) tend to agree with post, who criticises OSNews for "double standards". I worked 4 years for Amiga Review here in CZ as main columnist, and I know that in order to be able to judge the situation, one has to have some insight. That is also why I later refused to write for one electronic mag - I did not feel I can do that anymore, lost contacts and interest. That article has a little value and imo brings wrong conclusions.

AROS might be fine, but is open-source a holy grail? It is open source, yet it is developed very slowly. What is wrong with PPC? What is wrong with embedded hw? Noone tries to suggest here that Amiga is first league OS player. It is a niche. And if there is enough interest in it, then it is OK. Of course x86 would be more practical, but that still does not answer the main question - why AROS?

And some ppl here should just read their post and think before they post. Many are suggesting to let Amiga RIP. Yes, last 6 years are total fiasco, and as a manager I would fire Bill & Co long time ago. But - AmigaOS 4, or even MorphOS, are just light years ahead of some OSes which are reported here. They have some apps to run, they are more or less a complete system, and there is a userbase. Yet Amiga is being highly disregarded here.

My take is - as far as user base is alive and active AND interested, then there is still place for the Amiga. I bet most users suggesting it to RIP or spouting nonsense about missing critical features never ever saw, not to mention used, the real Amiga ...

Cheers,
Petr

Edited 2007-10-01 05:56

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RE: Double standards ...
by Minerva on Mon 1st Oct 2007 09:27 in reply to "Double standards ..."
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2007-01-26

What is wrong with PPC?


I don't think anyone is dissing PPC here, and I think you answered your own question when you said x86 is more practical. This isn't the early 90's, much less 80's anymore. x86 won, and for any desktop OS to be succesful even as a niche player needs to be x86 compatible until that too gets replaced with something else. PPC may be the best processor ever made, but success in the tech industry has more to do with practicality, not innovation. But you know that already.

Yet Amiga is being highly disregarded here.


Pattern matching skills. Even the success of AROS seems more plausible at this rate.

I bet most users suggesting it to RIP or spouting nonsense about missing critical features never ever saw, not to mention used, the real Amiga ...


It may be true most of us have not used one, but for practical purposes I don't see why most of us should care. Windows, Mac, and Linux has a selection of features and software options that Amiga simply can't match, and no matter how good an OS might be, they'll usually go with the OS's that provide what they feel to have the most that fits their needs. In addition, the supply of these systems are not without limit, considering how long it has been since the last ones graced the market. It's that simple.

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RE: Double standards ...
by renox on Mon 1st Oct 2007 11:00 in reply to "Double standards ..."
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2005-07-06

>AROS might be fine, but is open-source a holy grail?

It's funny that you ask this after having been burned by Amiga's death, think how things could have been different if it had been open-sourced.

Maybe that's why people are not so keen on using new proprietary minor OSs: they know that it's quite likely that it'll die soon..

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