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[2]: Comment by Minuous
by moondevil on Sat 21st Jul 2012 11:23 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Minuous"
moondevil
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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[4]: Comment by Minuous
by moondevil on Sun 22nd Jul 2012 07:38 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Minuous"
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2005-07-08

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


Only for Amiga users with deep pockets that did not play games or program.

In Europe the Mac was bloody expensive. Usually costing twice as much as the PCs.

Plus I never saw a Mac at a Demoscene party, nor in one of the demomags I used to read.

The first time I saw a Mac live, it was a Macintosh LC in my first university year back in 1994, as there were a few models available for the students.

On the IT department only a few teachers had them, the students were using PCs with UNIX, Linux and MS-DOS/Windows 3.x/Windows 95.

Edited 2012-07-22 07:38 UTC

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RE[4]: Comment by Minuous
by zima on Fri 27th Jul 2012 23:15 in reply to "RE[3]: 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.

In most places where Amiga was really big, Macs hardly existed in the past, largely still hardly exist now.
And yeah, the use of PPC wasn't casual - it was an irrational hatred of everything-Wintel, clouding judgement and blocking most sensible paths. "Of course PPC is better, Apple uses them" ended up funny with Apple Intel transition.
Meanwhile, Amithlon was, in its time, by far the fastest Amiga ever... (it probably still would be, if able to run on most recent hardware; and IIRC it even offered smooth migration path, with x86 apps & libs able to seamlessly run along 68k ones) ...but of course it had to be killed, some marginal companies wouldn't be able to ride on & exploit the nostalgia.

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

WinUAE offshots for *nix don't require Windows...

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