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Old 05 December 2011, 23:22   #21
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An Amiga Netbook? All my dreams have come true! I think this will be the first EVER "portable" Amiga?
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Old 06 December 2011, 16:10   #22
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An Amiga Netbook? All my dreams have come true! I think this will be the first EVER "portable" Amiga?

Erm, any laptop/netbook running a version of UAE? Just as "Amiga" really
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Old 06 December 2011, 21:09   #23
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This is an AmigaOS 4.x netbook. NO other laptop / netbook / tablet etc can run AmigaOS4, even with UAE.
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I prefer to save the money for the FPGA Arcade. I think it will bring more fun.
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What did take them so long?
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Old 12 December 2011, 17:25   #26
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Kill it with fire.
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I rather wait for ages for a Natami than buying one of these things :P
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Old 13 December 2011, 18:43   #28
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could well be the other way round...

(i'll have both)
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Old 19 December 2011, 01:53   #29
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seems alot of money for an emulator?
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Old 19 December 2011, 02:54   #30
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seems alot of money for an emulator?
It's not an emulator, AmigaOS 4 will run natively on the actual device, so it'll be a genuine portable nextgen Amiga.

It's speculated that the device is the 400MHz LimeBook seen on www.limefree.org with 256Mb RAM and 4Gb flash storage, optionally 512Mb and 16Gb.

The entry-level one with 256/4 cost $199 back in 2009, so bordering on 2012 a more current price would probably be $149. This means you could be asked to pay as much as $350 for AmigaOS 4 alone, more than twice as much as the computer itself. At least to me, it is bat-shit crazy to ask that much for the operating system that AmigaOS 4 is today.
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It's speculated ....
By whom?

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By whom?

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Pretty much everyone who googled the mooted netbook specs and landed at the limebook site.

Mooted specs:

e300 derivative
powervr 3d chip
wifi
ssd (likely an SD card)
usb2
Native resolution 1024x768
12" screen

(Sorce: Steven Solie - OS4 team leader)
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It's speculated that the device is the 400MHz LimeBook seen on www.limefree.org with 256Mb RAM and 4Gb flash storage, optionally 512Mb and 16Gb.
Would be ten times better for them to write drivers so AmigaOS ruds on a 12 inch iBook G4 which is not only more powerful than this garbage but also readily available for cheap on places like eBay.

How can people still support these retarded ventures? The fanatism goes well beyond logical comprehension
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e300 derivative
Of course, the e300 went to 800Mhz according to Wikipedia (The FONT of all knowledge! ). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PowerPC_e300
And memory is a bit cheaper than it was then..
So, it might have a bit more of a kick...

Who knows...

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Whilst as I say I'd probably want it, my preference would be for Amiga0s 4.1 just to be x86 so I could use my main computer...
Yes I know I could use AROS. And maybe I will. But 4.1 should have been x'86ed so it could have had loads more targets to work on.
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Stick an XMOS in there while you're at it
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£188 to £330 I think I could live with that, its about the only way I will ever experience 4.1 and having a portable native Amiga OS cant be a bad thing.. Aros isnt an option for everyone, certainly doesnt work correctly on my laptop :/
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Would be ten times better for them to write drivers so AmigaOS ruds on a 12 inch iBook G4 which is not only more powerful than this garbage but also readily available for cheap on places like eBay.

How can people still support these retarded ventures? The fanatism goes well beyond logical comprehension
Yeah the iBook G4 would be great for AmigaOS 4, but Apple just don't put out comprehensive information on the hardware, so I think Hyperion is ignoring those machines because it's so much work to get up on that platform so to speak.

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By whom?
In related threads on amiga.org, amigaworld.net and amigans.net, and like DDNI said if you google a bit it seems to be the best/only good match. But like you said they could be working on something different and it could just as well end up being $300 for AmigaOS 4 running on a more recent $250 device.
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Business plan for Hyperion = Sell as many OS4 licenses as possible. Have HW base to support the new licenses. Ensure HW / SW compatibility.

NEED = Compatible hardware that is readily available in a known volume with the option of scaling the platform upwards in line with demand.

iBook G4:
Available = Yes, Second hand.
Known quantity = No.
Readily available = No.
Scalable = No.
HW support for users = No.
Profit in HW sales for Hyperion = No.

OS4 Netbook:
Available = Yes.
Known quantity = Yes.
Readily available = Yes.
Scalable = Yes.
HW support for users = Yes.
Profit in HW sales for Hyperion = Yes.

To achieve the goal, the OS4 Netbook appears to be the HW route of choice.
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Old 21 December 2011, 04:01   #40
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and ill say again lot of money for an emulator , since when does os4 run classsic real amigas games or apps natively ohh yea it runs an emulator lol ,dooh get real , os4 is great for what it is but its not an amiga its a real slow ppc so there you go thats the truth of it,

now if you said a cheap os4 machine then yeah but it aint no amiga and never will be as i cant seem to recall a 68000 cpu init anywhere or???? now if they made a separate slot which is what i would have done and had an amiga with real chips on a card to stick in so it did run amiga stuff properly then yipee it would nearly be an amiga.
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