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Old 02-26-2011, 06:36 PM   #1
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Amiga OS vs. Linux


Hi,

Amiga was a great machine. However surprising you it can too be used in parallel with linux.

Why such interests in Amiga OS, here it is :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fx3q2...eature=related
 
Old 02-27-2011, 02:55 AM   #2
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The main difference seem to be lack of source code and unsupported platforms (powerpc&motorola68k only)

via:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AmigaOS
 
Old 02-27-2011, 09:45 AM   #3
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The main difference seem to be lack of source code and unsupported platforms (powerpc&motorola68k only)

via:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AmigaOS

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...migaOS_4.1.png
it is a pretty beautiful desktop, fonts, and so on. It looks quite comfortable to use...


and and ... you can even play:

http://amigaworld.net/modules/myalbum/photos/312.jpg

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Old 02-28-2011, 06:19 AM   #4
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sliding sideways from here:-

I immediately wondered if, either CP/M 2.2 or even ZCPR3 would work . . . .
 
Old 02-06-2021, 04:47 PM   #5
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Amiga vs Linux

Once a discussion starts about Amiga it is usually 'Amiga was...' I guess this is one of the main differences between Amiga and Linux.

There are ideological differences where GNU/Linux is based on Free software philosophy and open source, and where it can vary from enterprise versions to DIY versions or Linux From Scratch. Amiga is a closed source commercial product, that one has to buy.

Amiga was easily 10 years ahead of its time in the mid 1980's, however, it was sidelined by other operating systems due to marketing issues, lack of development, and finally, Commodore was 'no more'. Amiga fans created AROS/Icaros, and companies tried to revive Amiga the latest reincarnation is AmigaOne using Amiga OS4.1, and MorphOS. All are nice to use, only limited by the hefty price of hardware for AmigaOne, and lack of sufficient software. AROS is open source, but it is still in its alpha-version.

Linux is in a different ballgame, to put it simple.
 
Old 02-08-2021, 01:46 PM   #6
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I find the use and layout of both to be similar.
Then there are overlap tools like infotopam
I've downloaded and ran amiWM but can't get the 1.3 patch to work .
 
  


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