Computer Legend and Gaming Pioneer Jack Tramiel Dies at Age 83

Computer Legend and Gaming Pioneer Jack Tramiel Dies at Age 83

Link to Forbes article:

Rest in peace Jack!

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Recent downtime….due to green energy!

The site has been down recently because I have moved the site (yet again) – this time to a laptop.  The laptop uses about 6 times less energy than the old desktop! About 15-25 watts vs well over 100 watts.

So enjoy the new “green” site! Some of the links are still broken and some of the images that were using the “File Gallery” plugin need to be re-done. – I will fix those asap.

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Algor USB added to AmigaOS 4.1 Classic compatibility list

The Algor USB controller has been added to the AmigaOS 4.1 Classic hardware compatibility list.  Thanks to Jürgen for the report!

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Update on site status

The site has been up-and-down recently, and I am sorry about that.  I have moved to a new location under construction and there have been various issues (including my cable/internet line being cut!).

Those issues are resolved now and the connectivity will be more solid and I can update the site more often.

If you have any ideas of what you would like to see on this site please let me know.

Thank you!

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HD-Zone back online!

HD-Zone has completed it’s move to the new location, but may be up and down over the next several days! Thanks for your patience!


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Notice of Server move and site offline

The server that runs will be moved to a new location beginning this weekend.  The new location may not have full internet access until sometime late next week, so will be down for a little while.

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Updated Amithlon Kernel 4 released

Milan has posted to the Amithlonopen mailing list about the availability of an updated “Kernel 4” for Amithlon.  Details below!



I have released the latest kernel 4 with newer hardware added. As i said before there is ati mobility radeon 9600/9700 (with partial hw acceleration, fill_rect and copy_rect) as well as pcx5300, pcx5750 and pcx5900. Pci-e cards are not tested yet but i expect full hardware acceleration on these video cards. Feedback is required. There are some potential cards i wish to include in later kernel versions. I am asking for donation so i can buy a few of them. These are pretty cheap cards and working blindly on hw acceleration without testing on actual hardware is not an option so small donations for kernel 4 are highly required to support future development. Thank you guys.

Place as usual:

There are 3 versions, just smaller in size. If you have ide drives and no sata you can use kernel with ide controllers. There is a version with both ide and sata controllers and a kernel with ide, sata and additional third party scsi controllers. Also linux side amithlon drivers included for sound, ethernet and serial.



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AmigaONE X1000 now shipping with AmigaOS 4.1 Update 5!

According to several posts, both by A-EON and Hyperion, the AmigaONE X1000 systems have begun shipment to end users.

Press release below.

Wellington, 25th January 2012

AmigaOS 4.1 Update 5 CD for the AmigaONE X1000 “First Contact” system has gone GOLD!

A-EON Technology and Hyperion Entertainment are pleased to announce that the AmigaOS 4.1 Update 5 CD, exclusively created for the AmigaONE X1000 “First Contact” system has gone gold. The professionally re-mastered CD will be supplied in a printed boxed set along with copies of the AmigaONE X1000 and AmigaOS 4.1 “Quick Start” guides. Steven Solie, Hyperion Entertainment’s AmigaOS Development Team Lead said, “The team worked hard to reach this important milestone in the development of the Amiga Operating System. With AmigaOS 4.1 Update 5 completed for the AmigaONE X1000 we can concentrate on versions for all the other supported hardware platforms as we continue to push towards the future release of AmigaOS 4.2.” Trevor Dickinson added, “I would like to thank the AmigaOS developers and the whole AmigaONE X1000 betatest team who have worked so tirelessly behinds the scenes to make this a reality. I would also like to give special thanks to a few key members of the team who went above and beyond the “call of duty” to ensure the success of this project. You know who you are.” The AmigaOS 4.1 Update 5 boxed set will be supplied to all AmigaONE X1000 “First Contact” customers who will also receive a free update to AmigaOS 4.2 when it is commercially released by Hyperion Entertainment.

 AmigaONE X1000 “First Contact” systems now shipping

A-EON Technology and AmigaKit are pleased to announced that the deliveries of AmigaONE X1000 “First Contact” systems have commenced. Matthew Leaman, Managing Director of AmigaKit commented, “we are pleased to finally supply this eagerly awaited AmigaONE computer system to our customers”. Trevor Dickinson added, “I have just received my own AmigaONE X1000 system and I hope “First Contact” owners will have as much fun as I’m having with my new “Amiga”. All that remains to be said is let’s “keep this part going!”

