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Old 23 July 2008, 13:37   #1
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Exclamation AmigaOS 4.1 announced

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Hyperion Entertainment is very pleased to announce that Amiga OS 4.1 has gone into final testing and is scheduled for release mid-Q3/2008. Building on the solid foundations of Amiga OS 4.0, Amiga OS 4.1 introduces a wealth of substantial new functionality which is a prerequisite for the deployment of industry standard applications on the Amiga platform.

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A non-exhaustive list of key new functionality of Amiga OS 4.1:

* Intelligent memory paging
* Hardware compositing engine (Radeon R1xx and R2xx family)
* Implementation of the "Cairo" device-independent 2D rendering library
* Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) support for greater digital camera compatibility
* JXFS filesystem with the support for drivers and partitions of multiple terabyte size
* Improved Workbench functionality
* New and improved DOS functionality (full 64 bit support, universal notification support, automatic expunge and reload of updated disk resources)
* Improved 3D hardware accelerated screen-dragging
* Reworked AmiDock with true transparency
* Reworked Warp3D Radeon drivers with new functionality
* And much, much more.
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Old 23 July 2008, 14:19   #2
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I'll be the first to say it...why even bother?

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Old 23 July 2008, 14:24   #3
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Because it exists?

Someday my friend, someday...
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Old 23 July 2008, 14:24   #4
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Why Not bother? Just because you don't want an update to AmigaOS, doesn't mean that some of us, don't.
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Old 23 July 2008, 14:25   #5
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I'll be the first to say it...why even bother?

PZ.

Agreed, It looks nice but it's not for me
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Old 23 July 2008, 14:27   #6
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Looks good, when can we have a version for classics?

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Old 23 July 2008, 14:28   #7
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It looks nice but it's not for me
So's MorphOS2.0, and a few quadrillion of other things on this world...
And your point in posting in this thread, you've stated is not for you, is?
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Having pushed my classic to the edge of reason, I have come to the conclusion that OS4 needs a next gen machine...
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Looks good, when can we have a version for classics?

Someday, maybe...
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Old 23 July 2008, 14:33   #10
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So's MorphOS2.0, and a few quadrillion of other things on this world...
And your point in posting in this thread, you've stated is not for you, is?

Mainly because it does not support Classic, which OK I was a bit lazy & should have said in my first post.

OK with that
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@TheC: but it may, someday, and you Sir is a liar... you ARE interested!
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Old 23 July 2008, 14:55   #12
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Why Not bother? Just because you don't want an update to AmigaOS, doesn't mean that some of us, don't.
I just don't see how it can be economically viable for Hyperion, that's all.

Something I've never considered until now though...isn't running OS4+ on an A1200 or A4000 with a suitable PPC card quite akin to using a C64 keyboard connected with Keyrah to your PC? The Amiga is simply a means to control another computer (almost) and all "thought processes" are not done by the Amiga at all?

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@TheC: but it may, someday, and you Sir is a liar... you ARE interested!

Of course I am interested in all Amiga Developments & a new OS version release is great news to the community as a whole.

It's just I cannot bring myself to invest in the hardware required for OS4 with todays ridiculous prices, My PPC MAC Mini however awaits the breakthrough if it ever happens & it can be installed.

To me Amiga has always been 68XXX & OS 1.x to 3.x & that sir is the absolute truth.

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What I wanna know is, will v4.1 run on a Mac?

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What I wanna know is, will v4.1 run on a Mac?

Merlin me ol mate,
See my post just above, My PPC Mac Mini awaits....... Else I am NOT going down the route of PPC.. etc for my Miggys, I can't justify the costs.
68K miggy's run all the amiga software I need.

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Now I Just Wish I Could Buy Hardware Can Anyone Help Me Out
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It's just I cannot bring myself to invest in the hardware required for OS4 with todays ridiculous prices [...]
To me Amiga has always been 68XXX & OS 1.x to 3.x [...]
My point of view exactly, friend.
But these news are interesting no matter what.
... and, one day, maybe one day...
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... and, one day, maybe one day...
What will happen one day Shoon?
A new Amiga model where OS 4.5 will have a perfect home? Please tell me what you mean
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That me friend, is a secret only Marty McFly knows...
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That me friend, is a secret only Marty McFly knows...
Tell me when you are back in the present
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