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Offline dammy

AROS Hardware Poll
« on: January 08, 2004, 05:21:25 PM »
Here is a small poll to see what you would want for running AROS on.

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Offline Gopal

Re: AROS Hardware Poll
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2004, 06:14:05 PM »
Am I blind or is PPC missing from the list?
What am I to do if a cheap as possible laptop is my choise?

Well it isn´t. AmigaOne, Peg2 or a cheap iMac is (I don´t have any of those yet though).

It´s one important detail these three systems have in common and it´s the prosessor. We should support it to get the price down. Wintel has to much power in the market.

If AROS want´s to go 64-bit, you should go for the G5.
Fanless, chose G3. laptop, go iBook.

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Offline dammy

Re: AROS Hardware Poll
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2004, 06:57:23 PM »
Poster: Gopal Date: 2004/1/8 13:14:05

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Am I blind or is PPC missing from the list?


No, your not going blind.  :-D

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Offline jdiffend

Re: AROS Hardware Poll
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2004, 06:59:13 PM »
They forgot 'None of the above' as an option.
 

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Re: AROS Hardware Poll
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2004, 07:01:04 PM »
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Well it isn´t. AmigaOne, Peg2 or a cheap iMac is (I don´t have any of those yet though).

It´s one important detail these three systems have in common and it´s the prosessor. We should support it to get the price down. Wintel has to much power in the market.

 


Important point to note: The A1 and the Peg already have "Amiga Like" OS's... and how do you think Dammy could sell a Mac, preinstalled with AROS without Apple getting a bit pissed off... not to mention for a reasonable price.

Offline dammy

Re: AROS Hardware Poll
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2004, 07:18:58 PM »
Poster: jdiffend Date: 2004/1/8 13:59:13


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They forgot 'None of the above' as an option.


Sure there is, the back arrow on the web browser. ;)

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Offline Loki1

Re: AROS Hardware Poll
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2004, 07:39:02 PM »
I vote for a laptop without a floppy drive.

Currently it wont boot on my floppyless laptop
It gets stuck in endless loop seeking the missing
floppy!:-x

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Re: AROS Hardware Poll
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2004, 07:39:40 PM »
@bloodline

If they were looking for a business opportunity, they should have asked another question, not limit the possible answers.

A "refurbished"  mac with AROS on it sounds like a possible business opportunity to me. If it´s bought from Ebay or something, apple won´t care.

But with another question, I might have answered
"go for the miniITX, fanless console/mediaplayer thing, not laptop or pda".
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Re: AROS Hardware Poll
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2004, 07:54:15 PM »
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I vote for a laptop without a floppy drive.

Currently it wont boot on my floppyless laptop
It gets stuck in endless loop seeking the missing
floppy!

Loki


I had this problem, though not on my Laptop, I cured it but switching support for a floppy drive on in the BIOS even though no Floppy drive was on the machine... AROS worked fine after that :-)

-Edit- As always, use the latest build of AROS.

Offline Loki1

Re: AROS Hardware Poll
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2004, 08:03:40 PM »
I will give it a shot!

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Re: AROS Hardware Poll
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2004, 09:37:07 PM »
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A "refurbished" mac with AROS on it sounds like a possible business opportunity to me. If it´s bought from Ebay or something, apple won´t care.


Nice idea, but someone would have to get hold of the hardware docs for these macs :-)

Offline angrybrit

Re: AROS Hardware Poll
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2004, 11:27:36 PM »
I just want AROS to work on Intel Chipsets. ;-)
 

Offline XDelusion

Re: AROS Hardware Poll
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2004, 12:06:44 AM »
The VERY low end to thie very High end AMD support is a must, but it would be nice to be able to make use of all those OLD Mac performas people have siting around collections dust.

 Remember those old computers that had some power to them, but Mac OS was too damn bloated to make good use of them? :)

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 Consoles is where it is at as well!
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Offline Loki1

Re: AROS Hardware Poll
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2004, 12:09:16 AM »
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had this problem, though not on my Laptop, I cured it but switching support for a floppy drive on in the BIOS even though no Floppy drive was on the machine... AROS worked fine after that


No go!

Here's the deal:

The floppy can't be disabled or enabled.

Floppy access is external USB only.

CMOS can't be accessed as usual at boot-up (at least I have not figured out how to do so).

There is a hardware settings app in the windows control panel to change boot priorities and there is no option that does not include floppy.

Most new laptops (and some desttops) do not come with floppy drives anymore.  USB floppys are used if needed.

I feel that an endless loop condition is a BUG that should be fixed.

Laptops are fast becoming the computer of choise as their prices continue to drop.  Most will not come with built-in floppy drives and hense wont work with the current state of AROS.

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Offline amigamad

Re: AROS Hardware Poll
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2004, 12:59:13 AM »
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chose G3. laptop, go iBook.


I would not these apple laptops are badly made and thousands of people have dead ones both g4 an g3 mainboards are dying one person is on the second motherboard in the first year of ownership. :-?
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