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Quick video of AmigaOS 4.1 Classic in action

Hi everyone!  I made a quick video of AmigaOS 4.1 Classic (beta) in action and wanted to post it here.  Some of you have asked to see it actually running, so this gives you a little bit of an idea of the performance on an Amiga 4000 with Cyberstorm PPC and the Radeon 9250.

This is running on a different machine…not the same one as the screenshots were taken on, so it may look a bit different than the screenshots I posted earlier.  I have a SWAP partition on the cybppc.device so you will see that there is extra memory shown in the Workbench title bar.  (The displaying of swap memory in the Workbench title bar is a developer option and may be removed from the final version.)

I had to upload it to Youtube since the video was too big to post directly here.  Link is below, enjoy!

Quick video of AmigaOS 4.1 Classic

Darren Eveland
AmigaOS 4.x Beta Tester

AmigaOS 4.1 Classic Sneak Peek

Hi everyone, my name is Darren Eveland and I’m one of the AmigaOS 4.x beta testers.  I’ve been on the Beta Testing team since 2003, and I’ve tested AmigaOS 4.0 through 4.1.  My current focus is testing AmigaOS 4.1 for Classic Amigas.  Hyperion announced AmigaOS 4.1 for Classic Amigas at this past Amiwest in California, and that was a few months ago, so I wanted to take this opportunity to give you a sneak peek of what’s coming.

We are working very hard to “catch up” AmigaOS for Classic Amigas since we know it hasn’t been updated like the AmigaONE and SAM versions, and we know you’ve asked for it.   So the Classic release will fix that, bringing your Amiga 1200, 3000, or 4000 to the current AmigaOS 4.1 Update 2 level.  Of course it wouldn’t be fun if we didn’t add some new features, too!

So, lets re-cap what Hyperion Announced at Amiwest:

AmigaOS 4.1 for Classic Amigas, equipped with Cyberstorm or Blizzard PPC accelerator boards
Support for Radeon PCI graphic cards – (assuming you have a Mediator or Prometheus PCI bridge)
Support for PCI SATA cards
Support for ZorRAM memory expansion cards (Zorro 3 only)
Support for additional memory via hard-disk paging from PCI SATA hard disks or Cyberstorm PPC SCSI disks
Support for Graphics Hardware Acceleration via the Radeon card – for Desktop Compositing (transparency) and Warp3D

Ok, I know more was said, and there may be a few surprises, but let’s show you a little sneak peek…(and yes, this is beta, so features are subject to change.)

Screenshot of the upcoming AmigaOS 4.1 Classic release

This screenshot shows the AmigaOS 4.1 Classic Workbench, running on an Amiga 4000 with Cyberstorm PPC, Mediator 4000Di PCI bridge, Radeon 9250 with 256MB video ram, a 200GB SATA hard disk, a ZorRAM 256MB Zorro-3 memory card, and the Ranger system diagnostic utility open.

The next screenshot below shows a rotating 3D cube benchmark using hardware acceleration, the new and updated Extras Installer, and one of the included Extras, Filer, a file management utility designed specifically for AmigaOS 4.1.

Screenshot of the upcoming AmigaOS 4.1 Classic release

Many users often wonder “what’s going on”…well as a Beta tester I can tell you that work is completed every single day, there are many e-mails sent between the developers and beta testers, and sometimes we even get into heated arguments about features or implementations.  But it’s all good fun and we are all working very hard to give you die-hard Amiga users something fun and new for your Classic Amigas.  Keep the faith and check back here for more updates as we get closer to release!  The next post will be some tips on what you can do to get your Classic Amiga ready for AmigaOS 4.1 Classic!

Darren Eveland
AmigaOS 4.x Beta Tester