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Old 15 July 2013, 15:22   #1
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OS4 OpenLinux Project

OS4 OpenLinux Project
OS4 OpenLinux is a custom Linux distribution compatible with Ubuntu and Debian Linux. It aims for ease of use and user friendliness and falls into the line of what we call "simplified computing".

Some people have asked what the system requirements are for OS4. While some have had some success running OS4 on a wide variety of hardware here is a list of the minimum required hardware to run OS4.

Requirements for 32 bit Systems

Minimum

Processor PIII 800mhz
RAM 512mb
Hard Drive 10 gb
Graphics Standard VGA

Recommended

Processor Intel Cure Duo or higher
Ram 1 gb or Higer
Hard Drive 15 gb or higher
Graphics 3D Graphics Card

Requirements for 64 bit systems

Minimum

Processor AMD64 or Intel 64 1ghz Dual Core optimum
RAM 1gb
Hard Drive 10 gb
Graphics Standard

Recommended

Processor AMD64 or Intel64 Dual Core Processor
RAM 2gb or higher
Hard Drive 15 gb or higher
Graphics 3D Graphics Capable Card

OS4 will boot and run on ALL Intel Based Macintosh computers.

OS4 Is Compatible with Microsoft HyperV, VMWare, VirtualBox, Parallels, Xen.

Check it out anyone who wants. Its a free 1.35 GB ISO file download from SourceForge.
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Old 15 July 2013, 15:46   #2
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I'm a bit confused to say the least... it's a commercial Linux distribution that will run OS4 applications?
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No it is a Linux Distro who's owner is name whoring on the AmigaOS4 brand.
He has a deal to include AROS and Amiga Forever as part of the package. IIRC the price is $115

It is not affiliated to AmigaOS in any way.
This cannot run AmigaOS4x or any associated programs.
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Old 15 July 2013, 16:01   #4
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TCD, it's more like the CUSA Commodore OS as i can read and see of the pictures, but more modern. The distribution is free of charge, but you can donate money to the project if you want.
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I was a bit stumped why I'd pay 115$ when the Premium edition of Amiga Forever costs 'only' 49.95. Then again it makes partially sense if you add the 60$ they want to see for the USB stick version.

So just to make it clear: This won't run any OS4 software and just uses FS-UAE for emulation?
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Yes TCD, it use both AROS and FS-UAE for emulation, it maybe use some converted OS4 programs under AROS emulation. If you want the ISO file, just follow the download link.
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Just for everybody as blind as me: You have to click on '(Sourceforge.net)' on the download page to get to the actual download... You have to actually change the standard blogger theme to hide links that well. At least the buy options aren't that hidden

I'm not going to do it btw, since it looks like nothing special from the screenshots. Guess it's all about having a blue boing ball and that 'OS4' isn't copyrighted to give some bland Linux distro a bit of a 'special touch'. Just my 2 cent

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I'm not going to do it btw, since I looks like nothing special from the screenshots. Guess it's all about having a blue boing ball and that 'OS4' isn't copyrighted to give some bland Linux distro a bit of a 'special touch'. Just my 2 cent
That sums things up nicely.
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