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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AaronD
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2009-08-19

Well said. I've been kicking around similar ideas myself. It seems to me that if AOS or MOS (or BeOS for that matter) are to be anything more than a retro hobbiest OS, they must do so without the traditional desktop. Perhaps they can figure out the tablet or build a home automation OS or do a REAL web-based OS (and can change my mind about cloud computing). An extensive investigation of what the top computer science universities are working on might bear fruit.

My real fear is that Hyperion will be bought by Google in the near future and this 40th glimmer of hope from the Amiga camp will be once again dashed.

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Luposian Member since:
2005-07-27

Well said. I've been kicking around similar ideas myself. It seems to me that if AOS or MOS (or BeOS for that matter) are to be anything more than a retro hobbiest OS, they must do so without the traditional desktop. Perhaps they can figure out the tablet or build a home automation OS or do a REAL web-based OS (and can change my mind about cloud computing). An extensive investigation of what the top computer science universities are working on might bear fruit.

My real fear is that Hyperion will be bought by Google in the near future and this 40th glimmer of hope from the Amiga camp will be once again dashed.


If Google buys them, "Amiga" will be (finally) truly and forever dead... up til now, it's just been on life support, over and over and over and over and over and over... again. :-)

This I do not wish, but it would happen, if it did.

But what does AmigaOS offer Google or anyone else? A 80's retro UI? Come on... Google tain't that stupid.

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AaronD Member since:
2009-08-19

But what does AmigaOS offer Google or anyone else? A 80's retro UI?

Right now, not much other than a lightweight OS that is good for embedded applications. Going forward, if Hyperion can get any traction (and that is a pie-in-the-sky sized IF) they could make an attractive takeover target for anyone with money to burn.

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