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AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition: Now Shipping to Dealers

Hi guys,

Turns out that AmigaOS 4.1 FE (Final Edition) is being shipped out to various Amiga shops as we speak. Please read the full press release from Hyperion Entertainment below.

Hyperion Entertainment is thrilled to announce shipment of AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition to dealers has been started. This means that the first customers will get their own copy of AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition right before christmas, just in time to put it underneath the christmas tree.

Since the initial release of AmigaOS 4.1 more than six years ago, functionality and user experience have been steadily improved by six free major updates and over 88 free smaller ones through AmiUpdate. AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition defines the new baseline by consolidating all previous updates, bringing new long awaited features and stability improvements and last but not least enabling the user to make a clean installation in one go. Additionally it comes professionally produced as full version on physical media in a nice DVD box, together with a booklet containing installation instruction as well as a little extra for only EUR 29.95 suggested retail price (incl. VAT, may very on your location).

AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition is currently available for:

  • AmigaOne XE, SE and MicroA1
  • AmigaOne X1000
  • AmigaOne 500/Sam460
  • Sam440
  • Pegasos 2
  • Amiga 1200/3000/4000
Customers can find a list of possible dealers at http://www.amigaos.net/content/4/where-buy.
Interested dealers can register themselves and order AmigaOS by writing to  orders@hyperion-entertainment.biz .
Hyperion Entertainment and the whole team behind AmigaOS wish a merry christmas, happy new year and lots of fun with AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition!
The fact that it can be ran on an emulator (the version for Amiga 1200/3000/4000 can run on an emulator, not the others as far as I know) will probably increase the sales, especially considering the lower and more affordable price of the OS. Will be interesting to read the responses to this on the various discussion forums.
Hope you all are well and that you are on track with your Christmas gifts. ;) I know I’m not.. hehe..
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AmiWest Computer Show 2012

The logo of the AmiWest event (taken from http://www.amiwest.net)

Hi everyone,

Soon it’s time for another edition of the AmiWest Computer Show and a lot of people in the Amiga community are eagerly anticipating the event, myself included.

Since AmiWest takes place in Sacramento, California, I’ve got no possibility of attending, but hopefully they’ll stream video like last year. I still vividly remember Steven Solie bringing us news about the AmigaOS 4.x netbook, that was epic. Sadly we haven’t heard much about it afterwards, but maybe it’ll show up at AmiWest? Stranger things have happened..

The city of Sacramento (taken from http://www.aboutnevadacounty.com/neighbors/sacramento/)

The city of Sacramento (taken from http://www.aboutnevadacounty.com/neighbors/sacramento/)

The event takes place at the Ramada Plaza Cal Expo from the 19th of October to the 21st.

For more information on contact information and the location, please head over to the official website by clicking here.

hyperionentertainmentlogo, taken from the HD-zone blog (http://www.hd-zone.com/2011/06/)

Hyperion Entertainment will be at AmiWest 2012.

Many exhibitors will be present at the event, such as Hyperion Entertainment (the developers of AmigaOS 4.x), AmigaKit (Amiga retailer) and A-EON (the creators of the AmigaOne X1000).

I’ve read the A-EON will have something major to show at AmiWest, but I’ve got no clue to what it is. Exciting! :) I do know though, that Steven Solie, AmigaOS 4.x developer, will lead a programming seminar, which I’m sure will be interesting to follow.

It was also surprising to see that Pagestream is back in business. This classic DTP software is under continuous development and will be represented by Chuck Washburn at AmiWest.

Are any of you attending the event? Do you know anything about what A-EON Technology is going to show at AmiWest?

Thanks for reading and have a nice day!

A-EON Technology: Over the Rainbow

AmigaOS 4 in action! (screenshot taken from http://amigaos.net/)

AmigaOS 4 in action! (screenshot taken from http://amigaos.net/)

Hi everyone,

Today I read some news concerning A-EON Technology and AmigaOS 4. Thought I’d share it with you. :) Please read on for the full press release!

Over the Rainbow

A-EON Technology secures graphic card support for AmigaOS 4

Cardiff, 25th June 2012

A-EON Technology is pleased to announce that it has signed a new development agreement with premier AmigaOS graphics specialist Hans de Ruiter which ensures the future compatibility of AmigaOS 4 with the latest RadeonHD graphics cards. In addition to the HD4000 (R700) graphics drivers released with the AmigaONE X1000 “First Contact” system, we have now contracted Hans to create a series of drivers for the RadeonHD family. This also includes support for Evergreen, Northern Islands and the recently released Southern Islands HD7000 series. These new drivers, which are exclusively licensed to A-EON Technology, will support the X1300-1950, 5000, 6000 & 7000 series RadeonHD graphics cards and provide AmigaOS 4 with access to the latest in graphic card technology.

