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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@ auzieman

People.. who would pay 800 bucks for a 667 Mhz PC? If so I cot a few PII's and PIII's to put on ebay..

It is sure you are unaware that retro Amigas A4000 with 68040 at 25 MHz expanded with double CPU 68060 at 60 MHz + PPC at 200 MHz are sold at 1000, 1500 and even 3000 euro (three thousands euro) on ebay, and 200 MHz is really UNDERPOWERED SYSTEM for any OS except AmigaOS.

See these comments in a thread of Amiga users in which was commented the fact that an elder classic Amiga was priced on ebay STARTING at 750 euro and for another classic Amiga bid ended at 1020 Euro except delivery...

(Italian language readers only.

Google-translate if you do not understand that language)

People will spend lots of money for their HOBBY, and really these are the prices of pimped classic Amigas.

Get real people,
Here is the reality check,,

533 Mhz cpu, 512 MB DDR Ram, ATI Radeon M9 64Mb and Audio 5.1 onboard


These are the prices of the first batch of motherboards produced in limited quantities and aimed mainly at developers and core users...

And sure he who loves Amiga and has still an old underpowered A1200 with standard CPU Motorola 68EC020 (no MMU) at 14 MHz, then he will agree to pay even lots of money for upgrade system or buy a new Amiga...

Passion for hobbies costs, but hobbists are ready to pay lots of money...

And sure buying a computer that REALLY OBEYS in no time the commands of the users making no any dirty tricks as Windows, and that does not requires a degree in computer science as Linux then it has NO ANY PRICE LIMIT...

Edited 2008-09-18 07:52 UTC

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auzieman Member since:

Like I said once they ship I'll still be on them like flies on poo ;)

However mine will be that 533mhz model..

Don't get me wrong an old 2000-4000 has special a special place in peoples hearts and though I think it to be madness your right they do go for huge amounts of money these days.

Sam however is related only by the faint relation of its OS.. No toaster boards, no classic ami games etc. etc..

However those new screenshots hint at a wee more evolved AOS.. Though yea that theme is very old school..

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helf Member since:

actually, quite a few OSes out there run fine @ 200mhz ;) NEXTSTEP, BeOS R5, Various Windows releases, several Linux distros, BSDs, VMS... ;D I'll admit, the Amiga OS is rather impressive on low specced hardware.

And yeah, if I had money, I'd pay a fortune for a massively upgraded A4kT, but *not* for a new machine, that isnt a collectors item, that is pathetically low end for the current day and age.

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