Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Jan 2010 13:44 UTC
Amiga & AROS After days of wild speculation and ridiculously fast-growing threads on AmigaWorld.net, we finally know most of what we need to know about the new Amiga. This is not just a random PowerPC evaluation board that you can stuff in a generic case - no, this is an all-new system with a custom motherboard, and some very, very interesting innovations - like a fully customisable co-processor. Twenty-five years after the introduction of the first Amiga, this is one heck of a machine.
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Comment by TheDAX
by TheDAX on Tue 5th Jan 2010 16:43 UTC
TheDAX
Member since:
2010-01-05

The computing market needs to get back to the 80s where you had many engineers working on different HW platforms instead of the homogenized BS we get today.

Besides the dual core PPC is but a fraction of this computer features (titpical x86 fan argument: CPU this, CPU that), on net books, or iBooks for that matter, the CPU and an ultra weak graphics processor is all there is to it.

You could build a Xorro Card for ultra HD Video editing (ie:iMax 3D) with real time effects on this thing (using a cluster of Xcores on the Xorro slot), of course, you can do the same on a net book ;-)

Edited 2010-01-05 16:46 UTC

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RE: Comment by TheDAX
by Drumhellar on Tue 5th Jan 2010 20:56 in reply to "Comment by TheDAX"
Drumhellar Member since:
2005-07-12

Of course, in those days, a basic, entry level computer usually costs upwards of $1500 (in 80's money).

There is something to be said about commoditization. I rather like knowing that I won't have to sell my car should my computer decide to stop working.

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RE[2]: Comment by TheDAX
by Raffaele on Wed 6th Jan 2010 06:06 in reply to "RE: Comment by TheDAX"
Raffaele Member since:
2005-11-12

Of course, in those days, a basic, entry level computer usually costs upwards of $1500 (in 80's money). There is something to be said about commoditization. I rather like knowing that I won't have to sell my car should my computer decide to stop working.


You can just afford it in 1 year and a half if you decide to stop smoking (at least if you are smoke addicted) as a packet of cigarettes actually costs about 4 euro.

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