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hardware OS4   hardware OS4 : COVID-19 "Corona" virus hampers Chinese economy, may stall Amiga Tabor launch
   posted by Petah on 24-Feb-2020 21:04:05 (2221 reads)
In a lenghty blog update posted by A-EON CEO Trevor Dickinson on Monday, February 24th, it is stated that production of the upcoming Amiga Tabor may get stalled because of the COVID-19 virus. Reported by various news sources, the pathogen has hampered the electronics business throughout southeast Asia. As reported by Dickinson, the low cost PowerPC-based Amiga manufacturing may also be affected by the virus, potentially pushing the production of the early edition pre-orders from this spring to the third quarter. Meanwhile, the 100 customers that have already bought AmigaKit's sold-out "AAA Bundle" are said to get the opportunity to sign up for pre-ordering the Tabor Early Edition sometime next week.

As no firm launch date has been announced yet, it remains to be seen if the Tabor Early Edition customers on the waiting list will have their new Amigas by this summer or at a later date. On a side note, it may be speculated that A-EON's ExecSG software team will use any additional time to further improve on AmigaOS before the Amiga Tabor's Early Adopter Program takes off.


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Re: COVID-19 "Corona" virus hampers Chinese econom
Posted on 25-Feb-2020 8:56:59
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what a coincidence.

Amiga 500 with ROMs 1.3-2.05 and M-Tec AT500 with hard disk and 4MB Ram.
WinUAE + original OS 3.5&3.9
Sam440ep 800 MHZ + OS 4.1 F.E.
Sam460ex 1 GHz + OS 4.1 F.E.
MacMini 1.5 GHz + MorphOS 3.13
PowerBook G4 1.65 + MorphOS 3.13

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Re: COVID-19 "Corona" virus hampers Chinese econom
Posted on 25-Feb-2020 11:13:37
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@BigD ... :) You wanted to give it time until Q2/20. I guess this date is already blasted by now. :)

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Re: COVID-19 "Corona" virus hampers Chinese econom
Posted on 25-Feb-2020 13:01:39
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The Tabor/A1222 has been plagued by various delaying circumstances for five years. Can anyone say "Amiga curse?" Good. Knew you could.

I sold my SAM460ex lite... waiting for money to buy the X5000... or Amiga Reloaded... or an A1222... and OS4.2 FE update 9000

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Re: COVID-19 "Corona" virus hampers Chinese econom
Posted on 25-Feb-2020 18:49:31
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From: Zlatibor, Serbia

Meanwhile AEon could contact Amiga resalers and offer a same bundle with a month or two delay. If corona delayed launch then resalers can start taking preorders.
Let say that five biger resalers collect 500 new boards/bundles thats 600 allready.
A Eon than easily can order 1000 boards without bigger price.

F1 Srbija

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Re: COVID-19 "Corona" virus hampers Chinese econom
Posted on 25-Feb-2020 19:48:09
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x86/MorphOS 4.0

"Delving into the past can be a dangerous exercise." -hyperionmp

"I've been a supporter of "REACTION" GUI because is an Amiga OS thing." -Snuffy

"I personally prefer a vision of do'ers and makers rather than

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Re: COVID-19 "Corona" virus hampers Chinese econom
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At least the OS4 team will have more breathing room to finish the system or drivers

I see the jimmies have been rustled.

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Re: COVID-19 "Corona" virus hampers Chinese econom
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At least the OS4 team will have more breathing room to finish the system or drivers

Two more years!

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Re: COVID-19 "Corona" virus hampers Chinese econom
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This coming fall, half a decade will have passed since the Tabor was announced. Wonder if they will actually manage to get any out of the door before that happens?

That's like two entire computer generations. And already when it was announced, it was like 6 generations behind the rest of the world performance wise.

Never, ever has people actually waited this long for crippled, under-performing and overpriced HW. If this would have been a Darwin-test (like survival of the fittest), then the Amiga would have been extinct.

Oh, wait...

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Re: COVID-19 "Corona" virus hampers Chinese econom
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In the real world, Raspberry Pi sales have increased to record levels since the outbreak of COVID-19. Raspberry Pis have been used in embedded applications including ventilators and 3D printed face shields.

RPi sales have been as much as 640,000 in a month since the outbreak. That is 860 RPis per hour, which is close to the whole production run of the "low cost PowerPC-based Amiga" Nowhere Tabor that is approaching half a decade since it was announced. Will Amiga go extinct while the competition flourishes or is it already extinct because it is so uncompetitive?

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