Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Oct 2011 20:59 UTC, submitted by Ola Jensen
Amiga & AROS Version 1.3.2 of the Icaros Desktop is now available. Icaros Desktop is one of the prime AROS distributions, ready to be used on your desktop today - no fancy PowerPC hardware required (like with AmigaOS or MorphOS). If I can get this running, it might be about time we took a closer look at this, don't you think? Thoughts?
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RE: No memory protection
by neticspace on Tue 18th Oct 2011 05:29 UTC in reply to "No memory protection"
neticspace
Member since:
2009-06-09

This is my guess. A lack of memory protection could mean that there is a reasonable demand for "elegant coding".

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RE[2]: No memory protection
by kragil on Tue 18th Oct 2011 08:30 in reply to "RE: No memory protection"
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2006-01-04

This is my guess too.

Not that I think that no memory protection is a worthy goal, it is not, BUT in an ecosystem where there is no memory protection apps that leak memory or do other shit with memory get eradicated fairly quickly, because people will stop using them and get replaced by better alternatives or they will get fixed quickly.

In my years with the Amiga I haven't had real problems with seg faults. Blue screens on Windows were/are much more common.

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RE[3]: No memory protection
by zima on Tue 18th Oct 2011 11:23 in reply to "RE[2]: No memory protection"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Or it could ultimately lead to relative scarceness of mature software, deficiency of features, slow development, stagnation, experiments not leading anywhere, hitting some limits of progress when the code base starts to become fragile?
Hm, that might partly describe what already happened, once...

Anyway, even the present ports of some important, big, and good tools don't seem so well, when compared to the originals on major platforms.


Also, we were probably doing much less on Amigas in the first place and/or we were more forgiving (or even: the past & rose-coloured glasses?)

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RE[2]: No memory protection
by neticspace on Tue 18th Oct 2011 13:42 in reply to "RE: No memory protection"
neticspace Member since:
2009-06-09

BTW, why does this particular memory issue remind me of Jason McMullan and his "Library OS" idea?

http://obligement.free.fr/articles_traduction/itwmcmullan_en.php

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