Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Mar 2012 23:04 UTC, submitted by Richard Lake
Amiga & AROS "The Timberwolf team is proud to announce the immediate availability of the first beta version of Timberwolf 4.0.1. Timberwolf is an AmigaOS web browser based on Firefox/Mozilla technology. This technology is more than just a browser, it is an enabling technology, bringing powerful tools such as html5, WebM, JavaScript, XUL, and more to AmigaOS 4.x. These are the building blocks for other applications as well, such as the email client 'Thunderbird' or the media center 'Songbird'. This first beta release includes almost the full functionality of the browser, allowing style-sheet enabled web browsing, secure connections, use of Firefox add-on and more."
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I'm sure the four people
by bassbeast on Thu 8th Mar 2012 13:56 UTC
bassbeast
Member since:
2007-11-11

That still use AmigaOS will be happy. not to be snarky and I do like that OS News is the home of teh funky but Geez, Commodore has been dead for...what? 20+ years now? C'mon guys, let the thing die in peace. i know your pain, i was an OS/2 user, but there needs to come a time where you take it out back and tell it to think about the rabbits while you pull out the revolver.

So please, just let the poor thing go, this is like announcing a new FF for Win3.x or...well OS/2. No take that back I can't even say OS/2 as at least there is a company that will actually sell you a supported OS/2, eComStation, whereas Amiga has been the kiss of death to anybody that tried to sell it. Believe me I wish it weren't so, a world with Apple, MSFT, OS/2 and Amiga all competing would be a most interesting and innovative world, but the time is past, the company long dead, its time for a moment of silence and a few clumps sprinkled over the casket before walking away.

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RE: I'm sure the four people
by bloodline on Thu 8th Mar 2012 14:15 in reply to "I'm sure the four people"
bloodline Member since:
2008-07-28

That still use AmigaOS will be happy. not to be snarky and I do like that OS News is the home of teh funky but Geez, Commodore has been dead for...what? 20+ years now? C'mon guys, let the thing die in peace. i know your pain, i was an OS/2 user, but there needs to come a time where you take it out back and tell it to think about the rabbits while you pull out the revolver.

So please, just let the poor thing go, this is like announcing a new FF for Win3.x or...well OS/2. No take that back I can't even say OS/2 as at least there is a company that will actually sell you a supported OS/2, eComStation, whereas Amiga has been the kiss of death to anybody that tried to sell it. Believe me I wish it weren't so, a world with Apple, MSFT, OS/2 and Amiga all competing would be a most interesting and innovative world, but the time is past, the company long dead, its time for a moment of silence and a few clumps sprinkled over the casket before walking away.



Wow! Not sure where that rant came from... This is OS News dot com you know... It's the place for stuff about hobby OS. Some people enjoy using AOS4 and they are probably really excited about this new browser.

I'm an AROS fan so I can understand how these guys feel (common heritage and all).

As a side note, I would be intrigued to see a modern browser for Win3.1 or OS/2... This sort of stuff is fun for those of us who enjoy non mainstream OS as a hobby.

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RE[2]: I'm sure the four people
by MORB on Thu 8th Mar 2012 15:01 in reply to "RE: I'm sure the four people"
MORB Member since:
2005-07-06

This is OS News dot com you know... It's the place for stuff about hobby OS.

Is it? How come there's never any update anymore about Losethos then (http://www.losethos.com/), even though it is a better OS than AmigaOS?

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tanishaj Member since:
2010-12-22


As a side note, I would be intrigued to see a modern browser for Win3.1 or OS/2... This sort of stuff is fun for those of us who enjoy non mainstream OS as a hobby.


I cannot help you for Win3.1 but for OS/2...

Is Firefox 10 modern enough for you?

ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/incoming/mozilla/firefox-10.0.2.en-US.os2.zi...

In addition to recent SeaMonkey builds, there is Thunderbird 10 as well:

ftp://ftp.netlabs.org/incoming/mozilla/thunderbird-10.0.en-US.os2....

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RE: I'm sure the four people
by Xeron on Thu 8th Mar 2012 17:27 in reply to "I'm sure the four people"
Xeron Member since:
2012-03-08

I just don't get this attitude.

"Hey you! You're a fan and user of an obsolete operating system! For some reason that bothers me, even though it has no impact on my life, so you have to stop and let it go!"

Well, no. I won't let it go. I enjoy using OS4 on my AmigaOne, and its a fun hobby. If that annoys you.. well.. screw you.

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bassbeast Member since:
2007-11-11

You tellin me you wouldn't laugh at someone running WFW? be honest now...its the same thing. its a LONG ABANDONED OS, hell most of the guys that built the thing are dead or in rest homes and if you and the rest of the geezers spent even 1/10th the time trying to keep a LONG ABANDONED OS going onto something that wasn't a long rotted corpse you might actually have something that isn't...well as smelly as grandpa's closet.

Why not go to haiku if you like the Amiga way? or one of the bazillion *NIX derivatives? hell you can't even get any real support or updates for the thing because its trapped forever in legal limbo. hell you can buy a cheap box with a Commodore branding now but you will NEVER see Amiga come back friend, its gone.

So I'm sorry but there isn't even a spark of life left, its a museum exhibit now, right along with IBM 5150s and Apple IIs and GEOS. Do you seriously expect people NOT to make fun of you surfing on junk so damned old it probably farts dust when you fire it up? I mean do you see apple guys going "you'll take my system 7 when you pry it from my cold dead fingers!" or Windows users going "Stay away from my Hot Dog Stand desktop you heretic!" yet you expect the world NOT to laugh at you? i'm sorry but its seriously laugh worthy.

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