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Offline digitalMedic

AmigaOS 3.1.4 & AmigaOS 4 FE Classic
« on: December 13, 2019, 12:46:47 AM »
Hi all,

I purchased both products for my A4000T.  I have yet to install AmigaOS 4FE Classic on it yet as I installed AmigaOS 3.1.4.1 & the new roms.  Admittedly, I have not looked at AmigaOS 4 all that much, so I don't know much about it, but I bought it to support Amiga development.

So, my question, out of curiosity, is why did Hyperion make two different operating systems?  Is there a plan to integrate the two products over time?  We already have fragmentation of the OS, it just seems odd to make the situation worse.

Rick
A4000T w/ CSPPC/'060 & CVision            A4000D '040
AmigaOS 3.1.4.1 & 3.1.4 Roms               AmigaOS 3.1.4.1 & 3.1.4 Roms
Video Magician Scandoubler/FF               24MB Ram
144MB Ram                                          GVP 4008 SCSI card
Hydra Ethernet                                      Delfina Lite Sound Card
Catweasel "S-Class" card
Delfina Lite Soundcard
 

Offline Minuous

Re: AmigaOS 3.1.4 & AmigaOS 4 FE Classic
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2019, 01:06:57 AM »
System requirements for OS4 are much higher. Most notably, you will need a PowerPC CPU card.
 

guest11527

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Re: AmigaOS 3.1.4 & AmigaOS 4 FE Classic
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2019, 06:21:03 AM »
So, my question, out of curiosity, is why did Hyperion make two different operating systems?
"They" don't do operating systems. Some developers do. As long as there is interest from the developers, the products will continue. Hyperion acts mostly as publisher, provider of an infrastructure and holder of an IP license pool here.
 

Offline CBH

Re: AmigaOS 3.1.4 & AmigaOS 4 FE Classic
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2019, 07:33:06 PM »
OS4 classic is like OS3 but with a windows xp theme and runs less software