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Offline A1260

News from Hyperion
« on: December 31, 2007, 02:39:07 PM »
Hyperion Entertainment extends its best wishes for 2008 to all of its customers and supporters world-wide.

In 2007, Hyperion and the AmigaOS 4.x development team continued its tireless work on Hyperion’s renowned PowerPC based, multi-media centric operating system, AmigaOS 4, with the release of two significant (free for download) updates and the release of AmigaOS 4.0 for the original Amiga 1200/3000/4000 line of computers equipped with PowerPC accelerator cards. AmigaOS 4.0 is now (and has been since quite some time) by far the largest update of AmigaOS in Amiga history dating back to 1987.

Thanks to our strategic partnership with Acube Systems s.r.l which acts as Hyperion’s global producer and distributor, the production value of the Amiga 1200/3000/4000 version of AmigaOS 4.0, with heavy cardboard box, dedicated emergency floppy and glossy Quick Start manual, brought professional production values back to the Amiga platform which have not been seen since the demise of Commodore.

Building on that work, Hyperion is committed to continue development of AmigaOS 4.x in the year 2008 by drastically expanding both the feature-set of AmigaOS 4.x and the range of supported PowerPC based target hardware.

A number of exciting new features are currently already undergoing beta-testing with more functionality under development and scheduled for release in 2008.

Amiga 1200/3000/4000 users of AmigaOS 4.0 can look forward to a free update early 2008 bringing increased compatibility for legacy third-party hardware add-ons and improved driver support.

Users of AmigaOne hardware will also be in for a major treat in early H1/2008 and they certainly will not be the only ones.

Hyperion Entertainment once more wishes to thank all of its supporters and customers for their loyal and patient support without whom there would be no future for AmigaOS.

Please rest assured that in 2008, just as in 2007, Hyperion will continue to deliver.

Happy New Year!

http://www.hyperion-entertainment.biz:8080/news/2007-12-31
 

Offline djbase

Re: News from Hyperion
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2007, 02:51:59 PM »
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...with heavy cardboard box, dedicated emergency floppy and glossy Quick Start manual, brought professional production values back to the Amiga platform which have not been seen since the demise of Commodore.


Oh really? What about OS3.5/3.9? Were these not professional productions?
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Offline maffoo

Re: News from Hyperion
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2007, 02:59:04 PM »
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Building on that work, Hyperion is committed to continue development of AmigaOS 4.x in the year 2008 by drastically expanding both the feature-set of AmigaOS 4.x and the range of supported PowerPC based target hardware.


Assuming the legal wranglings don't get in the way, this is great news! Hopefully it will include an official way of running it on PPC Macs  :-)
 

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Re: News from Hyperion
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2007, 03:06:34 PM »
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Oh really? What about OS3.5/3.9? Were these not professional productions?


i think they mean the fact OS4 is theoretically sold in a cardboard box with a manual. OS3.9 was only ever a  CD, but I remember OS3.5 came in a box, with a (thin) manual.
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Re: News from Hyperion
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2007, 03:15:27 PM »
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by far the largest update of AmigaOS in Amiga history dating back to 1987.

I consider 1.3->2.0 larger.
 

Offline djbase

Re: News from Hyperion
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2007, 03:41:19 PM »
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i think they mean the fact OS4 is theoretically sold in a cardboard box with a manual. OS3.9 was only ever a CD, but I remember OS3.5 came in a box, with a (thin) manual.


OS3.9 had only a jewel case with a booklet and an option of a heavy book, thats right but due to the fact that the cardbox of OS4 was send as DIY Kit to most of the customers and not build or wrapped like the OS3.5 box I wouldn't call this a professional production either.
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Re: News from Hyperion
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2007, 03:56:27 PM »
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Users of AmigaOne hardware will also be in for a major treat in early H1/2008 and they certainly will not be the only ones.


Could that mean that AOS 4.0 will also be released for Pegasos hardware and maybe Efika!?
 

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Re: News from Hyperion
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2007, 04:18:07 PM »
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but due to the fact that the cardbox of OS4 was send as DIY Kit to most of the customers and not build or wrapped like the OS3.5 box I wouldn't call this a professional production either.


Agreed, that's why I said OS4 is theoretically sold in a cardboard box :-D
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Re: News from Hyperion
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2007, 04:19:00 PM »
Glad to hear from Hyperion, still, no new hardware save the MiniMig has me concerned.
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Offline yoodoo

Re: News from Hyperion
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2007, 04:37:09 PM »
re professional production values:

It's all in the emergency boot floppy.

Could you load OS3.5/3.5 on a vanilla machine? Could you boot from an appropriate floppy rescue disk if needed?

iirc 3.5 and 3.9 had no emergency rescue disk: you had to create one as you went along?

For what it's worth, 3.5 did have a nicer box...
 

Offline djbase

Re: News from Hyperion
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2007, 04:50:00 PM »
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It's all in the emergency boot floppy.

Could you load OS3.5/3.5 on a vanilla machine? Could you boot from an appropriate floppy rescue disk if needed?

iirc 3.5 and 3.9 had no emergency rescue disk: you had to create one as you went along?


So it all belongs to the boot disk? I don't remember about 3.5 but 3.9 can create such a disk if needed. I don't see the point why OS3.5/3.9 is no professional production. Maybe Hyperion should take less drugs.
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Re: News from Hyperion
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2007, 05:20:05 PM »
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Painkiller  Posted: 2007/12/31 9:56:27

ould that mean that AOS 4.0 will also be released for Pegasos hardware and maybe Efika!?


that will NEVER happen, period!
 

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Re: News from Hyperion
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2007, 05:30:07 PM »
@a1260

If Hyperion is unwilling to have their OS on hardware other than their limited subset, then they are being foolish and stubborn.  It is time to move past such petty concepts as blue/red trolls and instead deliver the best option for the marketplace, period.
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Re: News from Hyperion
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2007, 05:35:53 PM »
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that will NEVER happen, period!


I agree, AI will never allow their OS to be sold for Genesi products.

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Re: News from Hyperion
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2007, 06:18:59 PM »
@damocles

Again, my statement above, if they are unwilling to accept the reality of the market, that is that Genesi has delivered one of the few viable platforms for said system, then they will die.  It is time to put aside egos here.
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