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Old 12 July 2018, 01:04   #262
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I have now encountered several threads about open source related to Amiga, availability of cheap modern hardware and rescuing the Amiga platform.

For those that worry about having cheap current hardware or having Amiga OS in open source would be the key to rescue, you can actually watch in real life now how it would change matters. Just take a look at RISC OS which is in open source. They also have plenty of cheap new hardware to run it on. Amiga OS and RISC OS have a lot in common. They came on the market in the same time frame, found followers and are dated and left behind in the current world. The key difference between them today is perhaps that one is open source and have new hardware, the other don't.

RISC OS actually have plenty of current hardware starting at Raspberry Pi ($35) going up to Titanium (something similar to Tabor, in the same ball park both in terms of price and form factor). Yes, their high end system is essentially something like Tabor, which is the low end new Amiga system, that is not even sold on the market.

No, I do not have any answers to this, I just want to point out that if you want to know, the answer can probably be found out there.

For now, I will play with my Amiga, but I have also just ordered a Raspberry Pi and part of its duty will be to play with RISC OS. I intended to get more familiar with it.

Oh, they are also getting books updated and published! How about that?
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