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Offline AmigaOldskooler

Who's getting the Tabor?
« on: February 01, 2017, 09:08:18 AM »
Hello folks! Just read on Generation Amiga that the Tabor might be released at the Amiga32 show in Germany in October this year. So, who's considering getting one? I'm very interested, but it does of course depend a bit on the price. :)
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Offline JimmiG

Re: Who's getting the Tabor?
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2017, 09:22:39 AM »
I'm still undecided. I was quite excited when it was announced back in 2015, but the long wait has definitely killed most of my enthusiasm, as I've moved on to other things. A release over 2 years after the announcement is just too long.
 

Offline darkage

Re: Who's getting the Tabor?
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2017, 10:02:19 AM »
didnt realise it has already been 2 years ?  I just recently learnt about it, and got pretty excited.   but October seems like a long way off.     waiting waiting..
 

Offline JimmiG

Re: Who's getting the Tabor?
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2017, 10:44:37 AM »
Quote from: darkage;821256
didnt realise it has already been 2 years ?  I just recently learnt about it, and got pretty excited.   but October seems like a long way off.     waiting waiting..


It was announced in October 2015, so if it comes out in October this year, it will have been 2 years.

The actual hardware has been available to beta testers for almost as long and runs Linux just fine:
http://amigax1000.blogspot.se/2016/01/my-a1222-has-arrived.html

The delay, as always, was caused by Hyperion/AmigaOS.
 

Offline aggro_mix

Re: Who's getting the Tabor?
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2017, 01:18:46 PM »
It really depends on the price but I do want one!
 

Offline yssing

Re: Who's getting the Tabor?
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2017, 01:37:40 PM »
This october. Thats a long way from now. But yes i really want a tabor
 

Offline Pat the Cat

Re: Who's getting the Tabor?
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2017, 01:52:59 PM »
Well, it's not the cheapest way to get a new computer running Amiga OS, but on the other hand, it does go very fast with a dirty great PCI-e port to delight any one of selection of fine graphics cards.

I guess at the other end of the scale, you have things like Pi emulators, which can let you play Amiga games pretty well. They won't do as well as Steam boxes, which I guess might be one of the Tabor's selling points?

It's not like the architecture is that different, Arm Cortext 7 against Tabor isn't so different, but faster memory, better connectivity, 3d hardware graphic rendering, etc.

I guess if you got a souped up Pi variant to run an emulator on, like a Beagle bone, you'd get faster Amiga emulation too - but how fast do you really need? How much do you want to pay to run Amiga software? Cortex Arm 8 is expensive, but has a huge host of hardware options (and licenses to pay for).
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Offline JimmiG

Re: Who's getting the Tabor?
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2017, 02:17:19 PM »
Quote from: Pat the Cat;821272
Well, it's not the cheapest way to get a new computer running Amiga OS, but on the other hand, it does go very fast with a dirty great PCI-e port to delight any one of selection of fine graphics cards.

I guess at the other end of the scale, you have things like Pi emulators, which can let you play Amiga games pretty well. They won't do as well as Steam boxes, which I guess might be one of the Tabor's selling points?

It's not like the architecture is that different, Arm Cortext 7 against Tabor isn't so different, but faster memory, better connectivity, 3d hardware graphic rendering, etc.

I guess if you got a souped up Pi variant to run an emulator on, like a Beagle bone, you'd get faster Amiga emulation too - but how fast do you really need? How much do you want to pay to run Amiga software? Cortex Arm 8 is expensive, but has a huge host of hardware options (and licenses to pay for).


Main reason would be to run AmigaOS 4 natively, without the limitations and frustrations of emulation. My desktop computer, laptop, phone, and probably my microwave oven (with a few modifications) can already emulate classic 68k Amigas.
 

Offline goldfish

Re: Who's getting the Tabor?
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2017, 04:06:43 PM »
Holly cow October Hyperion are taking the piss on the amount of time it takes to get OS4 onto another platform. Somebody needs to kick there arse I want one but I fear standalone Vampire might be close by then.  I will then loose most of what little hope I have in os4 having affordable hardware to run it on. Come on guys October seriously ????????
 

Offline nicholas

Re: Who's getting the Tabor?
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2017, 01:35:28 PM »
if it's more than 150 quid for a board I don't want one.
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Re: Who's getting the Tabor?
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2017, 03:42:30 PM »
Quote from: JimmiG;821273
Main reason would be to run AmigaOS 4 natively, without the limitations and frustrations of emulation. My desktop computer, laptop, phone, and probably my microwave oven (with a few modifications) can already emulate classic 68k Amigas.


In fact, anything which can run a web browser:

http://scriptedamigaemulator.net

Which I actually use more than native compiled UAE now!

Offline eliyahu

Re: Who's getting the Tabor?
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2017, 03:51:02 PM »
Quote from: AmigaOldskooler;821252
Hello folks! Just read on Generation Amiga that the Tabor might be released at the Amiga32 show in Germany in October this year. So, who's considering getting one? I'm very interested, but it does of course depend a bit on the price. :)

i already have one. :hammer:

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Offline amigasociety

Re: Who's getting the Tabor?
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2017, 04:43:03 PM »
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i already have one. :hammer:

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ditto !!

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Offline gunni

Re: Who's getting the Tabor?
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2017, 05:16:19 PM »
I'm considering it, but in the end it depends on the price
 

Offline robo-ant

Re: Who's getting the Tabor?
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2017, 06:01:00 PM »
I'll get one if the price is right and the performance is significantly better than that of my Sam440.