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: let them eat cake
by tylerdurden on Fri 27th Mar 2009 22:09 UTC in reply to "let them eat cake"
tylerdurden
Member since:
2009-03-17

I would not consider the EFIKA to be mainstream by any stretching of the concept of "mainstream" that is possible.

Want mainstream adoption? Very simple, support a mainstream HW platform. The EFIKA is not one of them. Simply pick a platform which starts with P and ends in C :-)

It really does not take a genius, and that was true all the way back to the late 90s. It is too late for Amiga anyways, it is dead Jim.

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RE[2]: let them eat cake
by poundsmack on Fri 27th Mar 2009 22:55 in reply to "RE: let them eat cake"
poundsmack Member since:
2005-07-13

"Simply pick a platform which starts with P and ends in C :-)"

you mean like a PowerPC? that does fit your argument ;) so the board i posted fits under your guidlines. man that was close and here i thought I had made an error lol.

I know what you mean and your right.

Personaly I would rather see it ported to ARM. with all the ARM things comming out these days and the ShivaPLUG and the ARM netbooks, it would be a great way to move into an emerging market sector. HINT Genesi and Amiga Inc, HINT ;)

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RE[2]: let them eat cake
by viton on Sat 28th Mar 2009 15:43 in reply to "RE: let them eat cake"
viton Member since:
2005-08-09

Want mainstream adoption? Very simple, support a mainstream HW platform. The EFIKA is not one of them.


Mainstream PPC platform is PS3. Powerful, well made, high quality hardware. Unlike garage-crafted custom PPC boards.
It is aleady sold in quantities more than Amiga users count of all time.
Some cosmetic changes should be enough to run OS4 / Morphos on PS3. And it has some great games BTW.

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RE[3]: let them eat cake
by poundsmack on Sat 28th Mar 2009 16:52 in reply to "RE[2]: let them eat cake"
poundsmack Member since:
2005-07-13

you have abviously never coded for the cell architecture. its not easy, not even a little bit, it is easier for me to code for Itanium. Not to mention that the 3d graphics on the PS3 is completely proprietary so there is no true suport.

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