Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 2nd Jan 2010 10:38 UTC
Amiga & AROS People, this is an interesting thing to follow first-hand. Hyperion, the company behind AmigaOS4, has been talking about its "Most Ambitious Project" for a while now, but on December 31, they started teasing the Amiga community like crazy. They opened a site called a-eon.com, which is most likely about the MAP.
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Hello OSNews community ^.^
by aledujke on Sat 2nd Jan 2010 18:37 UTC
aledujke
Member since:
2010-01-02

Hi all I just registered on OSNews. I've been reading it for several years now, like 5-6 years. Even longer think ._.

anyway about the clues...

http://a-eon.com/gfx/puzzle3rd.png
http://a-eon.com/gfx/puzzle4th.png
http://a-eon.com/gfx/puzzle5th.png

I guess we will know everything on 5th? Since since there is no puzzle6th.png

But I wanted to ask something someone for a long time and I do not have a friendly Amiga Guru nearby. What's so special about Amiga? It seems to me like it's followers are borderline fanatics that refuse to let Amiga die, And it looks quite dead to me for a long time now ;) Why is it that we hear stories about it from time to time yet it looks pretty clear to me that there will never be anything usable from Amiga platform. I know ppl. used to praise Amiga PCs for their superior multimedia capabilities and the reasons why is it used by 3d modelers and I think maybe D.J's? But that was ages ago. So why is it still alive? Where do these companies find profit? Who buys this stuff... there can not be so many die hard amiga fans to yield them any profit.

*runs away from arrows and stones*

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wanker90210 Member since:
2007-10-26

The company netflix had an open contest - the ones that presents then with the best performing algorithm (e.g "you might also like ..." etc) would get $1'000'000. Anyway, one of the better algorithms noticed that people tend to vote higher on older movies.

I think this is the case here. The Amiga was fun. And as time goes by, this nostalgia effect just increases. I think it's about the dream that computing is once again really fun. But I think it will stay a dream, regardless of what computer is presented to us.

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RE: Hello OSNews community ^.^
by Kroc on Sat 2nd Jan 2010 19:18 in reply to "Hello OSNews community ^.^"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

Because software naturally rose tints as it ages.

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stone Member since:
2005-07-06

opposed to every other piece of hardware and software you can think of, the amiga actually provided the rose tinted experience out of the box that no other piece of hardware has ever managed to get close to- it doesnt need a nostalgic hindsight, just fond memories of what it actually was. pretty much the bodily incarnation of "when computing was fun"

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Cymro Member since:
2005-07-07

In the Amiga's case, "doesn't lose its lustre" would be more accurate.

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RE: Hello OSNews community ^.^
by wowtip on Sat 2nd Jan 2010 23:27 in reply to "Hello OSNews community ^.^"
wowtip Member since:
2005-07-14

I am not one of those fanatics... any longer... But some examples:

* Very snappy and responsive system, fast boot and no lag UI.

* Data types - Install a Data Type (file format description / driver) and all applications that support Data Types can read the new file format.

* AREXX ports in lots of applications, you could script almost any application.

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RE: Hello OSNews community ^.^
by baryluk on Sat 2nd Jan 2010 23:36 in reply to "Hello OSNews community ^.^"
baryluk Member since:
2010-01-02

I think we will have next message faster than 5/6th Jan.

Why? look at alt of this puzzle, it says "More on Jan 3rd". So we will have some additional hints. It is already 3rd here, where it is?

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