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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kolla
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2009-07-15


For the Amiga types, for instance: guys, we all have near-terabyte super-fast hard disks now. We're not booting off floppies any more. You can drop the RAMdisk support, we no longer need it. Leave it as an installable option for the retro-heads who are stuck in the 1980s.

Adapt to change. Be like a reed not a tree; bend with the wind, rather than snap.


Listen, schmuck - if you change AmigaOS to behave like the rest of the crap, then there's really no point in using AmigaOS, is there? Besides, who are you tell us how AmigaOS should be? You're not an amiga user, so your oppinions regarding how AmigaOS should work are moot.

And I'm not stuck in the eighties, I'm just fed up with the current situation where all systems are focused on the needs of the so called "most users", and how to attract windows users to their plattform, for reasons I really dont understand. I much rather have a system that I know and like, used by less than thousand people on the planet, than dozens of systems all badly mimicking windows.

And writing off RAM disks in these days of SSD netbooks, where linux installs put more and more on tmpfs. No, we're not booting off floppies anymore, we're booting off memory cards.

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dragossh Member since:
2008-12-16

Listen, schmuck - if you change AmigaOS to behave like the rest of the crap, then there's really no point in using AmigaOS, is there? Besides, who are you tell us how AmigaOS should be? You're not an amiga user, so your oppinions regarding how AmigaOS should work are moot.


That’s the kind of elitist attitude that, coupled with the high price of Amiga hardware, makes people not consider Amiga. And besides, maybe he used AROS.

I much rather have a system that I know and like, used by less than thousand people on the planet, than dozens of systems all badly mimicking windows.


That’s right. I hate that there is no diversity in the UI. Everyone except Amiga, Apple, RISC OS and Haiku copies Windows instead of trying to come up with better ways of doing things. But that doesn’t mean AmigaOS should cling to the past and not try to expand its userbase just to be different.

And writing off RAM disks in these days of SSD netbooks, where linux installs put more and more on tmpfs. No, we're not booting off floppies anymore, we're booting off memory cards.


I bet he didn’t realise the usefulness of the RAM Disk when you download something and want to try it out.

Edited 2009-07-15 17:50 UTC

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kolla Member since:
2009-07-15

"Listen, schmuck - if you change AmigaOS to behave like the rest of the crap, then there's really no point in using AmigaOS, is there? Besides, who are you tell us how AmigaOS should be? You're not an amiga user, so your oppinions regarding how AmigaOS should work are moot.


That’s the kind of elitist attitude that, coupled with the high price of Amiga hardware, makes people not consider Amiga.
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Are you kidding yourself? People dont consider Amiga because there is close to nothing to consider, a vast majority dont even know what Amiga is, nothing wrong with that. I'm not showing elitist attitude, I'm just stating obvious.

And besides, maybe he used AROS.


And? Maybe I've used ReactOS, I dont go whining over how Vista or 7 must change or die because of that.


But that doesn’t mean AmigaOS should cling to the past and not try to expand its userbase just to be different.


Oh I know the solution, we just need to make Microsoft name the next Windows release "Amiga", and everyone will be happy. Right?

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