AmigaOS 4.0 runs on MacMINI PPC

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by Raf PegasosPPC, Jun 3, 2007.

  1. Raf PegasosPPC macrumors newbie

    Jun 2, 2007
    Naples, Italy
    Not so many people here are aware of the legal trial opposing in an USA court Amiga Inc. (which owns intellectual properties of Amiga) and Belgium firm Hyperion (who are the developers of the OS).

    Amiga Inc. claims back all copyrights permissions which were granted to Hyperion to allow them to realize the PPC version of the OS (AOS 4.0 final version was ended and ready last 12-24-2006), and it also wants to receive complete sourcecode files of AmigaOS 4.0.

    From a document presented as exhibit in court trial it has been discovered that an italian firm Acube Systems Italia had success in a task that everybody believed it was impossible to realize:

    To run AmigaOS 4.0 on a MacMINI PPC! :eek:

    Document has been used in trial to proof that Hyperion granted to third parties, secret sourcecodes of the AmigaOS 4.0.

    The discussion it is an IRC Chat session between the CEO of Amiga Inc. Bill Mc. Ewen, and Nicola Morocutti representative from ACube Italy.

    In the document it is clearly stated that AmigaOS runs on a MacMINI and that ACube asks licence for AmigaOS 4.0 to realize a package which bundles AmigaOS with their loader that is capable to run AmigaOS on any Mac PPC.

    Now all people in Amiga world, and those in Macintosh side who already know this situation are waiting for the decisions of the judge of the trial.

    Because he who will be granted of the ownership of the AmigaOS could then licence ACube system of their Amiga-Macintosh loader and open a complete new market!

    PPC Mac users are warned:

    There are new opportunities to sell your old platforms on Ebay and second hand stores.

    Amiga in this period lacks of any hardware, so Amigans could buy easily your PPC Macs in order to run their OS.


    Also there are plenty of former Amiga users who owns PPC Macintoshes.

    Then now they will be able to run AmigaOS also on their machines.


    And finally many of you could be curious to try to run another OS.

    Actually Macintoshes can run only three OSes: MacOS X, Debian Linux and Yellow Dog Linux.

    (Unfortunately Ubuntu Linux PPC version has been officially discontinued).

    Infacts AmigaOS it is very simple to learn, it occupies very few resources. A typical installation occupies about 20 Megabyte on Hard Disks (Yes! You read well. MEGA and not GIGA), and leaves the users all the control over the machine.

    Then, even if (far in the future) Apple itself will discontinue further versions of MacOS in PPC version, you can still continue playing with other OSes on your beloved machines!
  2. Queso Suspended

    Mar 4, 2006
    Mac PowerPC machines can run all the BSDs, OSX, pretty much every flavour of Linux (Fedora, Gentoo, Debian AND Ubuntu) and I'm certain even other OSes that others will now point out are missing from my list. Although it would be good for the remaining hardcore Amigans to have only slightly out of date hardware to run OS4 on rather than the completely out of date as they have now, it's not really what you'd call a forward thinking strategy considering Apple have now abandoned the PowerPC chip entirely.

    Sorry chaps, but the vultures have picked at that carcass for too long now. Time to bury it.
  3. shu82 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 10, 2007
    Rocket City, AL
    I think it would be fun and amazingly fast. If anyone has a :cool: link please PM me. It would be great for recreational purposes. I still don't understand why there is so much legal fighting. There are probably only a few thousand amiga machines left. It is wonderful that people are still upgrading their 68000 machines like we did 15 years ago. But, I think AmigaWorld was last held in a conference room at the Days Inn.

    Also, with such little overhead 4.0 will run great on a B&W G3.

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