|Posted on 19-May-2000 07:17 GMT by Christian Kemp
In an attempt to gain further information regarding the release date of the AmiJoe I have been in contact with a variety of places. Read more below.
Blittersoft UK informed me that the units were ready and waiting on Haage & Partner (presumably for a license for the PPC 68k emulator+warpup). Bill Mc Ewen mentioned in a speech a short while back that they were working though with Met@box to lower the cost of the Amijoes to be around the 250$us or so mark by using as many standardized parts as possible. This still left the question of when it would come out so i then contacted met@box themselves, in which their international rep ("Susan") replied: "Please keep an eye on the website. I have no further info at present". Does anyone know anything more on this matter regarding its release?
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|Posted by Remco Komduur on 21-May-2000 22:00 GMT
|In reply to Comment 38 (Sinan Gurkan):
I can agree to that. If they put a graphic card on this thing with a chip which bears the name Permedia 2 then I wouldn't get my panties in an uproar ????? (Heard Al Bundy say it once).
I think we will just have to wait and see but I do hope that Met@Box doesn't do anything stupid like writing another kernel. The PowerUp WarpOS debate hasn't even finished and unfortunatly another OS called MorphOS is here to make a mess of things once more.
What we don't need is to split the current Amiga market up once more. What should happen is that all developers agree to go in one direction and do that uniformly. If we fail to do that, we are one step closer to killing the Amiga off for good. And I don't want to see that happen.
At this point I see DCE creating a new great graphics card first before Met@Box is able to bring something new to the market.
But I am very interrested in seeing what the new VooDoo add-on for the Picasso 4 will be doing. But we need to remember that it is 5 times slower than a VooDoo 2.
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