Home > Amiga & AROS > AROS Status Update AROS Status Update Submitted by Ola Jensen 2005-06-28 Amiga & AROS 13 Comments Here it is again the AROS news update, for more fresh news check out the forum. About The Author 13 Comments 2005-06-28 10:04 pm amiga software is sooo great! It is just the hardware that sucks. I would love to have a AmigaOS Computer with Firefox, Gaim and SOME hardware support. That would really rock! 2005-06-28 10:05 pm Can’t wait for the next release of AROS-Max. 2005-06-28 10:11 pm Yes, I can’t wait for the new AROS-Max release either. I tried an old live CD long long time ago and I would like to know what has changed. Now that Apple plans to switch to Intel and the commercial Amiga OSs are married to PPC AROS looks to be the last big hope of the amiga community. I know of no other community that has been that fucked and is still standing. 2005-06-28 10:38 pm AROS-MAX 64-Bit looks like a good path for Amigans; OS4 doesn’t matter anymore (no matter what new features have been added), because it is chained to hardware that is cost-prohibitive for many (many who want Amiga OS on x86-64 architecture!), and ya have to buy the hardware to get to the OS–and the OS runs on PPC. AROS-MAX runs on AMD64 🙂 –EyeAm 2005-06-28 11:11 pm I don’t know of an AROS 64bit port. Do you have a link to information? 2005-06-29 3:14 am If you watch the dev-list, you’ll see that the 64bit linux hosted version is coming along pretty well. It’s not quite THERE yet, but it will be. It appears that the major hurdles have been cleared. After all the bugs get worked out in the hosted version, drivers can be worked on for native 64bit AROS. It’s easier to debug in hosted, so that usually leads native development. 2005-06-29 1:11 pm AROS…well, I guess in 10 Years we have a basic OS that has features of AmigaOS 3.1 but still no apps. Useless in my point of view. 2005-06-29 1:19 pm >AROS…well, I guess in 10 Years we have a basic OS that has >features of AmigaOS 3.1 but still no apps. Useless in my point >of view. Just like OS4. 2005-06-29 2:47 pm Except that OS4 already started from 3.9 (which was much better than 3.1) and has more than 400 titles on OS4 depot already (and even more are available). 2005-06-29 5:18 pm I’ve since found the AROS community to be as rude as the Amiga community (and businesses), and have changed my mind about supporting that, as well. AROS-MAX looked like a good option until taking a closer look in the last couple of days and finding they haven’t done as much as I was led to believe. So much for hype. –EyeAm (a realist, and don’t support fantasies, especiall the slow-moving kind). SuSE! Now there’s something real. 2005-06-29 5:28 pm Rude? if anyone was acting like a fool at the AE board it was you! there is a reason you are banned at most Amiga news sites and i now know why myself. 2005-06-29 6:48 pm Oh knock it off, 4pLaY I can post to any Amiga site I want to, and haven’t been banned. I even went back to Amiga.org in recent weeks, but it is so dead now, I left. AmigaWorld.net with their iron-fisted Nazi rules and knee-jerk responses were simply discovered by me posting my as-always forthright comments (and the suspension of 1 day, then 30 were completely to my surprise, because what I had posted was so casual an non-threatening). I deleted my account and left. I can post to Ann.lu, but chose to leave (they deleted my post about a very big company wanting to port two high-profile and widely-known programs to Amiga, so ah well). Moobunny did ban me, but due to my reaction to Wayne Hunt and others who were quite rude. So you see, it’s not all about the birds of a feather flocking together and thinking the straw man argument is fact. 🙂 I am no longer associated with, nor care about, the Amiga community, or any of its spin-offs. And until Amiga Inc. follows the path I described, they’ll fail. Because they don’t know the way like I do. 2005-06-30 12:31 am @EyeAm – you need to use a little more tact when you post on forums. You came onto the AROS-Exec forum and basically told off the moderators, claiming that your ‘right to free speech’ gave you the right to say anything you felt like on a private forum. You then proceeded to exercise that right by pissing people off. You come on too strong. No one will take that from someone who’s just joined. @Klaus – while it’s been technically ten years, if you check the AROS source code (which is freely available to anyone), you’ll notice that MOST of the work has only been done in the last three or four years by one or two people. Once it hit a point of useability, more developers started helping out, but there are still only a few programmers working part-time on it. I’m surprised it’s gotten as far as it has with so few people working such few hours.