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Old 28 March 2015, 08:04   #1
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Does AmigaOS share anything in common with Workbench?

Hi all, I'm just curious if the latest AmigaOS has anything technically in common with the last Amiga Workbench back in the 80s/90s? Is there any shared code, or anything else dormant, or does it only share the Amiga name nowadays?
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Old 28 March 2015, 08:53   #2
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Technically they are pretty much the same, only that Workbench in AmigaOS4.1FE is for PowerPC.

http://www.amigaforever.com/kb/15-108
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Interesting. If that's the case, what percentage of the code would you say remains?
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Old 28 March 2015, 09:04   #4
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100%. They had the source code of AmigaOS 3.1. Assembler parts were rewritten in C, then everything was compiled for PowerPC. They fixed bugs and added new features, but the code base is still the same.
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That's fascinating. Just to clarify, we're talking about the original Workbench such as 1.3 and 2.0 for the A500 sharing the same codebase as 4.1?
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Yes. AmigaOS 4 is not only the official but also the true successor of AmigaOS 3 while MorphOS and AROS were made from scratch by third parties.
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Very cool! It's heartening to know it's still being used and popular.
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Very cool! It's heartening to know it's still being used and popular.
I wouldn't say it's popular. The hardware required to run it is extremely expensive.

MorphOS is a lot more popular as it runs on PPC Macs.
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I see. What percentage of Workbench 2.0 does MorphOS share?
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I see. What percentage of Workbench 2.0 does MorphOS share?
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MorphOS and AROS were made from scratch by third parties.
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Old 30 March 2015, 10:36   #11
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So MorphOS has as as much in common with real original Amiga computing as Windows Mobile. It may be more popular than AmigaOS, but then so is Mac OS X, which can also emulate Amiga. But neither have anything to do with Commodore.

I appreciate the fact that the legacy lives on. If I were to use an Amiga OS, I know which one it'd be. :-)

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MorphOS can run 68k Amiga software.

Amiga software can be compiled for MorphOS without source code changes (almost).

The latter is also true for AROS (that's the intention behind AROS).
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MorphOS can run 68k Amiga software.

Amiga software can be compiled for MorphOS without source code changes (almost).

The latter is also true for AROS (that's the intention behind AROS).
I suppose that the same is true for AOS4.x as well?
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Sure.
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Sure.
Cheers. I should buy an AmigaOS 4.1FE license and start playing with WinUAE then

...or maybe finally repair that BlizzardPPC I've got.
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