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Buy 40 35.09%
Steal 17 14.91%
Ignore 57 50.00%
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Old 27 April 2007, 22:48   #1
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AmigaOS 4 Buy, Steal or Ignore?

Ok we all know in its heydey, the Amiga suffered a huge amount of piracy.

Today, we all (mostly) have jobs - and cash...

So should AOS4 be launched for Classic, and assuming it is guaranteed to run on your hardware, what will you do? Answers above please. (anon this time)
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Old 27 April 2007, 22:49   #2
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Not until bppc version gets out, if it does I have to buy it hehe
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Old 27 April 2007, 23:02   #3
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Yep - I would buy - unless anyone zoned it of course... ONLY KIDDING...

I would love to see some new Amiga software.
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Old 27 April 2007, 23:02   #4
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I'm sorry to say that, but for now (yes, "for now", but I SO would like it to change...) I'd go for "ignoring"

Back then, we had no money, so we stole the soft...
Now, we have the money, but there's no software... geez, even the hardware is hard/impossible to get :/

PS: Yeah, I know that people with an attitude like that are the one's to blame...
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Old 27 April 2007, 23:31   #5
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I would ignore it, then steal it once its out of print.....
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Old 27 April 2007, 23:38   #6
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Where's the option to say "point at it and laugh"
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Old 28 April 2007, 04:35   #7
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Ya should never create polls like this especially on EAB... there are few Amiga users left with enough respect to act and think accordingly...

I will buy it and even if nothing else is done... it'll do enough for me with gcc etc...

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Old 28 April 2007, 12:26   #8
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I would like to offer an invitation to anyone who is interested in seeing and trying out AmigaOS4 LIVE! for themselves.

On Sunday May the 13th, Amiga North Thames/Anything But Windows usergroups, will be holding their monthly meeting and several AmigaOS4 computers will be available to anyone who wants to give it a go.

Full details on how to get there etc, from the Amiga North Thames usergroup website. http://www.amiganorththames.co.uk

Its an open invite, anyone welcome, but you will have to Travel to London, UK to attend.
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Old 28 April 2007, 12:30   #9
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depends on the price, depends on the hardware ...
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Old 28 April 2007, 13:51   #10
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Unless I get compatbile hardware, it's not very relevant to my interests.
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Old 28 April 2007, 16:19   #11
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No PPC here, so...
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Old 28 April 2007, 16:22   #12
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Or here for that matter... nor do I plan to get the right hardware, it would probably cost a fortune.
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Old 28 April 2007, 17:01   #13
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Why would I, or anyone, get slow, brutally overpriced, hardware so i can play ports of games i already played on a PC half a decade ago and have no interest in playing again, only slower.

Most of the PPC apps are ports too. And even then, not even remotely the applications that deliver a competitive, or acceptable for that matter, performance in 2007.
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Old 28 April 2007, 18:52   #14
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Why would I, or anyone, get slow, brutally overpriced, hardware so i can play ports of games i already played on a PC half a decade ago and have no interest in playing again, only slower.
You wouldn't unless you've got too much money and like the geek factor......and looking at Ebay there is no shortage of ppl out there that do

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Most of the PPC apps are ports too. And even then, not even remotely the applications that deliver a competitive, or acceptable for that matter, performance in 2007.
This I wouldn't be so sure about. Apps are the only real benefit of having a PPC card on the Amiga. How apps made for AmigaOne run on classic Amigas under OS4 will be interesting, though, given the difference in speed between 603/604 and G3/G4 CPUs.

I've got the hardware (A4000 + PPC) and I doubt OS4 will be hugely expensive, so I'll give it a whirl. If it is anywhere near as responsive as it is on an AmigaOne, then I'll be happy enough.
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Old 30 April 2007, 12:58   #15
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It would appear that AOS4 may be officially DEAD.

http://www.amiga.com/about/history/?t=os

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In 2001, Amiga, Inc. entered into a license for the development of AmigaOS 4.0 with AmigaOne™ Partners, collectively Hyperion VOF and Eyetech Group Ltd. The license agreement was terminated on December 20, 2006.
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Old 30 April 2007, 13:36   #16
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Ignore.. :-)

Sorry, but it ain't coming back.
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Old 30 April 2007, 14:11   #17
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since I have 2 csppc amigas, I would buy 1 copy for sure...
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Old 01 May 2007, 17:21   #18
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The amiga whilst it was a brilliant machine is now well and truly dead in the water. If support for the platform started afresh then I would buy it, but in the current climate with little or nothing in the way of an advantage to me I would simply ignore it.
 
Old 01 May 2007, 17:28   #19
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I'd ignore it.

To be honest I couldn't even tell you if it's been released yet or not. It's so far of the radar I wouldn't download it even if it did appear on some torrent site.
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Old 02 May 2007, 10:23   #20
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Interest in the Amiga One or OS4 is almost purely European. Americans can give a rat's ass about a decrepit OS and dead computer.
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