Mike Bouma Archive

AmiGBG 2005 Report & Global Amiga Celebrations

Last Saturday on the 23rd of July Amigans worldwide celebrated the 20th birthday of the Amiga platform at several events and gatherings. It was the 23rd of July 1985 when the Amiga 1000 was unveiled to the public at the Lincoln Center in New York. At the three biggest Amiga birthday events there were also extensive AmigaOS4 presentations. Here is AmigaWorld's extensive report.

Live Q&A IRC session with Amiga CEO Garry Hare

KMOS, Inc. announced that it has completed all registrations to change its corporate identity to Amiga, Inc. Amiga also announced the launch of AmigaAnywhere version 1.5 and mentions a new Amiga SDK under development. For some background information with regard to this technology and a summary of past developments have a look here. Coming Sunday AmigaWorld.net will arrange a Q&A IRC session with Amiga's CEO.

Reporting from CeBIT

On Friday the 11th of March I went to CeBIT 2005, the world's largest hi-tech fair held annually in Hannover, Germany. The fair covers everything from the Digital World and is expected to receive around half a million visitors this year. After an overview this report mainly highlights yellowTAB's presence and their new Zeta operating system.

AmigaOS4 video demonstrating MooVId movie player

AmigaOS4 beta tester Crisot has made another one of his unofficial AmigaOS4 demonstration videos available. This time he demonstrates AmigaOS4's default movie player MooVId. Download Video (DivX codec required, 4.96 MB) This Saturday Dr. Garry Hare Ph.D., the CEO of the AmigaOS owning company KMOS will make announcements at the AmiWest banquet dinner and hold a live interview on Sunday. People will be able to follow AmiWest by updating webcam images, live audio and live video streaming coverage.

Better quality AmigaOS4-beta Video demo

Due to criticism regarding Crisot's first video, the beta-tester created a new video (24.7 MB file) to demonstrate the speed of OS4 running with a native version of P96 combined with an accelerated Voodoo 3 driver. This version shows almost no flickering and also shows Quake launching and running. Like with the previous video this is not an official OS4 demonstration.