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Offline Jpan1

Re: Good News Is Here (OS 4.1&SAM440 amigakit.com)
« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2008, 03:37:39 PM »
It's nice to see alternative and 'nice looking' hardware running Amiga now at 4.1 which is good news really.
I wonder if there is Anyway of getting OS4.1 for cheaper modern PC Hardware without going through emulation like Win UAE.. or is that just a pipe dream??
cool stuff!!
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Offline tonyyeb

Re: Good News Is Here (OS 4.1&SAM440 amigakit.com)
« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2008, 03:43:22 PM »
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Jpan1 wrote:
It's nice to see alternative and 'nice looking' hardware running Amiga now at 4.1 which is good news really.
I wonder if there is Anyway of getting OS4.1 for cheaper modern PC Hardware without going through emulation like Win UAE.. or is that just a pipe dream??
cool stuff!!
 8-)


Nope. Don't even go there. Never going to happen.
Chris (aka tonyyeb)
 

Offline Jpan1

Re: Good News Is Here (OS 4.1&SAM440 amigakit.com)
« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2008, 03:53:09 PM »
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tonyyeb wrote:
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Jpan1 wrote:
It's nice to see alternative and 'nice looking' hardware running Amiga now at 4.1 which is good news really.
I wonder if there is Anyway of getting OS4.1 for cheaper modern PC Hardware without going through emulation like Win UAE.. or is that just a pipe dream??
cool stuff!!
 8-)


Nope. Don't even go there. Never going to happen.


okay, just thought it would make Amiga more available as an O.S without new super duper hardware. (Alas- t'would be nice:)
 

Offline spihunter

Re: Good News Is Here (OS 4.1&SAM440 amigakit.com)
« Reply #18 on: September 17, 2008, 03:54:28 PM »
Price is the big factor here. At current displayed prices a motherboard/OS4 bundle will be over $800.  Ouch!

Still good news though. It wont be a big deal for the people that are shelling out $1000+ for PPC classic systems :lol:
 

Offline tonyyeb

Re: Good News Is Here (OS 4.1&SAM440 amigakit.com)
« Reply #19 on: September 17, 2008, 04:09:54 PM »
It is being described as an OEM agreement. So compare that to say Vista Retail vs Vista OEM. The OEM is about 40% - 45% of the retail. Fingers crossed a similar deal will be done.
Chris (aka tonyyeb)
 

Offline F1Lupo

Re: Good News Is Here
« Reply #20 on: September 17, 2008, 05:35:57 PM »
GREAT NEWS..BEEN A LOOOOONG TIME WAITING :-D Wow..no more crying about no new hardware to run OS4 now:lol:

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ferrellsl wrote:
That IS good news but the price of a SAM440ep motherboard is $691 US at current exchange rates. That doesn't include the price of OS4.1, case, power supply, hard drive, mouse, keyboard, or CD/DVD drive. At that price I can easily get a COMPLETE x86 system WITH a decent LCD monitor.

Unless Acube and Hyperion can come up with some kind of discount/bundle then OS4 on the SAM will remain out of reach of most Amiga enthusiasts.


I think the price of 4.1 will go down as bundle packages become available and the overall cost isnt that bad really considering most of us already have a a few cases, mice, keyboards and monitors that can easily be "Amiga'd" to work with Sam and OS4.1 :-D

NOW any of those yahoos paying $800-$1000 USD for those old ppc cards for their vintage systems will really be outta their freakin minds :-o    
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Offline Everblue

Re: Good News Is Here
« Reply #21 on: September 17, 2008, 06:00:05 PM »
Good thing I didnt get Efika + morphos. This should be much better, and of course its a proper Amiga OS for real :D

Now, I hope they package everything (complete computer with OS) for a DECENT price.

And yes, PPC and A1 prices will go down faster than a cheap hooker.  :-D
 

Offline cv643d

Re: Good News Is Here
« Reply #22 on: September 17, 2008, 06:03:45 PM »
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Everblue wrote:

And yes, PPC and A1 prices will go down faster than a cheap hooker.  :-D


Thats great, I have always dreamt of having more than two PPC cards for my classics  :-D
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Offline Everblue

Re: Good News Is Here
« Reply #23 on: September 17, 2008, 06:11:13 PM »
I was joking. :)
 

Offline adonay

Re: Good News Is Here
« Reply #24 on: September 17, 2008, 06:13:18 PM »
What did the A1 cost at its time . I think i will buy this though .
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Offline persia

Re: Good News Is Here (OS 4.1&SAM440 amigakit.com)
« Reply #25 on: September 17, 2008, 06:14:33 PM »
Interesting.

533 Mhz cpu, 512 MB DDR Ram, ATI Radeon M9 64Mb and Audio 5.1 onboard for € 332, add the OS for ₤99 (€ 125) and you are up to € 457 (₤360) without monitor, enclosure and keyboard.  You'd be hard pressed to keep under ₤500 (€ 635) (unless you want a crap CRT hogging your desk).  Still it's a beginning, more than 3 people will be able to run OS 4.  I'm all for beginnings.  So Hyperion and ACube I salute you.  Thank you, but don't stop now, we've all got G4 MacMinis in our closets waiting!


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Offline The_Editor

Re: Good News Is Here (OS 4.1&SAM440 amigakit.com)
« Reply #26 on: September 17, 2008, 06:36:30 PM »
Might be time to dust off the Big Bash Banner !!
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Offline tonyyeb

Re: Good News Is Here (OS 4.1&SAM440 amigakit.com)
« Reply #27 on: September 17, 2008, 07:06:43 PM »
I wonder what the speed will be like?
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Re: Good News Is Here
« Reply #28 on: September 17, 2008, 07:55:19 PM »
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ferrellsl wrote:
That IS good news but the price of a SAM440ep motherboard is $691 US at current exchange rates. That doesn't include the price of OS4.1, case, power supply, hard drive, mouse, keyboard, or CD/DVD drive. At that price I can easily get a COMPLETE x86 system WITH a decent LCD monitor.

Unless Acube and Hyperion can come up with some kind of discount/bundle then OS4 on the SAM will remain out of reach of most Amiga enthusiasts.


Sad, but TRUE!

How can they justify $691 for the Sam mobo?

I just helped my Dad find a Core2Duo 17" iMac for $610 with wireless mouse and keyboard, and Macs are "feakin' EXPENSIVE" aren'they?  Whole Dual Core 64bit PC systems with 19" or better LCD's can be found for around $450 to $500!

Sorry, but it just seems way out of the realm of reality when you can get an EFIKA mobo for $99, why is the SAM440 almost 7 times more expensive?  Okay, it has a 64mb onboard graphics capability, but my 128mb Radeon 9250 was only $39 at Tiger Direct.  I feel sorry for all the AmigaOS4.1 fans that have been waiting for this to happen and now are getting screwed again, just like the A1 owners did when they bought their systems.  Do all our hardware developers think they can "Gouge the stupid Amiga users"!

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Offline amigagr

Re: Good News Is Here (OS 4.1&SAM440 amigakit.com)
« Reply #29 on: September 17, 2008, 07:58:00 PM »
We need more users. Hans_

at this price, do you believe that anyone real new user, will come to the ''amiga'' territory?
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