Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Oct 2009 22:33 UTC
Amiga & AROS Yes, we are continuing our new-found fascination with the Amiga platform, by reporting to you straight from the floors of AmiWest and Pianeta Amiga. Chris Handley consolidated all the information from these two Amiga shows into one handy post, and the future of the AmigaOS looks bright indeed! Update: More planned features have emerged. Read on for the update.
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x86!
by Boomshiki on Sat 24th Oct 2009 02:47 UTC
Boomshiki
Member since:
2008-06-11

Hopefully the ambitious crap they are doing is making an x86 port. I'd love to run Amiga on my current hardware.

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RE: x86!
by corto on Sat 24th Oct 2009 07:51 in reply to "x86!"
corto Member since:
2005-08-30

I am really fed up with this x86 obsession ! Here it appears at the second post on a topic that has nothing to do with a x86 port. More, arguments have been given many times to explain it was a nonsense.

I am very glad about the great improvements made recently on AROS, MorphOS and AmigaOS !

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RE[2]: x86!
by SaschaW on Sat 24th Oct 2009 09:41 in reply to "RE: x86!"
SaschaW Member since:
2007-07-19

I am very glad about the great improvements made recently on AROS, MorphOS and AmigaOS !


But considering the already small Amiga userbase, this devison is not healthy.

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RE[2]: x86!
by Bruno the Arrogant on Sat 24th Oct 2009 19:47 in reply to "RE: x86!"
Bruno the Arrogant Member since:
2009-03-19

That's all very well - I was a big fan of PPC myself. But realistically, what's available as an alternative? Since Apple ditched PPC, there aren't any other commodity platforms available anymore.

If Amiga OS still has any chance at a comeback, it needs to be able to run on hardware that's easily available, and doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

Apple might be able to get away with changing their hardware on a dime, but that's because they have significant app vendor support and a large install base. Which are luxuries Amiga doesn't enjoy.

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RE[2]: x86!
by Boomshiki on Sun 25th Oct 2009 02:16 in reply to "RE: x86!"
Boomshiki Member since:
2008-06-11

Don't be pretentious.

Fact is, if you want a user base, you need to run on a platform that people actually have. I don't even know of any store that I could go to and find pegasos or ppc stuff. If I go to the local computer stores, I get an option of X86, or more recently ARM. I would like to actually run this stuff without trusting my money to an online vendor.

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RE: x86!
by SaschaW on Sat 24th Oct 2009 09:36 in reply to "x86!"
SaschaW Member since:
2007-07-19

A port of AmigaOS4 for x86 would most likely mean instant death for AROS and MorphOS.

I just bought a Mac mini and a license for MorphOS.

So, please Hyperion, don't kill my new toy! :-D

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RE[2]: x86!
by n.l.o on Sat 24th Oct 2009 16:52 in reply to "RE: x86!"
n.l.o Member since:
2009-09-14

A port of AmigaOS4 for x86 would most likely mean instant death for AROS and MorphOS.


I doubt it would kill AROS due to AROS being Free in both senses of the word.

I doubt it would kill MorphOS either as it's a labour of love for the devs, whether they make much money or not they'll still develop it.

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RE: x86!
by n.l.o on Sat 24th Oct 2009 16:45 in reply to "x86!"
n.l.o Member since:
2009-09-14

Hopefully the ambitious crap they are doing is making an x86 port. I'd love to run Amiga on my current hardware.


Have you tried AROS?

http://aros.sf.net

The Icaros Desktop distro of AROS is very good too.

http://vmwaros.blogspot.com/

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RE[2]: x86!
by Boomshiki on Sun 25th Oct 2009 02:13 in reply to "RE: x86!"
Boomshiki Member since:
2008-06-11

I tried AROS, and it was very very very not cool. I gave it two days before I got rid of it. I'm an Amiga fan, but I'll never be an AROS fan if that is their product

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