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General FAQ

Q: Whats an Amiga?
A: An Amiga is two things really, first its a classic retro popular 80s and early 90s home computer ahead of its time and became a hobbiest manchine. The second is today is a modern fast low power fun small but growing computer market.

Q: Whats is this site about?
A: This site main focus is to cover all the information on the next generation of Amiga`s developed after Commodore downfall. Mainly looking at the new Amiga Operation System, OS4 and what hardware it runs on.

Q: Why did you make this site?
A: This site was orginally developed in 1999, to cover Gateways new Amiga, the reason was very few sites focused on just covering information on the system, after Gateway Canceled the project and due to the fact I was havery into course work at college at this time the site got less and less updates, I have deciced to revive the site simple because I wanted to brush up on my web page skills using newer coding stardards to keep the site looking uptodate and the fact that finally it looks like the Amiga community will be getting a complete all in one true new Amiga, the AmigaONE X1000 and again there are very few sites that covers the information and not just another news / forum site.


Q: What is the AmigaONE?
A: The AmigaONE is a thename given to the new Amiga computer made by Eyetech and a-eon, under direction of Amiga Inc. AmigaOne systems are PPC based and have new hardware standards like, PCI, AGP, PS2, USB etc. that the classic Amiga never had. There are currently three AmigaOne boards, the AmigaOne G3 SE, which is a cheap version that had solider on CPU, meaning you can not upgrade the processor at a later date. AmigaONE XE, this has a G4 CPU connector that allows the CPU to be upgraded, but cost slightly more. The third system is AmigaONE Micro, which was a smaller and cheaper version of the XE. All these AmigaONEs where developed by Eyetech, and are no longer in production. A new AmigaONE, the X1000 is being developed by a-eon which is aim at the high end of computing, which will fetaure a dual core ppc and custom chipset by xmos, this is due out this year. More details should be announced soon.

Q: AmigaONE is it compatable with classic Amiga hardware?
A: The AmigaONE will be an independent computer and all the classic Amiga hardware / upgrades will not be compatible. However many PC graphic boards and other PCI boards will be supported by the OS.

Q: Is AmigaONE an add on for the A1200/A4000?
A: No.

Q: What are the specs for the AmigaONE?
A: The specs are slightly different between the four boards but they are all based on PPC hardware and offer PCI, USB, and other modern connections you expect to find on computer hardware.

Q: What is a Sam, Sam440ep, Sam Flex?
A: Sam motherboards are also compatabile with the AmigaOS, the reason they are not class as AmigaONE is down to two reasons, no1 they where not just designed for the Amiga market they also aimed at linux systems and other markets. no2 due to legall dispute between Amiga inc and Hyperion over copyrights of the AmigaOS and AmigaONE name they could'nt be used.

Q: What makes an official AmigaONE if Amiga aren't making it?
A: Eyetech & Hyerion have exclusives right to the AmigaOne name, and are now consider as the official choice for the future Amiga system. However other system can be made compatible with the new AmigaOS (4.0), such as Sam boards and Peagous boards

Q: Where can i get an AmigaONE?
A: Currently no AmigaONE is in production, Eyetech pulled out of the Amiga market. The Sam440ep which is still available has been considered the official choice to run AmigaOS4. At the beginning of this year a-eon a new company largely supported by Hyperion announced the AmigaONE X1000, this is due 2q of 2010.

Q: What is the AmigaONE G3 SE?
A: This was the first AmigaOne model available, it has a PPC G3 running at 600Mhz solider on to the motherboard to cut down the costs. This board was considered a developers only board, and is no longer production.

Q: What is the AmigaONE XE?
A: This basicly has the same specs as the A1 G3SE but has a CPU connector allowing users to upgrade there CPU`s at a later date. Eyetech has shipped all the XE with a PPC G4 running at 800Mhz. This is no longer in production.

Q: Whats the AmigaONE Micro?
A: Eyetech last AmigaOne model, also known as the AmigaOne Lite or micro-a1, it is a much smaller and faster motherboard than the AmigaONE XE, based on micro-ITX standard. It offers a CPU connector, again a G4 800Mhz ppc cpu, but was a lot cheaper than the XE, it also featured on board graphics card Radeon 7000 with 32MB memory. This board is no longer in production.

Q: What's the AmigaONE X1000?
A: A-eon a new hardware company set up by Hyperion is developing a high end Amiga system, this system will be the first to offer a dual core cpu and xmos chip that will allow custom operations to be done on the system with out any hit on the cpu, it is aimed at the high end of the market.

Q: What's the next planed AmigaOne?
A: A-eon has plans to build boards for different computer markets and price ranges.

Q: Dose the AmigaONE require an A1200/A4000?
A: The Eyetech AmigaOne`s system and any system running Os4.0 will NOT require classic Amiga hardware to run Os4.0.

Q: Why would I what an AmigaONE?
A: Amiga was and still is 'in my view' the easyest and funniest Operation systems avilable, its fast, reposes and there is a strong, fun community behind it.

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Q: What is the AmigaOS today?
A: The AmigaOS4 is the first operating system designed for new hardware and PPC cpu. This is not a new version of WarpOS but many basic feature of the AmigaOS will be upgraded to use PPC hardware. The amount of new feature is has will be the same as OS3.9 but each area will be improved on, in speed.

Q: What can AmigaOS run on?
A: AmigaOS4 can run on Eyetechs AmigaONE systems, A-Cube Sam440ep and flex boards, Genesi Peagous 2 and Classic Amiga's with PPC hardware. The main requirements of the OS is for the computer to be PPC based not intel, as a result there is a hacked version of the os appered that runs on a Apple PPC based MAC MINI this is not supported by Hyperion or Apple. a-eon new AmigaOnes are the planned next supported hardware. One option that everyone would like explored is support for the Playstation 3 due to the system running cell PPC based hardware.

Q: Will the OS have backwards capability?
A: Yes, OS4 has e-uae ported so it supports most classic amiga titles, some title wont require emulation.

Q: Workbench? whats that?
A: Workbench is native graphical environment, but it is also the alternative name givin to the OS.

Q: Kickstart? whats that?
A: Kickstart is the original name given to the Amiga Roms.

Q: AmigaOS5?
A: Orginally the name Amiga Inc was going to use for AmigaAnywhere 2, how ever due to a settlement between AmigaINC and Hyperion, Hyperion now owns full rights to the AmigaOs name.

Q: Who are Hyperion?
A: Founded in 1999, the are know for porting many PC games to the Amiga platform and where strong supporters of the Amiga PPC platform. Later they entered an agreement with AmigaINC to continue to develop the AmigaOS. Since a settlement at the end of 2009, Hyperion now own full rights to the AmigaOS name and source code.

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Amiga Anywhere FAQ

Q: What is the AmigaAnwhere?
A: The AmigaAnywhere is a system independent OS, that will run on a wide range of OS and hardware yet keeping all programs that been developed for it running on each system. The AmigaDE uses Tao Elate as a bases.

Q: What can the AmigaAnywhere currently run on?
A: The AmigaAnywhere player and SDK can run on Windows, and Linux OS. The OS was also designed to run on many small devices like PDA, Mobile Phones and media boxs. Since its annoucement AmigaINC did make a number of partnerships with companies, however since 2002 no product has lanuched with AmigaAnywhere.

Q: What games and software is there for it, and what are the prices?
A: There are around 40 software titles available, mostly small puzzle and arcade games.

Q: What is the AmigaDE?
A: AmigaDE was the orginal name givin to AmigaAnywhere.

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