Linked by Kroc Camen on Tue 22nd Jun 2010 12:46 UTC
Amiga & AROS The fabled Amiga X1000 has been spotted in the wild, in the homeliest of places--Station X, a.k.a Bletchley Park. "The AmigaOne X1000 is a custom dual core PowerPC board with plenty of modern ports and I/O interfaces. It runs AmigaOS 4, and is supported by Hyperion, a partner in the project. The most interesting bit, though, is the use of an 500Mhz XCore co-processor, which the X1000's hardware designer describes as a descendant of the transputer - once the great hope of British silicon." With thanks to Jason McGint, 'Richard' and Pascal Papara for submissions.
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Just have to add a edit on your post .....
killed Amiga ..... :-)
Not doom and soundblaster ....................

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tylerdurden Member since:

And that makes a difference how exactly?

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bugjacobs Member since:

It means it was not on its technical qualities Amiga failed to make it to this day as a major platform ..

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bugjacobs Member since:

I was going to EDIT my reply but the edit window expired before I could post it so here goes in a new post .... !

First of all, I agree a lot !

COMMODORE and its BAD MANAGEMENT was a big reason Amiga died..

Doom and Soundblaster might have been a factor for some though.

I could add that my first computer after my A500 was a PC with Doom and Soundblaster in 1995 :-D :-D

I might also add that this computer was returned after a few months because it had a hardware conflict between an unknown something and the Soundblaster ... :-P

Causing soundeffects to quit working in Doom. T'was a NIGHTMARE i tell ya !!

Amiga may have died as a major platform with Commodore ca 1994 but its fire has smoldered even to this day !

But Amiga was not really 100% killed .. But that smolder will go out for good if stuff like NatAmi and X1000 has no permanent supply.

Id make a Apple-like business model for Amiga if I was Hyperion / A-Eon. Meaning to make a whole-istic business model for their platform .. An ecosystem.. Of course at an EXTREMELY smaller scale..

I suggest they even team up with the NatAmi and MiniMig teams to get these two systems into a small retail distribution. Or maybe the makers of SAM boards could do that .

Maybe even attach themselves to the Commodore 8-bit crowd. Were talking hobbyist and niches here, target your product well !

On a sidenote a future "Commodore" could make a electronics project kit C64 for example .. A lot of us geeks are missing spare parts for our old C64s these days, and a solder your own kit would probably be a hit with solder-hobbyists .. People who are not experts but loved their old machines, and 20-25 years later want one again (only to try buying used machines that are failures too often).

About the X1000 - I only hope this machine is out before the world financial systems collapse AGAIN .....

If they end up pushing the deadline past the end of 2010, I cant say I like it ..

Well well , hope for the best ..

Im basically enthusiastic about this comp.. But It will be too much money for me..

I would rather have a NatAmi in the form of a smaller A1000...

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aliquis Member since:

Amiga X1000 won't do any difference whatsoever.

A new geek platform with a new geek OS for cheap and with steadily progress may have had a future, but there's so many platforms available for doing that already, such as any phone for instance ..

ECS didn't added much, look at this instead:

Then came AGA and updated things a bit, but your PCs graphics cards where still better, the Amiga 1200 got 2 MB RAM but kept the same audio. Look at this instead:

I assume Jay Miner & co could have kept it going. Commodore not so much ..

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