Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 16th Aug 2012 16:41 UTC
Amiga & AROS AmigaOS 4.1 update 5 has been released. It's a bug-fix release, but does contain new features as well. For instance, Amiga 68K emulation has been improved, and a full Workbench 3.1 installation is now included, as well as several authentic Amiga ROMs and Workbench files. Available for free for eligible platforms, including SAM devices.
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RE: By the way...
by MORB on Fri 17th Aug 2012 09:23 UTC in reply to "By the way..."
MORB
Member since:
2005-07-06

Just download them somewhere, it's not like that old crap has any commercial potential anymore.

Unless you are really worried about wronging the handful of dumb people who have any legal claim to the rights for those things...

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RE[2]: By the way...
by judgen on Fri 17th Aug 2012 12:13 in reply to "RE: By the way..."
judgen Member since:
2006-07-12

I do not think you understand, or you are willfully ignorant. Haage owns the amiga os 3* outright and all previous versions by purchase from commodore. They are literally waiting for microsoft, google and apple to reach the golden limit of infringements to the IP. No they did not buy the development rights they bought the OS. And with it all the software patents that came with it.
If they went now, some would be invalidated by previous works, and the turnout would not be as great. I do not know what Haage considers golden, but they WILL hunt down those patents eventually. They are still the owners of accelerated animation patents that could sink any relevant company atm. The only way to win against that is to prove that it was the hardware that did all of it and the amigaos had nothing to do with it.

We are looking at either a buyout or license fee for those patents.

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RE[3]: By the way...
by Soulbender on Fri 17th Aug 2012 13:11 in reply to "RE[2]: By the way..."
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Hurrah! The Amiga legacy: patent trolling.

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RE[3]: By the way...
by MORB on Fri 17th Aug 2012 15:00 in reply to "RE[2]: By the way..."
MORB Member since:
2005-07-06

lmao

Some schmuck in germany is going to singlehandedly patent troll microsoft, apple and google using a handful of ancient amiga patents. Right.

At best if those patent have any value he'll sell those to an existing patent troll company. Either way it has nothing to do with the fact that nobody should really care about pirating amiga roms and os.

Edited 2012-08-17 15:01 UTC

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RE[2]: By the way...
by mpxlbs on Fri 17th Aug 2012 15:00 in reply to "RE: By the way..."
mpxlbs Member since:
2009-01-25

It's not about being "worried" about "wronging". Some people feel content downloading software that they use, abandonware or warez. I feel content buying it, and supporting the retailers. It has nothing to do with what I could do, or could not do. I'm very well aware of my other options using WinUAE and a downloaded ADF file. That's not the option I want to use. I want to buy the software. If you don't want to buy it and don't understand why I'd want to buy it, or why I should by it... that's fine by me

Now, you might not understand me or that idea, and that's not important to either of us. I just want to be pointed in the right direction.

Edited 2012-08-17 15:01 UTC

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RE[3]: By the way...
by vault on Sat 18th Aug 2012 20:59 in reply to "RE[2]: By the way..."
vault Member since:
2005-09-15

I respect your stance, but be mindful that by paying for software (especially old software) you're not always giving money to people who developed it or deserve it. In many cases, the original developer doesn't get a penny, as they may no longer exist. Even worse, the publisher you support might have contributed to said developer's demise.

Just think about that, please.

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