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Announcement   Announcement : Amiga Inc. 25 Questions With Bill McEwen
   posted by herewegoagain on 31-Aug-2006 0:41:23 (4137 reads)
From a forum thread, comes the following information:

Amiga Inc's Bill McEwen has granted a 25 question and answer session to Amiga.org and the Amiga community.

"What this is...

This is a chance for the Amiga community to ask questions and have them directly answered by Bill McEwen in an open exchange. You can ask anything you want, as long as it's a legitimate question regarding Amiga Incorporated, it's products, plans, and future"


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clebin 
Re: Amiga Inc. 25 Questions With Bill McEwen
Posted on 31-Aug-2006 1:27:19
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Wow

If ever there was an appropriate time to say the x86 word, this is it. (and I've refrained for ages...)

What are Amiga Inc's views on an x86 port?
To whom would they grant a license for x86 and under what circumstances?
What could (sympathetic) members of the community do to make this a reality?

I hope this Q & A turns out to be enlightening...

Chris

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Posted on 31-Aug-2006 1:31:34
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You may want to post your question at Amiga.org since Wayne is collecting them to send to Amiga Inc.

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Just done it. Cheers,

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is it just me or are there more people who don't give a **** about his answers untill results are seen ? If all the interviews he gave away past years came true, Amiga would have been the empire that commodore once was ...

None the less it can be interesting to see what comes out of it this time... If not it will be at least amusing.


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Yea! I can think of a few:

So we have a beautiful OS in OS 4, hardware is on the way, but I feel that the general morale of the Amiga community is pretty low at this moment. We feel abandond. Are there any plans to get morale up, if so, then how?

Why was AmigaAnywhere never made into an OS4 version? Seems that everyone that could really help build applications for AmigaDE is here, but yet again we are abandoned.
If I have an AmigaOne, then what benifit would it be for me to buy AmigaAnywhere?

At this early stage, all we can attract to the Amiga are existing Amigans. How do you plan to get non-Amigans to give the Amiga platform a chance?

What are the chances of the Amiga getting some proper advertising? Living in the United States, I have never seen a single Amiga comercial throughout the entire Amigas history. I think this contributed more to the death of Commodore than anything else.

Has there been any communication with the new Commodore? Could a partnership exist between Amiga Inc. and Commodore?

What was the reason for Gary Hare abandoning the Amiga? Seems as though something didnt pan out the way he wanted. Just curious.

Any plans for an out of the box Amiga in the near future?

What is the reason for the long silence of Amiga Inc. ? Is it legal, or is it just waiting for the right time, or is it that the desktop Amiga means nothing to Amiga anymore?

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as long as it's a legitimate question regarding Amiga Incorporated, it's products, plans, and future

so I guess nobody should ask about AmigaOS and should focus on AmigaDE instead.

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so I guess nobody should ask about AmigaOS and should focus on AmigaDE instead


don´t you meant Amigaanywhere? at least AmigaDE plans was a complete OS with AOS ideas.Amiganywhere it´s only a java like aproach


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Kudos to Wayne! Hopefully we'll get some good answers out of Bill.


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as long as it's a legitimate question regarding Amiga Incorporated, it's products, plans, and future

and... past as well ?

Leo.


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@Leo

I'm more interested in what they have in store for the future than where they have been.

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Eh. Didn't see that one coming at all.

Too bad it's for "AmigaDE."


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@FranSexy

I always thought AmigaDE *is* AmigaAnywhere. Well, more or less.


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Do you have any plans to port AmigaOS %x to AmigaAnywhere. It would let people run AmigaOS %x on both x86 and PPC computers, and then if they need to run more powerful apps they can buy an AmigaOne(clone?) with AmigaOS %x running in native mode.

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Whats going to happen in the longrun ? Is OS4 going to be taken in house and DE ported to OS4 to become OS5, or is OS4 going to be taken in house and ported to VP to sit ontop of DE to become OS5?


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There is no way that OS4 is going to be "ported" to AmigaAnywhere/VP, because (in it's current state) it simply isn't powerful/flexible enough. It would make far more sense to port AmigaAnywhere to OS4, although that would require that Amiga Inc actually had some money to spend (or more likely waste in their POV).


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Hi @Tony !

You may want to post your question at Amiga.org...

I never joined; I won't! Since I own an A1 and OS4, i really
don't need don't need to do that. Why does it appear that
Genisi & BBRV is more alive that Amiga Inc. ? Dead poets
and AI share something in common -- dead!
Wake me OS up somebody!


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@Snuffy

Okay. I'm sure someone will post your question there if you have one that you want to ask.

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I never joined; I won't! Since I own an A1 and OS4, i really don't need don't need to do that.

I find that an interesting comment, considering the shift in politics and policies here which have allowed BBRV free reign to move in on AmigaWorld and use it for Genesi and Anti-AI propoganda. Isn't that why the mass exodus from Amiga.org was executed in the first place?

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Why does it appear that Genesi & BBRV is more alive that Amiga Inc. ?

Because you let him.


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