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.
Sunday July 25th, 1999 4:21 PM
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Not when Apple has a price like that. The overpriced thing will sell okay, I'm sure, at first. Amiga's not just about a notebook. It's about the choice to have a notebook, palm-top, TV set-top, Web phone, DVD-ROM game console or a machine with actual RCA--any of them for around $4-500 apiece. These will all be out in 6 months or so. Do we have an Apple palm-top? Sure! It's a 3-COM Palm-top with an Apple stomped on it and, according to Jobs, isn't a priority. Anything else? Not really, oh, an iMac with a 17-inch monitor and after year-end, when those who are going to for X-mas have already have bought iMacs, they'll finally release a G4. Other than that, not a lot on Apple's ticket, I'm afraid.
And name recognition? Newton was name recognition, and Jobs trashed it, maybe because it was something the company that fired him did before Bill Gates begged him back. Apple's got Apple for name recognition, but Amiga's got themselves, Gateway, Linux, and now Sun Microsystems, ATI, and now Corel and Transmeta on board, and IBM is supposed to be making the processors as well. I recognize all those names.