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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bugjacobs
Member since:
2009-01-03

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 !

Again:
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:
2005-07-23

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:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amiga_Ranger_Chipset

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:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amiga_Hombre_chipset

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

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bugjacobs Member since:
2009-01-03

Check out the NatAmi project though :-)

Supposed to become a step after AGA (SuperAGA w/3d functions).

When / If it ever reaches production.

www.natami.net

Its a FPGA based project. Webpage says the rest.

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bugjacobs Member since:
2009-01-03

Commodore after Jack Tramiel was pretty much utterly retarded ... Atleast the management had no clue .. They "had diamonds in their cupboard but wanted silver" .. My own saying .. :-) By that I mean they wanted to go after "serious" business markets and not the markets their products were diamonds in ..

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