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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Great news
by madcrow on Sun 18th Oct 2009 20:58 UTC
madcrow
Member since:
2006-03-13

But really, all this means is that Hyperion should now be able to spend more time bringing OS4 up to par with Morphos. The presence of two Amiga-like OSes with companies fully able to focus on their development behind them can only be a good thing for both, driving each to strive for better speed and higher hardware and software compatability.

One thing that would be good IMHO would be if Hyperion, the Morphos team and the AROS team were to sit down and hash out a POSIX-like standard that defines the basics of an Amiga-like OS, so that programs written for one could be easily ported to any other. The availablity of more apps would surely help all of them.

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RE: Great news
by Moochman on Sun 18th Oct 2009 23:19 in reply to "Great news"
Moochman Member since:
2005-07-06

In a way such a thing already exists, in the form of the OS 3.1 API. But of course a lot of more modern stuff is missing, which would definitely be good to have in a cross-compatible kind of way.

Even niftier though would be if they open-sourced AmigaOS and merged it with MorphOS. I know it's a long shot but one can always dream ;) .

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RE[2]: Great news
by AaronD on Mon 19th Oct 2009 05:51 in reply to "RE: Great news"
AaronD Member since:
2009-08-19

But of course a lot of more modern stuff is missing, which would definitely be good to have in a cross-compatible kind of way.

I have long wondered how much the Amiga-like operating systems would slow down once they had to do all the things that modern operating systems had to do.

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RE[2]: Great news
by SamuraiCrow on Mon 19th Oct 2009 18:47 in reply to "RE: Great news"
SamuraiCrow Member since:
2005-11-19

The open-sourced Amiga equivalent is AROS. MorphOS is already based partially on AROS.

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