Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Jan 2006 12:44 UTC
Amiga & AROS Just as the discussion surrounding the Pegasos II and AmigaOS4 is settling down, a new possibility for hardware for AmigaOS4 has arisen. PPCNux reports [German] about an Amiga-branded G5 board- which is basically the motherboard of the iMac G5 without the AirPort slot, but with an Amiga sticker slapped on. Another reason why this is a fake is that the board lacks legacy ports, heresy for Amiga fans. PPCNux speculates that with the switch to x86, Apple might be left with excess stock on PPC hardware, and will be licensing them as Amiga hardware. This is supported by Hyperion's statement that they "are working with several hardware companies that want to provide hardware for AmigaOS4.0." Another possible indication is that Hyperion states that AmigaOS4 runs on the PPC 9xx series-- the G5 is the 970. Speculation, and probably a prank at best, but an interesting idea nonetheless.
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Fake or not?
by jack_perry on Thu 5th Jan 2006 13:59 UTC
jack_perry
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2005-07-06

I don't understand the blurb. "Another reason why this is a fake is that the board lacks legacy ports, heresy for Amiga fans." Is it a fake (as the sentence states) or not (as the rest of the blurb argues)? What legacy ports are we talking about? Does the AmigaONE or the PegII have these legacy ports?

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RE: Fake or not?
by Seehund on Fri 6th Jan 2006 06:09 in reply to "Fake or not?"
Seehund Member since:
2005-10-30

Of course it's a "fake", i.e. an iMac mobo with an Amiga sticker on it.

Looks much like my pictorial commentary on the idiotic compulsory "Amiga hardware" licensing:

http://pannbe.net/ingentingbakom/pix/skoj/newamiga.jpg

The problem is that nobody who matters will buy a licence from Amiga, Inc. in order to sell their newly relabeled hardware to AmigaOS users. Even if someone did, then we (AmigaOS users and potential new customers) would be limited to buying our hardware with brand new "Amiga" stickers on an artificially separated tiny pseudo-market. This compulsory licensing is the reason for the "AmigaOne" fiasco (and vice-versa), and it's why we don't "have" any hardware today and why AmigaOS4 is effectively dead until the licensing requirement is trashcanned.

http://www.petitiononline.com/amigaos , in case anyone still cares.

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