I just received this from Gary Peake. Seeing how it's 2:31am here, I won't attempt to provide you with a summary, but rather just invite you to read more below. This has been quickly converted from RTF, so formatting may not be perfect.
Amiga is Back, and will change computing forever, again.
Amiga the creators of Multi-Media computing, have announced the release of their developer kit for Amiga, Linux, and Java developers.
June 3, 2000 – Snoqualmie, WA – Amiga announces the release of the Amiga Software Developers Kit, the first new product to introduce the next generation Amiga platform.
The Amiga Software Developers Kit provides the initial tools and examples for developers to create exciting multi-media content for multiple devices and computing environments. The unique strength of the New Amiga comes from the partnership with the Tao Group in Reading England providing a foundation where developers are able to take advantage of a ubiquitous computing environment.
In 1984 Amiga established what is know today as multi-media. As a result of this, Amiga systems are used around the world by leading film studios, animators, and in mission critical applications. Using this as the foundation, the Amiga is moving forward by creating multi-media for numerous devices and computing environments in the home, in the office and beyond.
The Amiga OS is capable of being self-hosted, and sitting on top of other operating systems. A single application is capable of running on X86, Power PC, M.core, ARM, StrongArm, MIPs, SH3/4, and others. In a hosted environment the new Amiga runs on versions of Linux, Windows 95,98/NT, Windows CE, OS/9, QNX4, and others to be announced.
The new OS also embraces the Java language in a new, powerful and compliant way. The intent Java Technology Edition from Tao is world renowned for its speed and compact execution of Java applications. With the new environment, developers will be able to take advantage of both Java, and portable assembler coding.
“Today we take the first step towards the future” Said Bill McEwen President/CEO of Amiga, Inc. “The new Amiga SDK provides an environment where the best developers in the world can build exciting applications, that can transcend hardware limitations. Today Amiga developers can be joined by Linux and Java developers in an environment that provides the foundation for the delivery of future content.”
“Tao has been talking for some time now about our developments to create Digital Heaven™ and we see Amiga and its community as a fundamental part of the new order that can make it happen and take an industry lead. With the sheer tenacity and the many qualities of McEwen and his Amiga team, the world is going to see Amiga as a Premier Brand for connected digital appliances,” said Francis Charig Chairman of the Tao-Group.
For the developer, the new SDK creates a single environment that is scalable from handheld devices, such as cell phones upwards New versions of the kit later in the year will introduce many new media features. Both the current and future versions will enable compact, high performance and robust media solutions to be used across a broad range of devices using identical binaries..
The New Amiga SDK is available through local retailers for $ 99.00, and from the Amiga web site, Amazon.com and other sources available soon. A version via a Japanese distributor will be announced shortly.
Amiga Incorporated is dedicated to creating a multi-media operating environment, enabling developers and users to experience a new level of enjoyment.
As it was in the early 80’s Amiga is ready to introduce the next level of computing.
Amiga is a trademark of Amiga Inc
intent(TM) is a trademark of Tao Group Ltd
Digital Heaven(TM) is a trademark of Tao Group Ltd
Linux(R) is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds
Windows(R) is a registered trademark of the Microsoft Corporation
QNX is a registered trademark of QNX Software Systems Ltd
OS-9(R) is a registered trademark of the Microware Systems Corporation
NEC V850(R) is a registered trademark of NEC Corporation in the United
States and other countries
MIPS is a registered trademark and MIPS-based are trademarks of MIPS
ARM, and StrongARM are registered trademarks of ARM Limited
Motorola PowerPCTM and M-CoreTM are trademarks of Motorola, Inc