Linux Mozilla On Amiga

Wednesday July 21st, 1999

James Russell writes in with information regarding Mozilla on the new Amigas: "...Amiga has announced the NG Amiga MCC (multimedia convergence computer) will have an OS written atop the Linux kernel (and Java2, Jini, C++, and more) and X Windows as a lower-level piece of the new Amiga Workbench (GUI) which Amiga has said they will release back into the Linux open-source environment (yes, the Workbench) for people to improve on.

For this reason, Linux Netscape will run on NG Amiga 'seamlessly', as they put it, and therefore those programming Linuxzilla now are actually programming NG Amigazilla along with it."

Interesting news - it'll be interesting to see how Amiga accomplishes their goal.

#12 wrong support

by arielb

Wednesday July 21st, 1999 4:03 PM

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sometimes when you want to show leadership you have to take some risks instead of the easy way out. Besides, there's only one graphics chip to support-one of everything actually so there's no benefit from an operating system that has lots of drivers. All you need is a few excellent drivers instead of thousands of reverse-engineered ones you'll never use. And it's not as if the classic amiga software was ported to linux. I don't think most consumers care about emacs and samba...