Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 30th Jul 2013 19:59 UTC, submitted by daff
Amiga & AROS The interview details, among many other things, the follow up to the AmigaOne X1000: "The Cyrus development is the future replacement for the Nemo motherboard when the supply of P.A. Semi CPUs finally dries up or the price becomes commercially unviable. The Cyrus board was the original Revision 1.0 prototype and was completed towards the end of last year. Cyrus Plus is the Revision 2.0 board which includes additional PCIe and PCI slots. The Cyrus design is based on the Freescale P5020 CPU which is a dual-core 64-bit PowerPC SoC. It also supports DDR3 RAM and includes an improved Xena/Xorro combination." Crazy powerful hardware for an operating system that doesn't even support any for of SMP. I admire the hardware they've been able to build and sell, but the real issue is, of course, AmigaOS itself - touch-ups, sure, but it's still heavily outdated in almost every aspect and can't really make much use of the powerful hardware it is given.
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Great news for PPC Linux
by sforstall1983 on Tue 30th Jul 2013 23:08 UTC
sforstall1983
Member since:
2012-09-28

I have been reading recently that OS4 OpenLinux, http://www.os4online.com , is doing things for the Amiga community and are porting their Linux distribution to Mac and Amiga hardware. Personally, to me I think in terms of ease of use OS4 reminds me more of the AmigaOS. Since the AmigaOS is so outdated maybe its time for those guys to rally behind Linux. If the OS4 team and Aeon were to team up and develop a good integrated distribution maybe the doors will open up for this type of system. As for the Amiga. Its days are done and to keep going the AmigaOS route all they are doing is making a OS and hardware just for themselves and 20 other people to use.

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RE: Great news for PPC Linux
by eliyahu on Wed 31st Jul 2013 00:33 in reply to "Great news for PPC Linux"
eliyahu Member since:
2010-04-30

you might want to disclose who you are, seth. yeah, 'reading recently,' huh? lol.

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sforstall1983 Member since:
2012-09-28

Actually I dont know a Seth, my name is Scott.

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RE: Great news for PPC Linux
by tingo on Wed 31st Jul 2013 00:55 in reply to "Great news for PPC Linux"
tingo Member since:
2007-10-13

OS4 OpenLinux doesn't seem to support the X1000. so - no, I won't be rallying for that.

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