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Offline kolla

Re: A-EON FAQ Part 1 & Part 2
« Reply #30 on: March 19, 2010, 06:43:50 PM »
Haters? Ah, this way please. Don't forget your diapers.
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Offline koaftder

Re: A-EON FAQ Part 1 & Part 2
« Reply #31 on: March 19, 2010, 07:11:53 PM »
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I second than emotion. Reminds me of those die hard alfa romeo owners who despise everything that modern alfa romeo does and only care about their old classic. Much like Amiga fans, they should consider themselves lucky that somebody is even interested in their niche market, in this age of globalization and all.


Why should anybody feel lucky? The prices are high and the quality is low. Your car analogy doesn't hold up. The new car is one with ripped interior and missing functionality.

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Regarding the X1000, now that the Hyperion vs A-Inc troubles are over (or at least, settled)


Who cares? The whole mess could have been avoided if Hyperion had just delivered on time.

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, I really hope the X1000 will form a niche in the HTPC area.


Not a chance in hell

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All we need is a TV card (btw, are there any tv cards and capture software for the amigaos?) and a DVD player (btw, any good media players for amigaos?), a port of Media Portal to amigaos, and we are set.

No need for expensive "instant on" partitions and other messy solutions, as Amiga is snappy enough in booting. Also, no need to used the flawed WDM API of windows 7.

As I said, all we need is a media player and a TV card, and we are set.


We keep hearing about lame ideas for AOS4 like set top boxes and kiosks because there isn't really any use for this machine.
 

Offline kurkosdr

Re: A-EON FAQ Part 1 & Part 2
« Reply #32 on: March 19, 2010, 07:16:15 PM »
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You still need to write the driver. It doesn't really matter if it's PCI, PCI-E or USB.

Unfortunately, this is the kind of retarded marketing that may put Amiga's future into jeopardy again.

A marketing plan that would work: AmigaOS is already limited to specific hardware, so there is no need for broad peripheral support, so all we need is one card. So why not just partner with a TV card manufacturer and have them make a card and a driver?
Then, all that is needed is a media player, a media portal clone, and you 've got something good to sell. And better sell those boxes cheap. I am not saying that it's guaranteed to fly, but there is a chance. If AMD managed to save themselves by selling a 64 bit CPU with next to no 64 bit software in the market, then there hope for AmigaOS too.

What is Hyperion's plan? They say they are in for the long run, but seriously, what is their plan? Selling AmigaOS with overpriced PPC motherboards to Amiga enthusiasts? They tried this thing with Eyetech and Pegassos, and both times it didn't work. They need to bring new people in and not just rely on the loyals. Otherwise, they will go bankrupt too, and I doubt anyone will buy AmigaOS this time.

I am so confused by them that I may even forward a link to this thread to them and ask them for a reply. I may even hire a programmer to do the driver and build the machine myself and sell it, but I am not good at selling. Hope some big company will.
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Offline AmigaHeretic

Re: A-EON FAQ Part 1 & Part 2
« Reply #33 on: March 19, 2010, 07:43:13 PM »
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That's just plain rude! Have hyperion ever failed us? I think not.....


The problem is people are confusing Hyperion with A-Eon and I have no idea why.  Even if we agree Hyperion never failed us, that is completely irrelevant to the question of do we believe this "company" A-Eon can bring a completely new design of PPC motherboard to market in less than 93 days?

Yeah, 93 days till summer and their website still says it will be available before Summer for less than the A1000 cost http://www.a-eon.com/6.html

"you won't have to wait until summer, and it should be a little cheaper!"
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Re: A-EON FAQ Part 1 & Part 2
« Reply #34 on: March 19, 2010, 07:53:35 PM »
Never ceases to amaze me that computer geeks are also the most hostile to new machines or technology coming out.


And the guy with the grape kool aid obama picture.. seriously? Did it suddenly become 1950 and we're in 4th grade in here?
 

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Re: A-EON FAQ Part 1 & Part 2
« Reply #35 on: March 19, 2010, 07:57:45 PM »
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Never ceases to amaze me that computer geeks are also the most hostile to new machines or technology coming out.


Most hostile about getting scammed, after it's happened time and time again.  ;-)


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Offline save2600

Re: A-EON FAQ Part 1 & Part 2
« Reply #36 on: March 19, 2010, 07:59:28 PM »
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And the guy with the grape kool aid obama picture.. seriously? Did it suddenly become 1950 and we're in 4th grade in here?

