Introducing the A.L.I.C.E. Laptop
Date 13-Nov-2015 21:53:48
Topic: Amigaworld.net News
|Introducing the A.L.I.C.E. Laptop|
A Laptop Incorporating a Classic Experience
Sacramento 17th October 2015
A-EON Technology is pleased unveil the A.L.I.C.E. prototype at AmiWest 2015. A.L.I.C.E. is an x86 laptop that boots straight into the AmiKit Classic Amiga environment.
A.L.I.C.E. utilizes ordinary PC Laptop hardware to achieve extraordinary results. A truly immersive "Classic" experience has been created in a modern portable package by leveraging commodity hardware and existing emulation solutions. The core of A.L.I.C.E. is Amiga Forever and the freely available AmiKit software environment running on top of Linux. The Linux environment is completely hidden, but easily accessed if desired.
A.L.I.C.E. also includes a "Rabbit Hole" feature which integrates both Windows and Linux applications into the AmiKit environment. Amiga document and media files now open up in Libre Office, MPlayer, Firefox, etc. In fact any application that can be installed under Linux can be run from the AmiKit workbench. A.L.I.C.E. also provides a platform to easily access AMIStore and all of the upcoming software releases planned for Classic Amiga users. Exclusive add-on features are also planned that will only be available to A.L.I.C.E. users.
Ján Zahurančík, the developer of AmiKit said, “I have been dreaming about a portable Amiga computer ever since my real Amiga desktop could not keep up with my travel plans anymore. The A.L.I.C.E. laptop is the dream come true. Actually, the reality is more beautiful and more feature rich than the dream itself!”
Trevor Dickinson added, "I've always been a big fan of Amiga Forever and the AmiKit distribution but running an Amiga on top of Windows always felt a little clumsy to me. Several years ago I came up with the A.L.I.C.E. concept for a Classic Laptop but it has taken the combined skills and talent of the A.L.I.C.E. team to make the idea a reality. Amazing-ly, not only is A.L.I.C.E. portable it also delivers a lightning fast Classic experience.”
In addition to AmiKit, A.L.I.C.E. Can also boot into standard Linux and Windows environments and can support AmigaOS 4 Classic if the pre-requisite PicassoIV and PowerPC ROMS images are supplied.
The A.L.I.C.E. Team includes Ján Zahurančík (AmiKit), Ken Lester, Toni Wilen, Rex Schilasky, Kevin Saunders, Michael Battilana (Cloanto) and Pat Wall & Trevor Dickinson (A-EON)