Amiga Interactive Guide: v3.6
First, I would like to make a plea for help. A few months ago an
Amiga magazine contacted me regarding the inclusion of AiG on their
CoverCD. I've lost all information on the magazine and a contact
address. If you are out there, please contact me again.
Now, let's get the show on the road....
The last year has been particularly interesting for Amiga owners.
The name is owned by someone who appears to understand the
community and has made several interesting announcements regarding
their future direction. The current Amiga Inc. have made few
mistakes so far, and those have been misunderstandings or obvious
flaws. For an Amiga user this is good, but for an Amiga author its
awful. The Escom and Gateway period were characterised by stupid
decisions that could be criticised and dissected. Bad for the Amiga
but it made interesting reading. Now that events are going well
there is very little to be critical about. This makes very boring
reading! *sigh* C'mon Amiga Inc. make at least one serious
Ah well. The latest site update is huge - almost 20 megabytes of
The majority of this data is stored on the Amiga Format page. AF
was one of the longest running Amiga magazines, selling 180,000
issues at its peak. However, it was forced to close last year. If
you are a former reader, or even if you are not, the Amiga Format Catalogue is an essential read.
Every single issue of ST/Amiga Format and over 50 issues of Amiga
Format have been scanned so far. More will appear in the next site
The latest Amiga-powered devices
have been moved to a separate page. Since the last site update,
several new devices, motherboards, and developer boxes have been
launched/announced. This section includes the Eyetech EZDEV developer systems, Merlancia, bPlan AmigaOne, Eyetech AmigaOne 1200/4000, & Thendic. Also check out the official Amiga Zico & PDA specifications. Over 10
new Amiga press releases have been
added and the Amiga SDK and Amiga DE pages have been updated. The last year
in the Amiga market has been analysed. Take a look at The Twists and Turns of the Amiga Saga:
In the Classic 68k/PPC section, the recently-launched AmigaOS 3.9 has its own page, and
updates/rewrites have been made to the AmigaOS 3.1, AmigaOS
3.5, and AmigaOS 4.0. A new page
has been added that documents three 3rd party attempts to save the
Amiga market when Gateway/Amiga Inc. killed the MCC in 1999. This
is recommended for open source supporters and QNX fans. If you are
interesting in this time period or the people involved, take a look
at Amiga Players: 1999 and Onwards.
More information and graphics have also been added to the CDTV-CR prototype page.
The AROS team have gave special permission for AiG to include a
disk image of the latest stable version of x86 AROS. It can be
booted from a floppy disk, without the hassle of partitioning the
hard drive. Take a look at the AROS page
and give it a test drive.
After three years I've finally rewritten and reorganised the
PowerPC section. It now contains the
history of Amiga PPC, Risc Vs. Cisc, Amiga
PPC operating systems, PPC Amigas
& compatibles, and an updated version of the PPC CPU list. Several PPC operating system
pages have also been added or updated: MorphOS finally makes an appearance (you would
not believe the amount of email I got about its absence!), the
PowerOS, Screens, AROS and
TzimmOS pages have also been updated.
The CHRP reference was moved from the PowerPC section to the
glossary: C page.
In the spirit of updating dead sections, I have finally added
another two machines to the DIY Amiga section: Amiga 4000 Drawer and the Mediator Desktop Box. I have several more
ideas for this page if I can keep up with the influx of announced
Boing ball Boxer shorts.....
The latest in fashion. Strut your funky boing balls with Amiga's
latest clothing range. These can be found on the Amiga merchandise
page. These items can be bought from the Amiga Mall on Amiga's web
site. More Unusual Amiga Items have
also been uncovered.
Updates to existing pages
Several new images were added to the Amiga
CD32 Gamer, Amiga Computing and
Amiga Shopper page. The BoXeR page was changed to mention its
loooonnnnngggg delay (this year? Promise?). The Puma/Panther page was redesigned, and the
DCE A6000 & TransAM were added to the unreleased list.
Also rewrote the "The Bensheimer" A4000T
Concept Design and AmigaOS 4 Concept
Developer System pages. Changed the eGroups links to Yahoo on
the Interactives page. The Amiga Books has received several titles. Does
anyone actually care about this feature? E-mail and let me