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Poll : Are you frustrated with the current state of OS4?
Yes - but Im still staying around.
Yes
I've lost all interest
I wish I had not bought my Amiga One / micro
No its taking as long as expected
Im very happy, and it will be done soon!
Im neutral
 
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mlehto 
Re: [Poll] Are you frustrated with OS4
Posted on 3-Apr-2005 19:45:00
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@Bobsonsirjonny

How is desktop env poor ... ?? I think that windowed system is usually good for launch apps, not for file-handling. Diskmaster is quite good to make normal disk operations, or forthcoming Magellan...

I think that it should be nice to get navigation buttons to windows, but I don't count OS4 desktop as poor. It is much better than too-fat-to-handle winXP in any manners.

You should tell, what you want and what is better, instead of judge system as poor or whatever. It is more constructive anyway.

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Kneedeep 
Re: [Poll] Are you frustrated with OS4
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@Bobsonsirjonny

Quote:
Are you frustrated with the current state of OS4?



I am very pleased and happy with OS4 what a great job eveyone who is/has been involed has and is doing.



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amipal 
Re: [Poll] Are you frustrated with OS4
Posted on 3-Apr-2005 20:13:38
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@the 6 people who voted "I wish I had not bought my Amiga One / micro"

Why? (Just curious)

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MetalJoe 
Re: [Poll] Are you frustrated with OS4
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@amipal

More importantly, could they offer their unwanted kit to needy developers?

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Re: [Poll] Are you frustrated with OS4
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@amipal

Quote:
Why? (Just curious)


Because most likely they don't own one and want to make a statement. Would be nice if they mentioned why they voted it. I mean the real ones.

Coder

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Re: [Poll] Are you frustrated with OS4
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@Thread

I am happy with the situation, os 4 will soon be ready and by the time I will have
me an A1.

@Helgis

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@Bobsonsirjonny

Windows is a dying platform. Linux has become the alternative OS, and AmigaOS is again going to be the number one choice for most of us....no doubt


Ehh, I suppose you are joking ? Not that I want to preach in favour for Windows but that it is a dying platform is quite far from the truth.

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Anonymous 
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@Manu

Well, it sounded overdramatic yes, but it's definitely no longer the platform of choice. It has outplayed its' role as that...

 
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Bobsonsirjonny 
Re: [Poll] Are you frustrated with OS4
Posted on 3-Apr-2005 21:22:01
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@mlehto

ok - having to select update when you have copied something into a directory... having to write scripts to do xyz when a gui is used on other systems. Other systems are easier to use. I know its still in beta but there is this nuts attitude that the hard way is the best way - is the leet way.. Why?

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mlehto 
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@Bobsonsirjonny

You should make wishlist to devs instead ...

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Bobsonsirjonny 
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@mlehto

Ive been wishing for ages- posted about them.. but devs on Amiga are a dieng breed and I cant code for toffee.

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wegster 
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@Helgis
1. Linux is not easier to use than Windows for most people. I prefer Linux by a long shot over Windoze, but many non-Unix, non developer types have a great deal of problems with most Linux distros. Have YOU ever used Linux to do anything 'real'?

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Re: [Poll] Are you frustrated with OS4
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@Helgis
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Well, it sounded overdramatic yes, but it's definitely no longer the platform of choice. It has outplayed it's role as that...


Helgis, please come back to reality, where YOU yourself I expect are posting to AW.net from a Windows system (yes or no?).

For the first time in a long while, 'the average person' is interested in platforms other than Windows, but even OS X has perhaps a 5% desktop share. Linux I expect has a larger than the quoted 10% server share, perhaps 5% desktop.

So...let's do some basic math- does 90% of the ownership seem to be 'no longer the platform of choice.'?? If you say yes, then please kindly inform us which alternate reality you're living in.

Many companies who _would_ like to get off of MS arguably can't, as they have legacy applications that runs on the Windows platform.

Other companies want a company responsible for issues they can get support from, thus rule out Linux.

Don't get me wrong, there are companies that are almost exclusively Linux, but many of them used to be Sun/Solaris, and not Windows shops.

Again, 90% of the desktop market isn't exactl going away sometime soon.

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Wizzard_o 
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@Bobsonsirjonny
I'm Very Happy with OS4 Pre-release. it does exactley what i want it to, takes seconds to load & i dont have to wait 1 min for it to turn itself off.

I am however sick and tired to people Moaning that it doesent do X or Y or theres no applications for it. I think people are working hard to meet the demands for software and remember Its still a BETA OS, feel free to moan about it when its finished, not before!

Wizz.

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A3000T 
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Posted on 3-Apr-2005 22:30:56
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@Bobsonsirjonny

> Are you frustrated with the current state of OS4?

No, not at all.

Kind regards,

Dennis

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Anonymous 
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Posted on 3-Apr-2005 22:42:12
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@wegster

Think YOU have to wake up a bit! I¨'m using Windows because my CPU on my A1G3XE died out, so before you answer, i suggest you read carefully! You always seems to end up misunderstanding my point. Linux might be harder to set up than Windows, but then Linux has a brigher future than Windows. That's for sure!

Windows is attacked by any type of virus everyday! Trying to be hacked into everyday! Do we see that on Linux at the moment! Not at all, and Linux doesn't have the problematic Microsoft-monopholy the Windows platform has..

So the next time you gonna say something. I suggest you give yourself time to read first, so you avoid misunderstanding my point of views!

Thank you for your attention. Goodnight!

 
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dan.hutch 
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@Bobsonsirjonny

OS4 is very good, but not great yet. But then its only at pre-release stage still. I found the lack of certain apps and certain old apps that don't work frustrating. But then I've never been the most patient of people... I'm sure these things will be fixed in time, and stuff is happening (Amizilla, AWeb KHTML, JAmiga, etc), he types while keeping one hand firmly on wood desk

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Anonymous 
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@wegster

Ok, didn't mean to be angry, but i think we have to face the fact that as the primary OS of choice, Windows has outplayed its' role as that. People use Windows because they HAVE to, not because they WANT to, and now that more and more people are moving over to Linux, this is a fact of itself....

 
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Anonymous 
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Posted on 3-Apr-2005 22:46:24
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@wegster

Yes, i have used Linux. Maybe harder to set up (Debian), but overall use, it was much better, safer and cheaper to use, and the fact that just about every programs for Linux are free, make this the best choice over Windows...

 
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Anonymous 
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I had to say I've lost all interest in it. I got sick of waiting of
the A1 and got a Pegasos II back when they were first released. Since
then I've never looked back. I may yet come back after the final comes
out and a more up to date version of the A1 is released, but for now I
have to say the Pegasos offers a lot more for the money and has 100X
more software for it.

 
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poweramiga2002 
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Posted on 4-Apr-2005 0:18:17
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@Bobsonsirjonny

Gday i am extatic with OS4 its my main comp now ist so stable and so far does everthing i need it to do

i have 3 macs
1 pee cee

and OS4 even in this beta state kills both of the other platforms by a long long way osx panther is second best

the wait only means its gonna get better and wow its already fantastic
i can wait as long as it takes
Hyperion you guys rock and are truly gods of the os world

i think they deserve

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