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Offline persia

Re: Market research for new PowerPC system
« Reply #90 on: November 15, 2009, 02:35:22 PM »
Yes, X86 is a logical choice based on available hardware.  But AmigaOS is a closed source OS with a handful of people working on it, the market is small, it's not a general interest OS.  There's no audience of millions waiting for the Amiga line, there might have been in 1995, but they've long since left the station.  AROS and Anubis have taught us that.

It 's us and a handful of retro enthusiasts that might join us.  That means they for the most part are willing to pay a premium.  So why bother porting to X86?
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Offline sgrddy

Re: Market research for new PowerPC system
« Reply #91 on: November 15, 2009, 07:56:44 PM »
Quote from: Amiga_Nut;529640
PS3 uses the Cell processor which is highly unsuitable for an OS, it's really not going to excel in  that environment.

Certainly even the older Cell is much faster than 1Ghz PPC chips.
 

Offline Amiga_Nut

Re: Market research for new PowerPC system
« Reply #92 on: November 17, 2009, 04:35:22 AM »
Quote from: sgrddy;529720
Certainly even the older Cell is much faster than 1Ghz PPC chips.


It's not a case of performance, the SPEs in the CELL are nowhere near as feature rich as the cores in multicore PPC or x86  CPUs. It's a very unsuitable CPU for running a media rich OS that you would want today. Very inflexible in that environment, great for games coding though if you know what you are doing.