|In reply to Comment 77 (Anonymous):|
>Such hardware and its distributors must be approved and licensed by Amiga Inc. >and the hardware distributors must also sell and support AmigaOS4.
That's absolutely nonsense. There are lots of possibilities:
They can rename the "pegasos" to for example Phoenix. This Phoenix is exactly the same as the Pegasos.
Now this Phoenix can get an Amiga certificate and if the flash gets the AmigaOS4 extensions, then it must be sold with AmigaOS4 alone.
So bPlan has two products for sale.
But I wonder if the whole renaming part is required. As far as I have understand it, the certificate is just a quality garantee. Can we, as an amiga user, buy this product capable of running AmigaOS4 without ending with a piece of crap and with zero support.
As I understansd it, only Pegasos mainboards with the AmigaOS4 extensions, or USB dongle, thus capable of running AmigaOS MUST be sold with AmigaOS4.
If the Pegasos is NOT capable of running AmigaOS4, then it can be shipped with whatever OS they want.
So as far as I can see, it's AmigaInc protecting AmigaOS4 with their licencing strategic: If it's capable of running AmigaOS4 then it must be sold with AmigaOS. If it's got no AmigaOS4 code in flash then sell it with any OS you want.
But it's bPlan which wants to push MorphOS no matter what: Hey you stupid Amiga user, you don't have a choice, you want a Pegasos? Then you get MorphOS in the package no matter what. In other words: You have no choice.