Trevor Dickinson commented, “This is a major boost for the AmigaOS and is the first time that these modern graphics cards have been supported on non x86 systems. Hans has already released several updates to his RadeonHD driver and support for Evergreen and Northern Islands cards is already up to the standard of the R700 drivers released with the AmigaONE X1000. He has also made excellent progress with drivers for AMD’s Southern Islands cards. Hans de Ruiter replied, “I was initially disappointed when supply of Radeon HD 4000 series became scarce but now I’m proud of what has been achieved. The RadeonHD driver once again supports some of the latest cards available.” His comments were echoed by a long time AmigaOS 4 developer and A1-X1000 beta tester who stated, “Looks like OS4 won’t have to worry about availability of compatible graphics cards anytime soon”. We can only agree.

The AMD RadeonHD series to be supported include:-

  • X1300-1950 – R520 chipset
  • HD4000 – R700 series
  • HD5000 – Evergreen series – first released in September 2009
  • HD6000 – Northern Island series – first released in October 2010
  • HD7000 – Southern Island series – latest RadeonHD cards released in January 2012

Although the RadeonHD driver is exclusively licensed to A-EON Technology for AmigaOS 4, owners of ACube’s “Next Generation Amiga” systems need not despair. They will be able to purchase RadeonHD driver updates via the A-EON Technology website for their Sam460 and AmigaOne 500 systems. AmigaKit will also be offering RadeonHD graphics cards and driver bundles. Please visit the AmigaKit website for more details. Customers who purchase the new driver will qualify for free upgrades, up to and including version 1.0 of the RadeonHD driver. Registered AmigaONE X1000 “First Contact” customers will be able download driver updates free of charge from the A-EON Technology website.

About Hans de Ruiter & HDRLab: Hans de Ruiter is an electrical & electronic engineer and leading AmigaOS developer and Amiga enthusiast. His website – HDRLab – details various projects, many of which are AmigaOS related. The biggest of these is the RadeonHD driver for AmigaOS, an ambitious project that aims to deliver modern graphics capabilities for the AmigaOS platform.

About AmigaOS: The AmigaOS dates back to 1985 with the introduction of the landmark Amiga 1000. Today, under the guidance and control of Hyperion Entertainment, AmigaOS has evolved into a modern operating system without losing that intrinsic “Amiga” look and feel.

About the AmigaONE X1000: The AmigaONE X1000 is not like other computers. It is a culmination of efforts by real Amiga enthusiasts and developers to create powerful, modern desktop hardware for the AmigaOS. It is the natural evolution of the Amiga’s PowerPC lineage and is based on the PA-Semi Dual-core PA6T-1682M CPU and includes Xena, a “Software Defined Silicon” co-processor. Above all it runs the latest version of the AmigaOS.

AboutAmigaKit: AmigaKit is a trading division of Leaman Computing Ltd based in Cardiff, UK. It acquired the stock of Eyetech Group Ltd in 2006 and quickly established itself as a world-wide market leader in the retail and distribution of Amiga hardware and software. A-EON Technology appointed AmigaKit as its primary distributor for all its AmigaONE products.

Web links:

HDR Labs – http://hdrlab.org.nz/
A-EON Technology – http://www.a-eon.com
AmigaKit – http://www.amigakit.com/
AmigaOS – http://www.amigaos.net/
AMD RadeonHD – http://www.amd.com/

Trevor’s Amiga Blog

A screenshot of Trevor's Amiga Blog (screenshot by Old School Game Blog)

A screenshot of Trevor’s Amiga Blog (screenshot by Old School Game Blog)

Hi everyone,

Today I noticed that Trevor Dickinson, co-founder of A-EON Technology, has started blogging. As many of you know, A-EON Technology is the company behind the new AmigaOne X1000 computer, which is compatible with the AmigaOS.

Trevor’s Amiga blog represents his personal opinions and thoughts concerning the Amiga and the world of computing in general. He has written one post so far, but I’m sure there’ll be more to read in the future.

If you haven’t checked out his blog yet, please head over there now to have a look. You can find it here.

Speaking of A-EON Technology.. I tried accessing their homepage today, but it seems like it is under maintenance at the moment. Wonder what kind of updates they are working on. Looking forward to finding out. :)

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