Amiga and Netscape - Can't We All Just Get Along?

Wednesday July 12th, 2000

James Russell (aka Kovu) has written up a piece at on the Amiga and Netscape relationship, giving his reasons for the Amiga community to embrace the Mozilla effort for the new Amiga platform.

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by Kovu <>

Thursday July 13th, 2000 8:14 PM

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Amiga has a native version, it's just not being implemented at this point because of lack of hardware drivers. Their claim isn't through Linux, but through the native version. I've heard that the Linux-hosted version takes a 30-50% speed hit, depending, and that a windows-hosted version has a higher speed hit. The native version of the OS is where they would make that claim, and even through Linux, I saw more than 8 different Java apps running simultaneously at incredible speed. Amiga/Elate's Java implementation is completely clean-room, and approved by Sun. I don't know much more than that, but again, I know it's FAST. Even if their claim of "22 times faster" wasn't true, I would verify from what I've seen that it is the fastest in the industry, but that's just me and what I've seen. I personally think that the new platform is well worth paying for, that you can program code ONCE and have it run literally on ANY major CPU.

As to their pricing structure, I don't particularly agree with it either, but remember they are a startup. They have promised not to enter the application market at all, so they have to make as much money as they can off the OS.