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Offline TiredOLife

Re: Folding A-EON Technology
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2012, 11:41:37 PM »
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This is very distressing, plus the fact that the AmigaKit server appears to be down at the moment, does not help matters.


Amigakit website seems fine here.
 

Offline crawff

Re: Folding A-EON Technology
« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2012, 11:42:41 PM »
What a sad day :-(
 

Offline Amiga_Nut

Re: Folding A-EON Technology
« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2012, 11:45:30 PM »
As others have said this is sad news. Even though I wasn't in the market for one it would have been the fastest OS4 box money can buy.
 

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Re: Folding A-EON Technology
« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2012, 11:47:54 PM »
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That's sad to hear.  I was never in the market for one myself but I'm sure they're great for the people who are.  I always thought the PA6T had good potential.

It did look like there quite a bit of interest, but evidently not enough.

Interest was not the problem.  The First Contact X1000 production run was sold out in less than 24 hours, maybe even less than 12 hours.

The problems must lie elsewhere, but we may never know exactly why Trevor was forced into this action.  I can tell you one thing, it is not from lack of desire and dedication.  Few people have worked harder toward improving the Amiga community than Trevor.  You can disagree with the methods he chose, but you should never doubt his intentions.

He is one of the good guys and this decision does not alter my opinion of him one bit.
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Offline takemehomegrandma

Re: Folding A-EON Technology
« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2012, 11:48:14 PM »
Oh, and BTW...

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The current run of AmigaOne X1000 boards will be the only one made. The beta testers can keep their boards if they so choose, and the remaining boards will be set up for auction at a later date.


...to what degree do the boards actually work? I mean, they are *betas* as far as I understands. How close to the finish-line was the Hardware? The firmware? OS drivers? From various reports we got the impression that there would still be some work ahead to get things up on a decent level, how much was it?
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Re: Folding A-EON Technology
« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2012, 11:50:07 PM »
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As others have said this is sad news. Even though I wasn't in the market for one it would have been the fastest OS4 box money can buy.

Correction:  It IS still the fastest OS4 computer ever made.  It is just that you can no longer buy one new from the manufacturer/distributor.

I will sell you mine for $5,000 if you really want one.  :roflmao:
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Offline F0LLETT

Re: Folding A-EON Technology
« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2012, 11:51:42 PM »
Its a hoax, his accounts have been hacked.
I have just confirmed this. So please can a mod disable his account (and delete this thread) until the real trevor contacts an admin.
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Re: Folding A-EON Technology
« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2012, 11:53:02 PM »
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Oh, and BTW...
...to what degree do the boards actually work? I mean, they are *betas* as far as I understands. How close to the finish-line was the Hardware? The firmware? OS drivers? From various reports we got the impression that there would still be some work ahead to get things up on a decent level, how much was it?

From what I saw at AmiWest last October, it was almost finished.  There is still work to be done to complete the drivers for on-board sound and networking, as they changed the Ethernet in one of the board revisions (IIRC), but hopefully that will be finished soon, as it is being done by Hyperion, not A-Eon, if my understanding is correct.
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Offline Stevo

Re: Folding A-EON Technology
« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2012, 11:53:28 PM »
..."and with the A-EON partners backing off"

Now lets not point fingers -)
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Offline RMK305

Re: Folding A-EON Technology
« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2012, 11:53:29 PM »
Edit: Follett beat me to it.
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Re: Folding A-EON Technology
« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2012, 11:53:38 PM »
Looks like his accounts have been hacked now...

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Re: Folding A-EON Technology
« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2012, 11:54:22 PM »
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Its a hoax, his accounts have been hacked.
I have just confirmed this. So please can a mod disable his account (and delete this thread) until the real trevor contacts you.

I hope this is true Chris.  

Have the AmigaKit servers also been hacked?  I cannot get a connection right now.

Edit:  got a connection to AmigaKit again, so I guess the interruption was very short, or may have just been from my end.

What kind of jerk would do this and for what purpose?
« Last Edit: January 10, 2012, 11:59:29 PM by amigadave »
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Re: Folding A-EON Technology
« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2012, 11:56:56 PM »
This is a hoax.  I spoke with Trevor today discussing business matters.
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Offline TiredOLife

Re: Folding A-EON Technology
« Reply #28 on: January 10, 2012, 11:58:45 PM »
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I hope this is true Chris.  

Have the AmigaKit servers also been hacked?  I cannot get a connection right now.

Edit:  got a connection to AmigaKit again, so I guess the interruption was very short, or may have just been from my end.


Amigakite site still working fine here.
 

Offline Tension

Re: Folding A-EON Technology
« Reply #29 on: January 11, 2012, 12:10:05 AM »
Hmmm... Still nothing else from Trevor... :popcorn: