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Old 18 May 2007, 17:26   #1
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AROS: "New name, new site"

http://aros.sourceforge.net/news/


From the site:

"From now on, AROS simply means "AROS Research Operating System[.......]recent events that involved Amiga Inc suggested us it was a good time for a name change."


Maybe it's time the "English Amiga Board" was renamed "English Popular Motorola 68k Based Computer Board". Doesn't have the same ring to it but always good to play it safe.
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Old 18 May 2007, 20:39   #2
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Old 21 May 2007, 18:13   #3
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Isn't Amiga a Spanish word anyones? Female Friend or something?

Don't recall them ever teaching that on Seseame Street though, but that was years ago. =)
 
Old 26 May 2007, 20:39   #4
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Think it's the spanish word for "girlfriend"
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Old 26 May 2007, 20:48   #5
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It is, yeah. Must be a bit awkward in Spain - "Sorry I'm not going out tonight, I'm busy playing on my girlfriend" can't go down too well (so to speak).
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Old 26 May 2007, 20:48   #6
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hmmmm

"Girlfriend Research Operating System"

it has a ring to it..... LOL

@Effy, long time no see... trust your okies i see your auctions from time to time ( and not to perv over your missus like mick_aka ;D )
and wonder what mischief ( other than not being on eab ) you have been upto
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Old 26 May 2007, 20:51   #7
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hmmmm

"Girlfriend Research Operating System"

it has a ring to it..... LOL

@Effy, long time no see... trust your okies i see your auctions from time to time ( and not to perv over your missus like mick_aka ;D )
and wonder what mischief ( other than not being on eab ) you have been upto

Girlfriend Research Operating System or "GROSs"?? Not referring to my Missus of course!
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Old 26 May 2007, 20:55   #8
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It is, yeah. Must be a bit awkward in Spain - "Sorry I'm not going out tonight, I'm busy playing on my girlfriend" can't go down too well (so to speak).

or asking your parents for a " Girlfriend " to "play with" for christmas... or

asking your m8 if you could play with his "Girlfriend" or telling your girlfriend that you are going round your m8s to play with his girlfriend,

could you imagine the argument!!!
"why are you so upset honey,... he doesn`t mind me playing with his girlfriend, most of the time we even take in turns to play with her but sometimes we play with her at the same time."....

oh... ohhh the connotations... are hillarious!!!!
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LMFAO!!!!! I didn`t even notice that.... HILLARIOUS!!!!!!
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or asking your parents for a " Girlfriend " to "play with" for christmas... or

asking your m8 if you could play with his "Girlfriend" or telling your girlfriend that you are going round your m8s to play with his girlfriend,

could you imagine the argument!!!
"why are you so upset honey,... he doesn`t mind me playing with his girlfriend, most of the time we even take in turns to play with her but sometimes we play with her at the same time."....

oh... ohhh the connotations... are hillarious!!!!
The possibilites are endless!

Whatever would the neighbours think?

Jesus, how old are we? Ah well, can't help it if I find this funny.
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Old 27 May 2007, 06:34   #11
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Isn't Amiga a Spanish word anyones? Female Friend or something?

Don't recall them ever teaching that on Seseame Street though, but that was years ago. =)
As a matter of fact, Amiga INC used to take down Spanish (Latin) porn sites for defaming the Amiga brand.

Amiga INC is a huge slab of crap.

Gary Peake (rest his sole) and I used to go around and around on Usenet. I claimed that his company was not going to produce anything worthwhile. Five years later, I am still alive and feeling very vindicated. I wonder if Dante shook Gary's hand and said, "you were the inspiration for this circle. I'm pleased to meet you".

Sneaky businesses will never prosper. If you are waiting for some crappy five hundred dollar PPC, I have an old Power Mac that I'm more than willing to part with (at that price). PM me for an "uberbargain". Hell, for 500$ I'll draw a damned boingball on it by hand.

Well, here is my tribute to Gary, the Usenet warrior.

"Never doubt that a group of highly motivated and
dedicated individuals can change the world. In fact,
this is the only thing that ever has."

-Gary's old tagline


Rest in piece, Gary.
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Old 27 May 2007, 07:03   #12
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Hell, for 500$ I'll draw a damned boingball on it by hand.

Rest in piece, Gary.
Making moolah with the boingball??
Don't you know Amiga INC is suing people?
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Old 27 May 2007, 11:58   #13
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A(hole).inc can keep that fecking boing ball!!!!

bring back the TICK!!!!!!

theres a tick on the screen with my 1.2 Kick start and 1.3 / 2.1 / 3.0 and 3.1

theres no poxy boing ball there for a reason..... its a crap gimmick!
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Old 27 May 2007, 12:11   #14
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The Amiga word is "female friend" and girlfriend is "novia" in Spanish
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Old 27 May 2007, 21:08   #15
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AROS: ? Research Operating System
GROSs: GIRLFRIEND Research Operating System
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Bros: BOING Research Operating System - Too 80's?
TrOS: TICK Research Operating System - Too Atari?
пROS: подруга Research Operating System - Too Russian?
NROS: NOVIA Research Operating System - Too much commitment?
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AROS: AMIE Research Operating System - Too French?
( Well this one fits the acronym at least )

P.S.
http://www.acronymfinder.com/
Try typing AROS into this...
Hmmm, they had better watch-out A(hole).inc may sue for infringement.

Too much time on my hands...
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Old 28 May 2007, 01:25   #16
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The Amiga word is "female friend" and girlfriend is "novia" in Spanish

indeeed.... it would seem the english expresion of "going Nova" really does take on a whole new meaining!

but female friend is just as funny out of context... clearly amusing


"DAD: son, what are you doing upstairs... your too quite...."
"SON: sorry dad, i was just playing with my female friend..."
"DAD: Oik!?"

indeed.... the connotations are indeed obviously hillarious!

I think AROS should be called OMEGA research operating system OR Advanced Research OS

or Amigo ROS or.....

and so on...

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Old 28 May 2007, 01:31   #17
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hmm...

Omega REsearch Operating System...

OREOS

mmmmmm, oreos.
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Old 28 May 2007, 02:51   #18
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LMFAO!!!! trust you to think of food.... mmmm tasty food at that!
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Old 28 May 2007, 09:12   #19
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The possibilites are endless!

Whatever would the neighbours think?

Jesus, how old are we? Ah well, can't help it if I find this funny.
It seems you're 20, boii!
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Old 28 May 2007, 12:15   #20
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It seems you're 20, boii!
Ah yes, thanks for reminding me... I thought I was 14 again there for a minute.
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