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

Amiga started really good, but went south gradually due to crappy management and marketing.

And technically the A1200 should have had a better graphics chipset and a '030 processor plus atleast 16 meg (chip)-ram. And of course a better audiosystem ..

And even though I have those complaints on some technical advancements missing, I ask why do you think people still remember Amiga ? If not in part for its technical qualities ? Were not all flat earthers ... ! :-D

Why would people marvel over it more than 15-20 years after it went out of production if it still didnt have something that current systems miss ? And this is true for the Commodore 8 bits as well ..

However. Its classics for me. Nextgen Amiga is either NatAmi or AROS for me .. I will never afford 1500 quid for x1000 .. And if NatAmi never happens, and my classic Amigas break.. Then WinUAE it is for the remaining nostalgia ...

Edited 2010-06-23 06:55 UTC

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aliquis Member since:
2005-07-23

WinUAE is most likely the best Amiga there ever will be, sad but true. Compared to all the modern wannabes atleast it can run the old software ..

Regarding C64 and Amiga vs everything else I think three reasons people liked them where:
1) Simple as consoles
2) Price
3) No need to upgrade or worry about specs because everyone else had the same machine.

The Wii got more or less 10 year old specs soon, people still enjoy it, a computer of similar complexity could still be used to browse the web somewhat, would have had plenty of hacks and people could still be playing the last 10 years of games on it.

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Raffaele Member since:
2005-11-12

WinUAE is most likely the best Amiga there ever will be, sad but true. Compared to all the modern wannabes atleast it can run the old software ..


You missed totally the point here... And perhaps all new Amiga platforms have their Just In Time Emulators JIT to run serious software that does not require calls to ancient Amiga Chipset Paula, Agnus and Denise. This means all serious graphic programs such as Image-FX, DTP Pagestream, WordProcessor Final Writer, and so on.

WinUAE is most likely the best Amiga there ever will be, sad but true. Compared to all the modern wannabes atleast it can run the old software ..


I quote you again because if you intend for old software, nothing else than old Amiga games, you are again off-topic.

No one buys new Amigas for Toy games. For those there are infact WinUAE and if you like new 3D games there are Console Game Machines like Wii, PS3 and XBox that fit perfectly your choice.

Regarding C64 and Amiga vs everything else I think three reasons people liked them where: 1) Simple as consoles 2) Price 3) No need to upgrade or worry about specs because everyone else had the same machine. The Wii got more or less 10 year old specs soon, people still enjoy it, a computer of similar complexity could still be used to browse the web somewhat, would have had plenty of hacks and people could still be playing the last 10 years of games on it.


Again are you talking about games. Amiga is born as a games machine but gave its best during its history as an all-purpose computer too with plenty of good software.

A Wii machine could least 10 years allowing me to run good games for 10 years, but only Amiga gives me user a full 10 years whole experience of a free (intended as liberty) lightweight OS I can control all be myself and that responds immediately at a touch of the mouse without loosing time doing unwanted things or waiting for screen refresh, or swap memory to be active as still does Windows XP or 7.

Amiga is the choice for a great experience enjoying computing as fun.

No matter the price We Amigans will spend to experience that freedom.

If I want to play games I will buy a Wii machine.

If I want to run games for free I will download WinUAE (but remember that games are still intellectual properties, so you need to buy them all if you want to run and play them, or you will be considered a pirate)

If I want to run old Amiga software Again WinUAE could be the solution, but it runs only OLD software, and only Motorola 680X0 code. And we want to run new AmigaOS 4.X PPC and new Amiga programs.

And in the end there is no matter in choosing anything than Amiga.

Only Amiga is the solution if anyone wants to enjoying the fun of real liberty computing.

That is why I will always choose an Amiga.

Edited 2010-06-23 15:49 UTC

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