Linked by paolone on Fri 20th Jul 2012 19:21 UTC
Amiga & AROS The AROS distribution Icaros Desktop has made its next step towards compatibility with legacy Amiga workbench applications, including an entire AROS enviroment compiled for the classic Amiga platform, which is almost binary compatible with the original Amiga OS 3.1 (and its extensions). When the user needs an old program, he or she only has to fire up the AROS M68K environment and run the application. The Amiga virtual machine can optionally be set to run at startup like a system service.
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RE: Comment by Minuous
by AmigaRobbo on Sat 21st Jul 2012 10:01 UTC in reply to "Comment by Minuous"
AmigaRobbo
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2005-11-15

Because of the 'win' bit of winUAE?

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RE[2]: Comment by Minuous
by moondevil on Sat 21st Jul 2012 11:23 in reply to "RE: Comment by Minuous"
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2005-07-08

Because of the 'win' bit of winUAE?


Most of the Amiga users I know are happy Windows users.

Maybe it helps that at least in the demoscene no one cares about open source.

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RE[3]: Comment by Minuous
by strim on Sat 21st Jul 2012 20:10 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Minuous"
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Edited 2012-07-21 20:10 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by Minuous
by sergio on Sat 21st Jul 2012 22:24 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Minuous"
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2005-07-06

Mmm... I don't think so. Mac always was the 2nd platform of Amiga users. The use of PowerPC isn't casual.

Personally, I prefer AROS to WinUAE any day. I can run Icaros under VMware Fusion without paying any Windows license.

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RE[2]: Comment by Minuous
by zima on Fri 27th Jul 2012 23:29 in reply to "RE: Comment by Minuous"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Because of the 'win' bit of winUAE?

Somehow the UAE version with "Win" is the one furthest along ...and a source of its similarly mature forks for other platforms; probably why "WinUAE" not "UAE" is a fairly common description.

But let me guess, you also avoid AROS at all due to x86 part (or Amithlon in the past - the fastest Amiga back then, probably still if it was kept alive, and offering a smooth migration - IIRC, x86 apps and libs could run along the 68k ones; yeah, there were legal issues, but likewise with OS4).
Hell... why do you call present Amiga computers "Amiga"? They are basically PCs, just with uncommon CPUs for no good reason. And most of present software making them semi-useful are ports of PC stuff.

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