Linked by David Adams on Wed 17th Sep 2008 17:58 UTC, submitted by afxgroup
Amiga & AROS "Hyperion Entertainment VOF and ACube Systems SRL are pleased to announce that they have entered into an OEM license agreement which will allow ACube to offer its customers an OEM version of Hyperion's AmigaOS 4.1 operating system for their SAM440 range of motherboards. Prospective customers wishing to beta-test the near final OEM version of AmigaOS 4.1 for the SAM 440ep will be afforded the opportunity to do so and will subsequently receive the full version. Orders can be placed as of now with ACube. A first public demonstration of AmigaOS 4.1 for SAM440ep is scheduled for the upcoming exhibition Pianeta Amiga in Empoli, Italy on September 27-28, 2008." Update by TH: Due to all the massive cheering and excitement going on in the OSNews Boardroom and our company yacht, we actually forgot to link to the official announcements here and here.
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Dude, like, totally...
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 17th Sep 2008 18:11 UTC
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

OMGPWNIES!

Seriously.

OMGPWNIES!

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RE: Dude, like, totally...
by leech on Wed 17th Sep 2008 18:17 in reply to "Dude, like, totally..."
leech Member since:
2006-01-10

Sweet! Like I so want one.... but then again I wanted one about 5 years ago when they were talking about AmigaOS4 a bit more.

Sadly, if I bought one (which I very well might) I'd probably end up installing Linux on it...

I love the Amiga OS. But will there really be application support for this? I had an Atari TT030 at one point, and while it had a lot more beef than the regular ST(e), not much software out there for the ST worked right on it, or made you notice much of a difference (though it rocked for Pagestream / Calamus)

How good will the compatibility be with old Amiga software, and how much new will come out for it, is the question. I really would LOVE to see another platform war, instead of this boring PC / MAC crap, especially since now they all use the same hardware, just different OSs.

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RE[2]: Dude, like, totally...
by Raffaele on Wed 17th Sep 2008 18:30 in reply to "RE: Dude, like, totally..."
Raffaele Member since:
2005-11-12

@ Leech:




I love the Amiga OS. But will there really be application support for this?

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How good will the compatibility be with old Amiga software, and how much new will come out for it, is the question.




Except for Showgirls (that is a great viewer at the same level of ACDSee and IrfanView on PC World) and some games like BirdieShot that I find rather unuseless, and except for Blender and Sputnik Browser that are still available only to OS4 and its developers, AmigaOS can run almost the best part of the software listed here for MorphOS system:

http://bbrv.blogspot.com/2007/07/efika-morphos.html

Get a look at it and enjoy... ;-)

Edited 2008-09-17 18:34 UTC

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RE: Dude, like, totally...
by -ujb- on Wed 17th Sep 2008 20:55 in reply to "Dude, like, totally..."
-ujb- Member since:
2005-10-21

Yeas, quite surprising. Now I am quite eager to see if ppl will run out requesting massivly those freaking expensive Amiga boards. And I guess the AmigaOS 4 fanbois will have to learn the next lesson now: The wolrd out there doesn't care too much about this.
But anyway, within the quite special Amigaish computer micro-cosmos it improves the pace of things: First the release of MorphOS 2.x, now hardware for AmigaOS 4.1.
Maybe it brings a bit more momentum to the entire situation.

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