As many Amiga users know, After OS 3.9 was released around 2000, we were treated with two updates to it, Boing Bag #1 and Boing Bag #2.
While the community and other developers continued updating individual packages, drivers, libraries, etc, you had to piecemeal these together on your own.
Well for the past several years now, there has been a group attempting to take the hard work out of that process for users. The results were the unofficial Boing Bag 3 and 4.
These packages are constantly being upgraded. The current versions now combine 3 an 4 and were updated as recently as just a few months ago (as of this writing in 2017).
You can find their work here: –> link <–
Their website is also the home for BetterWB, a prepackaged Workbench set of tools and utilities, as well as the latest version of Picasso96 software.
It's worth the time to look into it.
Most people think Hyper threading means a single core looks like 2 cores, and all but the latest AROS don’t support more than one core (SMP). However, Apollo lead developer Gunnar Von Boehn, lists other uses for hyperthreading in this forum thead
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Keep an eye out on this.
Here’s a video someone put together to show how to set up WIFI access on PCMCIA-enabled Amigas:
Trevor Dickenson of A-EON showing off the x5000, A1222 Tabor and ALICE laptops.
According to him, he hopes that the A1222 will be commercially available by Amiwest this year (that means about 4 more months.
So far, they are only carrying the Vampire v2 for the Amiga 500’s but that is probably the biggest market as there were more 500’s sold than the other models. Of course, they soldout very fast on the first batch but don’t be surprised to see more available soon. Target price is about $350USD when I last looked.
Not bad considering this is the fastest Amiga Accelerator (better than a 68060 or even PPC 603/604). And it comes with a special version of the AGA chipset (SuperAGA/SAGA), and a Picasso96 driver so RTG on the lowly 500 running superfast!
Good job Team Apollo, Majasta and AmigaKit!
It appears that there was a fallout between Amiga on the Lake the A-EON/AmigaKit. That means there will be no local supplier for North American Amiga customers that want to get hold of the x5000 and a1222 Tabor boards. We will have to go international. As AmigaKit have been sending their stock of x5000 boards out to other distributors, they don’t have any in stock. I wonder what the problem ended up being?
Here is their statement found on their webpage:
“We have made a decision, concerning both A-EON and AmigaKit. The decision we made is grounded in our experience during the last 8 months in regards to both companies. As a result we have made the choice to no longer support A-EON or AmigaKit in any way, shape or form.
We are still here and “may” be carrying more stuff soon. However no more X5000 or A1222 or, frankly anything produced from either company. AOTL Donations is going on a temporary hold so we can refocus now that we are not supporting A-EON or AmigaKit.”
Amiga enthusiast and developer mritter0 (Mark Ritter) has released a new program called Workbench Explorer. It’s only for OS4.x (let’s hope a 3.x comes out soon), but it looks very good and has modern features for a navigator.
It’s found here: –> link <–