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 7:27 PM
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I don't really care about Apple's iBook. I know Amiga's notebook will network to my $500 computer in real-time, and I know that for the price of a $1600 iBook I could have the Amiga computer, the notebook, and a TV-set-top all networked together seamlessly.
And since Apple accounts right now for less than five percent of the total consumer market, I don't think its name recognition, high prices, and colors are taking it very far. Anyhow, Apple would be a memory now if Microsoft hadn't bailed them out with $150 million. Linux won't be touted much at Amiga anyway any more than UNIX was touted with original Amiga. And if you don't think Amiga's got name recognition now think back to every Gateway ad you've seen lately and know that Amiga will be as prevalent -- once the product is released.