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.
#17 Transmeta chip?
Wednesday July 21st, 1999 5:15 PM
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Well, Linux is a UNIX hack and Amiga was written on Sun, and Sun's a UNIX hack, so there you go. The CPU hasn't been announced yet, but Linus Torvalds himself is working on the Transmeta team to optimize the chip for Linux, but that doesn't mean they'll use it. I do know that they said the new CPU would have to run Commodore Amiga programs and Linux programs, and Amiga programs. Hopefully someone cranks out a Windows 98 emulator (at like 10 MB I hope, humiliate the hell out of M$). Gateway bought the rights to Amiga in March 1997. The president of Amiga worked at Gateway on their Destination multimedia project.