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Amigaworld.net News   Amigaworld.net News : Exclusive! Garry Hare Interview
   posted by DaveyD on 26-Mar-2004 13:56:03 (14765 reads)
Amigaworld.net has obtained a lengthy interview with KMOS CEO Garry Hare. By way of introducing him to the wider Amiga community and to clear up some persistant long term queries. Garry has kindly offered to answer these questions and more.

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Tomas 
Re: Exclusive! Garry Hare Interview
Posted on 26-Mar-2004 21:23:10
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Nice interview! There was 2 things that concerned me though..

1. What the heck was the stuff about AmigaOS being crossplatform?
2. I am also a bit worried about the fact that he has never touched a Amiga..

But he does indeed sound like a nice and honest guy..
I wish KMOS good luck

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Posted on 26-Mar-2004 21:37:08
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Nice interview

Thanks to Garry and AmigaWorld.net for this interview


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Posted on 26-Mar-2004 21:42:36
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I am also a bit worried about the fact that he has never touched a Amiga..

That's not a problem provided Garry knows what AmigaOS's strengths are - and I'm sure he does. We need a smart, capable businessman in charge right now, not a technical type.


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@Kay

I think that it is safe to say that Genesi have indeed 'blown it'. Not that I held any belief of credibility from them anyway. A startling case of self-destruction.


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IMO it would be unwise to completely split the product and I doubt that they will go down this route.


What you've got to ask yourself, is will the KMOS use of the OS actually be called "Amiga"? Or is only the desktop version by Hyperion to bear the Amiga name, and KMOS's use of the Operating System will be called something else entirely, thereby seperating the product without "splitting it"?

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@CodeSmith

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Forget about those losers at ann. Let's party!


Sorry if I gave the wrong impression there. I was very pleased with the interview and the explanations given, what they say at ANN doesn't bother me a bit other than the depressing fact how far selfdenial can take the human mind.

@Sam

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I really don't think there is anything that has been posted there that should give anyone concern to worry. This is a good first move for KMOS.


I only went to Ann to see how they were taking it. I didn't expect it to hit them so hard, seems some of them went over the edge.

I do belive that KMOS will be a good ally and Garry seems to be a balanced and trustworthy partner.

@Ketzer
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I think its "cross-platform" as in across pda, settop box, phone, desktop platforms but all with ppc? Or ATX AOne / micro AOne.

After reading the article I got the same feeling that that was more of what he meant than "hardware agnostic".

Garry mentions Quote:
One of the features that attracted us to the Amiga OS in the first place is that, by definition, it is cross-platform. Improvement in any one market should improve the others, including the desktop. If the same application played across all platforms and devices, so much the better.
In this context I would think he meant that the AmigaOS with it's low overhead and ability to maintain full (modern?) OS capabilties in a small footprint makes it ideal for many "product areas" and I don't think he was talking about different cpu architectures.

Although it doesn't look as though the desktop is KMOS's primary market Mr. Hare did sayQuote:
Improvement in any one market should improve the others, including the desktop.
and it seems he does understand the need for developers and their support and in this way even the desktop will benefit as well. Edit Especially the desktop as most developers won't be working on telephones, would they!

I am pleased with the news today but I would like to round this up by saying that I believe Amiga Inc., Eyetech, and Hyperion are still central to the Amiga's future and kudos to them for keeping us in the game thus far.


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Good to hear from Gary!

He seems to be a good leader type. I especially liked hearing that he likes to surround himself with good people. He certainly has come to the right place. Sounds like he knows financially what to do as well. It will be an interesting next couple of years for the Amiga...

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The interview is a good read. I was quite pleased with the answers and especially the style of answering.

Still, i doesn't really tell us anything. Suddenly, you've got this Garry Hare, from a company which is still unknown, without a website or a product, who has never used an Amiga and who is working for one unknown potential customer. Seems all rather strange to me...

All in all, it doesn't tell anything about what we, the amiga freaks, can expect from this company. OS4 and beyond? Any extra cash/developers for OS4?

Nothing to get excited about. Words are so meaningless in the amiga community. So it's wait mode on again until we actually see some sort of product, if it will ever happen...

We know nothing. Maybe it's for the best.


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I'm very impressed with what Mr Hare had to say. It's a definite moral booster to all us true amiga users out there.


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Posted on 26-Mar-2004 23:12:01
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So, anything important happen today? Did I miss something?

 
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@z5

Once again I only speculate but I think most can be implied from his answers.

KMOS will probably never be an extremely "visible" company. It would seem that Garry works in the upper echelons of the corporate structure and has no real need to advertise via web or other such.

As for products, KMOS products are whatever "specified customers" are interested in and this seems to be Mr. Hare's strong point. People tell them what they want and he goes out and gets it. By listening to those who are "in the know" he doesn't have to have specific knowledge of his own. He would then gather resources and make a commercially viable package for his customer.

This would imply he has a large contact net within many industries which in itself must be very good for up and coming companies (I'm sure Amiga Inc.,Hyperion and Eyetech can make use of his contacts if they need.) and is probably what drives KMOS.

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All in all, it doesn't tell anything about what we, the amiga freaks, can expect from this company. OS4 and beyond? Any extra cash/developers for OS4?


Within the scope of his customers wishes I'm sure he will do everything he can to make this venture a success and he said himself that success for one amiga product can only be good for the others!


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Poster: Harv Date: 26-Mar-2004 11:12:40

An interesting read.

One trivial correction for Mr. Hare..

The name Edsel did mean something. Edsel cars were named for Edsel Ford who was the son of Henry Ford, and at one time, President of The Ford Motor Company.
http://www.edsel.com/pages/edslford.htm

[...]
The remainder of this article, plus additional quotes & information that relate to this subject can be found at the following web site...

http://www.kodak.com/US/en/corp/aboutKodak/kodakHistory/eastman.shtml"

Harv



Hey, Lazer Harv!

Thanks for the interesting read. Oh, and... Welcome!

@everyone

Thanks for the very informative introduction, Mr. Hare. I like this man's style.

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Changing name of the os, would be the ultimate herecy for me! If it's not Amiga os, then I'm outa here. Sorry, but thats just the way I am. I never liked the concept of Morph OS or similar either. Regardless of it's quality. For me, the name and tradition is of utmost importance. If it's not Amiga... I might as well stick to Windows;)

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it doesn't say anywhere that it will be renamed, relax


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Best of luck to you Gary.

He seems like a good businessman with both feet on the ground, and he
give the impression of having a versatile network of resources to help him
with the job.


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tomazkid wrote:

Good questions and interesting indeed

The bit about using forum posts in court was a bit scary, everything you write can be used against you etc.
But that's Internet I guess


That means I must await the death penalty!


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The bit about using forum posts in court was a bit scary, everything you write can be used against you etc.


All praise to the internet, for lo we can now look forward to more dancing lawyers (thanks to BB for making that possible) with the prospect of Disney's production of "Dancing Lawyers on Ice" (BB, can you make that possible too? Pretty please, with sugar on top??) some time in the not too distant future.


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Thanks Gary, DaveyD, this explains so much of what has been going on.

A very interesting interview.

I have been wondering recently if the future we have all speculated about over the years was just wishful thinking, but now it all looks possible again.

I look forward to finding out what KMOS are going to use OS4 for...

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That means I must await the death penalty!



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A nice interview. It was a strange feeling to read that AmigaOS was sold, but now I'm curoius what will happen during the next year. Maybe we'll get OS4? :)

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