English Amiga Board


Go Back   English Amiga Board > News

 
 
Thread Tools
Old 24 December 2006, 21:27   #1
P-J
EAB veteran... Honest!
P-J's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Warwickshire, England
Age: 37
Posts: 1,144
Send a message via MSN to P-J
AmigaOS 4.0 The Final Update available

Leuven, Belgium, 24 December 2006.
Hyperion Entertainment is very pleased to announce the immediate availability (for registered AmigaOne customers) of Amiga OS 4.0, The Final Update.
Originally released in May of 2004, Amiga OS 4.0 (www.amigaos4.com) is the most stable, modern and feature-rich incarnation to date of the multi-media centric operating system launched by Commodore Business Machines (CBM) in 1985 with which it still retains a high degree of compatibility.
Amiga OS 4.0, The Final Update is the culmination of 5 years of development and takes the form of a stand-alone ISO image which contains a full installation of all Amiga OS 4.0 components.
A list of new features can be found here (baseline: Update #4).
Availability of PowerPC hardware suitable for operation with Amiga OS 4.0 will be announced by third parties early 2007.
The Hyperion Entertainment management would like to take this opportunity to wish all our customers and supporters a pleasant holiday season!
Amiga OS 4.0 © 2001-2006 Hyperion Entertainment VOF, developed under license from Amiga, Inc. “Amiga” is a registered trademark of Amiga, Inc.
P-J is offline  
AdSense AdSense  
Old 25 December 2006, 04:35   #2
RetroMan
Registered User
RetroMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Germany
Age: 44
Posts: 3,704
This is THE BEST gift I ever had for christmas
RetroMan is offline  
Old 25 December 2006, 11:39   #3
AMIGAZ
Amiga-Mad
AMIGAZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Sweden
Age: 40
Posts: 1,286
Send a message via ICQ to AMIGAZ
Finally something happening in the Amiga world

This must be the best christmas present ever for the AmigaOne people.

Personally I wont be over exited until the release it for us classic users
AMIGAZ is offline  
Old 25 December 2006, 13:06   #4
Ultron
Something

Ultron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Amigaland, Nostalgia
Age: 42
Posts: 758
It's pretty amazing that they spent years claiming to never release it to classic users because they wanted to release the OS for the "new", "modern", hardware to gain momentum. To do otherwise, would be a financial disaster and borderline idiotic.

Then, on 24 december 2006, they go ahead and do it.

Could've, should've released this months ago. Could've, should've released this for classic users, years ago.

Never did. Gotta love geniuses.

In the meanwhile new users can buy their new Computer with AmigaOS 4.0... nowhere.
Ultron is offline  
Old 25 December 2006, 16:15   #5
_ThEcRoW
Amiga Geek
_ThEcRoW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Spain
Age: 38
Posts: 903
The Amiga had always marketing geniuses. look at Commodore.
_ThEcRoW is offline  
Old 25 December 2006, 16:20   #6
P-J
EAB veteran... Honest!
P-J's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Warwickshire, England
Age: 37
Posts: 1,144
Send a message via MSN to P-J
The question is, how long till it's hacked to work on [insert PPC system here]?
P-J is offline  
Old 26 December 2006, 05:40   #7
Oscar Castillo
Junior Member
Oscar Castillo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: New Jersey, USA
Posts: 282
Send a message via AIM to Oscar Castillo
Seems like it's worded as meaning no further development for version 4.
And does anyone have any clue as to the list of PPC hardware coming in 07?
Oscar Castillo is offline  
Old 26 December 2006, 05:54   #8
shillard
Registered User
shillard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Newcastle / Australia
Posts: 143
Sure, got a full list right here:
shillard is offline  
Old 26 December 2006, 07:32   #9
Ultron
Something

Ultron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Amigaland, Nostalgia
Age: 42
Posts: 758
Quote:
Originally Posted by P-J
The question is, how long till it's hacked to work on [insert PPC system here]?
You see, it hasn't actually been "released", the news PR has, but the product, no. It is only available as an upgrade to old users who bought AmigaOne's back in the day.

If it were to be hacked, it'd have been a long time ago. At this point the user base hasn't grown by one single costumer, and thus it'd be hard to think the will to hack it would've too. One could theorise someone fed up with the situation would, so it'd run on regular PPCs (themselves, a dying architecture), but honestly, if it were so, shouldn't it have happened by now?

No one new will get this OS, and if they were, they'd have no hardware to run it on. The rumour on several Amiga sites is that this got PR Released to serve lawsuit and contractual issues between Amiga Inc. and Hyperion, since it seems that Amiga Inc. has exerciced it's buyback clause of the AmigaOS 4.0 product. It is likely that Hyperion doesn't want it's product bought back after having plunged a reported half a million bucks in it.
Ultron is offline  
Old 26 December 2006, 11:28   #10
AMIGAZ
Amiga-Mad
AMIGAZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Sweden
Age: 40
Posts: 1,286
Send a message via ICQ to AMIGAZ
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ultron
You see, it hasn't actually been "released", the news PR has, but the product, no. It is only available as an upgrade to old users who bought AmigaOne's back in the day.

