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News   News : HCC magazine writes about AmigaOS 4.1
   posted by sananaman on 10-May-2009 13:47:29 (5798 reads)
The well known Dutch computer magazine HCC has a full size article about AmigaOS 4.1.
The article is titled as "AmigaOS 4.1 an alternative for Windows, Linux and Mac OSX?" and describes the AmigaOS 4.1 for a wide audience.



(Please click read more)


It explains the ease of installation of OS 4.1, what is inside the system, classic software emulation, the variety of software that comes with the install CD, unarc system, OWB, hardware requirements and a conclusion with pros and cons at the end.

The HCC computer magazine has over 155000 subscribers and is part of the Hobby Computer Club organization (HCC).

Writer of the article: Paul Koster (webmaster AmigaScene.nl)
Illustrator: Michael Englyst

HCC Amiga Article (PDF) - Dutch
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Templario 
Re: HCC magazine writes about AmigaOS 4.1
Posted on 10-May-2009 14:27:31
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This is a great news and a good initiative to give to know to the big public that there is other altenative to current operative systems, and more when we have a long history and much software classic but also recient.

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Kicko 
Re: HCC magazine writes about AmigaOS 4.1
Posted on 10-May-2009 14:30:49
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i think we need java, flash and some other stuff to get interested people :)

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Swoop 
Re: HCC magazine writes about AmigaOS 4.1
Posted on 10-May-2009 14:31:48
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Any chance of an english translation?

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x303 
Re: HCC magazine writes about AmigaOS 4.1
Posted on 10-May-2009 14:41:19
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Maybe babelfish will help ?
Eindelijk een artikel dat ik in m'n eigen taal kan lezen.

x303

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Swoop 
Re: HCC magazine writes about AmigaOS 4.1
Posted on 10-May-2009 14:59:49
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@x303

Quote:
Maybe babelfish will help ?
Eindelijk een artikel dat ik in m'n eigen taal kan lezen.

My understanding is babelfish only works with web sites, and not pdf files.

if you look at the two links provided, one is the article in pdf format, the other is a link to the magazines web site.

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x303 
Re: HCC magazine writes about AmigaOS 4.1
Posted on 10-May-2009 15:05:52
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@swoop

Quote:
y understanding is babelfish only works with web sites, and not pdf files.

You can copy/paste the text from the pdf.
I've read this now and I can tell you that the article tells ppl out there what we amigans allready knew. So no surprise here.
But the tone is quite positive and it's a well written article. I like to see more of that.

x303

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Troels 
Re: HCC magazine writes about AmigaOS 4.1
Posted on 10-May-2009 15:13:47
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As it is right now, for most people it will not be a real alternative. But to old amigans it could be a nice second system. Meanwhile it could evolve into a real alternative.

As Kicko says it will need Java, Flash to become really interesting for most people. Also some more productivity applications and some games wouldn't hurt.

...And available and affordable hardware for the masses

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NutsAboutAmiga 
Re: HCC magazine writes about AmigaOS 4.1
Posted on 10-May-2009 15:32:10
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Google translation:

Conclusion
Hyperion-Entertainment has a small team of a hobby
nice product in the Amiga market put. AmigaOS 4.1 feels like a 'real'
Amiga in a modern but quite a lot faster. If you Amiga
in contact, you feel in a particular subculture ended
to have everything on its own logical way. Software get you
AmiNet.net and OS4Depot.net, the latest news from specific sites such as Amiga
AmigaScene.nl and Amigaworld.net. OS updates of AmiUpdate. You will
Amiga OS the typical slogans against as Workbench, Trashcan, Utilities & Tools
Prefs and Guru Meditation.
Can the AmigaOS a replacement for today's operating systems? At
certain points may well come, but it lacks the reliability and
is lack of modern software. For business-critical applications, the OS
(yet) appropriate.
With further development, an Intel / AMD port and good marketing it would be a serious
alternative could be for Windows, Linux or Mac
OS X. Given the pace of developments and
available budgets will not happen soon, sorry
because the OS has indeed something to offer.

Plus Points:
• Fast and flexible response by the powerful
pre-emptive multitasking.
• The standard integrated Ramdisk.
• A unique OS with a fun and unique sense of obligation.
• Opportunities for classical 68000 Emulation software
with Petunia.
• Many software ports of classic Amiga programs.
• JXFS 64-bit file system.
• System files such as libraries and devices have a very structured
mapindeling.

