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.
Thursday July 22nd, 1999 8:24 AM
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Not if they wanted to let people use current hardware, they need a heck of a lot more drivers than just one. They used X windows only at the lowest sublevel of the Workbench so that Linux apps would run on Amiga. Amiga apps will run on Amiga, too, as will old Amiga apps. And the GUI will not be anything like X windows to the user. Also, they said they made the Linux decision mostly for strategic reasons (no one was going to program for QNX right now and Amiga would have NO driver support and NO software support upon release this fall).