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.
Thread beginning with comment 531392
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[2]: By the way...
by judgen on Fri 17th Aug 2012 12:13 UTC in reply to "RE: By the way..."
Member since:

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.

Reply Parent Score: 1

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:

Hurrah! The Amiga legacy: patent trolling.

Reply Parent Score: 4

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:


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

Reply Parent Score: 4

RE[4]: By the way...
by mpxlbs on Fri 17th Aug 2012 15:05 in reply to "RE[3]: By the way..."
mpxlbs Member since:

But some people do care about buying the software, and if I think I should, that shouldn't be a problem with you. Two wrongs don't make a right, and in my case, I want to do what's right for me. Please don't tell others what they should not care about or what they should care about in this matter. As for me, I don't care about the politics the same way that you and others might do.

Reply Parent Score: 1