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Old 22 September 2015, 12:12   #13
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Originally Posted by jPV View Post
I'd say that AROS is the most distant relative to the old AmigaOS, because it's not a binary compatible and many other parts are totally rewritten.
I think that needs a lot of clarifying for anyone new to AROS.

The only difference is that AROS on x86 lacks a transparent 680x0 emulator so 68k apps need to be recompiled to run. AROS on 68k is binary-compatible and in fact is the only one that runs on a classic Amiga without a PPC accelerator. AROS is no more rewritten than MorphOS - they're both clean-room implementations. Even OS4 has many rewritten pieces.

This is not to criticise any other platform or say "AROS is best" but I don't think it's fair to call it the most distant relative.
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