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Events   Events : Melbourne Australia Roadshow a huge success
   posted by Slick on 21-Dec-2003 0:58:35 (1886 reads)
15th November the final part of the Australian OS4 Roadshows concluded in Melbourne. This was the largest roadshow to date with around 70 people attending. This is a good turn out given that we had less than 1 weeks notice to promote the event. Read more for a small report.



We were treated to 3 hours of well presented and captivating information.

Everything was demoed on the AmigaOnes.

We were pleasantly surprised to be given a preview of the ITX motherboard a pocket sized Amiga motherboard with no moving parts (no hard disk or fan). This is an ideal turn-key solution for many industries!

Presenters from all over Australia flew/drove in to make our presentation one of the best ever.

Doug of Anything Amiga also flew in with a huge pile of stuff. He flew out with most of that pile sold.

Noteworthy attendees at the Roadshow were Bernie Myers of Amithlon fame and George Skarbek President of the Melb-PC users Group. At around 12,000 members MelbPC is one of the largest user groups in the world... and it's nice to learn that their President is a closet Amiga fan. People were so keen that a number drove from Albury/Wodonga and Adelaide to see the demo (800kms+).

To date OS4 has 2 major incomplete modules that are slowing it down. Graphics is running at 1/10th the speed it should. Hard drives are running at 1/10th the transfer rate they should (PIO mode v's DMA). These issues are probably fixed or well on the way to being fixed by the time this is typed.

Nobody got the impression that the AmigaOne was slow... but it was easy to imagine how much faster it would be if the DMA support and graphics support was present! Boot times (now over 45 seconds) should be comparable to that of Morph OS on the Pegasos board (which is a couple of seconds on a G3).

From the demo I get the impression that OS4 is very close to going Beta.

Thanks to all the presenters who gave up their own time and money to come down and show us what the AmigaOne & OS4 are capable of.

We're all looking forward to the release of OS4!


PS. Given the great reception all the Australian shows received... it is still possible we will do a NZ show to finalise the Australian round of roadshows.
    

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pods 
Re: Melbourne Australia Roadshow a huge success
Posted on 21-Dec-2003 2:35:42
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Hehehe, thats great news. I heard rumors that it wasnt going to be a big show because of certain things, amoung one of them being that Melbourne was a MorphOS only town :) That made me laugh!

Good to see my town as well as The_Nothings town got a mention. They remember us *weep*... I had fun at the show, infact, it was the ONLY pure Amiga show that i had attended and i was very pleased amoung the highlights where OS4 and the mini-itx (MicroA1)

You can see some OS4 Show Pictures here as well as an Original Image (because the others have been croped and scaled down) of the MicroA1. Another MicroA1. These are both large images.

Update: Links fixed!

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Re: Melbourne Australia Roadshow a huge success
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@pods

Your links are broken, mate!

Sounds like a good show - and I wanna see stuff!


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Re: Melbourne Australia Roadshow a huge success
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Show
MicroA1

I can't find the second MicroA1 picture.

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Re: Melbourne Australia Roadshow a huge success
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Nice to hear the show was such a succes.

When we had the OS4 on tour presentation in Denmark we had no idea about how many would show up. We were also around 70 people at our meeting.

Hopefully this is only th beginning and we will see even more people at the shows/usergroup meetings next year when people have got OS4 for their A1.

I firmly believe that next year a lot of usergroups will grow (and new ones be formed) and activity will increase a lot.

'04 will be the real comeback year for the Amiga (finally


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Re: Melbourne Australia Roadshow a huge success
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OS4 4 2004

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Re: Melbourne Australia Roadshow a huge success
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Just curious. "the largest roadshow to date with around 70 people attending." The largest in Australia that is. Not the largest RoadShow yet..

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MicroMart must've been the largest.

And probably the most important!!


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