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.

#9 Linux Mozilla On Amiga

by FrodoB

Wednesday July 21st, 1999 2:23 PM

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They didn't choose hype. Their president said he was quite adamantly against Linux until it was demonstrated to him that they wouldn't have hardware support even be close to acceptable levels if they used QNX. Hell, most hardware companies are just now looking at Linux drivers, an increase to 2 (possibly 3, if they're good little boys and girls and write Mac drivers for those of us who know the ways in which Windows blows) platforms. They wouldn't even think of QNX (I would venture to guess most companies haven't even heard of QNX, or at least haven't heard it mentioned in more than an afterthought).