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Offline gdanko

Re: MorphOS x86
« Reply #30 on: June 07, 2010, 08:43:44 PM »
It seems AROS is too far behind to be usable. :(
 

Offline ferrellsl

Re: MorphOS x86
« Reply #31 on: June 07, 2010, 08:54:15 PM »
You'll find a ton of AROS users who will disagree with you.  It even has 3D accelerated video on Nvidia cards.  Running 68K apps is almost seemless and getting better all the time.  The only "features" still lacking are broader hardware support and printing is very rudimentary.  There's even a media center version of AROS at this site:  http://www.aresone.de/
 

Offline utri007

Re: MorphOS x86
« Reply #32 on: June 07, 2010, 08:56:52 PM »
I agree, all 7 active users will say that Aros is useable
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Offline AmigaHeretic

Re: MorphOS x86
« Reply #33 on: June 07, 2010, 09:13:01 PM »
Quote from: utri007;563354
I agree, all 7 active users will say that Aros is useable


SLAP! ;-)  

AROS has become very mature.  Icaros is a good place to start.  http://www.icarosdesktop.com/dl.htm

You can install it to USB thumb drive (just plain AROS or Icaros) now and so you don't need to fuss with multiboot HDs if you want to use it on you Windows box.  Read and write regular old Windows thumbdrives (fat32/16) so it is easy to transfer files back and forth.

You can buy a 100% supported x86 board just for AROS or test it on the hardware you already have.  So it could cost you nothing or maybe you spend $150 for a brand new modern motherboard.  Still nicer than on old Mac and $150 OS.

OWB for web browsing, mplayer for watching DVDs/movies, painting, 3D modeling, games, etc.   Part of AROS is Janus which lets you use all your 68k Amiga software right on your AROS Workbench.

AHI sound, networking, real 3D hardware acceleration (assuming you have the right hardware).  AROS is here and in many ways has more to offer then the alternatives.  And at a cheaper price.  


The WiFi bounty is due to be finished in ~September I think.  I think that is when AROS is really going to grow.  Throw it on a USB and surf from your laptop.  Yep the present and future look bright for AROS.
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Offline Manu

Re: MorphOS x86
« Reply #34 on: June 07, 2010, 09:16:06 PM »
Quote from: gdanko;563350
It seems AROS is too far behind to be usable. :(


Not really. But each to their own I guess..
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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phoenixkonsole

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Re: MorphOS x86
« Reply #35 on: June 07, 2010, 10:30:24 PM »
Quote from: gdanko;563350
It seems AROS is too far behind to be usable. :(


:laughing:
http://www.vmwaros.org/

or wait a week or two for http://www.aros-broadway.de
Broadway is targeting (also) non-amigians... for the first birthday of the AresOne it will offer nearly anything you need.

Nice one.....

One year more and AROS will be the no.1 choice ; )
 

Offline paolone

Re: MorphOS x86
« Reply #36 on: June 07, 2010, 10:51:47 PM »
Quote from: utri007;563354
I agree, all 7 active users will say that Aros is useable

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