Amiga is Back, and will change computing forever, again.
Amiga, the creators of Multi-Media computing, have announced the
release of their developer kit for Amiga, Linux, and Java
June 3, 2000, Snoqualmie, WA - Amiga announces the release of
the Amiga Software Developers Kit, the first new product to
introduce the next generation Amiga platform.
The Amiga Software Developers Kit provides the initial tools and
examples for developers to create exciting multi-media content for
multiple devices and computing environments. The unique strength of
the New Amiga comes from the partnership with the Tao Group in
Reading England providing a foundation where developers are able to
take advantage of a ubiquitous computing environment.
In 1984 Amiga established what is know today as multi-media. As
a result of this, Amiga systems are used around the world by
leading film studios, animators, and in mission critical
applications. Using this as the foundation, the Amiga is moving
forward by creating multi-media for numerous devices and computing
environments in the home, in the office and beyond.
The Amiga OS is capable of being self-hosted, and sitting on top
of other operating systems. A single application is capable of
running on X86, Power PC, M.core, ARM, StrongArm, MIPs, SH3/4, and
others. In a hosted environment the new Amiga runs on versions of
Linux, Windows 95,98/NT, Windows CE, OS/9, QNX4, and others to be
The new OS also embraces the Java language in a new, powerful
and compliant way. The intent Java Technology Edition from Tao is
world renowned for its speed and compact execution of Java
applications. With the new environment, developers will be able to
take advantage of both Java, and portable assembler coding.
"Today we take the first step towards the future," said Bill
McEwen, President/CEO of Amiga, Inc. "The new Amiga SDK provides an
environment where the best developers in the world can build
exciting applications, that can transcend hardware limitations.
Today Amiga developers can be joined by Linux and Java developers
in an environment that provides the foundation for the delivery of
"Tao has been talking for some time now about our developments
to create Digital Heaven(TM) and we see Amiga and its community as
a fundamental part of the new order that can make it happen and
take an industry lead. With the sheer tenacity and the many
qualities of McEwen and his Amiga team, the world is going to see
Amiga as a Premier Brand for connected digital appliances," said
Francis Charig Chairman of the Tao-Group.
For the developer, the new SDK creates a single environment that
is scalable from handheld devices, such as cell phones upwards New
versions of the kit later in the year will introduce many new media
features. Both the current and future versions will enable compact,
high performance and robust media solutions to be used across a
broad range of devices using identical binaries..
The New Amiga SDK is available through local retailers for
$99.00, and from the Amiga web site, Amazon.com and other sources
available soon. A version via a Japanese distributor will be
Amiga Incorporated is dedicated to creating a multi-media operating
environment, enabling developers and users to experience a new
level of enjoyment.
As it was in the early 80’s, Amiga is ready to introduce
the next level of computing.
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