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Old 30 May 2012, 07:15   #1
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64-bit Amiga future?

Just read this article, which says that long-time AmigaOS developer Matt Dilloin is remaking FreeBSD into something that looks and acts like AmigaOS.

Apparently DragonFly BSD supports 32- and 64-bit Intel and its internal architecture gets closer to how the old AmigaOS used to work with every release. Eventually the goal is to run legacy Amiga apps natively.

Thoughts? After being disappointed by AmigaOS 4, DragonFly BSD looks like it might offer something more promising. (Just think: AmigaOS on four cores running eight threads at 3.4 GHz!!!)
 
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Old 30 May 2012, 08:16   #2
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if this system is old amiga models user friendly, it should have old fans by itīs side other wise windows disguised of amiga will never go very far.

well that is my opinion.

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Old 30 May 2012, 12:03   #3
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He's just a bitter old troll with too much spare time on his hands and little else going. You got trollaxed.
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Old 30 May 2012, 16:41   #4
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He's just a bitter old troll with too much spare time on his hands and little else going. You got trollaxed.
What is a bitter old troll? I thought it was weird there were no ads on a tech opinion site, but then I thought that was a good thing.
 
Old 30 May 2012, 20:49   #5
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Trollaxor at its best
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Old 31 May 2012, 12:01   #6
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Been to the Dragonfly BSD site, looked at the screenshot... Nope, you're lying. Looks awful.

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Old 31 May 2012, 13:24   #7
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I can't find the screenshots on their website.

I think I'll stick with IcAros for x86 Amiga systems for the time being
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Old 31 May 2012, 20:23   #8
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I can't find the screenshots on their website.

I think I'll stick with IcAros for x86 Amiga systems for the time being
Well, judge for yourself:

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long-time AmigaOS developer Matt Dilloin is remaking FreeBSD into something that looks and acts like AmigaOS.
And here's the only screengrab of Dragonfly BSD:



Hmmm.

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Old 31 May 2012, 20:28   #9
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that looks alot like KDE or Gnome to me.

he didn't even bother reordering the window manager's title bar functions to have close window on the left!
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Old 31 May 2012, 21:35   #10
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Even though the blog post itself is a troll, are there any technical designs/features in DragonFly BSD that are even remotely related to/inspired by the AmigaOS?
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Old 31 May 2012, 22:29   #11
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None that I can see. Shame, I'd love an x86-based OS based heavily on AmigaOS3.1 with full backwards source-level compatibility...

Oh, wait.

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Old 01 June 2012, 02:01   #12
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I don't think so..
Matt was an awesome Amiga guy (I owned his DICE C compiler), but when he moved to BSD he was an awesome BSD guy.
Not really a "BSD should be more like Amiga" guy.. ;-)

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Old 03 June 2012, 23:41   #13
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Not being all that technically minded I wouldn't know, but http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Amiga lists DragonFly BSD as Amiga influenced. Is this simply because of Matt Dillon? The DragonFly BSD wiki page goes onto say things like "Many concepts planned for DragonFly were inspired by the AmigaOS operating system." too. So it does make me wonder.
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Old 04 June 2012, 06:24   #14
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DragonFlyBSD has a light weight ports/messaging system which conceptually ressembles the message passing scheme the Amiga exec does. This feature alone heavily enhances performance. The inter process communication of DragonFlyBSD is mostly based on AmigaOS. In fact, many of the system structures and performance enhancing ideas were taken from AmigaOS.

IMHO, DragonflyBSD is a very interesting kernel supporting numerous modern features. It would be a real match made in heaven if we could have an Aros distro running on top of this high performance kernel.
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Didn't know that there was an AmigaOS guy behind dragonFly. As a BSD user will try dragonFly when i have free time on my netbook, seems the one supported is my exact model
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