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Offline captainmoomoo

...confused...
« on: June 27, 2004, 09:08:31 PM »
Hmmmm, I just saw the prices of Pegasos hardware on www.vesalia.de, and now im in a real fix - i can get a G4/1GHz motherboard for less then 400GBP, while an AmigaOne motherboard is gonna cost me significantly more. The price of the microA1 better be right when it comes out, and its feature-set pretty compelling, or else I will have to sacrifice the fantasy of running AmigaOS 4, and opt for a Pegasos with MorphOS instead...
 

Offline KennyR

Re: ...confused...
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2004, 09:15:56 PM »
Last thing I heard, MicroA1 was more expensive than the A1.

MorphOS will do everything you want from a PPC AmigaOS anyway, and probably better.
 

Offline Holley

Re: ...confused...
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2004, 10:36:20 PM »
After careful consideration I've decided to go with a Pegasus as my next computer, there's alot of contributing factors aside from cost - mostly involving the bundled software (and upgrade prices to full versions) and the direction of ongoing Morphos development.  This will be towards the end of the summer though, when I'll have enough money to do it right.

Any comments on A1 pricing are speculation at the mo, until they arrive at the resellers they could go either way.
\\"Sex, drugs and rock n\\\' roll are very good for you\\" - Ian Dury
 

Offline captainmoomoo

Re: ...confused...
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2004, 10:43:50 PM »
thats another thing that concerns me - will OS4 have the software to warrant it being my primary platform for computing? and im talking about modern applications, not old emulated stuff (although im not sure if MorphOS fares too well in this department)

also, iv read in a few places that the amigaone hardware is buggy and does not work well with linux, and any solutions at the moment are simply workarounds. this is important to me, as i would need linux to run properly (as this is the OS that I use primarily now). also, a good linux setup would then allow me to run MacOnLinux
 

Offline itix

Re: ...confused...
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2004, 11:12:37 PM »
If you have classic Amiga with PPC accelerator you can still have an AmigaOS 4.
My Amigas: A500, Mac Mini and PowerBook
 

Offline captainmoomoo

Re: ...confused...
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2004, 11:20:01 PM »
yes, but it wouldnt run any where near as fast as on an amigaone. plus, as im running winuae on a fast pc, i dont need a classic amiga anymore (a towered 1260 which i have since sold)...
 

Offline Brian

Re: ...confused...
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2004, 11:24:51 PM »
Ehm... if that is you're look on things then do what you need to do. I wouldn't concider selling of my classic machines just because there is WinUAE to run my software... there's just not the same feeling.

Same goes for A1 vs Peg... Peg doesn't have a soul and MOS, although it can run some Amiga software, isn't AmigaOS.

Offline itix

Re: ...confused...
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2004, 11:25:44 PM »
I see. Well, I can give only biased recommendations.
My Amigas: A500, Mac Mini and PowerBook
 

Offline Hyperspeed

Re: ...confused...
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2004, 11:26:47 PM »
Excuse me for being ignorant, but could someone please tell me if ANY
software at all is being made for AmigaOS 4 and hence the AmigaOne?

It seems to me that not enough is being done to publicise the 3rd
party support (or even 1st party if such an entity exists).

I'm all for this new AmigaOS 4 and I don't believe Pegasos should
exist if it's making a crossroads in an already fragmented community.
Diversity is one thing, seperatism and sectarianism is another.

Although the thought of AmigaOS 4 running on a Pegasos hardware sounds
more reliable.

Someone reply in this thread with the killer apps that will make my
wallet scream!

:-o :-o :-o :-o :-o :-D
 

Offline Brian

Re: ...confused...
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2004, 11:29:46 PM »
Here's one from the top of my head (and only trough hearsay), Hollywood should come in a speedy OS4/PPC version.

Offline itix

Re: ...confused...
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2004, 11:36:08 PM »
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Someone reply in this thread with killer apps that will make my wallet scream!


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My Amigas: A500, Mac Mini and PowerBook
 

Offline captainmoomoo

Re: ...confused...
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2004, 11:54:06 PM »
I know what you mean Brian, a PC running Amiga software feels almost right, but not totally so...

That's why I've still kept my old A500 (my first ever computer). Although, most of my games work on WinUAE, having the A500 provides me with the reassuring feeling that its still in my life. i know, its weird...

but as far as running OS 3.X is concerned, it runs so much better on a modern PC with WinUAE. The A1260 was just gathering dust because i never used it as it was too slow, so I thought I might as well get as much cash out of it as possible. cash that i could put towards a brand new PPC based Amiga/Pegasos

but now i dnt know. should i wait to see how the market pans out, or should i take the plunge. if i plunge, which way should i jump? amigaone, pegasos, or something else (like a nice new mac)?
 

Offline captainmoomoo

Re: ...confused...
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2004, 11:59:23 PM »
...damn, i just realised i started this topic in the wrong section...

sorry!
 

Offline Cymric

Re: ...confused...
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2004, 12:01:56 AM »
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Hyperspeed wrote:
Excuse me for being ignorant, but could someone please tell me if ANY software at all is being made for AmigaOS 4 and hence the AmigaOne?

There's bound to be some.

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I'm all for this new AmigaOS 4 and I don't believe Pegasos should exist if it's making a crossroads in an already fragmented community. Diversity is one thing, seperatism and sectarianism is another.

Kind word of advice: don't flog a dead horse. The discussion about red and blue is pointless, and over and done with. Accept that there are two platforms, each with their own good and bad points. It's sad that there is a split in the already minute Amiga community, but that's what you get with overzealous fanboys.

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Someone reply in this thread with the killer apps that will make my wallet scream!

First tell us what exactly it is you see as a 'killer app'. Then, realise that killer apps for stock PC hardware---even if the 'PC' is in fact running a PowerPC CPU---do no longer exist. If you can run it on one machine, you can run it on another.
Some people say that cats are sneaky, evil and cruel. True, and they have many other fine qualities as well.
 

Offline Paul_Gadd

Re: ...confused...
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2004, 12:10:12 AM »
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The price of the microA1 better be right when it comes out


A good price from Eyetech?. if Eyetech sell it, then it will definitely be overpriced - their price lists speak for themselves.

If you want to go down the official route then you will have no choice but to pay the Eyetech TAX, best thing to do though is go and find people local(ish) with a Peg/A1, play on them and it will help you decide on one or the other (or even non of them).