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Amiga announces first release of its AmigaDE Player

 October 24, 2001  - Snoqualmie, WA - Amiga announced today that it has released AmigaDE Player 1.0 for both Microsoft Windows® and Linux. 

 The Amiga Digital Environment Player is the first step towards its vision of the Digital Habitat™ and is core to the foundation of binary portability and the delivery of content to different platforms and products.

 The AmigaDE Player is built through a partnership with the Tao-Group of Reading England and utilizes the intent® media system as its foundation.

Using this technology, Amiga is able to provide users the ability to access applications written for the Amiga Digital Environment on standard desktop computers as well as other devices, such as the Compaq iPaq, Casio Cassiopeia, Sharp Zaurus or the Psion NetBook in the very near future. 

The first release is for the Microsoft Windows and Linux platforms, with AmigaDE Player’s in development for PocketPC, EPOC, Palm, WinCE, and other systems to be released in the coming months.

Current applications written for the Amiga Digital Environment were targeted for handheld devices but will also run on desktop computers. The content created is binary portable.  Content currently available and being created will run on Set Top Boxes, Information Appliances, HandHeld Computers, Cell Phones, and Digital Televisions.  

 “We see this as the beginning of a digital revolution where user’s computing experience is more simplified and developers can focus on creating great content rather than having to focus on writing applications for specific devices”stated Bill McEwen, President and CEO of Amiga Inc. “Users will see and use Amiga content, in cars, planes, homes, and offices. This is only the beginning.”

Along with the release of the AmigaDE Player five applications were released to run within the new environment (Please see associated Press Release) .  Amiga has over 3,000 developers creating applications for the new AmigaDE.,

The AmigaDE Player and applications can be purchased from the AmigaDE shop website at 

About Amiga

Amiga Inc. provides technology to developers for writing and porting applications to a new multi-media operating system which is hardware agnostic. AmigaDE is a joint development effort between the Tao Group of Reading England, and Amiga Incorporated. AmigaDE based applications can run unchanged on x86, PowerPC, M Core, ARM, StrongARM, MIPS R3000, R4000, R5000, SH 3, SH4, and NEC V850 processors. The AmigaDE can run hosted on Linux, Embedded Linux, Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT, CE and QNX4. Amiga is based in Snoqualmie, WA, 28 miles east of Seattle and has offices worldwide. Amiga can be reached at (425) 396-5660 or visit Amiga on the web at

Amiga is a trademark of Amiga Inc. intent(TM) is a trademark of Tao Group Ltd. Digital Habitat is trademark of Amiga Inc.
Linux(R) is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. Windows(R) WinCE, PocketPC are registered trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation, Palm is a trademark of Palm Inc. EPOC is a Trademark of Symbian

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