|[Rant] AmigaOS + POP/PPC petition official web site||ANN.lu|
|Posted on 06-Jun-2002 04:30 GMT by Seehund||280 comments|
AmigaPOP.8bit.co.uk is finally online!
Here you'll hopefully find all information you could possibly want about the "AmigaOS distribution policies and POP/PPC hardware petition". I hope the background information and FAQ will be especially helpful to clear up any confusion surrounding these issues.
If you have not yet signed the petition, then please do so now! Please help spreading the word by linking to AmigaPOP.8bit.co.uk. It's not too late to save our favourite OS and a unified POP-based hardware market!
In other news, I have finally managed to get in touch with the PetitionOnline.com administrators. The few abuse and sabotage attempts so far have been removed from the signatory listings. Not that any garbage would ever reach the recipient of our petition, but I understand some thought that it didn't look too good...
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|AmigaOS + POP/PPC petition official web site : Comment 202 of 280||ANN.lu|
|Posted by Tbone on 07-Jun-2002 10:14 GMT|
|In reply to Comment 198 (Menthos):|
"Well, go and buy a WindowsXP for PPC! ;) "
"Software companies have always dictated the hardware they run on in one way or another, sorry to say. "
Platform and hardware are a wee bit different... I've no qualm with AOS4 targeting a POP/PPC Platform, like Windows XP targets the X86 platform, but if Microsoft told me I could only use Chaintech motherboards!
Actually I'd -relish- AmigaOS targeting the POP/PPC platform, we could ride this new POP wave somewhere rather than being a closet POP spinoff. We could show all those linux geeks what a cool geek OS really can do on the same hardware they run their PPClinux on... If we could work out a way to prevent piracy while doing this, we'd all be happy and there'd be beer and girls and... well you get the picture ;)
besides, these linux geeks who made linux work on all the POP goodies, come in very handy when you need help with drivers, when they've already done them for linux ;)
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