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Old 14 January 2002, 03:01   #1
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Roll eyes (sarcastic) AmigaOS XL

I am considering buying amigaos xl but i'd like some feedback from people who have it

1: is it really worth the money?

2: what vdo you think about the compatibility?

3: What kind of documentation is sent with it?

4: are they supporting it ok?
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Old 14 January 2002, 09:27   #2
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Re: AmigaOS XL

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I am considering buying amigaos xl but i'd like some feedback from people who have it

1: is it really worth the money?
Uhm, no !

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2: what vdo you think about the compatibility?
For older games, there is no compatability, cause none of the custom Amiga chips are emulated (Amithlon) so you will only be able to play older games with AmigaUAE and that is slow However AmigaXL, the second emulator on the CD is more compatible and also emulates the custom chipset, but it requires QNX as host OS to be installed, so itīs kinda more difficult to set the whole thing up (but not impossible) !

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3: What kind of documentation is sent with it?
Only manual on CD and thatīs nearly only for install

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4: are they supporting it ok?
Yes !
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Old 14 January 2002, 19:36   #3
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installation

Will I be able to install the QNX OS to a directory or something or do I need to set up a separate partition for it?

I I can install it to a separate directory or to a separate partition, will it create a menu where I will be able to choose which OS should be used? (XP or QNX?)
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Old 14 January 2002, 19:46   #4
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Re: installation

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Will I be able to install the QNX OS to a directory or something or do I need to set up a separate partition for it?
You can install it to an image file, so no need to partitioning your HD

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I I can install it to a separate directory or to a separate partition, will it create a menu where I will be able to choose which OS should be used? (XP or QNX?)
Yes, you can use a bootloader to boot which OS you like, no problem with that !
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Old 15 January 2002, 03:13   #5
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AmigaXL is a complete waste of space (unless you're already running QNX of course). It's got
only two new features:

- You can start QNX applications from your emulated Workbench desktop
- Transparent Virtual Memory

Is that worth 150 EUR ? I doubt it... Additionally, WinUAE (or LinuxUAE) are much more
frequently updated and there are a lot more guys using it (guys that can help out if you
encounter problems).

As RetroMan already pointed out, Amithlon is completely useless for Retro-gaming, it doesn't
emulate the custom chips at all - in other words: no commercial pre-1998 game will run on it.

I'd recommend to download Win/LinuxUAE (not much slower than Amithlon) and buy OS 3.9 (or
download AIAB). Very compatible, very fast (on fast machines and very cheap (compared to
AmigaOS XL).

If you're not interested in Retro-gaming, I'd recommend Amithlon. They *do* support their
product (not the publisher, but the authors themself, see http://www.amithlon.net). It's very
fast and it's the only solution allowing easy Internet/network access, burning CD's, 3D
accelleration etc.
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