In a news item,
Heise is covering the A2k show. See below for my English translation.
Amiga: Fresh start with Linux-based operating system
On the A2000 fair in St. Louis, the company Amiga presented a new operating system
in conjunction with a suitable PC. The Amiga-OS developed by the Tao-Group runs
hosted on a Linux kernel. Tao is delivering the interface [GUI].
The new platform is supposed to run on all processors: according to the company,
currently, x86, PowerPC, AMD, MIPS, ARM and SH4 are supported, Amiga will even
support mobile appliances. Furthermore, owners of an old Amiga powered by a
PowerPC card can use the operating system on their machines, said Amiga-employee
Tyschtschenko to c't.
The developer machine contains a 500 MHz AMD K6 with 64 MB RAM and GeForce-256
graphics card. In two to four weeks the complete system is said to be available.
Amiga purposedly chose a less performant, but cheaper PC as basis, it was said,
to make the experiment more interesting for the developer community and the Amiga
fans. The development software can also be retrieved via the Amiga homepage
without the need for a PC, however without support.
In about a year, the company wants to finally deliver an Amiga system for end
users. To support the development of applications for its platform, Amiga
announced, among others, cooperations with Red Hat, Sun Microsystems and Corel.
Apparently, over a hundred applications are already being worked on.