|[News] Explanations from Fleecy, part 2||ANN.lu|
|Posted on 01-Apr-2001 10:41 GMT by Christian Kemp||49 comments|
Fleecy writes: AmigaOS4 will only run on hardware that conforms to the zico
specification - currently that is the Eyetech AmigaOne (which also offers full backwards compatibility with AA chipset access applications) and the bPlan AmigaOne, which will run AmigaOS4 apps and older apps which use retargetable coding. We look forwards to other Amiga hardware companies developing zico based solutions and are actively talking to them.
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|Comment 1||Anonymous||31-Mar-2001 22:00 GMT|
|Comment 2||Daniel Allsopp||31-Mar-2001 22:00 GMT|
|Comment 3||Bertrand PRESLES||31-Mar-2001 22:00 GMT|
|Comment 4||Keith Blakemore-Noble||31-Mar-2001 22:00 GMT|
|Explanations from Fleecy, part 2 : Comment 5 of 49||ANN.lu|
|Posted by Roj on 31-Mar-2001 22:00 GMT|
|In reply to Comment 4 (Keith Blakemore-Noble):|
I've felt that coming for some time now. AmigaOS 3.9 is a decent product, but it's also intended as a "market feeler" and the market has really been disappointing. There are a lot more "ex-Amigans" than there are Amigans, and there aren't enough active users left to support much on the C= side. I can't hardly blame people for leaving. It's just a bad situation that's going to take something resembling a miracle to pull out of.
That does not mean that a solid product and intelligent marketing strategy won't bring people back. If new PPC hardware, SharkPPC or whatever, comes in a preconfigured package with OS 4/5 and it actually has merit and as a powerful, flexible and forgiving system, the "ex-Amigans" won't stay "ex's" for long.
As far as the AmigaOne goes, it will REALLY have to show me something before I give up all my gear and make the move away from both "classic" Amiga and Windows systems. I know there's great potential there, but I feel there's equal potential for both the classic and the DE if both are properly presented (for a change).
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