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: Why?
by dragossh on Fri 27th Mar 2009 19:03 UTC in reply to "Why?"
dragossh
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2008-12-16

Why do we need huge amounts of memory in the first place? How can AmigaOS and Haiku run great with a small amount of memory, while Windows, OS X and to a certain extent Linux need gigabytes of memory to run well?

Heck, how could BeOS play 10 videos, record one, rip an audio CD at the same time and still respond quickly to user input - all without a hardware accelerated desktop - on 1998's underpowered hardware while Windows' UI still hangs sometimes?

And if Hyperion can't port AmigaOS to x86, what about MorphOS?

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