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Nice little fast OS, nice set of clearly defined goals.
Unfortunately I don't have any use for it ... shame.
What, you don't install OSes just for fun? Turn in your nerd card. I kid.
Well said! Go Icaros and AROS!
But that is the problem in a nutshell isn't it? unless you are a serious fanboi of the Amiga and have a major case of nostalgia there really isn't any point in running Amiga anything anymore.
I mean lets look at the Amiga...what made the Amiga so beloved? Well it could multitask at a time when attempting to do that in Windows was dicey at best, it had fully customized hardware with an OS built around the chips so that it could wring every last drop of performance which made it pretty killer for multimedia, and its UI was frankly several years ahead of its time, when the majority were on Win 2.x and 3.x Amiga looked frankly nicer than Win98 which came much later.
But NONE of that is still relevant, MSFT Google and Apple can ALL multitask as many programs as you'd want to run and if you hate the big 3 OS companies you have BSD and Linux, both of which have MUCH more programs than the Amiga had and both can run AmigaOS in a VM no problem.
Don't get me wrong, if some devs want to spend their free time building an Amiga clone? No problem, enjoy, I'm simply pointing out that there really isn't a point in niche OSes that have fallen behind, with the tech world changing so fast and with some many choices in X86 it just doesn't make much sense to run an OS like Amiga anymore.
There really isn't any point in running anything else anymore, as all the software is all available on Windows.
I'm simply pointing out that there really isn't a point in niche OSes that have fallen behind, it just doesn't make much sense to run any other non-windows OSs anymore. Edited 2013-01-05 21:49 UTC
it just doesn't make much sense to run an OS like Amiga anymore.
This is really not true.
I have a couple of 1+GHz ARM Cortex-A9 systems. Ubuntu is very slow on it, totally below usability. AROS is already working on Raspberry PI and is perfect choice for these systems. Edited 2013-01-06 14:26 UTC
You are forgetting the hardware part.
For me what made Amiga special, besides the Workbench, was the ability to use the special sound and graphics processors.
Nowadays any PC combo beats Amiga hardware hands down.
It was a wonderful machine, but its time is passé.