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.
#20 iBook adoptors raped
Wednesday July 21st, 1999 7:06 PM
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You do realize that iBook adoptors are going for style, class, and software which works easily with what the rest of the world uses. Even if the Amiga notebook works incredably well, and is cheap, it still has bad name recognition (oh yea, wasn't that an 80's computer or something) besides the fact that iBook adoptors are not buying the things for the low price. They are buying into a mythology, an intagable something which is the world of Mac, or something like that. Mac adoptors want to be able to use thier computers out in the "real world" (i.e. they want to be able to comunicate with their jobs, using software they have heard of before). Remember the iBook is a *consumer* portable. Most consumers have never herad of Linux and are not likely to adopt something about which they have never heard. If they did that, the iToaster would have flown off shelves and Microwokz would have enough orders to last them half-way into the next millennium!