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News   News : Ars Technica reviews OS4 and MicroA1
   posted by DrBombcrater on 18-Jan-2005 7:20:20 (8869 reads)
Respected tech site Ars Technica has posted a lengthy and rather positive review of OS4 PR update 1 and the MicroA1-C.


"Will Amiga, Inc. and KMOS succeed where Be, Inc. and so many others have failed? It is perhaps too soon to tell, but the story has been more than interesting thus far."
    

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Re: Ars Technica reviews OS4 and MicroA1
Posted on 18-Jan-2005 8:02:48
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Besides tons of factual errors it was worth the time reading it.

/Bjrn

 
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Re: Ars Technica reviews OS4 and MicroA1
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I wouldn't say there were tons. I counted maybe only 3 or 4


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heh, I guess the PPC 970 references is one the errors?

Still, a good, balanced, and lenghty review from an outsider of sorts .

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What is it, XMas or something? People get t-shirts, a review on Ars...let alone a pretty impartial/_fair_ one.

I'm shocked. I just dunno what to say! It would be interesting to see if the writier would commit to doing another review in 6 months, or when 4.0 releases, whichever is first.

Ok...so here's a 'few weeks of fame,' should be interesting to see how much the site traffic goes up now...


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great read, some errors but nothing that one cant fix by beeing gentle.

"made me feel the magic of Amiga again when i read it and i allready have the Amiga magic within , hows that even possible?"

warms my heart to hear outsiders actually likes it.


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Very nice, overall an in depth positive review of OS4.


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Wow - a mainstream review!

I thought that it was due to something I'd suggested in a recent thread, but the author of the article says he bought the machine back in November - I can't claim any credit

Although there are some factual discrepancies, I don't think that any of them are substantial to mislead people, or put them off.

/warm fuzzy feeling


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Very nice review....good that someone took the time to do an in depth and interesting review


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I thought it was an excellent rewiev. Very well balanced, and I even learned a couple of new things form readig it.


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Quote:
What is it, XMas or something?


Yes... it must be so...


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The enthusiasm in the discusion about the article is pleasing and the article's writer's guess about KMOS's plans for OS4 on mobile platforms because of it's strengths is probably very accurate.


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@thread

BukkY posted (in a new thread - naughty naughty! ) a link directly to the discussion area of the article, which saves having to flick through each page to get there...

I reproduce it here, as I thought it was pretty useful...

The Ars Technica AmigaOne/OS4 discussion


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I like this statement:
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OS4 feels like a full desktop, yet has the resource requirements of a handheld

So true man, so true!


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(last paragraph of the article)
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However, a curious thing happened as I began writing this article on my AmigaOne. I found I was switching less and less from the A1 back to the PC, and I was enjoying my typical PC using experience (browsing, writing and chatting on IRC) more than I typically did. Had I succumbed to a particularly virulent form of Amiga madness? Perhaps, but it is a madness that I recognize from days gone by and thought was gone forever: the sheer joy of computing and the fun of discovering a new platform.


Nothing to add.
or just

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I think the part about Escom is wrong, they were not only interested in the name, they really did something, like producing "new" Amigas 1200/4000T and also the Walker was in development.

Ciao, Alfred

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Whoa! Congratulations to Hyperion et al and Eyetech!

Great "first" review for the pre release OS4 and the A1 from an independent reviewer.

This grand overview of the Amiga saga, even though I've lived it, was sooo helpful and I
learned several things from it too. Like the explanation of Workbench and Intuition , not
being a programmer, was always a fuzzy concept for me.

Great article, this is a keeper for me. It also gave a hint of some of the hoops Hyperion et
al had to jump through to get the OS to this point, you have my profound admiration.

@ Toaks

Maybe you could point out here, in a gentle way, some of the discrepancies you found in
the review? This thread is now referenced in the discussion following the review and
might be helpful all the way around, it would help me too..


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A few minor historical errors (understandable) but an excellent review.

I hope KMOS/AInc. read it as it is written from the point of a new comer to the platform.


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I think the part about Escom is wrong, they were not only interested in the name, they really did something, like producing "new" Amigas 1200/4000T and also the Walker was in development.


Right.. Who knows where the Amiga would be now if they didn't went bankrupt

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seems like this review is spreading everywhere:

http://www.bluesnews.com/


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Very nice review. Congrats guys.

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