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]: Great news
by neticspace on Mon 19th Oct 2009 23:03 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Great news"
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Memory protection slows down a computer a LOT if it has to process a lot of page faults.

The lack of memory protection makes the operating system simpler and encourages coding applications with high elegance in mind.

I have hopes in AmigaOS-like operating systems.

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RE[5]: Great news
by madcrow on Tue 20th Oct 2009 15:01 in reply to "RE[4]: Great news"
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Indeed, that's one criticism of Amiga that I've never really gotten. The lack of protected memory has always struck me as more of an advantage than a disadvantage, at least for the heavily interactive sort of stuff that Amiga is used for. Yes, in a server context Memory protection can be crucial, but for single user system, proper coding and a good memory allocator WITHOUT "hard" protection make for a much better performing system.

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