A-EON Technology is making progress on the development of the AmigaOne X1000 computer. I wrote a post about the newly released AmigaOS 4.1 Update 3 about a week ago. In a recent press release, A-EON Technology now confirms that the beta testers have been supplied with this version of the OS, along with their Nemo 2.1 motherboards.
Please read on for the full press release.
Wellington, 4th September 2011
AmigaOS4.1 Update 3
A-EON Technology is pleased to confirm that AmigaOne X1000 betatesters have been supplied with the latest version of AmigaOS4.1 with their Nemo 2.1 motherboards. Update 3 is the foundation OS for the AmigaOne X1000 and betatesters will assist Hyperion Entertainment as they work towards the release of AmigaOS4.2.
Meanwhile here are some initial impressions from a few A1-X1000 betatesters:-
“Timberwolf Alpha (is) very responsive and Turboprint and LPR.device work great.”
“I have copied my stuff across from my A1(XE), most things work. Quake II and UAE work well, as does OWB 3.31”
“UAE is a pleasure to use for a bit of retro gaming, it possible to emulate an A1200/CD32 with AGA chipset at full speed on a 640×480 screen.”
Please check the images below and the Media Gallery for a selection of AmigaOS4.1 screen grabs supplied by A1-X1000 betatesters.
New Multiboot Firmware
We are also pleased to report that we commissioned new Multiboot Firmware for the AmigaOne X1000. This new firmware includes a user configurable boot menu that can be used to boot multiple operating systems directly from the firmware without the need for additional program like yaboot.
A-EON Technology CVBA
Lot’s of positive stuff here. Especially enjoyed reading that UAE runs at full speed in 640×480 while emulating an AGA machine. Also top-notch with the multi-boot firmware.
Here’s a picture of the machine running DosBox in a window in Workbench.
Anyone out there considering purchasing the AmigaOne X1000 when it is released? What do you think about the project and whether it will be successful or not? Thanks in advance for your opinion. 🙂