Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Nov 2007 22:11 UTC
Amiga & AROS A new AROS status update has been published. The biggest news: "Michal Schulz has made the miracle, and a whole new chapter in AROS history begins. Starting from today, you can grab the 64 bit native flavour of AROS from our website. This new version is obviously more advanced than the usual one, and has limited memory protection and GRUB loading modules. A initial wall for 4 GB of RAM will be removed as soon as proper MMU handling is done. In order to run the 64 bit native version of AROS a 64-bit x86 processor like AMD Athlon 64s or latest Intel Core2s is needed."
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Travesty
by jal_ on Fri 30th Nov 2007 08:50 UTC
jal_
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2006-11-02

With this port the distance between the OS's crippled capabilities ('limited memory protection') and the hardware it runs on gets bigger again. Instead of porting AROS to yet another platform, they'd better focus on all the missing stuff. That's not to say I don't like AROS, but please leave the modern hardware to other alternative OS'es (Haiku, Syllable, etc.), and focus on other objectives. AROS on x64 is like a C4 engine in a 2CV car - a travesty.


JAL

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RE: Travesty
by paolone on Fri 30th Nov 2007 09:42 in reply to "Travesty"
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2007-09-24

Very well jal_, thanks for the precious contribution. It's always good finding people who knows what should be done and, above all, what people should do. On the Archives of aros-exec.org you'll find all the development tools you need, and on vmwaros.org you'll find a pre-configured AROS environment: now you can start completing the os coding "all the missing stuff". Thank you for your effort. ;-)

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RE[2]: Travesty
by jal_ on Fri 30th Nov 2007 11:22 in reply to "RE: Travesty"
jal_ Member since:
2006-11-02

Well, I just forsee that in 10 years time, AROS runs on the latest x128 or whatever PPC cell-processor-with-20-cores that's the fashion those days, and still is not nearly finished, not to mention still has none of the features that current modern OSes have, let alone features that will be current then. Which would be a shame really.


JAL

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