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Offline woz111

Amiga OS 4 should be ported over to the xx86.
« on: September 22, 2006, 10:12:35 AM »
I think that Hyperion should port the Amiga OS over to the PC platform now, due to the death of the promised power-pc motherboards etc and a total lack of new hardware for the amiga. It's now only a matter of time before our beloved platform dies out forever. You can get new pc motherboards for under £30? Think of the possibilities, Hyperion could develop OS 4 for the pc platform with a specific setup requirement. What do you all think?
 

Offline motorollin

Re: Amiga OS 4 should be ported over to the xx86.
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2006, 10:13:32 AM »
How many more times...

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60  NA-NA-NAAAA
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80  GOTO 10
 

Offline mikeymike

Re: Amiga OS 4 should be ported over to the xx86.
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2006, 10:16:07 AM »
The xx86?  I think the 8086 is a little slow even in Amiga terms :-P

Offline Trezzer

Re: Amiga OS 4 should be ported over to the xx86.
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2006, 10:20:40 AM »
It's amazing how so many people manage to live under a rocks with no network access for so many years.
 

Offline nadoom

Re: Amiga OS 4 should be ported over to the xx86.
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2006, 10:27:35 AM »
forget X86 we need it in AMD64
?وإلل وإلل وإلل, وأت د وي هف هر ثهن
 

Offline woz111

Re: Amiga OS 4 should be ported over to the xx86.
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2006, 10:33:20 AM »
You all know what I mean, ATHLON 64 or the new Pentium P4's. I also know that this discussion's been brought up many times in the past. I feel now however due to the many dead ends, I, like a lot of other amiga users am getting a little disheartened the way things are going, and have been the last few years. I've tried UAE & Amithlon, and indeed still use my A1200 now and then for the ocassional game of Alien breed 3d 2. But I'd now like the OS to get ported to a viable future, one that's cheap and readily avialable.
 

Offline dammy

Re: Amiga OS 4 should be ported over to the xx86.
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2006, 11:09:21 AM »
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forget X86 we need it in AMD64


You mean like this?

Dammy
Dammy

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Unless otherwise noted, I speak only for myself.
 

Offline monty

Re: Amiga OS 4 should be ported over to the xx86.
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2006, 12:42:45 PM »
Quote

woz111 wrote:
You all know what I mean, ATHLON 64 or the new Pentium P4's. I also know that this discussion's been brought up many times in the past. I feel now however due to the many dead ends, I, like a lot of other amiga users am getting a little disheartened the way things are going, and have been the last few years. I've tried UAE & Amithlon, and indeed still use my A1200 now and then for the ocassional game of Alien breed 3d 2. But I'd now like the OS to get ported to a viable future, one that's cheap and readily avialable.



Cheap and readily available ??
You already mentioned, dude: UAE; it's the ONLY viable amiga platform. Period!

Aros & MorphOs & O$ 4, have nothing to do with the amiga, apart from claiming themselves very arrogantly "amiga-like"!

It's sad how so many pseudo-amigans out there can't see this simple fact! VERY SAD!!
 

Offline shoggoth

Re: Amiga OS 4 should be ported over to the xx86.
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2006, 01:19:42 PM »
... or think of it this way - Open Source - or die. It's the only way for alternative platforms to stay alive.

-- Peter
 

Offline Akiko

Re: Amiga OS 4 should be ported over to the xx86.
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2006, 01:35:25 PM »

Search the forums this has being discussed to death already!

Hyperion have already answered your question and it's a "No!"
 

Offline woz111

Re: Amiga OS 4 should be ported over to the xx86.
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2006, 01:40:31 PM »
I also agree with you Pete, Open Source is another way to go about things. And as of UEA, who in the hell wants to have Win XP in the background running, I only use Windows as it's the only way to go at the moment, macs are overpriced and linux is S**t. A simple Amiga OS 4 disc to install on a nice new HDD, then, no crap blue screens of death anymore. I HATE Windows with a capital H, who in their right minds wants to format there PC's one a month because of crashes etc, not me, and personally I'm sick of it, XP that is.
 

Offline coldfish

Re: Amiga OS 4 should be ported over to the xx86.
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2006, 01:41:28 PM »
A couple of years ago I wouldve agreed with this thread, now I no longer care what happens to OS4.  Ive got Windows for WinUAE and Ubuntu for learning something new and different. Both have massive software support, which is what I want.

Once AROS offers a browser, that'll do me for an Amiga OS on x86 to toy with.

If by some chance OS4 does turn up on x86, what would be the point beyond giving present Amiga users something to go on with?
 

Offline _yak_

Re: Amiga OS 4 should be ported over to the xx86.
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2006, 01:55:21 PM »
Hyperion can't port AmigaOS4 to x86 because their license only covers PPC. Period.
 

Offline Manu

Re: Amiga OS 4 should be ported over to the xx86.
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2006, 01:58:32 PM »
"Amiga OS 4 should be ported over to the xx86."

Absolutely, but for OS4 I don't really care anymore
just like Coldfish said. OS5 can bring me some
interest again if I feel I can wait another 5+ years.

AROS is looking good, and even better when it is more ready for Internet Browsing etc.

It's just insane keeping anything AmigaOS like on
expensive hard-to-get hardware. And what if I would
like to have a laptop running OS4 how many XX years would
I have to wait for that?

PowerPC is a dead end for Amiga. It always has been.
But if you want to keep the community tiny and not care
if you bring in new users or not then PowerPC is the
best choice out there.

AmigaOS or MorphOS on x86 would sell orders of magnitude more than the current, hardware-intensive solutions. And they\\\'d go faster. --D.Haynie
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Offline irishmike

Re: Amiga OS 4 should be ported over to the xx86.
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2006, 02:27:42 PM »
I, of course, agree that OS 4 should be ported to x86... as I have said before :-)

But if the owners of the copyright won't do it (for whatever reason) then we are stuck.  Our only course is to support the open source projects or use our aging machines, which I think is still the best way to go!  -- Folks this is wholly MY opinion, I am not endeavoring nor would I presume to speak for the entire community!

Anyhow, we are going to have to live with what we can do.
\\"When we ask for advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice.\\"
- Marquis de la Grange