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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 LondonBill McEwen
Red HatAmiga Incorporated
919.547.0012425.396.5660
bill@amiga.com

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 ACGregory on 22-Aug-2000 22:00 GMT
I am a bit confused. Is Linux going to be perpectually working
under the SDK layer? (amiverse?)
Does this announcement mean that Red Hat is pushing its GUI
face at the public as being an Amiga face?
I was looking forward to seeing a super fast ELATE VP native
thingy without having any software OS baggage. Maybe if enough
apps get ported using Linux or Windows or MacOS as a base,
developers will get smart enough and start writing for ELATE
VP native..I don't know.....
But what's the comments about there being lots of new Amiga
that works with the SDK out there. ....I haven't heard
or seen any product yet....
With the AmigaONE scheduled for late 2000 or Q1 2001, if that
doesn't show up......I don't know what we're gonna get....
who really wants a layer on top of a layer on top of a layer (unless
it is so transparent, and there are no crashes, and it is as fast
as the mind can comprehend)....
Jump...
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