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NCSCAUG Meeting Report (OS4 Demo)
Posted on 8-Feb-2004 0:01:23
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Hello everyone. I just wanted to drop in and give a short update on the meeting today. In total, there were about 15 people who either showed up or dropped by to see the OS4 demo. Not alot, but not too bad concidering that "Amiga" has seemed to be non-existant here for most of the last ten years.

Among those attending were members of our user group, and four or five guests who just read about the meeting on the web and drove over from several hours away to see the OS4 Demo on the AmigaOne.

The AmigaOne was running the latest Uboot and had 512MB RAM, Voodoo3 3000 16MB, and an Audigy 2 sound card (which worked beautifully, I must say) connected to a set of Altec Lansing AVS500 speakers. It was connected to a broadband cable connection and a Linksys EtherFast Router.

The first thing you notice different is that now a visible "Kickstart Load" bar is displayed just before the OS boots. Once the system booted, it was apparent that things have advanced much more than they were at our December meeting. The entire OS looks more polished, and seems faster... even more than before. We were able to load a number of applications including MicroDot, AmiIRC, Ibrowse 2.3, and of course, you know that Quake made the rounds. Quake was very nice and even when cranked up to 1280X1024 (still using software render) it just never missed a beat.

There were a couple of times where we saw a Grim Reaper, but overall, I would say that the OS "felt" finished. I'm sure there are a few bugs left to iron out, but my impression of this newest Beta OS4 is that it must really be getting close to what we are all waiting for. As a special treat, we got to actually watch the AmigaOne boot to the OS4 install CD. It boots directly into a Workbench setup with full access to Media Toolbox and everything needed to setup the system from scratch. A job very well done, Hyperion.

Among those attending today were normal users as well as software developers. OS4 is convincing... enough so to convince one developer that now it is safe to invest in this system. All in all, it was a nice meeting, and I want to thank everyone who attended. Also a special thanks to Doug for bringing the AmigaOne and OS4 to demo.

Tony


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Kewl! I hope someone had a camera to upload pics of the nice chicks , err I mean of the people and the OS4 etc. Thanks for the report!

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Sounds very good indeed.

for the report

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I'm impressed with the installation system . For some reason I had the expectation of a text based system

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Yeah, I got some video, but it will be at least Monday before I can start to sort it. I'll try and put together something worth seeing.

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@Herewegoagain

Thanks for such a good report. We`ve all been waiting for ages, but it sounds as though it`s been really worth waiting for.

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@Herewegoagain

Great, just what I was wanting to hear, like the idea of booting directly to the CD for installation, very civilizied. That's how it oughter be, install the OS from within the OS can't really go wrong and fixing things should be a breeze (goodbye forever wading through Windows installs especially when only a repair is needed ; ).

Nice to hear that the Grimreaper is up and running as I thought it was, this is really important for developers and will make the Amiga a very attractive target for development technically at least (simply the best test bed for any applications are users finding less obvious problems -- the crashlog is heaven sent).

Thanks Hyperion, hopefully not very long now until the pre-release is released. And thanks Herewegoagain, perhaps you could post more details here, as you remember them.

I think we will very soon see a second run of the A1 as I think sales will climb dramatically from now on, where else could you get a 1:15 ratio of sales!!!!

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M.A.D.!

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Hello thanks for a good report!!!, but IM still missing the boot time for OS 4.. BETA
How long boot time is it????



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Posted on 8-Feb-2004 12:23:41
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Great, thanks for the good reports

But we attend photo and video !

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cant wait for the video yahoo

 
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Really nice to read the report. Thanks..

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Cool

Anyone from Hyperion say how much of the system is now PPC native (gaphics, intuition etc?)

Kelvin

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@Herewegoagain

Cool

Anyone from Hyperion say how much of the system is now PPC native (gaphics, intuition etc?)

Kelvin


Um... No. Nobody from Hyperion was present. Mostly just our group members and a few others who dropped in to see the AmigaOne and OS4. But I think Rogue or someone else answered that question here somewhere within the last few weeks.



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Posted on 9-Feb-2004 15:37:22
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How much of the network stuff did you see running?

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herewegoagain 
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How much of the network stuff did you see running?


Well, a good bit. We had the AmigaOne connected to a cable modem connection via a Linksys router. It connected to many websites (over lan) using Ibrowse 2.3, Microdot and AmiIRC were also running live on the Lan internet connection.

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using Ibrowse 2.3, Microdot and AmiTCP


You mean AmIRC, not AmiTCP. OS4 uses Roadshow!

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using Ibrowse 2.3, Microdot and AmiTCP


You mean AmIRC, not AmiTCP. OS4 uses Roadshow!

Doug


Yes, I did mean AmiIRC.... That's what happens when your fingers get ahead of your brain.

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