|In reply to Comment 209 (Menthos):|
But again we have the question: How do we prevent the piracy and how do we get good support for our computers? The support is not only to get the OS running it also includes repair and so on. I for one dreads for when my CSPPC dies, because I really don't want to send it to DCE to never be seen again... "
LOL, I hear ya ;)
Hardware repair is a warranty issue, these details are available from most manufacturers, regardless of OS. I don't need Amiga protecting me from my hardware decisions, I don't know how they could anyway, they're a software company.
"This license, I think, is a double bladed axe agains pirates and bad companies (NO I HAVE NOT POINTED MY FINGERS AT BPLAN HERE!!!). "
The best defense Amiga has against Morphos is to let their OS run in places MorphOS will not. Who'll run/buy MorphOS if AmigaOS is available for the whole rising platform, while MorphOS users are stuck on a single board that won't benefit from the advancements of the POP platform over time like Amiga could?
"It is a protection for us customers to get support for the OS aswell as the hardware and it is a protection for Amiga to get down the number of pirated copies of the OS. "
The piracy issue I think is going to be moot, I think Amiga/benH are smart enough to not cut off their nose to spite their face, the piracy issue will probably be worked out differently anyway...
As for support, nothing is stopping Amiga from only "supporting" certain boards, like WinXP only "supports" WDM signed nVidia drivers ;) Those of us that choose bleeding edge hardware, will tend to bleed a little, like I did with my Dell laptop and "unsupported" nVidia-go-crash beta drivers ;)
"Too bad some manufacturer don't have time or interest for getting a license, but hopefully someone else will get one if the hardware is good."
I agree, but it's easier to work with Amiga in one place to slightly improve the licensing, than it is to spend the next ten years running after every manufacturer with cool hardware that comes along begging to get licensed.
"(Fingers still crossed for someone to come and make the Pegasos AOS4 enabled as people seems to want this)"
I'd like this, although I have reservations about DCE... I've heard horror stories (shudder) lol ;)