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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All that's missing is a graphics upgrade
by phoenix on Mon 31st May 2010 19:29 UTC
phoenix
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2005-07-11

Now, if they can get a working nVidia driver, then switch to an ION platform, everything would be perfect. ;) While it's great that they have a driver for the Intel IGP, it's certainly no graphics powerhorse.

Of course, getting anything out of nVidia to make a driver will be like pulling teeth, so this may never happen. But one can dream...

Either way, congrats to the devs on this meaningful milestone!!!

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Cymro Member since:
2005-07-07

The good news is that AROS very recently gained Nouveau for accelerated 2D & 3D on NVidia cards, so it's got the best the FOSS world has to offer.

Bugs are currently being squashed and there's a bounty on Power2People.org for anyone who feels like donating.

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