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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RE[2]: PearPC?
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 25th Oct 2009 11:26 UTC 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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RE[3]: PearPC?
by Mage66 on Sun 25th Oct 2009 16:27 in reply to "RE[2]: PearPC?"
Mage66 Member since:
2005-07-11

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.


Thom, didn't your review say that the Sam440ep board had only 128mb of memory, and was non-upgradeable?

They need to address that. Either by having the board come with 1gb standard, or put a RAM socket on it.

128mb in the year 2009 is silly. I think my cell phone has more memory than that.

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RE[4]: PearPC?
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 25th Oct 2009 16:46 in reply to "RE[3]: PearPC?"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Thom, didn't your review say that the Sam440ep board had only 128mb of memory, and was non-upgradeable?


That was MorphOS on the EFIKA. Try to keep up.

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RE[4]: PearPC?
by dmantione on Sun 25th Oct 2009 19:10 in reply to "RE[3]: PearPC?"
dmantione Member since:
2005-07-06

128mb in the year 2009 is silly. I think my cell phone has more memory than that.


Even if, contrary to reality, this was true, compare it to running MS-DOS on a machine with 1GB, that is plain nonsense, isn't it? For the same reason, AmigaOS does not require as much memory as your brand new Windows 7 system.

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RE[3]: PearPC?
by bert64 on Mon 26th Oct 2009 09:58 in reply to "RE[2]: PearPC?"
bert64 Member since:
2007-04-23

"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.
"

The Sam440 is not exactly a current machine, it's effectively a low spec embedded board, only much larger, more power hungry and slower than your typical embedded board...

It may well be "available", but it is low performance and ridiculously expensive. It would be trounced by a used powermac available at a fraction of the cost, and hasn't a hope against current x86 hardware available for similar cost. The G4 mac mini cost less than the sam440ep when it was new, and it was much quicker... These same machines are now considerably cheaper to buy used.

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