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Old 22 November 2003, 21:39   #1
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Hooooo New Amiga?

Ive heard Amiga is planning a comeback with the release of their
new OS next year. Anyone know anything about this?
Will there be a new machine aswell? Please tell me this is so.
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Old 22 November 2003, 22:21   #2
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Hahaha!

Heard too many stories about the great comback(s) of amiga, so I wouldnt take it that serious...
Sorry to say so, but I`m afraid thats just how it is....

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Old 22 November 2003, 22:57   #3
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Yea I know one cant take rumors seriously. However, I got this from a comunity where alot of people within the inustry in general
hangs out. I was left with this




At present, the new Amiga's come with a version of Linux on, meaning that the machines can be used now, but it's not running a new all-singing, all-dancing Workbench yet.

I think the new OS should be released early next year, and then the proper advertising and promotion of the machine will start.

A number of software packages are being released for the new Amiga. I think Directory Opus is one of them, but I think many companies are waiting to see how well the machine does.


and after that I became like posessed with the idea of a comback.
 
Old 22 November 2003, 23:30   #4
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Well, the Hardware is allready available (AmigaOne) and OS4 allready runs native on the G3/G4 PPC CPU

I will get one for sure, when OS4 will finally be available
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Old 22 November 2003, 23:34   #5
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The AmigaOne is a reality, but it remains to be seen whether it will be a success. I like the what I've heard about it, though. Both Hyperion (who do the OS) and Eyetech (who do the hardware) have very good track records.

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Hyperion: http://www.hyperion-entertainment.com/
Eyetech: http://www.eyetech.co.uk/
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Old 23 November 2003, 00:11   #6
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Ingredients for a new Amiga:

1 off-the-shelf PPC motherboard;
1 out-of-date OS programmed by a firm which has previously released nothing but ports of other companies' open-source software;
1 hardware lock-in to prevent the OS running on other motherboards;
1 sticky Amiga label

Mix all of the ingredients, add a few lawsuits and an incompetent parent company, and bingo! one overpriced computer to sell to people who should really know better.
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Old 23 November 2003, 00:20   #7
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Even if it was overprized I would buy one
 
Old 23 November 2003, 01:27   #8
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Ingredients for a new Amiga:

1 off-the-shelf PPC motherboard;
1 out-of-date OS programmed by a firm which has previously released nothing but ports of other companies' open-source software;
First of all, your description of Hyperion's track record is not correct. No offense, but do your homework.

Secondly, as you've never tried the OS, how can you say it is outdated?

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1 hardware lock-in to prevent the OS running on other motherboards;
1 sticky Amiga label

Mix all of the ingredients, add a few lawsuits and an incompetent parent company, and bingo! one overpriced computer to sell to people who should really know better. [/B]
I find it very strange that you can dismiss the AmigaOne before we actually know what it's going to be like when it's running OS4. Perhaps you can also tell me what the next winning lottery numbers will be?
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Old 23 November 2003, 01:35   #9
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I am for sure going to go the MorphOs way ....

I want a Pegasos 2 card !!!! It looks so nice, and for me this is the best way to continue the amiga spirit The OS looks so nice too!!!! mmmmm

When and if AmigaOs 4 is released Ill maybe get that too, but the AmigaOne is soooo expensive Hopefully a port for Pegasos will be released .... If not they will loose a lot of potential users I think .....

bring on the future
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Old 23 November 2003, 02:04   #10
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Originally posted by ant512
Ingredients for a new Amiga:

1 off-the-shelf PPC motherboard;
1 out-of-date OS programmed by a firm which has previously released nothing but ports of other companies' open-source software;
1 hardware lock-in to prevent the OS running on other motherboards;
1 sticky Amiga label

Mix all of the ingredients, add a few lawsuits and an incompetent parent company, and bingo! one overpriced computer to sell to people who should really know better.
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haha sure one way too look at it ...

But, some would look at it as a very special machine for very special people
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Quote:
Originally posted by ant512
Ingredients for a new Amiga:

1 off-the-shelf PPC motherboard;
1 out-of-date OS programmed by a firm which has previously released nothing but ports of other companies' open-source software;
1 hardware lock-in to prevent the OS running on other motherboards;
1 sticky Amiga label

Mix all of the ingredients, add a few lawsuits and an incompetent parent company, and bingo! one overpriced computer to sell to people who should really know better.
Hmmm, ok...

1. Erm, nope, maybe for the first 20 or so, but the board is a custom job, and if you were refering to the Teron boards, it's an awful lot cheaper.

2. It's difficult to judge 'out of date' with computers, PC's are 'out of date' when you buy them, windows started 10 years behind (I won't mention the mac as I don't want Akira stamping on my head ), but if by 'out of date' you mean small, fast & unbloated, then yes it is

I've recently heard it requires about the same amount of memory as OS3.9, beat that windows

You can't really call it out of date until it's released

3. Yep, you'll have to wait for OS5 or buy one of the A1 models

4. Bugger, I didn't get a sticker with my AmigaOne

For those of you with less funds a 'MicroA1' is being planned for release next year as the 'A1200 replacement'. Basicaly an ITX Mobo with onboard sound (AC97) and graphics (Radeon), usb, firewire, ethernet, G3 or G4 CPU and all the normal other stuff...


@ Retroman

It runs native one A1's too, has done for a couple of months...
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2.(I won't mention the mac as I don't want Akira stamping on my head ), but if by 'out of date' you mean small, fast & unbloated, then yes it is

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Don't even try it.
it would be hilarious.
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Old 23 November 2003, 03:54   #14
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Even if it was overprized I would buy one
Heh, you are the perfect fodder for Amiga Inc.'s cannon.
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Why do people keep up this insane dream?!?!
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Old 23 November 2003, 13:07   #16
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Heh, you are the perfect fodder for Amiga Inc.'s cannon.

Yea well, I would have done it even though "I should have known better". Just for the pure nostalgia. Its like Xbox, evry nerd were
crying before its launch "MS filth , Xbox hasnt got a chance it doomed its doomed"I bought it simply because I could.
And the AmigaOne.....thers no way im gonna sit on the fence and hope it it will sell. Im gonna do my part.
 
Old 23 November 2003, 18:58   #17
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Your part? What part? And what for?

I think you should go out and read what the AmigaOne is all about before jumping to an empty pool. I am an Amig enthusiast however I won't buy this thing. I already got my alternative to the PC world and I'm 100% satisfied with it. And I have my trusty expanded A1200 to do all that stuff the Mac and PC can't.
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Old 23 November 2003, 19:06   #18
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Your part? What part? And what for?

I think you should go out and read what the AmigaOne is all about before jumping to an empty pool. I am an Amig enthusiast however I won't buy this thing. I already got my alternative to the PC world and I'm 100% satisfied with it. And I have my trusty expanded A1200 to do all that stuff the Mac and PC can't.

Whats that saying......No waves, no surf?
 
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