|[News] AmigaX86 unveiled||ANN.lu|
|Posted on 02-Jan-2003 21:28 GMT by pixie||45 comments|
The much rumbling about amigax86 has been disclosed...
"Amigax86 is the name of a product that combined product known as Umilator (formerly known as "Amithlon") emulation with the Amiga Operating System (v3.9). This was to be a standalone product release by Extreme Computing that combined all available programming done by Bernt Meyer, with license from Amiga Inc., and several other software developers to give you the following on a single CD product: |
Umilator Emulation Layer
*Improved Graphics Drivers
*Improved Sound Drivers
*Improved Ethernet & Modem Drivers
and the list goes on...
ImageFX (Full version 3.x)
Several high end games
A plethora of Amiga Utilities (both AmigaOS & x86-enhanced)
More x86 enhancements for full functionality of notebooks & other space saving technology. (We were so close!)"
The reason for not continuing with this product is mainly due to the recent announcement by Bernt Meyers to "retire" the product.
As we have spent much time, effort, and many thousands of dollars to get this project out by the holiday season 2002, we are simply unable to release the product at this time. We are still very committed to this project, but have other commitments and priorities to tend to.
The Amigax86 project is "shelved" until further notice.
Amithlon is still available under the AmigaOS XL package, and still very functional on Desktop computers. Notebooks, and other space saving technology will either have to wait until we have more demand to create a new AmigaX86 code from scratch, or until
Amiga OS 5 & AmigaDE is ready.
Extreme Computing is currently developing other software products
for future developments of the Amiga OS/DE. Please go to our web sites for further details. http://www.extreme-computing.com/ http://www.extremeamiga.com/
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|AmigaX86 unveiled : Comment 20 of 45||ANN.lu|
|Posted by x on 03-Jan-2003 12:23 GMT|
|In reply to Comment 19 (Hagge):|
>Blah, to bad every single company who has anything to do with the ownage of >amiga in some way always screw it up and kills it some more (but soon that >will be impossible to do so let's hope for a change).
It's the "curse of the Amiga"... :)
Come to think of it, it reminds me of the "tragedy of the commons" theory
in international relations: individuals make 'rational' decisions, but collectively these decisions are 'irrational'...
>Why not let the people who actually knows what we want and which actually gets >a product out (or well, which could get a product out if noone tried to stop >it) have an easier time and just let them be, can't ruin anyones bussiness >since there aren't any since noone delivers anyway, can it?
Yes, please relase Amiga x86 :)
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