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Poll : Would buy an x86 computer running AmigaOS 4.0?
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fatman2021 
[Poll] Would buy an x86 computer running AmigaOS 4.0?
Posted on 18-May-2006 7:58:47
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This a pull to find out how many people would buy a x86 computer running AmigaOS 4.0.....If you are going to flame/troll, do not post....

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Re: [Poll] Would buy an x86 computer running AmigaOS 4.0?
Posted on 18-May-2006 8:06:37
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@fatman2021

Yes, but we know it won't happen. Mind you, I can't buy a PPC computer running OS4 at the moment either due to the ever present shortage of hardware.

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SlayeR__ 
Re: [Poll] Would buy an x86 computer running AmigaOS 4.0?
Posted on 18-May-2006 8:10:58
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@fatman2021

No, dont wanna wait the time it will take to make it happen, if it could happen, Hyperion and some coders working on OS 4 aint interested.

Not that i have anything against boosting my post count, but which poll is the poll to vote in ?.

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AmiGame 
Re: [Poll] Would buy an x86 computer running AmigaOS 4.0?
Posted on 18-May-2006 8:20:36
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@fatman2021

Are you so bored today ?

Please not again. We know it won't hapen before a very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very long time IF ever !

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AmigaOneProductions 
Re: [Poll] Would buy an x86 computer running AmigaOS 4.0?
Posted on 18-May-2006 8:35:17
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@AmiGame

At least it's a different way of asking the same question

It's still valid, maybe one day if enough people keep asking, someone might take the hint and actually create an X86 version, Hyperion have publically stated that they are not interested in such a project and that they have no license to do so, but that is not to say that someone else in the distant future might not accquire a license and do the work.

Never say never, what today is impossible, has a habit of becoming possible later on.

The fact that these threads keep popping up means that there must be some interest in making it happen.

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Re: [Poll] Would buy an x86 computer running AmigaOS 4.0?
Posted on 18-May-2006 8:40:41
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@fatman2021

Only took three attempts to get the pull (poll) up then ? .

I would buy OS4 for x86 if it was available, but only if it had an Office suite compatible with OpenOffice, a robust browser and good video editing software. I want this on PPC as well mind

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Re: [Poll] Would buy an x86 computer running AmigaOS 4.0?
Posted on 18-May-2006 8:41:42
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@fatman2021

No. Not in the past and not in the future.

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Re: [Poll] Would buy an x86 computer running AmigaOS 4.0?
Posted on 18-May-2006 8:43:01
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@fatman2021

No, again....


Should i vote twice?

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elwood 
Re: [Poll] Would buy an x86 computer running AmigaOS 4.0?
Posted on 18-May-2006 9:02:10
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@fatman2021

Yes but only if there's no fan on the CPU.
There's not many CPUs left.

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giga 
Re: [Poll] Would buy an x86 computer running AmigaOS 4.0?
Posted on 18-May-2006 9:06:52
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@fatman2021

Please see

http://amigaworld.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=19048&forum=2
http://amigaworld.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=18848&forum=2#289766

and the hundred of other threads about porting to x86.

not at this time!!!!

If things change maybe in the future but right now the answer is no.
Nothing to see here folks, move on


(threads like these are the reason AW is slipping down my site visit list...)

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smithy 
Re: [Poll] Would buy an x86 computer running AmigaOS 4.0?
Posted on 18-May-2006 9:08:48
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Yes yes yes. I've already got a perfectly good PC that's faster, cheaper than any planned new "Amiga" and I don't see why I should be forced to buy another computer just for one OS.

So I'm giving OS4 a miss until/unless a PC version appears (or any OS4-only hardware is very very very cheap).

Last edited by smithy on 18-May-2006 at 09:12 AM.

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AmiGame 
Re: [Poll] Would buy an x86 computer running AmigaOS 4.0?
Posted on 18-May-2006 9:31:52
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@smithy

Unfortunatly it's what help killing what's left of the Amiga Community/Spirit.
First you won't buy any Hardware (unless it's FREE !), then you will use Gnucleus, Sharezea, etc... to download AOS4 for free using the argument that you already payed for an OS (windblows) when buying your windtell machine !

Isn't it WinUAE and AROS not good enough for you then ?

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Posted on 18-May-2006 9:45:10
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@fatman2021

I wouldn't buy one especially for OS4, but if OS4 would be available for x86 I'd give it a try on one of my pcs. I do not care too much on which cpu it does run, as long as the runing experience is good.
Anyway this question is quite hypothetical...

