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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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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aliquis Member since:
2005-07-23

At this time we need 10-15 steps after AGA though ...

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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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