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[4]: Anything but x86
by Moochman on Sun 18th Oct 2009 22:58 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Anything but x86"
Moochman
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2005-07-06

Your comment does bring to mind the fact that x86 is also a player in the SoC arena. Theoretically, Amiga could target a very specific x86-based SoC platform. However, for PPC or x86 to work the use case would have to be set-top boxes, netbooks or the like, as ARM is still the best/only option for the cramped interiors of smaller mobile devices.

Edit: Just did a bit of research and found out that there is indeed at least one PPC-based netbook out there:

http://www.limepc.com/book.shtml

Edited 2009-10-18 23:06 UTC

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RE[5]: Anything but x86
by StephenBeDoper on Mon 19th Oct 2009 01:48 in reply to "RE[4]: Anything but x86"
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2005-07-06

Just did a bit of research and found out that there is indeed at least one PPC-based netbook out there:

http://www.limepc.com/book.shtml


That's an interesting find - their UMPC looks rather slick, I bet that would make a great geek alarm clock.

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RE[5]: Anything but x86
by judgen on Mon 19th Oct 2009 18:31 in reply to "RE[4]: Anything but x86"
judgen Member since:
2006-07-12

Just keep in mind that 1700MIPS is about as fast as a really low end intel pentium3 processor.

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RE[6]: Anything but x86
by SamuraiCrow on Mon 19th Oct 2009 18:45 in reply to "RE[5]: Anything but x86"
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2005-11-19

It's still about the same speed as a SAM440ep or SAM440Flex.

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RE[5]: Anything but x86
by SamuraiCrow on Mon 19th Oct 2009 18:44 in reply to "RE[4]: Anything but x86"
SamuraiCrow Member since:
2005-11-19

The LimePC has cache coherence issues. Otherwise it WOULD be cool.

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