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View Poll Results: Would you buy an AmigaOS4.x Netbook - $300 - $500?
YES - (Never owned an AmigaOS4.x System) 65 54.62%
YES - (Own / owned an AmigaOS4.x System) 19 15.97%
NO - (Never owned an AmigaOS4.x System) 31 26.05%
NO - (Own / owned an AmigaOS4.x System) 4 3.36%
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Old 28 October 2011, 01:48   #21
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If you look at the small current 'Amiga' user-base it seems that most of us are into Classics (going by recent polls), what's left is split between AROS/OS4/MorphOS.

So the market for a new 'budget' OS4 machine is basically Classic users who are interested in OS4 but can only afford (or want) to spend a certain amount and users outside the current scene (eg x-Amiga users or just innocent bystanders). I guess existing OS4 users will also have a certain interest just for the novelty of having a portable OS4 machine.

Either way, I'd say their market is going to be pretty small unless Hyperion really step up the pace and quality of OS4 development.

Personally, I'm not (currently) interested in buying a new OS4 machine even if it was for $50

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Old 28 October 2011, 02:26   #22
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I have to say yes to that price, would be super cool.
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Old 28 October 2011, 04:48   #23
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It is an interesting question...
I probably wouldn't be interested in something "non-retro" unless it can replace one of my main machines.
Sad part is that I think it "almost" could....
I use my laptop for basic web browsing, no real gaming.... So I don't need anything fancy..
Except Netflix.. I watch a fair amount of Netflix with my laptop...
(Watching Warehouse 13 episodes currently)

You give me a netbook that does web browsing, youtube, etc.. AND Netflix and I'd probably consider retiring my laptop...

So, it's an interesting product.. Good price point... I just don't know if it can do "enough" things to make it a replacement product...

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Old 29 October 2011, 14:11   #24
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I've never been a lover of next gen Amiga stuff but for the price I would definetly buy one and give it a whirl
Yes, same here. Well, maybe not for definite, but it is certainly something I'd consider. At the price you can't complain too much and it's something a bit different.
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Old 29 October 2011, 20:33   #25
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Nope, don't see the point as usual. Offers me absolutely nothing over what I have now (unlike the original Amiga). Surely this is obvious no???

I'd maybe have a look at an x86 version of OS4, possibly...
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Does OS4 offer memory protection and does it still suffer from memory fragmentation? I wonder how safe it would be on the internet, seeing as this is a netbook in effect.
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Old 29 October 2011, 23:52   #27
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Does OS4 offer memory protection and does it still suffer from memory fragmentation? I wonder how safe it would be on the internet, seeing as this is a netbook in effect.
OK, you're writing a SPAMBOT or some other trojan...
You can target the
-millions and millions of Windows machines..
-millions of Macs
-Ooodles of Linux boxes
-couple of hundred Amigas

Which do you choose to write your bad software for, regardless of how easy it might be???

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(Also, so it's the memory protection that makes the Windows machines so safe on the Internet?? Whew..) ;-)
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Old 30 October 2011, 00:13   #28
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(Also, so it's the memory protection that makes the Windows machines so safe on the Internet?? Whew..) ;-)
Not really, but they were unconnected questions badly put by me. Yes i might buy one if i had the spare cash, just to find out if amigaos can cut it as a modern netbook os.
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Old 30 October 2011, 07:40   #29
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I would say yes if the price is right. As someone mentioned, the conversion from USD to GBP would make it a tempting offer. I have been looking for a cheap way of breaking into the OS 4 side of things.
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Not really, but they were unconnected questions badly put by me. Yes i might buy one if i had the spare cash, just to find out if amigaos can cut it as a modern netbook os.
Any 'modern' OS needs a modern browser which so far they are lacking.

Unfortunately as the internet continues to evolve at a rapid pace they may never have an up-to-date browser.
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Orygin Web Browser (Webkit) has been recently ported to AmigaOS4...

http://strohmayer.org/sfs/download.php/OWB.lha
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Orygin Web Browser (Webkit) has been recently ported to AmigaOS4...

http://strohmayer.org/sfs/download.php/OWB.lha
So has OWB MUI (from MorphOS), much better than standard OWB, in my opinion.
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Isn't Timberwolf based on Firefox code?
I haven't used it, but it seems that once they get that going (if they haven't already), it should fit the bill...

Now, if they could get a Netflix client for it, I'd probably pre-order today...
If they could get Netflix and OnLive (I don't use OnLive much, but I think it could answer lot of "old games" questions), it would sell really well..

Well, that and a port of Angry Birds.. I don't think you are legally allowed to release new hardware that doesn't play Angry Birds. ;-) :-)

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Old 30 October 2011, 19:04   #34
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I don't think you are legally allowed to release new hardware that doesn't play Angry Birds. ;-) :-)

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lol i have that on my Desire S and always play it at work... My boss always yells at me to turn the sound down coz the "stupid f***ing noises" are driving him crazy
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I think I will buy it so it will be the perfect friend for my 17'' MOS laptop!
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the netbook concept itself is a thing of the past.
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Old 31 October 2011, 02:55   #37
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the netbook concept itself is a thing of the past.
Considering your location is "in the past and present", that should be a good thing then...

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Isn't Timberwolf based on Firefox code?
I haven't used it, but it seems that once they get that going (if they haven't already), it should fit the bill...

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The problem they have with the Timberwolf port is that the FireFox code they are using is a moving target and it's moving so quickly they can't hope to keep up. So the best OS4 users can hope for looks to be an OS4 specific version of FireFox from a couple of years ago (which would obviously still be a great improvement over the current browsers).
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If it retails for $300, I probably won't be able to help myself.
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Between 3-400 USD I'd save the sheckles and try and make that happen.

$500 and over is a little rich for my blood nowadays.
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