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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PearPC?
by Mage66 on Sun 25th Oct 2009 07:46 UTC
Mage66
Member since:
2005-07-11

Maybe someone will pickup PearPC and complete it enough to be a platform to run AmigaOS and MorphOS on commodity X86 hardware?

I hope to snag a Pegasos II or an AmigaOne someday.

And maybe the PPC Mac Mini would be a good platform for AmigaOS 4.x. I heard they were working on a port.

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it already exists...
by sergio on Sun 25th Oct 2009 10:32 in reply to "PearPC?"
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2005-07-06

There's an Amiga OS 4.0 port for Mac Mini PPC.

Google it ;)

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RE: it already exists...
by Mage66 on Sun 25th Oct 2009 16:23 in reply to "it already exists..."
Mage66 Member since:
2005-07-11

There's an Amiga OS 4.0 port for Mac Mini PPC.

Google it ;)


I have seen the file. The readme in the ZIP file says that things like Ethernet, Bluetooth, Wireless and other things don't work.

It's either leaked internal code from Hyperion, or someone hacked a boot loader to get it to work. In any case, it's not usable enough to call it a port.

A lot of work would need to be done to it, to make it a marketable product.

I'd much rather see a finished, supported OS from Hyperion than a hack.

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RE: PearPC?
by darknexus on Sun 25th Oct 2009 11:22 in reply to "PearPC?"
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2008-07-15

The PPC Mac Minis aren't being manufactured anymore, even if you can still find them very easily. They need to stop worrying about platforms and machines that are essentially dead and start porting it to something that is alive and will remain so. A PPC board that's still available (and I mean brand new, not through Ebay), X86, ARM, MIPS like the Loongson, whatever they wish but it needs to be current. You can't expect to keep your user base for long if you continually cling to dead or dying machines.

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RE[2]: PearPC?
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 25th Oct 2009 11:26 in reply to "RE: PearPC?"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

A PPC board that's still available (and I mean brand new, not through Ebay), X86, ARM, MIPS like the Loongson, whatever they wish but it needs to be current


Did you miss my extensive AmigAOS4/sam440ep review? You can buy the sam440ep from ACube - they've released like three models in various configurations already.

Quite current.

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