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Offline ElPolloDiabl

Re: AmigaOS 4.x WB official replacement why not?
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2015, 12:54:49 AM »
Should you be able to choose at installation like a Linux distro? That is good if you can get a UI you like.
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Re: AmigaOS 4.x WB official replacement why not?
« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2015, 01:29:23 AM »
I prefer the Workbench to the others as well. If I need to handle a lot of file related activities I'll fire up DiskMaster2 or something.

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well, i, for one, like the 'paleolithic' workbench. and i imagine there might be other customers which do as well. since you can easily run dopus5 in workbench replacement-mode on AOS4 currently, i'd rather us be able to continue to use what we each prefer. :)

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Offline trekiej

Re: AmigaOS 4.x WB official replacement why not?
« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2015, 05:33:04 AM »
I noticed that MUI and Magic Workbench was on the same site, as far as I remember.
Does anyone still use Magic Workbench or have I been living on a different hdd for too long?
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Re: AmigaOS 4.x WB official replacement why not?
« Reply #18 on: May 30, 2015, 05:33:19 AM »
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Since we have Scalos, Ambient or even Dopus Magellan II I found pretty strange that there's no decision from Hyperion to replace the actual paleolithic WB with one them?
Just curious...
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Offline itix

Re: AmigaOS 4.x WB official replacement why not?
« Reply #19 on: May 30, 2015, 08:03:58 AM »
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The OS4.1 WB IMHO has a beautiful look, has high functionality, and has that classic Amiga feel to it.


You are mixing two entirely different things. Workbench is an applications which look and feel codes from the operating system. One you change the theme in the OS the look and feel in Workbench changes, too.
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Offline Oldsmobile_Mike

Re: AmigaOS 4.x WB official replacement why not?
« Reply #20 on: May 30, 2015, 08:28:29 AM »
Quote from: trekiej;790188
I noticed that MUI and Magic Workbench was on the same site, as far as I remember.
Does anyone still use Magic Workbench or have I been living on a different hdd for too long?

They were both from SASG, waaaaaaay back in the day.  ;)  Wonder whatever happened to those guys?  From what I recall they stopped taking registrations at least 10 years ago.  Shame, since everybody still uses MUI, you'd think they'd want to make at least a little money off licenses, right?  :laugh1:

And to answer your second question, I still use MagicWB icons on my A500.  I bet a lot of people do!  They do have that sort of classic/nostalgic feel to them, compared to more modern GlowIcons/Ken's Icons/etc., as well as lower system overhead.  I've actually been thinking about reformatting my A500 with 3.9, because I find more and more I "can't live" without the more modern features, but swapping back MagicWB icons in over-top of the GlowIcons.  Just for that nostalgia feeling.  :)

Edit:  Wait, you can still register MUI?  Well I'll be damned.  At least you  could in 2007, LOL.  ;)

Edit to my edit:  Erm, nevermind.  Now you got me thinking about it though, I might as well send him the money that I never could, back when I was a broke teenager.  Couldn't hurt!
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Offline Yasu

Re: AmigaOS 4.x WB official replacement why not?
« Reply #21 on: May 30, 2015, 11:25:35 AM »
Just an honest question: why do you feel Ambient is "so un-Amiga like"? I get it that it looks and feel different but "un-Amiga like"? I find most things very familiar from my Classic days. Unlike any Linux distro that I would really call "un-Amiga like".

Offline Iggy

Re: AmigaOS 4.x WB official replacement why not?
« Reply #22 on: May 30, 2015, 01:48:13 PM »
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Just an honest question: why do you feel Ambient is "so un-Amiga like"? I get it that it looks and feel different but "un-Amiga like"? I find most things very familiar from my Classic days. Unlike any Linux distro that I would really call "un-Amiga like".


I tend to agree with you, in that all the functions work the same.
Any Amiga user that knows how to reduce, enlarge, or bring a window to the foreground will immediately be able to use Ambient.
I don't understand, unless its only based on casual experience, where did the "un Amiga like" comments come from.
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Offline kamelito

Re: AmigaOS 4.x WB official replacement why not?
« Reply #23 on: May 30, 2015, 07:48:43 PM »
The AmigaOS 4.x could still keep it's look but can be updated to today standard.
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Offline kolla

Re: AmigaOS 4.x WB official replacement why not?
« Reply #24 on: May 30, 2015, 08:07:34 PM »
What are today's standards?
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Offline kamelito

Re: AmigaOS 4.x WB official replacement why not?
« Reply #25 on: May 30, 2015, 08:42:24 PM »
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What are today's standards?


- "path" bar where you can go backward and that told you were you are, in this bar you can click on one part of the path and it will show you a menu with all drawers below and you can select one to go there.
- history of most used visited location
- search bar with fast search based on metadatas
- display documents of any type like an icon. Quick view possible on those documents.
-fast scan of the content of a folder
-unlimited undo/redo of performed actions
-bar with name/modified date type and size all of those can be sorted based on the item you choose ex perform action like file < 100kb
-all of this can be shared

There's more but I need to Watch a movie now.
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Offline trekiej

Re: AmigaOS 4.x WB official replacement why not?
« Reply #26 on: May 30, 2015, 08:54:49 PM »
I would like to see OS4.1Fe in a 68K edition on a fast FPGA Amiga.
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Offline kamelito

Re: AmigaOS 4.x WB official replacement why not?
« Reply #27 on: May 30, 2015, 09:48:08 PM »
Quote from: trekiej;790225
I would like to see OS4.1Fe in a 68K edition on a fast FPGA Amiga.


I agree they shouldn't have stopped 68k version, they'll get a lot more sell doing so.
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Offline QuikSanz

Re: AmigaOS 4.x WB official replacement why not?
« Reply #28 on: May 30, 2015, 09:56:13 PM »
Quote from: trekiej;790225
I would like to see OS4.1Fe in a 68K edition on a fast FPGA Amiga.


Now that is a great idea, No need for Hyperion to "sanction" another replacement as you can use what you want anyway.

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Offline ribdevil1

Re: AmigaOS 4.x WB official replacement why not?
« Reply #29 on: May 30, 2015, 10:36:46 PM »
@ Kamelito
Ha, you say like windows, no thanks.
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