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hardware OS4   hardware OS4 : Happy New Year from Hyperion Entertainment!
   posted by Zardoz on 31-Dec-2007 15:28:07 (9182 reads)
Antwerp, Belgium. - 31 December, 2007

Hyperion Entertainment extends its best wishes for 2008 to all of its customers and supporters world-wide.

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In 2007, Hyperion and the AmigaOS 4.x development team continued its tireless work on Hyperion’s renowned PowerPC based, multi-media centric operating system, AmigaOS 4, with the release of two significant (free for download) updates and the release of AmigaOS 4.0 for the original Amiga 1200/3000/4000 line of computers equipped with PowerPC accelerator cards. AmigaOS 4.0 is now (and has been since quite some time) by far the largest update of AmigaOS in Amiga history dating back to 1987.

Thanks to our strategic partnership with Acube Systems s.r.l which acts as Hyperion’s global producer and distributor, the production value of the Amiga 1200/3000/4000 version of AmigaOS 4.0, with heavy cardboard box, dedicated emergency floppy and glossy Quick Start manual, brought professional production values back to the Amiga platform which have not been seen since the demise of Commodore.

Building on that work, Hyperion is committed to continue development of AmigaOS 4.x in the year 2008 by drastically expanding both the feature-set of AmigaOS 4.x and the range of supported PowerPC based target hardware.

A number of exciting new features are currently already undergoing beta-testing with more functionality under development and scheduled for release in 2008.

Amiga 1200/3000/4000 users of AmigaOS 4.0 can look forward to a free update early 2008 bringing increased compatibility for legacy third-party hardware add-ons and improved driver support.

Users of AmigaOne hardware will also be in for a major treat in early H1/2008 and they certainly will not be the only ones.

Hyperion Entertainment once more wishes to thank all of its supporters and customers for their loyal and patient support without whom there would be no future for AmigaOS.

Please rest assured that in 2008, just as in 2007, Hyperion will continue to deliver.

Happy New Year!
    

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Re: Happy New Year from Hyperion Entertainment!
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Hyperion - you guys do deliver. I'm amazed by your achievements so far, especially considering the competitors you are up against.

Best wishes for 2008!


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Good luck Evert and partner.


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...with heavy cardboard box, dedicated emergency floppy and glossy Quick Start manual, brought professional production values back to the Amiga platform which have not been seen since the demise of Commodore.


Oh really? What about OS3.5/3.9? Were these not professional productions?


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@DJBase

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Oh really? What about OS3.5/3.9? Were these not professional productions?

I think the answer is in the first line of your Quote:
...with heavy cardboard box, dedicated emergency floppy and glossy Quick Start manual,

OS3.5, and 3.9, although very good, were only CD's.


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Oh really? What about OS3.5/3.9? Were these not professional productions?


If only the people behind it would have been professional ...

and Swoop .... I have a 3.5 cardboard box ...

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I think the answer is in the first line of your Quote:
...with heavy cardboard box, dedicated emergency floppy and glossy Quick Start manual,

OS3.5, and 3.9, although very good, were only CD's.


Wrong, OS3.5 was boxed with a thin manual, OS3.9 was in a Jewelcase with also a thin manual and option of a manual book. So if these were not professional productions OS4 isn't one either.


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professional production values back to the Amiga platform which have not been seen since the demise of Commodore.


Errr... Professional production values like a few hundred OS4 Classic compared to thousands of OS3.5 and OS3.9 boxes?


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Go Hyperion!

Keep the updates coming, ignore the whiners.






P.S. Just bought a copy from Amigakit.

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GOOD YEAR To YOU ALL!
And GOOD WORK on OS4!!!!!

So we can get A1OS4 update for jannuary? :)
Hope so... :P


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re professional production values:

It's all in the emergency boot floppy.

Could you load OS3.5/3.5 on a vanilla machine? Could you boot from an appropriate floppy rescue disk if needed?

iirc 3.5 and 3.9 had no emergency rescue disk: you had to create one as you went along?


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@all

Great to see that development continues on OS4. Can't wait to see what's in store for us in 2008. The more I use OS4 on my A1, the more I like it - especially with the release of more and more OS4 software (Digital Universe & Yam 2.5 to name just a couple of recent additions to the fold). Thanks & Happy New Year to Hyperion, the OS4 developers and to all other developers out there. I don't care what kind of a box you deliver it in - just keep developing!

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iirc 3.5 and 3.9 had no emergency rescue disk: you had to create one as you went along?


3.9 did, the installer created one, copying all the necessary drivers.


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@Sandpiper

I couldn't have said it better myself.

Unfortunatley, the more I try to explain/comment on posts the more derision I get.
I suppose there's a New Years Resolution in that.


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What about OS3.5/3.9? Were these not professional productions?
AmigaOS 3.5 / 3.9 can at best be described as software bundles and more fairly quick hacks. The actual OS enhancements were so small bumping the version number was totally uncalled for.


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AmigaOS 3.5 / 3.9 can at best be described as software bundles and more fairly quick hacks. The actual OS enhancements were so small bumping the version number was totally uncalled for.


And OS4 is then a port of OS3.9 with a few new software bundles and hacks?

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It's all in the emergency boot floppy.

Could you load OS3.5/3.5 on a vanilla machine? Could you boot from an appropriate floppy rescue disk if needed?

iirc 3.5 and 3.9 had no emergency rescue disk: you had to create one as you went along?


So it all belongs to the boot disk? I don't remember about 3.5 but 3.9 can create such a disk if needed. I don't see the point why OS3.5/3.9 is no professional production. Maybe Hyperion should take less drugs.


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Create, not have one straight out of the box.

How do you create a rescue/boot floppy half-way through an installation routine you can't run because you don't have a boot floppy?


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Now they really made me curious what the targeted hardware and the drasticly expanded features are going to be.

All the best wishes for hyperion in 2008 and everyone else here too ofcourse


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Roll on 2008!

It can't be any worse for 2007 for Amiga users, let's hope some good news is just around the corner!


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Thanks to the Hyperion team for sticking with the job.
All the Best to the Best,
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