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Posted on 03-Apr-2000 14:28 GMT by Christian Kemp5 comments
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Amiga preps dual-OS plan, outlines hardware line-up says The Register. New AmigaOS On Top Of Linux reports Slashdot.
News coverage : Comment 1 of 5ANN.lu
Posted by Hasse on 02-Apr-2000 22:00 GMT
Almost all of the postings on Slashdot are clueless "what's the point with an Amiga WM??" posts.
Overall quality of Slashdot is going down...
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Posted by Spudley on 02-Apr-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (Hasse):
They need to sharpen up their moderators.
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Posted by Mark Olsen on 02-Apr-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 2 (Spudley):
The problem is not the moderators. The problem is that 99% of Slashdot posters are ignorants. Especially when it is not Linux. "If it is not Linux, then it is BAD!"
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Posted by Joe "Floid" Kanowitz on 03-Apr-2000 22:00 GMT
What's interesting is that I submitted a more accurate story, complete with links to ANN, Amiga, Amiga-STL, and Tao's sites early that morning. Maybe I wasn't the first to submit, or perhaps Rob & company got pissed because I accidentally submitted it under the News heading instead of the Amiga heading, but someone else's confused little blurb made it through. I also linked to the Ars Technica article (Slashdotted a while back) on HP's Dynamo technology, which is very similar to Elate, although not as production-ready.
The Dynamo article is available at http://www.ars-technica.com/reviews/1q00/dynamo/dynamo-1.html ... read it and draw your own conclusion. Elate's translation code is incredibly tiny, so I doubt it's doing any deep optimization, but the beauty of the situation is that a desktop version (say, for x86 or PPC) can add increased optimization algorithms, at the expense of larger size, while an embedded version can stay svelte.
I'd personally like to hear someone with expertise in machine language/compiler construction comment on the VP's instruction set. Both Dynamo and Transmeta's firmware are using existing sets, but Tao's design means they've cooked up their own... how does it stack up compared to what we're used to seeing in hardware? Streamlined and elegant? More x86-like, because the VP software can handle translating more complex instructions into real ML? I almost have to wonder which would be faster... OOP-based ML, anyone?
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Posted by Dries P on 03-Apr-2000 22:00 GMT
Well the general problem with slashdot seems to be that they only wanna see it running on top of linux, which is an intermediate solution. When running on top of Linux Amie should be good, it should be really burning when running the Elate core as main OS.
The slash-dotters should read the doc on the TAO site before they start the 'well it's just another window manager' discussion.
I would like to see the new amiga with about 4 (or more) processors and running Elate, that would really be something !!
Grtz dries.
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