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Rob 
Re: [Poll] Would buy an x86 computer running AmigaOS 4.0?
Posted on 18-May-2006 9:52:07
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@Zylesea

I voted no because it's not going to happen.

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Re: [Poll] Would buy an x86 computer running AmigaOS 4.0?
Posted on 18-May-2006 10:10:18
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@AmiGame
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Unfortunatly it's what help killing what's left of the Amiga Community/Spirit.


The spirit is mainly about the OS, the spirit does not relate to the "magic" of PPC/68k/toaster.

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First you won't buy any Hardware (unless it's FREE !)


So you are saying it is a disadvantage that people don't have to pay $1000 for a mainboard in order to have something running at the speed of a $200 x86?

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then you will use Gnucleus, Sharezea, etc... to download AOS4 for free using the argument that you already payed for an OS (windblows) when buying your windtell machine !


What a funny reasoning. First, x86 is a platform that does not necessarily have to run Windows or have to be bundled with Windows. Second, look at Zeta which has been bought by over 100.000 people already. Could that maybe give you a hint on what OS4 potential on x86 could look like? Or are you honestly saying that there will be more sales when OS4 is bundled with expensive custom PPC hardware (provided that it will be released someday)? Just look around you, isn't the current OS4 situation telling you something?
This "piracy on x86" argument is just so flawed.

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Isn't it WinUAE and AROS not good enough for you then ?


Irrelevant, since they don't resemble OS4.

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Posted on 18-May-2006 10:18:32
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@Thread

It's not about "should such port be done or not", it's just about what would you do if it existed. So it's not like other threads on a similar idea.

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pixie 
Re: [Poll] Would buy an x86 computer running AmigaOS 4.0?
Posted on 18-May-2006 10:47:20
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@fatman2021
I voted no because I wouldn't buy a pre installed computer, but I would happily buy from the supported motherboards the one who fitted the best my interest (well if it was only one, I would buy it)

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Posted on 18-May-2006 11:22:49
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@smithy

Quote:
Yes yes yes. I've already got a perfectly good PC that's faster, cheaper than any planned new "Amiga" and I don't see why I should be forced to buy another computer just for one OS.


But would you buy a new x86 box just to be able to run OS4?
Even if OS4 for x86 would exist, it would most probably only support very few mainboards and plugged in gadgets, so most people would have to buy a (more or less) complete new x86 box, just to be able to run OS4.
So, how many people would really buy a new x86 box for running OS4, especially when they already have a x86 box for running Windows/Linux?

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pixie 
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Posted on 18-May-2006 12:18:57
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@Serpi

But do you know how a PC box is made? If it's not costum, why the hell wouldn't I or anyone be allowable to buy just the motherboard?

Still... a x86 box would always be cheaper then a PPC one, and if it wasn't, then one would argue why the dell not... so it make sense that, namely the outsiders, would rather buy (even if only trought this box approach) the x86 then PPC. I'm talking about joe user here, that doesn't care much about CPU 'pureness', but rather want a computer to be affordable and doing what he needs to get done

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Posted on 18-May-2006 12:20:42
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AmiGame wrote:
@smithy

Unfortunatly it's what help killing what's left of the Amiga Community/Spirit.
First you won't buy any Hardware (unless it's FREE !),


No I don't expect free hardware, I always pay for my hardware. Because there is a lot of competition in the hardware market, I have lots of choice, and prices are competitive. That's what I want, and that's what I buy my hardware.

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then you will use Gnucleus, Sharezea, etc... to download AOS4 for free using the argument that you already payed for an OS (windblows) when buying your windtell machine !


Are you accusing me of being a pirate? What a load of ########!!! Do you really think that or have you just run out of any valid points. It's this kind of elitist 'if you don't agree you must be a pirate' attitude that is killing the Amiga spirit. Actually I've noticed that this kind of attitude is more commonplace in the anti-x86 lobby now. In 5+ years, none of you have managed to come up with a single reason why the x86 port is a bad thing, yet you lot still continue with your incomprehensible anti-x86 dogma and don't even bother justifying your Amiga-death policies. Instead you just resort to abuse ("you're a pirate"), or "I'm bored with this discussion" (then don't join it), or the supremely pathetic "No - because situation will never change" (like group-marching into a minefield chanting "WE AMIGANS RULE!").

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