Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Mar 2009 23:34 UTC
Amiga & AROS Despite the recent emergence of several new ways to actually run AmigaOS 4.0, the supply of machines is still extremely small, and not very future proof. As such, one of the most recurring questions within the Amiga community is why don't they port the darn thing to x86?
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RE: Is there REALLY a need?
by Boomshiki on Fri 27th Mar 2009 03:25 UTC in reply to "Is there REALLY a need?"
Boomshiki
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2008-06-11

In 1994, Commodore Inc. declared bankruptcy (Oh boy.. has it really been THAT long... I feel OOOLLLD now ;) )..
My basic math skills show that to be 15 years ago!
Only the older generation users are going to even remember such a thing as the 'Amiga', and the younger generation are growing up more with the words XBox, Playstation or iPhone coming out their lips then 'PC'.
It really boils down to this... it is no longer relevent to the computer world today; While the Amiga forums may well scream out for an x86 version.. the writing is already on the wall for it.. even if it WAS released.. we pretty much have proof of that in AROS... a very good Amiga OS clone; and where is the usage for this?.. sadly, I do not see many posts from people when AROS is mentioned here..
To show for instance the article showing AROS gets it's own webbrowser.. 9 posts in the OSNews comment section.. VmwAROS v1.0 Released - 12 comments... This really does show the interest is very low. ( AROS - if it wants a voice in modern computing, needs to get some PR and Marketing people onboard. )

Everything moves on, especially in the IT world.. we, as users sometimes just have to grin and bear it and either try to keep up, or take the obsoleted path.. we all have a personal choice here ;)


The reason that people aren't interested in AROS all that much, is because AROS is nowhere even close to a desktop replacement. It's not finished, and likely will never be completed. There is too much missing from it. It's like a swiss cheese OS. Looks solid, but there are a lot of holes in it.

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RE[2]: Is there REALLY a need?
by paolone on Fri 27th Mar 2009 14:47 in reply to "RE: Is there REALLY a need?"
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2007-09-24

The reason that people aren't interested in AROS all that much, is because AROS is nowhere even close to a desktop replacement. It's not finished, and likely will never be completed. There is too much missing from it. It's like a swiss cheese OS. Looks solid, but there are a lot of holes in it.


Hmm.. how much months lasted since you looked at AROS the last time, before saying so?

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Boomshiki Member since:
2008-06-11

The reason that people aren't interested in AROS all that much, is because AROS is nowhere even close to a desktop replacement. It wirelessly's not finished, and likely will never be completed. There is too much missing from it. It's like a swiss cheese OS. Looks solid, but there are a lot of holes in it.


Hmm.. how much months lasted since you looked at AROS the last time, before saying so?

Can I get Java for AROS? I have Java on my phone, and it's not even a smart phone. Lets assume I connect to the internet wirelessly, does it have wireless drivers? What if I wanted to download music, does AROS have a client for that? Can I Sync my Ipod? Can I run a virtural machine? Last I checked there was a crude Python port, but it wasn't all that useful. I don't think I'd be asking too much from a desktop replacement to have all these things. This is what I was talking about when I said that AROS is nowhere near finished, and not a viable replacement OS.

Edited 2009-03-27 23:33 UTC

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