Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Jan 2010 23:21 UTC
Amiga & AROS It seems like only yesterday, but in fact it's already six months ago. July last year, we published our review of AmigaOS 4.1 running on ACube's sam440ep motherboard, and here we are, six months later, and Hyperion has released AmigaOS 4.1 Update 1. This free update brings with it quite a number of new features, and since I still have the sam440ep on my desk, I could test the new features first-hand.
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RE[2]: Nice
by MissingBeOS on Tue 26th Jan 2010 14:22 UTC in reply to "RE: Nice"
MissingBeOS
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2010-01-26

Very thoughtful and well-thought response (sadly, the two aren't always the same nowadays.)

I've still got my original Amiga 2000 and still remember the feeling of wonder when my friend showed me his Amiga 1000. The closest I've come since then to getting that great feeling of experimentation and excitement over any computer/OS combination was with BeOS.

I really hope that somehow, the Amiga operating system finds itself a new niche and recaptures some of that amazing feeling and power from so many years ago. While I fully realize that computer hardware has improved by orders of magnitude in capability from the mid to late 1980's, I think something has been lost in the process. Could be that it's just age that's coloring my memories, but ... I don't think so. The sheer accessibility and potential that was embodied by the Amiga line just hasn't been matched in a very long time, unfortunately. BeOS had that potential; love to see Haiku and Amiga grow and develop potential even more.

Anyway, enough nostalgic rambling! I sincerely hope that Amiga keeps on exciting old & new users alike, for many, many more years to come ;)

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