Linked by clusteruk on Mon 31st May 2010 08:46 UTC
Amiga & AROS The journey that started 18 months ago to create a next generation Amiga on commodity hardware has now reached its first major milestone by becoming a completely driver native Aros system powered by the energy efficient Intel Atom processor. This has been achieved with the supply of hardware and in some cases financial rewards to key developers in the Aros world. The plan with the following steps has been to create a base reference platform for Aros and the Amiga community to build on and support.
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RE: Comment by flanque
by saimon69 on Mon 31st May 2010 16:15 UTC in reply to "Comment by flanque"
saimon69
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2008-10-26

Because while the Amiga as we used to know, as a combination of hardware and software might be considered "dead", Amiga as a philosophy of workflow and management of the computer resources, file hierarchy and user interface still represent a valuable and valid alternative to the actual windows/osx/linux way of doing computing: the amiga os internals are quite easy to understand even to a less savvy computer person and the CLI commands (see the many libs: devs: system: folders well organised and that allow to replace libraries and kernel pieces quite easily) are not convoluted as the ones in a unix shell; the possibility to customise its own bootable disc adding just what you need simply with dopus, an image burning software and editing the startup-sequence is a level of ease of customisation that is still quite unreached in the modern systems and the low system memory footprint allow much better performance even in less recent machines: AROS has all the papers ready to be the next tinkerers toy OS given a right amount of promotion and grassroots marketing ;)

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RE[2]: Comment by flanque
by Earl Colby pottinger on Mon 31st May 2010 22:20 in reply to "RE: Comment by flanque"
Earl Colby pottinger Member since:
2005-07-06

Using Haiku-OS there is no way that I would want to go back to to Amiga-OS but even now 25 years after the Amiga came out there are features it had/has that are still missing from modern OSs including Haiku.

The virtual drive/driver support of the Amiga is a dream compared to other systems. Just mount a FONTS: drive and it works. Piping to devices SPEAK: PRINTER: PAR: SER: CON: makes more sense that how it is often done on other systems and I really miss ANSI graphics in the CLI, it make formatting of the outputs a lot better.

The library system versioning approach of the Amiga still seems to be a better one than what we use today also.

In all I think there is still a number of useful ideas that the Amiga-OS had that we could really use today.

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