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Old 16 August 2008, 19:48   #1
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Who uses Amiga OS 4 here?

Hi all,

I currently have OS 3.9 and OS 4 installed on my A1200 PPC and from what I can see OS 4 is clearly faster and nicer. However, I am struggling to find any real good reasons to use it over OS 3.9, apart from it being PPC only - it seems that all the software I've downloaded from OS4Depot etc has been written to take advantage of the AmigaOne's clear performance advantage over the Classic Amiga, and seems to be quite slow etc.

At the moment, I am finding myself using OS 3.9 much more often for compatibility reasons and WHDLoad. I just find it easier overall i.e. web browsing might be faster in OS 4, but I'm finding myself rebooting a lot into OS 3.9 just to get something else to work properly.

I guess what I am trying to get at is, does anyone here use OS 4 on classic hardware, and what do you think of it? Are there any applications / games that work well on classic hardware ? And has anyone completely moved over to it?

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Old 16 August 2008, 22:28   #2
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Have to agree, it feels like you have a Pentium 1 PC and you can install and use Windows XP on it but you don't have enough horsepower for the software...better to stick with Windows 98

Some 68k apps are faster though in OS4 thru the 68k emu petunia or whatever it's called...haven't used OS4 since a long time..I kind of gave up on it after all the bugs..haven't tried the updates yet though
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Old 17 August 2008, 14:06   #3
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Its good to hear that someone else agrees with my thoughts here! It is a real shame that we've got a new operating system like this and really nothing to run on it properly. I thought it was fantastic when I was reading up on it, new web browsers and so on, and I was very disappointed when I finally got Origyn going, it was so slow.

Incidentally, in anyones opinion, is MorphOS any better? I tried it but I couldn't get anything working in it really at all without a lot of effort, it seems to come with virtually nothing (no web browser that works properly) and I couldn't get the TCP/IP stack working properly and so on.

But does it have better software support than OS 4? I.e. because its been available for classic systems for such a long time.
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Old 17 August 2008, 14:21   #4
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having also MOS/AOS4 , I must agree with you , I hardly find any real reason to use AOS4/MOS too... IMHO classic amigas are for classic 68k OSes.
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Only Morphos here.. You can download and try for free also .. But yeah the classic ppc cards are too slow..

Get a pegasos 2 if you want fast amiga experience, its the machine i use all day at home.. Really nce.
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Old 17 August 2008, 16:09   #6
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We use MorphOS & Amiga OS 4.0 for development purposes. We will be upgrading to 4.1 when it comes out later this month.
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Old 06 September 2008, 12:33   #7
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I use Morphos 2.1 and have Amiga OS4 on order, I sold my A4000/60, I liked 3.9, and it was a loverly thing, but just didn't have time to play with all of my little shinny playthings...
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Old 06 September 2008, 12:51   #8
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crispywotsits,

most ppl here on EAB uses classic amigas or winuae
this kind of thread is for www.amiga.org
join the forums there and you will find good support for MOS and OS4

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hehe he was just asking a question, all kind of amiga users are here Laser
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Old 06 September 2008, 13:15   #10
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hehe he was just asking a question, all kind of amiga users are here Laser
yes... but few of them uses or like OS4...
on amiga.org at the inverse
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Old 07 September 2008, 20:32   #11
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crispywotsits,

most ppl here on EAB uses classic amigas or winuae
this kind of thread is for www.amiga.org
join the forums there and you will find good support for MOS and OS4

bye
WinUAE, err.. sorry, E-UAE is available for OS4/Morphos you know...
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Old 07 September 2008, 21:40   #12
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I use AmigaOS 4.0 on µAone here. And this is my main computer. I've ordered OS4.1 too.
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We are still using Amiga OS 4.0 & MorphOS for Aladdin 4D development.
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Old 07 September 2008, 23:01   #14
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To answer the question; "here" on earth, I hope NONE with a bit of common sense would use it!
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Old 10 September 2008, 18:33   #15
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crispywotsits,

most ppl here on EAB uses classic amigas or winuae
this kind of thread is for www.amiga.org
join the forums there and you will find good support for MOS and OS4

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