|[News] Amiga announces an agreement with Red Hat, Inc.||ANN.lu|
|Posted on 22-Aug-2000 19:30 GMT by Christian Kemp||28 comments|
In a press-release I just received from Bill McEwen, Amiga announces an agreement with Red Hat, Inc. to provide high performance multimedia for the Linux platform. They aim to provide the foundation for exciting games, and consumer content for the desktop, STB, Game machines, and handheld markets. Read more below.
Amiga and Red Hat working together to provide the foundation for exciting games, and consumer content for the desktop, STB, Game machines, and handheld markets.
Exciting games, blazing fast Java, new consumer environments, all with the new Amiga SDK available for $99.00 from Redhat.com Marketplace
|Contact:||Melissa London||Bill McEwen|
|Red Hat||Amiga Incorporated|
Snoqualmie, WA, August 21, 2000 - Amiga (www.amiga.com) has announced today an agreement with Red Hat, Inc. (NASDAQ: RHAT), the leader in open source internet infrastructure, to provide high performance multimedia for the Linux platform. The agreement gives the Redhat.com community access to Amiga's Software Developer Kit. Bill McEwen, Amiga President/CEO, said that the company selected Red Hat because of its leadership and abilities to assist in the development of the new Amiga.
“The Amiga community has already created significant content including games and exciting Java applications with the Amiga SDK. With the response that we received from the members of the Red Hat team, they clearly understand what the Amiga has meant to the development of personal computer as we know it today. And more important, they are eager to provide support and add significantly to the solid foundation we have been developing. McEwen Said”
"We're excited to be working with Amiga," said Paul McNamara, VP of Products and Platforms. "With a multimedia consumer layer available with Red Hat as the foundation, new markets and new users will be able to take advantage of Linux and the software available on Redhat.com."
“The strategic relationship and partnership with the Tao Group in Reading, England (www.tao-group.com) that we announced at the beginning of this year, added to this support from Red Hat, gives the New Amiga a very exciting and real story.” McEwen Said.
The new Amiga SDK is the embodiment of the Amiga multimedia computing experience. With tools, support, and exciting new applications already in development for the new Amiga, developers can quickly begin creating games, multimedia applications, and can use Java for even more opportunities. With the purchase of the SDK a developer will receive free updates for the next 12 months, and the scout level of Amiga's support program.
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|Posted by Martin Baute on 22-Aug-2000 22:00 GMT|
|Well, I think I can put some things mentioned here into perspective. (The perspective of my perceptions and hopes, mind you... ;-) )|
- what Linux developers get from using the Amiga SDK:
By supporting the SDK, Ami might turn out to be attractive enough for larger, commercial companies; if these companies develop major applications for the Ami, this will in turn benefit Linux users who can run these apps in the hosted Ami environment. (True for all other platforms, too.)
- will Linux be host for Ami forever?
No. Linux can run Ami. Windows can run Ami. Ami can run native on supported hardware. Other OS can run Ami. (Sometimes in the future, not yet.)
- why don´t RedHat and/or Sun and/or Matrox announce their partnerships with Amiga, too?
One of Matrox´ officials answered this in an interview: They will announce if and when they can offer product. Amiga has a product, the SDK, and they announce partnerships because they hope the SDK will sell - crucial for their goal. Matrox, RedHat, Sun et al cannot yet benefit from the Amiga partnership, so they don´t announce so they won´t look stupid if Amiga fails.
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