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.
Thread beginning with comment 527782
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[2]: AMOS Pro is included?
by ferrels on Mon 23rd Jul 2012 02:44 UTC in reply to "RE: AMOS Pro is included?"
ferrels
Member since:
2006-08-15

Just like MorphOS, the point is that you can have an Amiga-like system on modern hardware. AROS includes 3D hardware acceleration via GAllium 3D with all the eye-candy we've come to expect from late generation nVidia hardware as well as all the other niceties that we've come to enjoy from low-cost, modern hardware. As I said in an earlier post, that's the whole point of AROS. AROS wasn't designed to re-live the glory days of 68K Amigas. If you want to do that, go and buy a classic 68K Amiga system or use one of the UAE variants under Windows or Linux. But until AROS gets broader software support, especially office apps, then 68K emulation will just have to be a stop-gap until that support improves. We need native x86 AROS native versions of Ignition (spreadsheet), and a few other tools before AROS is ready for everyday use.

Edited 2012-07-23 02:45 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE[3]: AMOS Pro is included?
by moondevil on Mon 23rd Jul 2012 05:42 in reply to "RE[2]: AMOS Pro is included?"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

For me the whole point of the Amiga was its hardware.

What we were able to do with clever 68000 Assembly coding coupled with the Paula, Denise and Agnus chipsets.

No emulator is going repeat this type of experience. For those of us that used to do this, the operating system was just a mean to get to the hardware.

Nowadays time is better spend doing clever tricks with GPGPU/Shader and audio DSP programming.

On the other hand, we really need more operating system models besides the Windows/UNIX duality that we get on the desktop.

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[3]: AMOS Pro is included?
by zima on Wed 25th Jul 2012 21:59 in reply to "RE[2]: AMOS Pro is included?"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

the point is that you can have an Amiga-like system on modern hardware. AROS includes 3D hardware acceleration via GAllium 3D with all the eye-candy we've come to expect from late generation nVidia hardware as well as all the other niceties that we've come to enjoy from low-cost, modern hardware [...] AROS wasn't designed to re-live the glory days of 68K Amigas.

It doesn't really use very thoroughly the niceties of inexpensive hardware, the most crucial modern example of those being the MMU unit of the CPU... (for "modern" = "already standard two+ decades ago"; nvm multicore).
It very much relives the old days (also some not very glorious parts).

Reply Parent Score: 2