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Events   Events : Ottawa Amiga Show Nov. 22nd, A1 Raffle!
   posted by fuzzybear on 22-Oct-2003 16:32:24 (1677 reads)
On Saturday November 22, 2003, the user group will be hosting the third Ottawa Amiga Show. Once again, the show will be held at the Routier Centre, 172 Guigues Street, in the market of downtown Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

There will be demonstrations of OS4.0 (beta) on a AmigaOne G4XE (PPC) system, probably the first such demonstration in North America. There will also be a Classic Amiga 4000 system (060/PPC] also demonstarting OS4.0 (beta). Both systems will be available for the public to try out.

With all of the interest in alternative operating systems, this is an excellent opportunity for the public to see the latest offerings from Amiga, Inc. This includes the AmigaOne, and the binary portable Amiga Digital Environment (DE), currently available for Microsoft Windows, x86 Linux systems, ARM and MIPS processors.

Ack Software Controls has generously donated an AmigaOne G4XE DIY kit to be raffled off. Tickets will be $2.00 each or three for $5.00, and Livewire Systems will include a ticket with each purchase made from them.

The following is a list of the show exhibitors:

ACK Software Controls from Fonthill, Ontario will be demonstrating the AmigaOne, the first new Amiga hardware since 1993, and a modified Amiga 4000.

Ottawa's own Technomages will be showcasing their latest Amiga DE software, such as Eric Schwartz Puzzles and Memory. Their software will be running on a Windows x86 system and a portable MIPS based Windows CE system.

ZEE4 of Toronto will be on-hand demonstrating their brand new Amiga DE offerings including SmackE.

There will also be at least two Amiga retailers at the show. Cinereal and Livewire Systems of Ottawa will be selling a wide range of hardware and software for Amiga computers.

Finally, will be presenting information about the user group and answering questions about the Amiga platform.

The current position of the Canadian dollar makes coming to Canada an inexpensive proposition for our American neighbors. At the time of this writing, $100.00 USD = $130.00 CAD.

Ottawa is about a two hour drive west of Montreal, five hours north-east of Toronto, and nine hours from Boston. You can also get to Ottawa by flying into the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport.

There is a mailing list that you can subscribe to if you would like to be kept up to date on the show details. To subscribe, send an email to

Any questions about the Ottawa Amiga show can be directed to

About, pronounced "Amiga dot info", is a bilingual Amiga users group located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Formed in February 1995, is a non-profit resource for anyone interested in the Amiga computer. meets on the third Wednesday of each month. Membership is free.

About Amiga:

Amiga established itself in 1985 as the premier provider of multi-media technologies to the world. Today Amiga continues leading the way in multi-media by providing language independent technologies to developers for writing and porting applications to a new multi-media platform that is hardware agnostic. Its AmigaDE powered with intent(TM) from Tao Group enables applications to run unchanged on a broad range of processors including ARM, StrongARM, Intel X-Scale, MIPS, Intel x86, Motorola 68K and Hitachi SH. It can run hosted on a wide variety of operating systems including Linux, Embedded Linux, Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT, and Pocket PC. AmigaDE Player and applications for the AmigaDE Environment can be purchased at The AmigaDE Website. Amiga is based in Snoqualmie, WA, and has offices worldwide. Amiga can be reached at (425) 396-5660 or visit Amiga on the web at The Amiga Website. Amiga is a registered trademark of Amiga Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Details of the 2001 Ottawa Amiga Show can be found at :

Details of the 2002 Ottawa Amiga Show can be found at :

A map to the show is available here.

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Re: Ottawa Amiga Show Nov. 22nd, A1 Raffle!
Posted on 22-Oct-2003 18:25:34
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This could be a good chance for Bill McEwen, to show that he's still alive!!

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Re: Ottawa Amiga Show Nov. 22nd, A1 Raffle!
Posted on 22-Oct-2003 19:47:32
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There will be demonstrations of OS4.0 (beta) on a AmigaOne G4XE (PPC) system, probably the first such demonstration in North America.

Are you sure it is a beta version of OS4.0 on the AmigaOne? That's an implied deadline...

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Re: Ottawa Amiga Show Nov. 22nd, A1 Raffle!
Posted on 22-Oct-2003 22:42:03
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Yes OS4 beta will be shown on the Classic and AmigaOne... we are part of the beta team, hence using it now...

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Re: Ottawa Amiga Show Nov. 22nd, A1 Raffle!
Posted on 23-Oct-2003 4:41:12
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I *think* he means OS4 alpha version, as OS4 for the AmigaOne is not released to betatesters yet.
And about the first showing in North America.... NOPE!

I beat you I showed OS4 on an A1 to a user group here in Vancouver already, nya nya


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Re: Ottawa Amiga Show Nov. 22nd, A1 Raffle!
Posted on 23-Oct-2003 22:05:47
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we are part of the beta team, hence using it now...


####... ehm.... i'm happy for you


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