A-EON Technology

About AmigaKit:  AmigaKit is a trading division of Leaman Computing Ltd based in Cardiff, UK. It acquired the stock of Eyetech Group Ltd in 2006 and quickly established itself as a world-wide market leader in the retail and distribution of Amiga hardware and software. A-EON Technology appointed AmigaKit as its primary distributor for all its AmigaONE products.

About A-EON Technology and the AmigaONE X1000:  A-EON Technology is the developer of the AmigaONE X1000 computer system designed by Varisys Ltd for running the AmigaOS. The AmigaOne X1000 is not like other computers. It is a culmination of efforts by real Amiga enthusiasts and developers to create powerful, modern desktop hardware for the Amiga Operating System. It is the natural evolution of the Amiga’s PowerPC lineage and is based on the PA-Semi Dual-core PA6T-1682M CPU and includes Xena, a “Software Defined Silicon” co-processor. Above all it runs the latest version of the AmigaOS.

About Hyperion Entertainment:   Hyperion Entertainment is the developer of the AmigaOS.

AmigaKit website: A-EON Technology website: Hyperion Entertainment website:

Hyperion Entertainment blog:

Hyperion Entertainment forum: Varisys Ltd website:

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AmigaOS 4.1 Update 4 released

As per the official Hyperion Blog site, AmigaOS 4.1 Update 4 has been released.  ALL supported platforms are compatible with Update 4, including Classic Amigas running AmigaOS 4.1 Update 3.  Update 3 needs to be installed prior to installing Update 4.

Brussels, Belgium – December 22, 2011

Hyperion Entertainment is pleased to announce the immediate availability for download of Update 4 by registered users of AmigaOS 4.1 for all supported platforms.

Hyperion continues its tradition to provide regular free updates of AmigaOS 4.1 and with the festive season just days away, this is a particularly appropriate time for a free update.

Update 4 requires AmigaOS 4.1 Update 3 prior to installation.

The following new functionality and bug fixes are included in Update 4:

  • Introducing the new Emulation drawer with official AmigaOS 3.x ROMs and Workbench files. AmigaOS ROMs are provided for all classic Amiga models and the CD32 platform.
  • Added RunInUAE contribution to utilize the new Emulation drawer.
  • New scsi.device patch for Classic installations which enables internal IDE drives to be used for memory paging (SWAP).
  • Added NoDriveClick utility for Classic users.
  • Added DefIcons support for RunInUAE.
  • Updated TCP/IP stack with much improved DHCP support.
  • Updated MUI with various fixes.
  • Various Workbench fixes.
  • Fixed several USB issues.
  • Fixed elf.library that could cause programs using shared objects to misbehave when unloading (e.g. Timberwolf).

Hyperion Entertainment wishes to thanks its customers for their continued support in these exciting times for the Amiga platform.

Online support for AmigaOS and Update 4 is provided via Hyperion Entertainment’s Support Forum.

Quote from the Hyperion Blog:

“More details and a place to download the update can be found at Hyperion’s main web site.

This update introduces a special bonus for AmigaOS 68K emulation fans: official AmigaOS 3.x ROMs and Workbench files. We plan to keep adding more files and helping to improve the emulation experience further in future releases.

Don’t forget, for direct customer support please go to Hyperion’s support forum.


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Hyperion announces Amiga Netbook for mid-2012 commercial release

Representative Netbook Image

At the just completed AmiWest Amiga show, Hyperion Entertainment announced plans to bring to the market an Amiga netbook computer by mid 2012.

Not much information was released, however it was said to include a PowerPC processor, 12″ screen, solid-state memory for storage, external video support, USB, wireless, and other standard ports.

The hardware will be sourced and suited to Hyperions’ specifications from an OEM manufacturer, and the price target is $300-$500 USD including the AmigaOS 4.1 license.

The AmigaOS Team Lead Developer, Steven Solie, said AmigaOS 4.1 was already booting on a prototype version of the Netbook.

Further details will be announced as the release date approaches.

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