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Old 13 September 2007, 16:25   #85
Steril707
 
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I don't believe the Amiga will ever come back as we knew it.

There. I've said it. Yes, I cried a little back then. Alone. That was a long time ago...


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But there is something that cannot end. A generation of folk like me grew up with the Amiga. This left a considerable community of people that know the Amiga from the good old days, and that today work, play, use, and live on the Mac, Windows or Linux. Some even still use their real Amigas actively, others emulate them.
Indeed...I know a lot of people still remembering their Amigas. It's still a well known and recognized brand. I guess alot of people would just buy it out of curiosity. Probably a lot of companies would be happy to have a brand in their hands with such a reknown. It's weird how Amiga Inc manages to be as incompetent as they have shown over the last years. feel like there are tons of people just waiting for something useful to get released. And they do nothing...

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And yet, we will never forget the Amiga. We, on this forum, and all other Amigans will never, ever forget the Amiga. Yes, it IS that strong. The Amiga was a mix of wonderfull hardware and software, all ahead of it's time, plus an efeverscent community. It was an attitude. I call it a SPIRIT.

Today, I work all day on a Mac. Sometimes on a Windows box (when I have to), others on Linux. But I never forgot my Amiga, nor it's great community.

So let me tell you what would work. What I believe in. Give us a good, cheap enough, hardware platform, even if a special, custom-made-hardware, one. Enclose it in a nice box. Then make it available for us to buy it online, in Europe and the US. Put AmigaOS4 on it, and bundle a free developer's kit with it. Then sit back and watch as people like me join the new Amiga community and develop for the platform.
exactly...

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Java would bring an enourmous amount of software to the platform, so some people (me included) would start by there. It would be possible to sustain the platform just with us, old Amigans that want the dream to continue in it's new form.
Java would be awesome. You would have to convince Sun to do this, or give it to those people at http://www.kaffe.org/ to do a Amiga version of their opensourced Java Virtual Machine..Hell, i would probably try to convert the Kaffe virtual machine to the Amiga myself. According to this page it's not all that impossible at all, especially being done on PPC or X86 Machines, which the Amiga should be aiming for anyway..

http://www.netrino.com/Articles/KaffeAnyone/index.php


Java, a working browser, various Media players, a capable modern graphics suite (like GIMP), some fresh development environments, the likes, and a couple of other applications would get the thing rolling again..

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Then Hyperion could concentrate on a new OS5, based on ideias from the Amiverse, MacOS X, NEXT and AmigaOS's simplicity. Maybe even start the ACP, Amiga Community Process, and (like the Java Community Process) let the interested community really shape the platform.

This is my Amiga vision for the future. The Amiga era is over, but a new one can start all over again. Give us the tools and watch us build a great platform!

If it happens, I'll be there. Will you?
The IF is probably the problem on this... I would be there on minute one.

Last edited by Steril707; 13 September 2007 at 17:12.
 
 
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