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[2]: let them eat cake
by viton on Sat 28th Mar 2009 15:43 UTC 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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RE[4]: let them eat cake
by viton on Mon 30th Mar 2009 09:38 in reply to "RE[3]: let them eat cake"
viton Member since:
2005-08-09

you have abviously never coded for the cell architecture.

I do it for money =)

Not to mention that the 3d graphics on the PS3 is completely proprietary so there is no true suport.

3d graphics support on Amiga is "somewhat lacking".

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