If it were to be hacked, it'd have been a long time ago. At this point the user base hasn't grown by one single costumer, and thus it'd be hard to think the will to hack it would've too. One could theorise someone fed up with the situation would, so it'd run on regular PPCs (themselves, a dying architecture), but honestly, if it were so, shouldn't it have happened by now?

No one new will get this OS, and if they were, they'd have no hardware to run it on. The rumour on several Amiga sites is that this got PR Released to serve lawsuit and contractual issues between Amiga Inc. and Hyperion, since it seems that Amiga Inc. has exerciced it's buyback clause of the AmigaOS 4.0 product. It is likely that Hyperion doesn't want it's product bought back after having plunged a reported half a million bucks in it.
We have a real optimist here
AMIGAZ is offline  
Old 26 December 2006, 12:37   #11
EmuChicken
Senior Member
EmuChicken's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Nagoya, Japan (moved!)
Age: 34
Posts: 719
This thread is great :-)

Thanks for the chuckle
EmuChicken is offline  
Old 26 December 2006, 16:05   #12
_ThEcRoW
Amiga Geek
_ThEcRoW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Spain
Age: 38
Posts: 903
Well, actually Adam Kowalzyk of ACK controls is known to have os4 running under qemu, so it's possible to run on ppc emus on win side, the problem is that the os is no available to the public, only the people who bought an A1.
_ThEcRoW is offline  
Old 26 December 2006, 17:09   #13
IFW
Moderator
IFW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: ...
Age: 46
Posts: 1,838
PPC as a dying platform: Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony don't seem to agree with this statement
IFW is offline  
Old 26 December 2006, 19:49   #14
amiga
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Amiga_land
Posts: 444
Quote:
Originally Posted by IFW
PPC as a dying platform: Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony don't seem to agree with this statement
Yeah, thats right!
The three companies u cited, bring stupid games to stupid kids of today.
amiga is offline  
Old 26 December 2006, 21:08   #15
dambuster
Zone Friend
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Dundee / Scotland
Posts: 151
..... Well an 68K version would also run on UAE, so we could all buy a copy - ever the eternal optimist
dambuster is offline  
Old 26 December 2006, 21:16   #16
Marcuz
Wurk???
Marcuz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: .
Age: 41
Posts: 5,185
Quote:
Originally Posted by amiga
Yeah, thats right!
The three companies u cited, bring stupid games to stupid kids of today.
stupidity is evenly spread on all people in all ages i believe, you just dislike what passes for fun today because you see it different from what you played when you were younger
Marcuz is offline  
Old 26 December 2006, 22:25   #17
P-J
EAB veteran... Honest!
P-J's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Warwickshire, England
Age: 37
Posts: 1,144
Send a message via MSN to P-J
Don't get me wrong Ultron-- I hate 'new amiga' and agree that OS 4.0 is a waste of time. However I'd like to run it on Pear PC just to say I've used it
P-J is offline  
Old 27 December 2006, 09:55   #18
Fred the Fop
flaming faggot
Fred the Fop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Versailles
Age: 49
Posts: 2,802
Quote:
Originally Posted by P-J
Don't get me wrong Ultron-- I hate 'new amiga' and agree that OS 4.0 is a waste of time. However I'd like to run it on Pear PC just to say I've used it

Dude, have you tried running Mac OS on PearPC? Is it fast on your comp?
I know PearPC requires a pentium 4 at least.
Fred the Fop is offline  
Old 27 December 2006, 09:59   #19
Fred the Fop
flaming faggot
Fred the Fop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Versailles
Age: 49
Posts: 2,802
Quote:
Originally Posted by IFW
PPC as a dying platform: Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony don't seem to agree with this statement
My man..MS, Nintendo & Sony are giants.

Hyperion/Eyetech and AmigaSTink?? emmmm
Fred the Fop is offline  
Old 27 December 2006, 10:38   #20
keropi
.
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Ioannina/Greece
Posts: 5,038
the way I see it, the only thing that will eventually survive is the x86 platform. because there is TONS AND TONS of cheap hardware for it, available NOW and in reality the platform evolved so much that it has no competitors on it's price range.
sone, ms, nintendo still contnue to support the ppc or whatever architecture, because they need to have control over it, like hyperion does on it's amigaONE... if all where x86 platfomrs they would be hacked, changed, modded and run all kinds of freaky software...
keropi is offline  
AdSense AdSense  
 


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
EAB Final Update RCK News 308 29 August 2014 00:09
Amikit AmigaOS ROM Update Amigan Amiga scene 10 21 April 2008 23:30
Poseidon V3.4 for AmigaOS UPDATE!!! keropi News 5 03 November 2006 10:56
Unofficial AmigaOS homepage update DJBase News 3 04 January 2006 15:55
Napalm - Final Update (1.5?) Calo Nord support.Games 4 23 April 2005 15:13

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 10:01.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Page generated in 0.23439 seconds with 11 queries