Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Jul 2009 15:30 UTC
Amiga & AROS So we finally meet! You can't imagine how hard I've tried to get my hands on a machine that could run AmigaOS 4 in all its glory. I've never used the Amiga before - not during its heydays, and not during its afterglow - so it meant an unexplored world for me. You can imagine my excitement when ACube Systems, makers of the sam440ep board that runs AmigaOS 4.1, offered a review machine to me, built around their own PowerPC sam440ep flex motherboard.
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RE[2]: Remembering icon positions
by bert64 on Wed 15th Jul 2009 10:57 UTC in reply to "RE: Remembering icon positions"
bert64
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Snapshot didn't work for me, nor should it have to. The idea of a spatial file manager (or any file manager, for that matter) is that it does it by itself. Mannerisms or no, that's just bad design (like the lack of auto-update).


Strange that it wouldn't work, the fact that snapshot is needed comes from the heritage... AmigaOS was intended to boot and run in a usable fashion from floppy (even if you have a single floppy drive and have removed the original boot disk), saving icon position changes automatically would be a considerable overhead on floppies. It does highlight your point about living in the past and not looking forward tho...

There was a patch for amigaos to auto snapshot at one point, there were literally thousands of little tweaks like that for the original amigas.

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