Announcing AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition, Update 1Brussels, December 31, 2016Hyperion Entertainment is proud to announce the immediate release of AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition Update 1 for all supported systems including PowerPC equipped 68K Amiga machines. Building on the existing AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition platform, Update 1 is the culmination of many man-months of work by our dedicated team of AmigaOS developers, translators and beta testers. It delivers a selection of new features and a host of bug fixes and best of all, it is available as a free digital download, from the restricted download area of the Hyperion Entertainment website and via AmiUpdate, for all registered AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition customers. Details about all changes can be found in the included AmigaGuide changelog document. AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition Update 1 Prerequisites: Operating System: installed AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition**Hardware Compatibility: AmigaOne XE & SE, MicroA1, AmigaOne 500, AmigaOne X1000, Sam440, Sam460, Pegasos 2, Amiga Classic PPC. The AmigaOne X5000 line of computers is already equipped with Update 1 and does therefore not need this update.Price: Free to registered users of AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition
As posted on the Old School Game Blog…. new Accelerators from Apollo are starting to show up in the wild…. The Oldschoolblog has found two videos showing the Vampire V500
Hi everyone, Just discovered two videos of an Amiga 500 with the Vampire running some old-school 3D games. Performance looks good! I’ve embedded the video below. The author is LtR3YNOLDS and you can visit his YouTube-channel here. It’s always fun watching these Vampire-powered Amiga’s running both old and newer games and utilities. Here’s the link to the Vampire order-page if you’re interested in getting one:
The true story of the best damned computer in the world. In a world of green on black, they dared to dream in color. 1985: An upstart team of Silicon Valley mavericks created a miracle: the Amiga computer. A machine made for creativity. For games, for art, for expression. Breaking from the mold set by IBM and Apple, this was something new. Something to change what people believed computers could do. 2016: The future they saw isn’t the one we live in now. Or is it? From the creation of the world’s first multimedia digital art powerhouse, to a bankrupt shell sold and resold into obscurity, to a post-punk spark revitalized by determined fans. Viva Amiga is a look at a digital dream and the freaks, geeks and geniuses who brought it to life. And the Amiga is still alive.
The AmigaONE X5000 is the latest PowerPC based computer developed by A-EON Technology. The new board, codenamed Cyrus Plus, will be an eventual replacement for the Nemo (AmigaONE X1000) board. A-EON technology, have once again commissioned Ultra Varisys to develop a new high-end, prestige platform specifically created to run the AmigaOS 4.1, although it also supports a number of other PowerPC operating systems such as Ubuntu and Debian etc. The Cyrus Plus board is designed around Freescale’s QorlQ P5 64-bit PowerPC CPU SoC range. These high performance, low power-consumption multi-core CPUs contain 64-bit e5500 cores manufactured in 45 nm process technology.
Alex Perez in CardiffI’ve received numerous enquiries about the availability of the AmigaOne X5000 system. As you probably know the Cyrus boards have been in stock for quite some time with new shipments of boards arriving from Ultra Varisys almost weekly. We are just waiting for the final release version of AmigaOS 4.1 from Hyperion Entertainment and then we will be good to start shipping new AmigaOne X5000/20 systems. As with the AmigaOne X1000 “First Contact” system we will release an “early bird” model, this time entitled “Close Encounters” which we be supplied with the first version of AmigaOS 4.1 specifically configured by Hyperion Entertainment for the AmigaOne X5000.The growing tower of CyrusAgain, as with the AmigaOne x1000, regular updates of X5000 specific drivers and other software bug fixes will be released for download as soon as they become available. So if you are an experienced Amigan and like to tinker with your AmigaOS installation then the “Close Encounters” release of the AmigaOne X5000 is definitely one for you. Matthew has promised that the “registration of interest” page will go live soon. So Matthew & Hyperion Entertainment it’s now over to you. No pressure boys.
Give your Raspberry Pi that good old Amiga Look and feel, and transform it into a Real fast Workstation!
What is AEROS? AEROS is a hybrid distribution of AROS (www.aros.org) and Linux (in the moment debian 6.0 for X86 and 7.0 for ARM is used) available for ARM and x86 systems. If there is enough interest we can start also an PPC branch. The audience may decide ; )
To see Aeros running, here a video from the Developer Pascal Papara
With the release of the AmigaOne X5000 fast approaching, our manufacturers have started shipping the Cyrus+ production motherboards to our supplier. The production board is designated version 2.2 and is equipped with a silent CPU cooling fan and improved CPU fan control firmware. A new “Boing Ball” case design is also being released for the AmigaOne X5000 system.
After the success of the AmigaONE X1000 it quickly came apparent that using a end of life CPU was not a going to be a long term solution going forward as unfortunately demand out striped supply and the CPU prices started to go up and so it was never possible to decrease cost of the nemo board, a new solution was needed to really support the Amiga platform going forward so a £1.2 Million contract was signed to ensure this and a new motherboad would be needed. Project Cyrus began, the goal was simple to replace the X1000 with the goal of making it more affordable if possible and future proof the motherboard and have long term support in place, part of the contract with the makers of the system Varisys is that the board is to have at least 10 year support and this time the CPU in PPC terms to be used was to be the very latest CPU core and the motherboard was designed from the outset to be able to use three different CPU chips this not only gives A-EON options for the future but also protects them selves with falling into the same trap.
A-EON Technology, in co-operation with Varisys, Hyperion Entertainment and AmigaKit created the AmigaONE X1000, a new high-end, prestige platform that will once more allow the Amiga Operating System to shine.
The AmigaONE X1000 ends the years of AmigaOS being coupled to outdated hardware – great as it was at the time, the world has moved on a long way since the days of Commodore. For the first time in many years, AmigaOS has a genuinely modern hardware platform.
AmigaONE X1000 Latest Specifications:
PA Semi Dual-core PA6T-1682M, nominal 2.0GHz (1.8GHz standard) PowerISA™ v2.04+ CPU
“Xena” 500MHz XMOS XS1-L2 124
ATI Radeon Evergreen or Northern Isles graphics card (option)
2GB or 4GB RAM (option)
1TB Hard drive
22x DVD combo drive
Boing Ball case
Boing Ball keyboard and mouse (option)
7.1 channel HD audio
Ports and connectors:
4x DDR2 RAM slots
10x USB 2.0
1x Gigabit Ethernet
2x PCIe x16 slots (1×16 or 2×8)
2x PCIe x1 slots
1x Xorro slot
2x PCI legacy slots
4x SATA 2 connectors
1x IDE connector
1x Compact Flash
Revised specifications valid from July 2012 and are subject to change.