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[3]: AmigaOS??
by TheDAX on Thu 28th Jan 2010 15:44 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: AmigaOS??"
TheDAX
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2010-01-05

"JohnSmith Repairing" might end up keeping your Mercedes 500SL but even if they become the new owners, the change in ownership doesn't turn the car into a "John Simth 500SL" It will remain what it is, a Mecedes 500SL.
The story is long and troubled but they settled this way (with Ainc signatures on it), And Aic. cannot develop the OS anymore nor license the old OS (not even something similar according to the fully published settlement paper) AmigaOS is legally in Hyperion hands right now, nobody can do anything about it, whether they like it or not.

Edited 2010-01-28 15:54 UTC

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RE[4]: AmigaOS??
by Dodit on Thu 28th Jan 2010 17:46 in reply to "RE[3]: AmigaOS??"
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2009-10-18

Then it's not AmigaOS anymore

It's HyperionOS period.

Have you even read any of the court documents?

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RE[5]: AmigaOS??
by TheDAX on Thu 28th Jan 2010 20:07 in reply to "RE[4]: AmigaOS??"
TheDAX Member since:
2010-01-05

I read them all line by line.

AmigaOS is not called AmigaOS because it belonged to Amiga-Inc. (Delaware or what not) Even Amiga inc. was called Amino before it, so you are saying that whatever they might had developed should have been called AminoOS?
Is like saying that since Commodore bought Miner and Morse company than the OS became "CommodoreOS" as soon as a new version was made by Commodore (ie:2.0/2.1/3.1) by other people not related to the original Amiga group from the early 80s. Nonesense.
They had it, and could make whatever with it and nor you nor Miner himself could have had the slightest influence on its evolution.

There is a Chronology a Sourcecode, and the fact that the settlement states that the only evolution that original sourcecode (that dates back many years) will see, is called AmigaOS and only Hyperion can do it sell it and do as they please.

Simply put, another piece of that chronology, AmigaOS is now in the hands of Hyperion as it was in the hands of Amiga Inc before and as it was in the hands of Commodore even earlier (all three were not the original creators of the OS and yet they could do as they pleased with it in their respective times).

Edited 2010-01-28 20:19 UTC

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