Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 2nd Dec 2007 00:00 UTC, submitted by AlexZOP
Amiga & AROS Amiga OS4.0 for Classic Amigas is now available. "ACube Systems Srl is pleased to to announce the immediate availability of the awaited AmigaOS 4.0 for Amiga 1200, 3000(T) or 4000(T) with a PowerPC CPU, developed by Hyperion Entertainment VOF. It is now possible to benefit of all the features of this new AmigaOS release, an operating system famous for its efficiency and small footprint. AmigaOS 4.0, thanks to its power and optimization, succeeds in using at the maximum even systems running at 160Mhz, allowing the multimedia performances and the usability everyone expects from AmigaOS."
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RE: Multimedia performances?
by gdanko on Mon 3rd Dec 2007 18:35 UTC in reply to "Multimedia performances?"
gdanko
Member since:
2005-07-15

This stuff is good only for those who have an old Amiga and love it. There isn't any serious use for such a system.

I find it amusing that people insist this machine is not usable for day to day stuff. I got through high school on a C64 and SpeedScript (which I typed in using MLX). Sure there are nice things in modern computers but if someone needs to type a letter or maintain addresses, the C64 or Amiga is still usable. While most people are addicted to the internet with MySpace and other rubbish, there are a number of people who just want to use the basics in a very simple manner.

I am no proponent of hindering the forward march of technology, but you have to realize that not everyone has the same computing needs of yourself and that usefulness is relative.

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RE[2]: Multimedia performances?
by biffuz on Mon 3rd Dec 2007 20:33 in reply to "RE: Multimedia performances?"
biffuz Member since:
2006-03-27

I was very happy with my 286, no doubt. I learned programming on it (QBasic, Turbo Pascal, Turbo C++). I used Word and Excel and several games. All this was funny and interesting.
But since then, someone invented the DVD, the digital camera, the MP3, the DivX, Internet, Bluetooth cellphones, 24 inches HD monitors, new programming languages, 3D games, and so on. Now I can't call funny and interesting a computer who cannot do these things.

If you do, good for you. But if your computing needs are so little, are you going to pay 90 for that OS?

Edited 2007-12-03 20:36

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gdanko Member since:
2005-07-15

If you do, good for you. But if your computing needs are so little, are you going to pay 90 for that OS?

Because it is their choice. I could do everything I need to do on an Amiga so long as it had an SSH client and a browser. Vista and OS X are bloated beyond reason. Linux is getting there, too.

Some people want a small lightweight OS with low system requirements. Computing has gotten out of hand on the workstation level.

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Downix Member since:
2007-08-21

"I was very happy with my 286, no doubt. I learned programming on it (QBasic, Turbo Pascal, Turbo C++). I used Word and Excel and several games. All this was funny and interesting.
But since then, someone invented the DVD, the digital camera, the MP3, the DivX, Internet, Bluetooth cellphones, 24 inches HD monitors, new programming languages, 3D games, and so on. Now I can't call funny and interesting a computer who cannot do these things."
You see, normally I would agree with you... except your 286 can't do those things, but an Amiga built at the same time *can* with the proper upgrades. People run them on Amiga 3000's with PPC cards all day long. (save maybe the bluetooth, haven't seen that yet) That is one of the reasons for their passion.

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