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Posted on 06-Mar-2004 01:38 GMT by lawd135 comments
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Commenting a recent news item on amiga-news.de, Davy Wentzler of OS4 fame said the on-board sound of the AmigaOne does not work, furthermore explaining the chip is physically not present on AmigaOnes produced the last 9 months. Frank Gutschow said on 05-Mär-2004, 23:38: "Meines erachtens sollte definitiv wirklich ersteinmal der Onboard-Chip des AmigaOne unterstützt werden."

Davy Wentzler answered on 05-Mär-2004, 23:45: "I'm gonna say it once more: it doesn't work. There's even a big chance, the chip is not physically present anymore on boards manufactured in the past 9 months."

Will Eyetech exchange all defect and component missing AmigaOnes or will they refund users that received broken hardware?

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AmigaOne no on-board sound? : Comment 58 of 135ANN.lu
Posted by Richard Drummond on 06-Mar-2004 15:54 GMT
In reply to Comment 55 (Fabio Alemagna):
Hi Fabio

> It's a design decision, not a design "feature".

There's a difference? ;-)

Back in the day, surely it was a "feature", since this is what enabled AmigaOS's efficient IPC. Sure. if the hardware for memory protection was readily available at the time, it could have been done differently.

> Why do I get the feeling you took it personally?

Not at all. I just get rather irked sometimes that people expect the developers of AmigaOS 4.0 (and MorphOS) to be able to wave a magic wand and cure all the ills of the world in a snap. It's not going to happen.

IMHO, the lack of a decent browser for Amiga-like platforms is a more serious issue for the average user than a lack of memory protection.

#61 Fabio Alemagna
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