Monday, November 18, 2013

New Amiga motherboard, updated AmigaOS... Who says the Amiga is dead! Long Live the Amiga!

OSNews - AmigaONE X1000 successor coming, AmigaOS to get SMP support


A-EON Technology, the company behind the AmigaONE X1000, has not exactly been sitting still. They're hard at work developing the successor to the Nemo motherboard (which powers the X1000): it's called Cyrus, and is built around Freescale QorIQ processors, ranging from 32bit 1.5 Ghz (the P3) to 64bit 2.4 Ghz (the P5). Users have been invited to join the beta test programme for this new board, which will eventually power the successor to the X1000. On top of that, A-EON will invest $1.2 million in their partnership with Varisys, the company that builds the Amiga hardware.


Hyperion, the company that develops AmigaOS, hasn't been twiddling their thumbs either. The biggest hurdle the AmigaOS 4 developers are facing right now is SMP, but work on this issue is progressing.


While everyone else is whining about iOS and Android, the Amiga people are still doing their thing. You have to respect that.

Not sure what to say, but it's weird and cool at the same time seeing there's continued investment in the Amiga world.

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