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: it already exists...
by Mage66 on Sun 25th Oct 2009 16:23 UTC 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[2]: it already exists...
by -ujb- on Sun 25th Oct 2009 23:11 in reply to "RE: it already exists..."
-ujb- Member since:
2005-10-21

The AOS4 version for the Mac Mini is unfinished and ilegal. But there is a more powerful, legal and supported replacement available: MorphOS. And it _flies_ on the Mini! Furthermore it is more compatible than AOS4 and generally faster and more stable. Versions for the eMac G4 and Powermac G4 are underway, probably iBook and Powerbook versions will appear later on, too. Plus, the demo version is freely available!

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