I think i have only ever seen you post 4 times, so imma guessing you must of been moved to post here
For most of what you state, I whole heartedly agree, the only point i dissagree with is the handle you have on the argument with OS4 fanboys. I just feel its a little one sided if i may...
I could be wrong and I am happy to be corrected but from what i have read from matts posts (wich is all of them) allthough he states OS4 on the PS3 I have read it as any workable amiga OS like OS5 /6/7 or whatever not any one OS specific...
personally I doubt we will see OS4 launch in out lifetime. It would be nice if hyperon managed to find a deal with A-inc that would allow them both to profit from Amithalon!! (x86 workbench its very nice has/had a lot of potential!!!)
the irony is i can see both sides to P-J's and Matts argument and i agree with both of them. the frustration is evident in both posts, neither wanthing to give any ground to a view point, buit that is the blessed perview of Forums
If you could give me a DVD, and on that DVD is an easy to use, intuitive OS that can trasparently emulate AND run native applications in HighDef then i think whom ever could produce that cheaply and effectively could easly make money in the console market!!!!
think about those parents right now..... do i buy my kids a PS3 for £550 and watch thier brains vegetate or do i buy them a PC from DELL for under £400 and let them have some creativity (comes with 19"tft and printer btw)
from that viewpoint as much as consoles will see this crimbo, I think they would of sold a hell of a lot more had they the opportunity to sell an OS bundle with keyboard / mice for £40 (its cheaper than their games!!!!)
I supose that the moment they do, they would lose a lot of software licensing money as it will run on 3rd party OS.... hmmmm issues of contention...
imagine if you will
PS3: DEAD or Alive X - £49.95
DEAD or Alive X: PS3-3POS(3rd party OS) for £35.99
both the same game essentiall, run exactly the hardware, just one has an installer or system handover routine...
it could well be a back door to avoid extortinate license fees...
we know for a fact that prices dominate, so something like that brings prices down could well improve the profitability of that given console's distrubution...
hmmm hmmm hmmm hmm
Heres a question, two consoles from rival companies are evenly matched for specifaction and games availability..
console 1. sells its games for £55 but costs arround £300
console 2. sells its games for £35 but costs arround £500
which would you choose.
you have bought 12 games for each console over the course of the year (1 a month)
console 1 : games cost £660
console 2 : games cost £420
total cost of console 1 in the first year is £960
total cost of console 2 in the first year is £920
not much a difference there is it?
but the next year, take out the cost of the console and £240 is over 50% more money for the same thing than on console 2.