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Old 17 May 2010, 07:42   #16
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Originally Posted by Cammy View Post

Aros will always be there because it's open sourced, and is only going to get stronger as more people take an interest in it. I doubt it will ever take off in any competitive or commercial sense, but it could soon be the platform of choice for people wanting to set up an Amiga PC for both classic applications and games, as well as current applications. It's now possible to execute any 68k application or game from inside Wanderer (Aros' version of Workbench) and it will open in a native Aros window and use Aros menus and pointer as if it was running a native application. Games will work with joystick support and sound, and be run in a window or full screen. This jUAE-integration is more streamlined than WinUAE and developed much further than eUAE or UAE4ALL. Because it's fully transparent UAE emulation rather than 68k system emulation, there's no chance of an old Amiga application bringing the whole system down when it crashes, like it would in OS4 or MOS. It can simply be removed and run again.
This is where AROS really shines imho, and that it is on x86 machines.
Just being able to double click and amiga app, or game. and have it run, makes it feel so much more complete, the OS4.x, and morphos.

Adding on the Work being done with the 3D/2D graphics hardware drivers, and all the USB, Network, Sound drivers. It really shines, and that it is able to be run from a USB stick.

That it is free, is an added bonus hehe.
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