|[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|
|Comment 5||Roj||31-Mar-2001 22:00 GMT|
|Comment 6||Bertrand PRESLES||31-Mar-2001 22:00 GMT|
|Comment 7||Keith Blakemore-Noble||31-Mar-2001 22:00 GMT|
|Comment 8||David Scheibler||31-Mar-2001 22:00 GMT|
|Explanations from Fleecy, part 2 : Comment 9 of 49||ANN.lu|
|Posted by Ralph on 31-Mar-2001 22:00 GMT|
|In reply to Comment 6 (Bertrand PRESLES):|
The "problem" is that Amiga always bragged about how little resources are needed for
the DE - it will even work on PDAs! And as G3/G4 are not THAT different from the existing
603/604 CPUs it pretty much looks like a political decision (perhaps to force new hardware
sales to support the vendors and dealers). Gives a bad image IMHO. Cannot be so much work
to have it run properly on existing cards.
If people feel they are lacking CPU power they will upgrade by themselves - without a
"mother company" driving them into this direction. I even believe that 604e (at least)
are capable of doing quite a lot more than they do today. In existing Amigas they still
play a coprocessor role (so they suffer from those DualCPU design and from the fact of
not being fully integrated into the OS). Additionally the developers are very few in number
and have not yet experienced the real limits of the "old" CPUs very often, because the
learning curve is not very steep because of no "competition".
Looking at the MACs is a bad idea, as the OS there eats lots of CPU power (not as much as
Windows, but still a lot) and so the 604 can not show their real potential.
Heck - why do people always try to abandon everything that is older than a year? My car
was 13 years old and served me well all the time i used it (until i had to sell it because
of going to Japan for business reasons).
Noone says that the old 68k has to be supported by a new OS version, but intentionally
crippling it to push hardware sales (at least it looks that way to me) is not the
gentlemen's way... :-\
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