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New AmigaMozilla Site

Saturday February 5th, 2000

Mozilla and Amiga journalist/evangelist James Russell writes, "Come check out the new AmigaMozilla site, which I designed to coordinate those working on or interested in working on an Amiga Mozilla port for either Classic Amiga or the upcoming NG Amiga OS based on Tao's Elate OS (Elate is a real-time processor-independent OS using a 'virtual processor,' and can run in native form or hosted within another OS). While there may be a port under way already, I certainly can't find word on it, and the site is down, (there was one, I know) and so I created this central location so that everyone can find each other easier."


#1 A boing and his 'zilla...

by Kovu <Kovu401@netscape.net>

Saturday February 5th, 2000 11:31 AM

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Go see the site just to check out the cool and rarely seen Dave Titus graphic...

#2 Oooh... Ahhh...

by Tanyel <tanyel@straightblack.com>

Saturday February 5th, 2000 5:44 PM

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Your dedication is impressive. I did not know it was possible to compile software for Amigas. I thought they used those little video game cartridges. Maybe I can learn something about them now.

#3 LOL, no Amiga is no cart system

by Kovu <Kovu401@netscape.net>

Saturday February 5th, 2000 7:18 PM

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Here's the definition of Amiga from <http://www.whatis.com>:

"Amiga is a personal computer designed especially for high-resolution, fast response graphics and multimedia applications. Its microprocessor is based on Motorola's 680x0 line of processors. It was one of the first computers to offer true color. It comes with its own operating system, AmigaOS. Since its first appearance from Commodore Business Machines in 1985, Amiga has become a synonym for fast, high-resolution graphics and best known for its quickly responsive user interface and suitability for playing action games. AmigaOS handles 32-bit instructions and uses preemptive multitasking. Its design favors user input to the extent that it is sometimes described as a realtime operating system (RTOS).

Since Amiga was designed as a special-purpose system, AmigaOS, which is written in C and assembler language, is especially compact. All versions of the operating system will run on 512 KB of RAM. All versions of the Amiga can run at 50 MHz or faster, using an accelerator card. A G4 processor can be used through adding an accelerator card. The Amiga supports plug-and-play and can be adapted with software to emulate Windows and Mac OS.

The Amiga has the ability to become a video monitor by locking into a video signal from an external source such as a video camera. As a result, Amigas are used by television stations and sports arenas to display video clips on large screens."

Anyway that's the "old" one. 32-bit since 1985, I might add, and True color for as long with stereo sound.