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Offline Hooligan_DCS

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Helgis75 wrote:

Very good news, really! The wait is finally over!!! :-)


No it's not! The OS these boards were built for still isn't here :-p.


Don't spoil his day and good spirit now ... let's forget the whole OS4 .. seems like it's not THAT important anyway. As long as we have lots of A1's out there seems to satisfy a lot of people.
 

Offline JurassicCamper

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... let's forget the whole OS4 .. seems like it's not THAT important anyway. As long as we have lots of A1's out there seems to satisfy a lot of people.


I think most people will be happy just to get the hardware for now.
I realy do think it will put a breath of fresh air into the postings over the next few weeks as we all start helping each other out with linux and A1 experiences.

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Offline poweramiga2002

I agree about getting the A1 first wont matter too much as well be spending many weeks to months playing with our new hardware then os4 will arrive then we spend many years playing with our new hardware with our new os cant think of any other way of spending my time thats true quality time just me and my A1 if the other half will let me
 

Offline Helgis75

Yep, it's most important to get the AmigaOne motherboards. No matter when we get the OS4 as long as we can have the wonders of LinuxPPC, as well as being able to run MOL (Mac On Linux)!  :-D

I happy to see that i will get my A1G4XE mobo soon!  :-)
Helgis - AMIGA DEFINITELY makes it all possible!!!
 

Offline olegil

@Helgis75:

Well, good luck. The boards were in (Cologne/Køln/Köln, depending on your language) on friday, England hopefully today, Sweden possibly on wednesday, and then should reach Datakompaniet a few days after that (remember that getting them past Norwegian customs take another day or two at least, so maybe 3-4 working days...)
 

Offline olegil

Helgis, I just have to ask. Where you there after all, or have you only read the short version from SlimJims report?
 

Offline poweramiga2002

Well, good luck. The boards were in (Cologne/Køln/Köln, depending on your language) on friday, England hopefully today, Sweden possibly on wednesday, and then should reach Datakompaniet a few days after that


I only want to know when they can get to Australia goto move my ppc A1200 out of the way
 

Offline JurassicCamper

If you listen to the Alans mp3 between 6:35 & 10:00 mins is the delivery time scale.
He mentions the contract  with the QA people is to test the boards by the 31st March (Today) and then 1 weeks shipping to England. So it looks like they will be leaving for England today. However, Alan expects a batch today from UPS, but only mentions GGS, not. how many are in it. But you must remember the target audience were swedish.

Who's bloody dog kept barking in the background ?
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Offline Hooligan_DCS

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I agree about getting the A1 first wont matter too much as well be spending many weeks to months playing with our new hardware


What new hardware? A1 mobo is made of pretty much industry standard components. You can play with the nice dongle, thats not industry standard :-)

How blind are people not to see that A1 mobo is nothing special and OS4 will be the driving force. I couldn't care less if it ran on intel and on parts purchable from store next door.
Sometimes I wonder if some Amiga-people have even touched a computer above the 233mhz barrier, or seen the performance of even a MIDDLE-tech PC these days.
But hey, if playing with Linux makes you happy, what the heck. Go for it.

It's like I'd be wooing and wheeing over Pegasos 1 mobo. I already know it's outdated, I already know it will be slow in certain areas. I know I could have a far more superior machine with the same price. What I want to try is MOS, and thats for hobby. #### the hardware.
 

Offline SlimJim

@Hooligan
 
Oh, come on now. You know very well people are excited,
not of the prospect of running Linux, but knowing that this
is the board that will run AOS4 in a (hopefully close)
future. Sort of having the first part of a two-part package
(although I agree AOS4 is the bigger part).
 We all know (probably Helgis too :-P) that the hardware in
itself is outdated compared to a modern PC. But being
hardware running AOS, it's not outdated - it's the top of
the line.
 
Stop being a spoil sport for once and let people have their
fun. ;-)
.
SlimJim
 

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@olegil

3W for the CPU si nice, but what does the whole mobo take ?

Looking at the layout of the "old" A1, I would guess more than
a Cyrix or Transmeta  based mobo.

Also, people buying servers don't buy servers, they buy trust,
which are they more likely to find in the big names.

Someone buying a renderfarm would also have lots of options.

About the boards being stuck in Cologne :

Oh well, there really seems to be hell of bad luck goming
with the name. Final proove of the "Amiga-curse" ?
  :-o
1. Make an announcment.
2. Wait a while.
3. Check if it can actually be done.
4. Wait for someone else to do it.
5. Start working on it while giving out hillarious progress-reports.
6. Deny that you have ever announced it
7. Blame someone else
 

Offline Hooligan_DCS

@SlimJim

I am letting them have fun. I am just wondering.. can I wonder. I like wondering. Please?  :-)

But as I said, I am not excited about Pegasos1 mobo (hopefully get it this week), I want to try out MOS. The same goes for A1. Maybe I have tried way too many computers in past 20 years and become sceptical.. I don't know. It's hard to explain I quess.. but I am amazed after all these years that we have waited for a 'completely' new OS for Amiga, people go nuts about one lousy (overpriced) motherboard.

As for my hobby, so far it's been about the OS, not about the hardware. I hate Paula, I hate AGA, I hate the slow chipmem etc. In fact there is not much good in Amiga hardware at all that I'd say I love, but damn, I love the AmigaOS.
 

Offline Coder

@Kronos

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About the boards being stuck in Cologne.....


Hmmm your work Kronos? :-D

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Offline vortexau

@those so highly critical of the (to them) "expensive, out-dated mobo":

During my 30 years of motorcycling, I NEVER bought a really-fast chain-driven machine!

I DID own three OHV BMWs, one highly-detuned Moto Guzzi Tourer, and one half-litre V-twin Honda. The BMWs and the Moto Guzzi were ALL recognized as having engines FAR from up-to-date technology! In addition, these were HIGHER-priced than contempory Japanese 250kph+ machinery.

And you know what? I didn't give a damm! I bought these bikes because I wanted to! Chain-driven stuff didn't appeal to me at all!

. . . . . . . . . . .

I'm well aware that x86-tech has sky-rocketed up in speed, and sunk in price, and you know what? I don't give a damm about that either! If ANY of this stuff had appealed to ME I would have bought at least ONE!

NONE appeal to me any more than chain-driven speed-bikes ......

AOS on x86 would NOT attract applications, any more than BeOS did!
Linux runs on PLENTY of x86 boxes - WHERE are ALL THOSE WONDERFUL Linux Games?

Do you see a pattern here? Other OS' run on x86 - Developers code for Windows!

EXACTLY the same thing happened after the release of the C128.
WHY make Apps for the C128 (specifically) when C64 Apps would run on C128s AND on C64s!

WHY is MAC OS not on X86? Same reason! Move on!

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-vortexau; who\\\'s still waiting! (-for AmigaOS4! ;-) )
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Offline olegil

Could you point out the huge powerdrains you see in the SE design? I don't see them glowing red hot here on my board, maybe you could tell me? ;-)