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.

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by arielb

Wednesday July 21st, 1999 11:55 PM

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I'm not bashing linux-just pointing out that it's an OS that services a very different market than the customers Amiga has in mind. There are no home computer apps for linux and Amiga needs them if it plans on selling to ordinary users. So what do you mean by linux "support" when linux has very little support here. If you want Apache and samba-well you have support. But most people who would consider an Amiga want Reader Rabbit and AOL. So why linux?