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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Well, it's a start.
by madcrow on Wed 17th Sep 2008 21:22 UTC
madcrow
Member since:
2006-03-13

While I do tend to prefer the the system design of MorphOS, AmigaOS 4 is quite well done as well. Still, even the best OS in the world has an uphill battle going when it has to convince people to spend $400+ dollars on a barebones motherboard+cpu combo based on a PowerPC G3 clone chip that's FAR outclassed by various COMPLETE low end PC systems that are way more powerful...

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RE: Well, it's a start.
by ferrels on Wed 17th Sep 2008 22:52 in reply to "Well, it's a start."
ferrels Member since:
2006-08-15

Yes, it is overpriced and underpowered. And the cost is not $400+. It's now actually over $700 just for the motherboard if you buy it from AmigaKit. And that doesn't include the copy of OS4.1, a case, power supply, monitor, mouse, keyboard hard drive or CD/DVD drive.

The legal issues between Amiga Inc and Hyperion also haven't been address so it may be very premature for people to expect bundled boards with copies of OS4.1

Edited 2008-09-17 22:53 UTC

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RE: Well, it's a start.
by AmigaBlitter on Thu 18th Sep 2008 12:22 in reply to "Well, it's a start."
AmigaBlitter Member since:
2006-06-13

The system runs very well. The overall performance are more than good. The UIis shining, and don't need 4 GB of ram and 2 Ghz video card.

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