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been able to build and sell, but the real issue is, of course, AmigaOS itself - touch-ups, sure, but it's still heavily outdated in almost every aspect and can't really make much use of the powerful hardware it is given.
Thread beginning with comment 568459
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
sforstall1983
Member since:
2012-09-28

Thats because the Amiga platform has been neglected and no one cares about it anymore. The AmigaOS is so old and so outdated it could never be made to run on commodity hardware. Open Sourcing the amigaOS wouldnt do anything because it was written in a time where modern features werent even invented yet so its kind of a moot point. AmigaOS is dead, and with the 10/15 people that still run it, you are spending money on hardware that you cant hope that will run the software. If they can even get it to run on said hardware.

Reply Parent Score: 1

safiuddinkhan Member since:
2012-11-20

yes that is what i meant . by open sourcing i meant that at lest then OS4 would have some future when parts of it are upgraded by the community and it is ported to other commodity processors like ARM socs and Intel ....

what Castle Technology is doing for their RISC OS is the only way for OS4 to survive . atlest by sort of open sourcing the OS and porting it to systems like beagleboard and raspberry pi although they do have the advantage of the processor but even the platform is surviving to some extent unlike other fork of RISC OS by pace micro which is almost dead.

also open sourcing OS3 will help it being ported to systems which are based on modern Motorola 68K processers

Edited 2013-07-31 10:39 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 2

tidux Member since:
2011-08-13

AROS for x86 exists, you know. It's missing PAE and SMP and the filesystem can't handle more than about 256GB... but once the Raspberry Pi port is finished that shouldn't matter.

Reply Parent Score: 4

gregthecanuck Member since:
2006-05-30

What a load of crap. OS4 does support commodity hardware - everything except the PPC motherboard itself.

You have a choice of USB keyboards, mice and other devices.
You have a choice of Radeon graphic cards.
You have a choice of sound cards.
You have a choice of disk drives or SSD drives.
You have a choice of monitors.
You have a choice of scanners.

Reply Parent Score: 1