The HTML procedure that will be included on the Amiga OS4 developer pre-release CD for the AmigaOne has been given to Amigaworld.net. The procedure is simple to follow and will walk users of all experience levels through the painless task of installing the developer pre-release on to an AmigaOne. Elsewhere Amiga Forever 6.0 is now available.
Amiga OS4 Developer Pre-release Install Guide
2004-04-13 Amiga & AROS 12 Comments
Maybe it will happen, maybe there will be an OS 4 😉 I saw it demoed in Melbourne last year, but it will be good to finally have it in our hands. Interested to see how close this release feels to a GM…
To link to the Amiga Forever site was a bad idea ;-). Now have $30 less in my pocket and I’m experiencing the Amiga environment for the first time – almost 19 years after its introduction…
AF6.0 download edition consists of the emulator UAE (open-source project), the Amiga ROM and Amiga OS files (all licensed), and several tools.
The emulator installs easily. Default configuration is ok, although I prefer it to run in windowed mode rather than full screen. The preconfigured “Amigas” work well and fast. The OS1.3 emulator even has floppy drive sounds during boot up and while starting programs. The newer OS 3.x (it is 3.9, but due to license issues Cloanto prefers 3.x) is fast. Browsing the NTFS volume of the host system is no problem. Networking is provided via a bsdsocket.library, which shares the network configuration of the host (same hostname and network settings for the emulator as for the host). The installed AWeb browser does not like my proxy settings, it seems to “forget” them immediately. I installed iBrowse, which works fine, but cost twice as much as the emulator itself :-(.
All in all a nice piece of software and I will explore more of AmigaOS in the next days: games, multimedia etc.
,,All in all a nice piece of software and I will explore more of AmigaOS in the next days”
Have a nice trip! 🙂
Some folk have taken this to mean the imminent release of AmigaOS 4.0. This is not the case, it is an install guide for AmigaOS 4.0’s pre-release (what we’d normally call an early Beta or late Alpha).
“Some folk have taken this to mean the imminent release of AmigaOS 4.0. This is not the case, it is an install guide for AmigaOS 4.0’s pre-release (what we’d normally call an early Beta or late Alpha).”
Isn’t that exactly what it says in the news story at the top?
“Developer pre-release” means it will contain an early version of the OS plus a developer kit. That will allow owners of the hardware to start programming, or porting their older programs.
It will also provide enough of AOS 4 to allow people to demonstrate the hardware and OS to possible customers.
AOS4 have already been beta-tested for some time so how do you know that it is an early beta? Your comment doesn’t provide any proven information and must be seen as suspect given your affiliations with MorphOS…
Amiga. I wonder if it will ever be revitalized like NEXT was by Apple. The problem is that whoever buys Amiga gets cursed. I used to love that OS. I now use OSX, the last of its kind.
Ahem, _LATE_ Beta/Pre-release version. This is stable (although not complete) distribution of AOS4.0 plus developer tools.
Developer and early-adopter amiga users, have a chance to test drive the new OS and try out their applications on the ‘AmigaOne’ hardware.
“The problem is that whoever buys Amiga gets cursed. ”
The curse falls on those who are supposed to be owning and selling Amiga, but instead go whoring after other platforms – Windows, Linux, Intent, or whatever.
As to OS X being “the last of its kind” – MorphOS is commercially available now, and most users think it is very Amiga-like; and a commercial version of AmigaOS 4.0 will probably appear some time this year. It isn’t the end of the road yet.
Or you can try AROS for free.
I have AROS running on an old PII system, and it’s quite nice. The PII never seemed faster.
AROS is more limited than MorphOS or AOS4, but it’s come a long way for being a volunteer effort on a free project.
Yes, I will throw my 2cents in with J.F. and recommend a good look at AROS. It’s very early — no networking at all, only software that’s been ported is software that has code avaliable, since AROS cannot run AmigaOS or MorphOS binaries. But, honestly, I believe that the open source model that AROS is using will help in it’s survivial. Unlike Genesi or Amiga (KMOS?) Inc, AROS doesn’t ever need to make a single dollar to continue to exist.
How can it be in late Beta when the system has not even been fully ported a month yet according to the developers. (Remember, they did not even have the low-level gfx drivers ported as of December) Some components will be in late beta, but the system itself is in early.
Classifying it as “late beta” would be equivelent to classifying Longhorn as “released” because Internet Explorer is released.