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Re: Showing AROS at Recursion computer fair

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The show went ahead yesterday with much the same conributors as in previous years, although it was noted that my AROS display was the last remnant of an Amiga-heritage presence, save for a couple of A1200s (one from the VCM and one from Binary Dinosaurs) running games. In contrast, the RiscOS group were again out in force showing their OS on a range of machines including RiscPC, R-Pi and a brand new ARM board made just for RisOS. I think the big difference there is that, despite different members of their community having their own focus (desktop vs Pi, etc.), they never shattered into factions and work together to advance their OS.

Some bad news; it looks like this year will be the last year the show will happen in this format. In furture it may be a more school focussed mid-week event, obviously meaning people such as myself will not be able to contribute. So if this is the last time in this format I'd like to say thanks to yoodoo2 for organising this and giving AROS a space over the last four years.

However, some good news is that Stuart Williams, who retired Retro Computing News last year, is resurrecting Amiga User International as a web publication. He's been granted the rights to reproduce the content of the magazine and is also looking for new content, including AROS news. There should be a report on the show and the AROS display there in the near future.

Cheers,
Nigel.

Posted on: 2/18 4:13

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Re: AspireOS 2.0

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I've just tried downloading the archive (twice to ensure it wasn't a download error) but when I try to unpack it using unrar it's reporting it "is not a RAR archive".

You have an old version of WinRAR, you need to install version 5 or later.


I'm not using Windows - this is unrar on AROS.

Cheers,
Nigel.

Posted on: 2/14 9:21
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Re: AspireOS 2.0

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I've just tried downloading the archive (twice to ensure it wasn't a download error) but when I try to unpack it using unrar it's reporting it "is not a RAR archive".

Sorry,
Nigel.

Posted on: 2/13 14:37
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Re: Odyssey web browser future

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Indeed - if any beta testing is needed I'd be very happy to contribute.

Cheers,
Nigel.

Posted on: 2/13 14:05
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Re: AspireOS 2.0

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Sounds good. Just out of interest, is this based on a recent nightly or an older version?

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Nigel.

Posted on: 2/10 10:30
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Re: Odyssey web browser future

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I'd happily put in 100 euro - that's the cost of a new copy of Hollywood and I feel something as complex as OWB deserves be funded at that professional software level.

To secure future development, maybe new versions should be commercial, sold with a key like Hollywood. Users then purchase future updates at a lower cost (typically for a major update to Hollywood is half the price of the first purchase) as a tangeable reward to the developer for the ongoing work of refreshing the codebase. Possibly a crippled version (e.g. only works for ten minutes a time or only one window at a time or no downloading facility or no SSL or some combination of these or other limitations) could be included in Icaros to give new users a taster and encourage them to invest in the full version.

This would be a bit of a bancing act. You could argue that purchasing a browser, which is free on other operating systems, could put people off using AROS, but would this route providing an up-to-date browser not be better than having a free one which is not updated and falls further and further behind over time? The latter could be a more negative experience to new users.

Cheers,
Nigel.

P.S. There are some very intersting comments here looking beyond the Amiga pond. Now, I think that thread and the other one on cooperation between the camps over on AmigaWorld clearly indicate there is no real hope of that cooperation ever happening, with just too many vested interests, entrenched positions and permanent negativity. I wonder though if there is any scope for cooperation with the other 'alternative' OSs?

I could be totoally wrong on how possible this is, but could a core system be put together around Webkit with the individual OS's developers then adding their system specific parts? NetSurf, for example, is not just for AmigaOS but also has a Risc OS version. I just wonder if there was a 'consortium' of alt-OS developers working on the project if it might be a bit easier to maintain it.

Posted on: 2/6 10:35

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Re: Help me configuring AROS on HP Compaq NC6400

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Hi Nikolaos,
Just a quick note to say I agree absolutley with your post over on Amigaworld, but I didn't want to post over there at that thread is just got a bit too heated and negative for me. I still feel there there is a niche for an alternative to the controlling, information grabbing corporate offerings (Windows, Mac, Android) and the complexity of Linux (do you still need to recompile the kernal for that just to add a new driver?), and if that alternative is not AROS then what the hell is it?

Cheers,
Nigel.

Posted on: 2/5 13:58
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Re: Stupid idea for acceleration card and AROS

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You have my absolute respect and admiration for coping with all that lot - to me it's about as intelligible as ancient Egyptian!

Cheers,
Nigel.

Posted on: 2/3 10:16
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Re: Help me configuring AROS on HP Compaq NC6400

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Glad to hear it's all working now

Cheers,
Nigel.

Posted on: 2/3 10:13
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Re: Help me configuring AROS on HP Compaq NC6400

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That's curious - the slow response on opening AHI prefs is how mine behaved until Neil's reworking of hdaudio for the Comapq.

Cheers,
Nigel.

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