|In reply to Comment 204 (Anders Kjeldsen):|
> You're not interested in Eyetech's sales? But Eyetech are, and I don't
> think that Eyetech are interested in having this piracy-protection if
> OTHER PPC-boards (except B/CPP) don't have to have it. And if Eyetech
> don't want to have it, then that will lead to more piracy of AmigaOS4
> and that's bad for Hyperion. They're all important to eachother. And
> if Hyperion wanted a totally free market, I guess they would go for
> x86. I also think that more hardware platforms also lead to more
> diffucult support.
As enduser, you can't think about a companies sales, it your wallet that talks, maybe you have loads of money, I don't. I wish to get my things as cheap as possible. With a "piracy-protection" you get high prices as you have a limited amount of boards to choose from and eyetech will take as much as possible to get as much profit as possible.
If Hyperion would fear piracy that much, they would have said to Amiga Inc that they aren't willing to develope AmigaOS4 for them.
Don't forget that the hardware will be limited more than in just the motherboard way, as there won't be support to many expansion, atleast not on the graphics board side... you won't get much of freedom, just a voodoo3 card.