|[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 XDelusion on 23-Aug-2000 22:00 GMT|
|Um, is not the fact that Amiga runs ontop of Linux saying that there has been an alliance in terms of software, and therefore in business? Shoot me if I am wrong but to me, Amiga is offering something wonderful, I LOVE Linux, but mostly I just run Be or Winblows (and toy around with QNX) for all my internet, video digitizing, game playing, downloads, experiments ect. And Linux as my server which sits in the corner collection dust, only to be played with now and then to test out some new Freeware, or play Quake 3 :)|
Anyhow my point is, that with Amiga running "seamlessly" ontop of my 98% crash proof Hacker OS from hell, I become happy again!
If I could digitze full length movies, convert them to Dreamcast format, Play an assortment of High Quality emulators, use my scanner, printer, ect. ect. Use my entire computer for both creativity, research, and serving, then hell ya, bring it on!!!
Now my question again, can I run the Amiga OS without the presence of X!?!?!? That would be sweet!!!
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