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.
Wednesday July 21st, 1999 4:46 PM
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I don't think that kind of a risk is worth it. You're bashing Linux for no real reason -- Amiga was written on Sun -- a UNIX clone -- so Amiga is now written on the Linux kernel. Amiga said that out of all the stuff they wanted to do, they had to put some stuff aside for down the road. Key is support. There's nothing wrong with Linux that won't be fixed by Amiga or isn't being worked on by someone else. Amiga has embraced open-source, and Linux is just what Amiga needs. Now you've got Java, Linux, and Amiga users all wanting the same computer.