Negative points:
• Limited memory protection "and therefore not reliable.
• No serious commercial software developers in the market.
• Popular software like FireFox, OpenOffice, MS Office, PhotoShop, etc. is not
available.
• Limited hardware choice, the OS runs only on specific non-conventional
Amiga PowerPC hardware.
• There will be no more serious games like in the heyday of late 80's
early'90.
• No integrated Flash player in the delivered browsers.

Last edited by NutsAboutAmiga on 10-May-2009 at 03:37 PM.
Last edited by NutsAboutAmiga on 10-May-2009 at 03:32 PM.

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kas1e 
Re: HCC magazine writes about AmigaOS 4.1
Posted on 10-May-2009 16:10:41
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Pretty strange to read "there is will be no more serious games". For sure if OS will growing up, expanded hardware archtexture games will be. Other question - want amigans it or not :)

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sananaman 
Re: HCC magazine writes about AmigaOS 4.1
Posted on 10-May-2009 16:25:55
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From: Netherlands

Note:

On the cover at the top there is also an "intro" referring to the AmigaOS 4.1 article.



155000 times... yeah...

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balis 
Re: HCC magazine writes about AmigaOS 4.1
Posted on 10-May-2009 16:36:27
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Nice to see Amiga hiting the headlines again...even if the audience is limited

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Metalheart 
Re: HCC magazine writes about AmigaOS 4.1
Posted on 10-May-2009 17:37:13
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@balis

Limited ????? Milions of dutch people ??
Ehm... well, sort of....

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andres 
Re: HCC magazine writes about AmigaOS 4.1
Posted on 10-May-2009 19:10:51
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Great news!!!

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unimon 
Re: HCC magazine writes about AmigaOS 4.1
Posted on 10-May-2009 19:16:09
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From: Switzerland

Nice to see that in less than 2 years already 2 articles about our favourite OS has been written :)

Maybe, when an office suite is avaible (I mean native OS4) more people would be interested. Of course if the developpement of support for flash and java is done (and followed) I think that we all of us would be able to show the Amiga as a real alternative.

Now what would be nice is also adventure/RPG games and port of other games like Knight and Merchants (made for Morphos...)...

Nic

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SvenHarvey 
Re: HCC magazine writes about AmigaOS 4.1
Posted on 10-May-2009 19:34:07
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I think you'll find there has been a couple more than just 2 articles written in the mainstream computer press on the planet about AmigaOS in the last couple of years...

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unimon 
Re: HCC magazine writes about AmigaOS 4.1
Posted on 10-May-2009 21:22:37
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I guess you are right but I don't read so much computer magazine that's why i refer to those which was specified on Amigaworld

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Tripitaka 
Re: HCC magazine writes about AmigaOS 4.1
Posted on 10-May-2009 21:39:26
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Kicko said:

"i think we need java, flash and some other stuff to get interested people :"

I have to agree. The software we need would be a good subject for a poll perhaps, I'd be interested to see what comes out as "most desired".

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Tripitaka 
Re: HCC magazine writes about AmigaOS 4.1
Posted on 10-May-2009 21:42:29
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From: Diss

LOL, ignore this post. I had multiple forum windows open and posted one for amiga.org here by mistake.

Last edited by Tripitaka on 11-May-2009 at 01:23 AM.

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Hans 
Re: HCC magazine writes about AmigaOS 4.1
Posted on 10-May-2009 23:05:46
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Nice.

There is one slight problem though, curious readers might go to AmigaScene.nl, where they will see almost no mention of Amiga OS 4.1. The Amiga OS 4.x software and hardware sections haven't had a single post since December 2008, and the other Amiga OS 4.x section hasn't seen any action in a month.

From a quick glance, it would be easy to think that it's a site for the Classic Amiga.

Hans

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Gebrochen 
Re: HCC magazine writes about AmigaOS 4.1
Posted on 11-May-2009 2:30:07
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From: Australia, VIC

@Hans,

Well, given the fact that only since September 2008 we have had new hardware, I think it is not a bad feat at all to evenhave such wonderful articles to begin with.

Now in future, with future hardware and future development, I am sure Amiga OS may actually have a chance to get bigger.

Cheers.

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