Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Jun 2012 00:40 UTC, submitted by rohan_p
Amiga & AROS "Icaros Desktop is an effort to build a modern Amiga-compatible operating system for standard x86 hardware. It's a distribution built atop AROS, which is an open source effort to create a system compatible at the API level with the AmigaOS 3.x series. I recently had a chat to the creator of Icaros, Paolo Besser, about the creation of the OS and why Amiga continues to inspire people today."
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RE[12]: Hmmm
by leech on Thu 21st Jun 2012 03:26 UTC in reply to "RE[11]: Hmmm"
leech
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2006-01-10

Ah, Ultima VI. I had it on the Atari ST. I upgraded my Mega STe to 4MB of ram, and the first thing I did was create a ramdisk and put the 2MB of Ultima VI into it and played it from RAM. It was AWESOME! No load times, and when I wanted to save it, I'd just move it back to the hard drive.

Why oh why can't I do that with modern games? Oh yeah, that's because even though I have 8GB of ram, the games are in the 10-40GB range, and the OS takes at least 2GB of the ram.

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RE[13]: Hmmm
by zima on Wed 27th Jun 2012 23:55 in reply to "RE[12]: Hmmm"
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2005-07-06

Yeah, and modern games didn't expand only in storage taken... OS is also much more pleasant.

Plus they don't lose whole state at power failure or some such.

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