Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Dec 2010 19:56 UTC
Amiga & AROS A few moments ago, a woman appeared at my doorstep with a package for me. Since it was about 19:30, I was a little perplexed - this isn't a very usual time to be delivering packages. Also, this was a woman who I've seen walking around town before - she's a local. She handed over the package, and when I saw the note on top, I was even more intrigued: "From Trevor Dickinson, A-EON Technology".
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RE[3]: Comment by zizban
by viton on Thu 23rd Dec 2010 13:43 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by zizban"
viton
Member since:
2005-08-09

>> So all in all we have many different hardware options
And this is a problem.
Amiga today (and in last 15 years) is a bunch of small groups of enthusiasts who doesn't care about the platform, but only targeted to theirs personal goals.
Instead of single future-proof hardware platform and single OS platform we have non-compatible, not future proof HW + 4 Amiga-flavour OSes.

The problem of X1000 is what it is designed as 80s platform. Put a custom XMOS chip on mobo and hope someone will find it useful. Feels so oldskool

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RE[4]: Comment by zizban
by zizban on Thu 23rd Dec 2010 14:36 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by zizban"
zizban Member since:
2005-07-06

When you cater to a community like Amiga users, putting geektastic custom chips on the mobo makes perfect sense because these are the very people who would get use out of it.

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RE[5]: Comment by zizban
by viton on Thu 23rd Dec 2010 15:03 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by zizban"
viton Member since:
2005-08-09

I don't see how a few programmers who would buy X1000 hardware can make something useful with this technology for these who have SAM, for example, without said chip.

Make sure you follow the context of Hondo's post: "we have many different hardware options" => "The Amiga situation is better than ever!"

Edited 2010-12-23 15:08 UTC

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RE[4]: Comment by zizban
by TheGZeus on Thu 23rd Dec 2010 15:07 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by zizban"
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2010-05-19

Actually, that's exactly what I like about it.

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