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AuthorTopic: Genesi announces completion of April (TM) chip for Pegasos  (Read 6813 times)

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Offline Wilse

Re: Genesi announces completion of April (TM) chip for Pegasos
« Reply #75 on: February 19, 2015, 11:49:08 AM »
Quote from: spirantho;784865
I remember all too well the things that were happening back then from both camps, and that was ultimately what put me off getting a Pegasos.

By the way, I just installed FE on my trusty A1XE yesterday (you know, the one with Articia but no April). Still working nicely, just as I like it.


I was less than impressed by the behaviour from both sides at times but not so much that it put me off buying, hence I have both a Peg1 and an A1XE and they both still work.
(That said, my A1 is stuck on 4.0 dev install as I cannot get 4.1FE to reinstall ATM)

Offline spirantho

Re: Genesi announces completion of April (TM) chip for Pegasos
« Reply #76 on: February 19, 2015, 12:53:44 PM »
@Wilse
What's the problem with your A1? Feel free to PM me if you need a hand with installation. Mine went quite smoothly, all told.
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Offline itix

Re: Genesi announces completion of April (TM) chip for Pegasos
« Reply #77 on: February 19, 2015, 03:12:44 PM »
Quote from: spirantho;784865
That long post has to be taken in context. Bill Buck wasn't some kind of saint trying to preserve the Amiga like comes across from just that one post. I remember all too well the things that were happening back then from both camps, and that was ultimately what put me off getting a Pegasos.

Your loss it was :-)

Pegasos 2 was good hardware at its time. But it could not beat Macs except on pricing. I recall Macs were very expensive back then...
« Last Edit: February 19, 2015, 03:31:37 PM by itix »
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Offline matt3k

Re: Genesi announces completion of April (TM) chip for Pegasos
« Reply #78 on: February 19, 2015, 04:01:23 PM »
When I looked into my next gen Amiga many many years ago I looked at a A1 or a Peg II.

Genesi treated me very well.  The other side threw mud, which turned me off and made the decision easy.

I never regretted that decision.  Even though my peg II was well out of warranty, Bill Buck personally saw that I was shipped a new cpu free of charge and with good followup.  From my perspective he was great to work with and kept his word with me.  

Bill and Trevor should talk, both are interesting fellows and perhaps they might have some valuable thoughts to discuss.    

Interesting still to this day, I would rather use my classic.  I have MOS on a powebook, which is a very nice os for sure, but I still like my trusty 3000... Funny...
 

Offline hishamk

Re: Genesi announces completion of April (TM) chip for Pegasos
« Reply #79 on: February 20, 2015, 07:02:07 AM »
My experience with Bill Buck/Genesi was positive. He seemed genuinely interested in creating a new Amiga experience at the time. Perhaps certain things didn't go according to plan for whatever reason.

Would be interesting to see what Trevor and Bill could come up with if they put their heads together.

I personally own two Pegasos-IIs (one runs MorphOS the other AmigaOS 4.1FE).
« Last Edit: February 20, 2015, 07:08:38 AM by hishamk »
2x A1000, 2x A2000, 1x A3000, 2x A1200, 2x A500, 1x CDTV, 1x CD32, 2x Pegasos II, 1x EFIKA
 

Offline warpdesign

Re: Genesi announces completion of April (TM) chip for Pegasos
« Reply #80 on: February 20, 2015, 04:43:17 PM »
Sigh.. That was almost 15 years ago :) I remember making a review of MorphOS on the Pegasos 2 (I gues that was MorphOS 1.x back then) and writing: "Right now, only ABox is completed. Hopefully, in the next couple of versions, QBox should get the focus, much like MacOSX and Darwin".

And... 13 years later, still no sign of QBox :)

BBRV were still maintaining a blog a few years ago: http://bbrv.blogspot.fr/

But now it seems to be off too. I wonder what happened to the hardware guys of the Pegasos.
 

Offline eliyahu

Re: Genesi announces completion of April (TM) chip for Pegasos
« Reply #81 on: February 20, 2015, 04:48:48 PM »
Quote from: warpdesign;784967
But now it seems to be off too. I wonder what happened to the hardware guys of the Pegasos.
they're still around: http://www.bplan-gmbh.de/home.html

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Re: Genesi announces completion of April (TM) chip for Pegasos
« Reply #82 on: February 20, 2015, 06:33:45 PM »
So news is so slow that 10+ year old message threads are being brought back to life? This is the second old thread I have found under new posts.
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