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