|[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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|Posted by Ben Hermans/Hyperion on 06-Jun-2002 07:46 GMT|
|In reply to Comment 29 (Tbone):|
I'm sorry but I think you are not fully informed about the facts.
The speed with which POP is moving is due to only 1 thing at the moment: the AmigaOne and the cooperation between MAI, Eyetech and others who have a stake in POP development.
There was no serious, financially backed up interest by the Linux community for hardware which most there consider overpriced when compared to x86 Linux.
Add to that the fact that Linux PPC won't allow you to run things like VMWorks, Wine, Corel Suite etc. and you know why interest from the Linux community is lukewarm at best: a novelty item at best.
In fact, were it not for the AmigaOne project and Eyetech's sensible decision to work with MAI, all we would have today would be very expensive POP based evaluation boards from MAI which are intended to show off the capabilities of their Northbridge.
The POP project has been out there and dormant for years.
With the demise of Beos, the end of the Apple clone makers and the dominance (through economies of scale) of x86 Linux, there simply wasn't any OS around that warranted mass-production and further development of POP boards.
No OS to run on it, no POP production.
Now there is in the form of OS 4 which is exactly why anybody else interested in entering the POP market will look at OS 4 first and foremost.
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