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.

#22 I just don't see it.

by rgelb <>

Wednesday July 21st, 1999 10:20 PM

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I just do not see how Amiga is going to revolutionaze (?) the computing world, when the entire architecture is based on the current stuff. OS is based on Linux which is hardly revolutionary. The video is going to be made by ATI. The last time they came out with something revolutionary - well, they never did. The case is going to be a standard ATX case. Amiga & its cheerleaders claim that the Amiga environment will make it stand out. The environment will be built upon the Linux foundation - can anyone point out any revolutionary software written for linux??? Something that changed all our lives? Also, because the some hardware will be totally proprietary (the ATI design and other supposed revolutionary hardware), Amiga will not be able to profit from economies of scale, thus a $599 Amiga seems very unlikely.

Now consider the competition. The $299, $399 PCs are flying off the shelf. The free PC + 3 yr. ISP contract is becoming increasingly popular as well. The homes that are being targeted by Amiga as networked homes will not move away from Wintel/Mac into something completely unknown.

I have a feeling that Amiga will find its market in the small percentage of old time Amiga users and the some (very few) video enthusiasts. I predict that within 2-3 years of its introduction it will go the of the original Amiga.