Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 17th Oct 2009 22:03 UTC, submitted by mbpark
Amiga & AROS It's really been an Amiga week, hasn't it? As such, it seems only fitting to close this week off with some seriously epic news from the Amiga community. As most of you will know, Hyperion and Amiga, Inc. have been embroiled in a tough legal battle over the distribution and development rights of the AmigaOS, and all its associated trademarks. The epic news is that this situation is now completely and utterly resolved.
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RE: Comment by bsharitt
by Stephen! on Sun 18th Oct 2009 18:24 UTC in reply to "Comment by bsharitt"
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So they finally resolve everything after PowerPC is all but dead on anything outside of the embedded space? Maybe they'll port to ARM or x86.

But then once it's ported to x86, it brings Windows into the equation. Microsoft sees it as a possible threat and starts it's patent threats, "get the facts" campaigns and all that stuff ....

Edited 2009-10-18 18:26 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by bsharitt
by jgagnon on Mon 19th Oct 2009 12:03 in reply to "RE: Comment by bsharitt"
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Not really. If they start getting an actual market share of x86, however, then that will get Microsoft's attention. There are countless operating systems for the x86 architecture and the only ones that are officially on Microsoft's radar are Mac OSX and Linux.

Microsoft doesn't even care about *BSD which will likely have a bigger slice of the pie over AmigaOS/x86 for a long time to come.

That being said, I'd probably buy a copy of AmigaOS/x86 if it became available. But that doesn't mean I'd drop Windows or Linux for it.

EDIT: There are actually several variants of Linux that Microsoft is worried about. Ubuntu, Moblin, and Chrome are probably the three biggest.

Edited 2009-10-19 12:05 UTC

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