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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RE[2]: I'm sure the four people
by bassbeast on Fri 9th Mar 2012 02:28 UTC in reply to "RE: I'm sure the four people"
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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Johann Chua Member since:
2005-07-22

What does Haiku have to do with Amiga?

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daedalus Member since:
2011-01-14

What's interesting here is how, on a website about OSes where things like Puppy Linux are applauded for running on ancient x86 hardware, that running a different OS on similar vintage hardware seems to make some people (such as bassbeast) angry. Seriously, what's your problem? You haven't even read up on this - OS4 is supported, there are regular updates, and it runs on hardware which is being manufactured and sold new today.

Why the hate? Why is it that Windows, OS/2, Haiku, and the various Linux distros are ok, but AmigaOS constantly gets trolled? Please tell me why it upsets you so. Did you get a wedgie from an Amiga owner in school or something?

FWIW, I find my OS4 box far more usable than my Haiku box.

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Xeron Member since:
2012-03-08

Haha... yes.. clearly I'm the one with the problem... riiight.

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paolone Member since:
2007-09-24

Sorry. I don't follow your arguments here.

You start a mom's sermon about how people shouldn't spend their time on "long abanoned" OSes, and then you tell them they should move their attention to HAIKU instead? (I would understand Linux or FreeBSD, but Haiku...)

For what I can say about it, Be is as dead as Commodore. The only difference is the OS internals, which were obviously more modern and future-proof in BeOS rather than AmigaOS, which was conceived when hardware had far lesser specs. This, however, doesn't change anything about the fact that both BeOS and AmigaOS were de facto abandoned. Both of them had (and AmigaOS still has today) a parent company which takes care of them, but while AmigaOS situation is somehow clear now with Hyperion, can we say the same for the original BeOS?

Haiku is a damn good alternative OSS operating system, but I think AROS has its own meaning for people using it (and even more for former Amigans), and its developers should be proud of what they have done. I find these hints about what-people-should-use and how-people-should-spend-their-time quite arrogant and absolutely pointless.

I am Happy AmigaOS finally got its port of Firefox. Due to OS architecture constraints it was a far harder goal to achieve than on any OSS Posix-compliant OS. This means that the words "impossible to do" have low impact on willing people. I won't use it for reasons which are off topic here, but I am happy it's there.

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MORB Member since:
2005-07-06

I am Happy AmigaOS finally got its port of Firefox. Due to OS architecture constraints it was a far harder goal to achieve than on any OSS Posix-compliant OS. This means that the words "impossible to do" have low impact on willing people. I won't use it for reasons which are off topic here, but I am happy it's there.

It was probably never claimed to be impossible, merely pointless and a waste of energy.

I just can't comprehend what can possibly motivate developers to work so hard just to get an app to run on top of an inadequate OS. In the end, what do you gain from it?

Don't tell me they did it just to learn, because the guys who did that have been doing this kind of thing long enough that they're unlikely to have anything to learn from it anymore.

It's just an exercise of painfully reinventing all sort of wheels that their obsolete OS is missing to achieve end results that have no added value. Plus the entire thing runs only on very expensive niche hardware which is substandard in every way.

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