Just as I might assume you must not live in the U.S, you assume I am "prejudice"? Both assumptions would be BS, but a phenomenon I and many others have witnessed lately in this confused country. What's going on over here socially, economically and politically is embarrassing to say the least. Sorry, but when someone mentions Kool-Aid drinking, can't help but think about the last election. What a joke, the entire "campaign" and a clear sign of the ignorant times. I deleted it though because YOU reminded me that this isn't always the place to speak politics. Besides, I'm too disgusted and fed up with the entire situation to argue anymore. Pictograph deleted.
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Re: A-EON FAQ Part 1 & Part 2
« Reply #37 on: March 19, 2010, 08:05:20 PM »
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Never ceases to amaze me that computer geeks are also the most hostile to new machines or technology coming out.

That's probably because they can tell when someone is trying to sell them things using dishonest marketing or tricks.

Not every new tech is manure. For example I applauded the core2 tech when it came out and adopted it instantly. That's because it really was superior technology with great price. It's so good that I actually postponed hopping the Core i# train and got myself Q9550 box instead.

Similarly I knew instantly that debian on a mobile phone would be a perfect fit for me. Thus I bought N900 as soon as it was available.
 

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Offline save2600

Re: A-EON FAQ Part 1 & Part 2
« Reply #39 on: March 19, 2010, 08:09:53 PM »
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyBXeCUZWhc&feature=related
There's another great example. lol  There's some pretty good bloopers on him too that people have done on YouBoob...  :lol:
 

Offline JC

Re: A-EON FAQ Part 1 & Part 2
« Reply #40 on: March 20, 2010, 04:04:38 PM »
I have an 800mhz Samiga and I really like it, not quite as much as my classic Amigas but I haven't had it all that long so it may grow on me. I for one am a little surprised that there is still activity and new Amiga things being developed but at the same time I am extremely pleased by it all and honestly do not understand the negativity of some people. I mean life is short, you gotta enjoy what you can while you can and stop worrying about the small stuff.
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Offline Karlos

Re: A-EON FAQ Part 1 & Part 2
« Reply #41 on: March 20, 2010, 04:39:48 PM »
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Not every new tech is manure. For example I applauded the core2 tech when it came out and adopted it instantly. That's because it really was superior technology with great price. It's so good that I actually postponed hopping the Core i# train and got myself Q9550 box instead.


My Q9450 is still going strong :)
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Offline kolla

Re: A-EON FAQ Part 1 & Part 2
« Reply #42 on: March 20, 2010, 05:04:05 PM »
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Then, all that is needed is a media player, a media portal clone, and you 've got something good to sell. And better sell those boxes cheap. I am not saying that it's guaranteed to fly, but there is a chance. If AMD managed to save themselves by selling a 64 bit CPU with next to no 64 bit software in the market, then there hope for AmigaOS too.

Why would anyone use "amiga" for a media box? "amiga" doesn't meet any of the typical requirements of a typical media box today. The only thing "amiga" has that makes it worth while is the user experience on a desktop - that's all, really. And with "amiga" I mean, AmigaOS, MorphOS and AROS - they all share the very same limitations and lack of features.
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Offline kurkosdr

Re: A-EON FAQ Part 1 & Part 2
« Reply #43 on: June 13, 2010, 11:54:56 PM »
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Yeah, 93 days till summer and their website still says it will be available before Summer for less than the A1000 cost http://www.a-eon.com/6.html

"you won't have to wait until summer, and it should be a little cheaper!"

The fact I have to turn my car's semi-working aircondition on clearly indicates there are 0 days left till summer.
What we got from a-eon? 2 photos.

Anyway, it's a sunny (albeit hot) day outside, so let's cut them some slack. They might be running a bit late.

The really funny thing is that they still claim in their site they will have this out before summer... I expected the summer reference to have been gone by now, or (dare I say) even replaced with a final date...
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Offline Derfs

Re: A-EON FAQ Part 1 & Part 2
« Reply #44 on: June 13, 2010, 11:59:05 PM »
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The fact I have to turn my car's semi-working aircondition on clearly indicates there are officially 0 days left till summer.
What we got from a-eon? 2 photos.

Anyway, it's a shiny (albeit hot) day outside, so let's cut them some slack. They might be running a bit late.

The really funny thing is that they still claim in their site they will have this out before summer... I expected the summer reference to have been gone by now, or (dare I say) even replaced with a final date...


its says "Coming Summer 2010" on the front page, and has for a while