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
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2005-07-23

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.

I quote you again because if you intend for old software, nothing else than old Amiga games, you are again off-topic.
You're still a retard.

So please tell me about the huge amounts of Amiga software which can't be run in a classic environment and is worth using which make it worth using an expensive piece of shit hardware + old-as-fuck-os-with-duct-taped-heyicanbemodernto and lose the ability to run more or less all games but also a whole freaking lot of demos and such I assume? I didn't had a graphics accelerator in my Amiga so I don't know how many plays well with such things.

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.
More or less no-one at all buys new Amigas, regardless of usage, if you haven't noticed ...
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.
Yeah? So what? What made the Amiga popular? You want to argue that easy to copy, run, plenty of games, no upgradeability, powerful hardware and low price wasn't the reasons? The reasons was that sooo many Amiga 500 users hanged around in their floppy-booted workbench and ran "serious software" such as final writer? Go fuck yourself.

The "good software" was good 15-20 years ago, "oh, Amigas are great for video editing, I bought this new Amiga X1000 so I can run Scala! It's amazing! Much better than video editing in Windows!", yeah, great software ...

Everything usable we already had on the classics, only more demanding stuff I can think of would be for cases like playing videos and surfing the web, but with your console logic you can just aswell say "do that on a PC!", and well, with UAE that would be fucking easy, and be better than on the Amiga-whatever-version. It also doesn't cost you shit. And you can still run Image FX, Final writer and so on ...

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.
Seriously, get a better PC .. Except for videos and surfing I can't see how something in the 1 GHz, 1GB ram range can't do most "serious software" better than an Amiga would. For videos and surfing you may want to have something better, hurray for flash ..

Personally I must have got my Amiga 500+ around 1992 since that's when it was still around ..., I bought the Amiga 1200 with 68030 late, probably around 1996? I think it was on its last legs around 1999?

Only the biggest fanboys would had stayed with the same system for 10 years, say 2002-2004+ for the Amiga 1200/4000, and by then heavily invested in 68k accelerators, PPC accelerators, graphic cards, .. So not really same old machine running along, but somewhat.

No matter the price We Amigans will spend to experience that freedom.
You do understand "we amigans" is rather "we, 1/1000 of the amigans"?

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)
Oh no, a pirate!
Guess I have to burn my what? 500+ floppies then? Pull out the qoob sx and throw my flashcarts ..

Oh well, better save up some money so I can go out by some of the best Amiga games!

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.
You know, I do know that ... I doubt there's much new Amiga programs worth mentioning / needed which are PPC except video and browser, but feel free to fill me in ... I assume that maybe that wookiechat or whatever it's called may be PPC, though IRC would run on 68k to ..

Only Amiga is the solution if anyone wants to enjoying the fun of real liberty computing.
Yeah, everyone who have ever thought they had any fun, liberty or did real computing in Windows, OS X, Linux or whatever must be wrong.
That is why I will always choose an Amiga.
The reason I would choose an Amiga would be if it offered the same feel as far as software, hardware and hackability went, but for the later to kick off it must sell well in decent numbers to get any support from people who actually care. And some of the simplicity may have had to go thanks to protected memory and what not.

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