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Old 10 September 2010, 14:18   #21

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Originally Posted by Boo Boo View Post
Broadway looks good -id rather have a Dock Bar
janus-uae is ok I dont know how far oli has got woth the intergration but realy how hard is it to do your own UAE script.
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Old 10 September 2010, 15:40   #22
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Originally Posted by cv643d View Post
AROS is like AmigaOS4.1
AROS is far from comparable to AmigaOS4 or MorphOS or even AmigaOS3. It has a nice stylish surface and lots of tools and gadgets. But it's obvious that it is a hobby project. Only those parts which are fun to write are finished. Under the hood there are so many unfinished or missing pieces that it's a real pain to actually work with it.
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Another thread here about AROS.and summed it up-


AROS isn't an emulator, nor is it an Amiga clone

Like your PC running Windows (or Linux, if that's your bag), the Amiga runs an operating system called AmigaOS. Applications written for the Amiga, for the most part, called parts of the OS to do stuff like read and write from the drives, draw windows, manage screens etc. It was, without a shadow of a doubt, the nicest OS in existence at the time.

AROS is a new operating system. You could replace windows with it (though that's not recommended as yet - there's a lot of work to be done with it). It reproduces not only the look and feel of AmigaOS, but also allows applications to make the same calls to the OS to draw windows and manage I/O etc. The end result is basically a Workbench on your PC. Unlike an emulator, it's all native code and so is very fast. It's not terribly bloated, like Windows is.

Applications written in an OS-friendly manner for AmigaOS could, in theory, be compiled with very little modification under AROS.

Where you may be confused is the VMWare/VirtualPC editions of AROS - they run on an emulated PC, but AROS is still not an emulator - you're emulating a PC that is running AROS.

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Old 13 September 2010, 01:24   #24
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That's great, I didn't know anything about Broadway, although I'm a Icaros Desktop user and I'm very happy with it. AROS has advanced a lot it last two years... and now it's becoming better and better
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