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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Niche market
by truckweb on Wed 17th Sep 2008 23:12 UTC
truckweb
Member since:
2005-07-06

It's a niche market for people who really want to use/play with the Amiga. People who need more than software emulation like Amiga Forever/AmigaKit/AIAB.

I may be wrong, but it's impossible with emulation to run AmigaOS 4.1 or MorphOS 2.x - So those could be good reason to want the real thing.

To each their own. If you got the money and you want to play with it, it's fine. Lucky you in fact.

For me, the Amiga is a fond memory of the good time, when everything was not only about PC/Mac. I own Amiga Forever 2008 and play with Amigakit. It's good enough for my retro-gaming.

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RE: Niche market
by Laurence on Thu 18th Sep 2008 10:57 in reply to "Niche market"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

I may be wrong, but it's impossible with emulation to run AmigaOS 4.1 or MorphOS 2.x


Why is that? Surely anything can be emulated if you have the right VM?

QEMU supports emulating other chipset architectures - if that's the reason for your reasoning in said OSs not supporting emulation.

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RE[2]: Niche market
by SamuraiCrow on Fri 19th Sep 2008 23:58 in reply to "RE: Niche market"
SamuraiCrow Member since:
2005-11-19

" I may be wrong, but it's impossible with emulation to run AmigaOS 4.1 or MorphOS 2.x


Why is that? Surely anything can be emulated if you have the right VM?

QEMU supports emulating other chipset architectures - if that's the reason for your reasoning in said OSs not supporting emulation.
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No VMs currently run AmigaOS 4.x nor MorphOS. Maybe someday that will change but for now get over it and buy the hardware.

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