Home > Amiga & AROS > Amiga Hardware Now for Sale; OS4 not Quite Ready Yet Though Amiga Hardware Now for Sale; OS4 not Quite Ready Yet Though Submitted by Sven 2002-11-07 Amiga & AROS 14 Comments “If you like using your Amiga and the Amiga OS then you will be amazed by the AmigaOne and OS4. Now – at last – you can buy the first new all-new Amiga to be delivered for a generation” Read about it at EyeTech. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 14 Comments 2002-11-07 7:52 pm http://www.osnews.com/comment.php?news_id=2056 2002-11-07 7:53 pm Yeah, whatever. 2002-11-07 8:25 pm Eugenia, why post old news? 2002-11-07 8:29 pm Oh, cut the crap. If I would remember that this was up recently, I wouldn’t put it up. I didn’t remember this specific news item (we post more than 6-8 every day). 2002-11-07 8:35 pm id love to have one , just a case of saving up the penies, dont think ill be able to afford one before the december 31st deadline for a free os4 though anyone know how much that will cost ? im guessign about $50 by the sounds of a “12 percent discount on combined price” 2002-11-07 8:36 pm got confused there didnt mean to post twice 2002-11-07 9:18 pm Once again I’ll remind You all about Morphos/Pegasos 🙂 2002-11-07 9:20 pm Finally. AmigaONE was that what i was waiting for! 2002-11-07 9:31 pm Hey how could anyone possibly get enough of amiga ? Maybe this article should be posted every week until everybody knows 😛 2002-11-07 9:45 pm >I didn’t remember this >specific news item (we post more than 6-8 every day). Yea I’m having difficulties keeping up myself =) 2002-11-08 8:09 am this is a piece of news i ve been waiting for a few years… I hope it isn’t too late for Amiga platform 2002-11-08 12:12 pm So when is someone going to mention BeOS? Oh. darnit! 2002-11-08 6:00 pm You just did. Thankfully these guys don’t really plan to get people other than Amiga freaks of nature like Mike, hehe. Why? 1) Look at the price. These prices make Macs look like the cheapest commodity. I mean when you actually start adding the cost of RAM, hard disks, casing, monitor, etc. 2) No OS 4. The only thing that would make a PC or Mac (or rather a lonely ex-Be user) user drool isn’t there. Sure it would come next year, but the only people buying these machines are early adopters that don’t mind Linux PPC for awhile. 3) No distributor is places other than Europe. I mean, look at the shipping prices to Asia, the only growing market – it is so darn high. Hehe, didn’t mean to troll. 2002-11-08 6:50 pm ExtremeTech also has a new article on the AmigaOne: http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,3973,675450,00.asp Note that the assumption that Sendo’s deal with Amiga is cancelled is inaccurate. Although Sendo is giving PocketPC phone edition the boot, AmigaDE software runs just as well with Symbian. @ rajan r > Thankfully these guys don’t really plan to get people > other than Amiga freaks of nature like Mike, hehe. Incorrect, but first we must build a viable software base, drivers base and proper brand recognition again. > 1) Look at the price. These prices make Macs look like > the cheapest commodity. I mean when you actually start > adding the cost of RAM, hard disks, casing, monitor, > etc. MacOS X is dog slow in my opinion, even compared to Linux on a PPC system. And actually I don’t quite understand why they use a dual CPU setup, MacOS X does not benefit much from this fact at all. Macintosh hardware is very expensive, with the AmigaOne you will at least be able to use general mainstream PC hardware like graphic cards and sound cards. Prices can come down when development costs are covered and involved developers are starting to make profits. > Sure it would come next year, but the only people buying > these machines are early adopters that don’t mind Linux > PPC for awhile. This is a good idea actually, because in the meantime we can port as much alternative OS stuff to the platform as possible, we Amigans always have been very “multi-bootable”. And also we AmigaOS users have proven ourselves to be true die-hards, I think you can be pretty sure that we won’t leave the new platform unsupported for many years to come, no matter what. > No distributor is places other than Europe. I mean, > look at the shipping prices to Asia, the only growing > market – it is so darn high. There are also several North American and Australian dealers (There is interested in Asia as well, i.e. India and Japan). Currently there are many dealers contacting Eyetech, but the initial demand seems to be higher than expected. So the early dealers will currently deserve a priority status, and other dealers will probably need to wait a short while till early next year.