Linked by Andrew Youll on Sat 29th Oct 2005 12:55 UTC, submitted by Duke
Amiga & AROS Hyperion Entertainment, creator of various Linux game ports and currently working on the next generation Amiga OS, has now unveiled their new dedicated Amiga OS 4.0 website. It showcases important features and is targeted to current and new users as well as potential OEM clients.
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I understand
by thavith_osn on Sat 29th Oct 2005 22:05 UTC
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that they made some deal with the guys making the motherboards, so that is why the OS is tied to the hardware at the moment. It was something like that.

A mate of mine has been folowing this OS for years and would keep me upto date with how Amiga was going and so forth. I remember we drove 800k's (around 5-600 miles) to Melborne 2 years ago to see OS 4 in action, and it looked pretty much the same then, only a little unstable.

I hope it does well, and it's ashame they started out tying the OS to the hardware (just like Apple does), but it was something that they had to do to get the motherboards made. Maybe I'm wrong on that, I'm sure someone here will enlighten us :-)

Hey Chooch if you are on OSNews...

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RE: I understand
by on Sat 29th Oct 2005 23:16 in reply to "I understand"
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Hey Thavith! Yeah thatís right, to ensure that the makers of the motherboard werenít wasting their time, and that they were ensured some sales, they were promised some sort of exclusitivity in the form of a hardware lock.

This is about to change as a new hardware maker is about to finish production of alternative motherboard. I also believe that Eyetech arent really looking at releasing any newer motherboards.

Choochy.

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