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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Screenshot requests
by djrikki on Fri 9th Mar 2012 15:16 UTC
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I am the one who posted this news item/

And as bloody usual for posting on forums (same crap happened on SlashDot), the moderator totally massacres the news item. I originally posted a concise informative article with pointers to:

1) The official AmigaOS website which needs publicising at much as possible which was removed for seemingly no apparent reason. Screenshots gallore for all readers to view.

2) A video showing Timberwolf in action - just what every valued article requires - validity.

Now wouldn't that make for a better, well-rounded informative article?

Edited 2012-03-09 15:24 UTC

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RE: Screenshot requests
by MORB on Fri 9th Mar 2012 17:42 in reply to "Screenshot requests"
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Look at this video objectively. What this video is saying is basically this: "amigaos 4 is an os that in the year 2012 is unable to record a video with remotely acceptable performance and where merely being able to run a web browser is considered an outstanding feat"

I don't think any of this needs "publicising at much as possible". It needs to be, on the contrary, be obfuscated enough that someone not knowing better may actually believe that amigaos is a remotely worthwhile OS. The editor did you a favor by not including those shameful links.

If you need me, I'll be over there laughing at that video.

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RE[2]: Screenshot requests
by djrikki on Fri 9th Mar 2012 19:45 in reply to "RE: Screenshot requests"
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Firstly Timberwolf is in Beta as it says quite clearly in the title and in the video description area. Geeks know what Beta means.

You seem to forget the target audience of OSNews and Slashdot - both are hardly mainstream sites - they are for geeks who have a interest in the field of operating systems and computer news. Those who follow the Amiga scene are welcome to be readers here too - and those who have an interest in the platform will already know that a proper graphics sublayer (in this case Gallium/Mesa) is coming to the platform very soon and will vastly improve everything shown in the video.

"publicising at much as possible" was referring to the website and the OS, not Timberwolf and some screen capturing application; you simply took my post out of context to deliver a reply that the average non-geek consumer would say rather than the intended audience of this site who logs on every day to w*** over tech news.

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