|[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 37 of 45||ANN.lu|
|Posted by Bernd Meyer on 04-Jan-2003 11:48 GMT|
|In reply to Comment 36 (darklite):|
> That doesn't make sense. Isn't the P96 team allowed to sell a licence
> to whoever they want? What does H&P as a licencee have to say about this
It doesn't have to make sense to work. They don't have to have a case for it to work.
Think of the schoolyard bully. Most of the time, he doesn't actually have to beat anyone up --- the threat to do so is enough. And there are lots of bullies out there who, if they ever actually got into a fight, would lose --- but who can still bully because (a) in a fight, even the "winner" loses, and (b) you can never tell for sure whether "your" bully might turn out to be of the wimpy-looking-but-fighting-like-a-berzerker kind.
It has been reported that most bank robbers will simply run away if the bank tellers burst out laughing. Yet --- if you were a teller who is being robbed, would you laugh? If not, why not?
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