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Amigans News : Commodore USA Announces Cooperation on bringing AmigaOS 4.1 x86 to life
Posted by orgin on 2011/4/1 7:51:43 (3788 reads) News by the same author

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL. and MAPLE VALLEY, WA. April 1, 2011 – Commodore USA, LLC and Hyperion Entertainment., today announced their licensing agreement whereby Commodore USA, LLC will produce the worlds first OS4 compatible x86 computer, under an exclusive worldwide license granted by Hyperion Entertainment.

Mr. Barry Altman, President and CEO of Commodore USA, LLC states “We are ecstatic to be partnering with Hyperion Entertainment. in this new, exciting product launch. The legacy of the Commodore and Amiga trademark brand, reunited once again after so many years, and our reintroduction of a true Amiga computer, combined with the astounding work of Hyperion Entertainment on the Amiga OS4.1 operating system, is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Commodore USA has now taken a major role in not just supporting the future Amiga market with our many new products, but also in providing a new way forward for Amiga OS 4 for the enormous existing Amiga community. Our relationship with them, along with our support for the elegant, robust and lightweight operating system, will ensure that they and future customers will benefit from our new and exciting vision, and enable the legacy Commodore and Amiga culture to flourish. We look forward to bringing this new product to market, and welcoming a whole new generation of computer users to the Commodore and Amiga experience”. Mr. Altman continues “ I would like to personally thank our team of advisors, consultants, lawyers and most of all the over 6 million viewers to our website, and the 325,000+ respondents who took the time to provide us with not only their thoughts and suggestions, but offered us their support and wishes for our success.

About Commodore USA, LLC

Commodore USA, LLC designs, produces and markets a series of all-in-one Commodore branded keyboard computers, and other unique form factor computers and consumer electronics.

Barry S. Altman is the President and CEO of Commodore USA, LLC, based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Spanning a 25 year career in the bleeding-edge electronics and satellite/space telecommunications industry, Mr. Altman founded and served as CEO & President of Cabletech Satellite Systems, Inc. U.S. Cable Technology, Inc., The Cabletech Satellite Network and United Broadcasting Co. This group of companies built NOC’s (Network Operation Centers) for cable television programmers, and cable television head ends for cable companies throughout the United States, They designed and constructed the satellite uplink network operation centers for such companies as Viacom International, Warner Amex, Viacom and MTV Networks. They directed and produced the domestic satellite telemetry downlink for the Live Aid concert for MTV, which was at that time the largest world wide deployment of a live satellite television broadcast. Cabletech has manufactured, designed and installed systems for Grumman Aerospace, The United Nations, government and private industry, and over 45,000 TVRO C& Ku band satellite systems for businesses and consumers nationwide. Cabletech was a developmental partner with General Motors & Hughes Communications in the small aperture DBS system that later became DirecTv.

About Hyperion Entertainment

Hyperion Entertainment is a privately held Belgian-German company, founded on 25 February, 1999.

During the past 10 years Hyperion has been engaged in software development for platforms as diverse as Linux, MacOS 9/X and AmigaOS bringing top-notch entertainment software to these alternative operating systems.

Other projects the company was involved in over the years include writing a software rendering engine for Monolith (developers of Shogo and N.O.L.F.), adapting the U-Boot firmware for use on the AmigaOne desktop system, assisting Smiths Aerospace (now a division of GE Aviation) with expertise in low-level 3D graphics programming and providing IT consultancy services to Belgium’s leading mobile phone operator.

Since November of 2001 Hyperion has been actively developing AmigaOS 4.x, an almost complete rewrite for modern times of the legendary Amiga operating system which launched the multi-media computing revolution in 1987. Originally developed by Commodore for its line of Amiga computers, AmigaOS 4.x now runs on several PowerPC based hardware platforms including original Amiga’s with PowerPC accelerator cards and the stand-alone AmigaOne, SAM and Pegasos II platforms.

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Published: 2011/4/1 8:06  Updated: 2011/4/1 8:06
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 Re: Commodore USA Announces Cooperation on bringing Amiga...
Should to say that i forget that today are 1st april for a moment :)
Published: 2011/4/1 8:08  Updated: 2011/4/1 8:08
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Published: 2011/4/1 8:53  Updated: 2011/4/1 8:53
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 Re: Commodore USA Announces Cooperation on bringing Amiga...
In a very sleepy, "pre-coffee" moment I was actually surprised for around 8 seconds!
Published: 2011/4/1 9:40  Updated: 2011/4/1 9:40
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Got to be more subtle than that.
Published: 2011/4/1 10:43  Updated: 2011/4/1 10:43
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Published: 2011/4/1 11:04  Updated: 2011/4/1 11:04
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 Re: Commodore USA Announces Cooperation on bringing Amiga...
Ok, made me look. Nice one.

Published: 2011/4/1 12:07  Updated: 2011/4/1 12:07
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Published: 2011/4/1 13:19  Updated: 2011/4/1 13:19
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I thought April jokes were not allowed in news on this website. (At least they won't accept it on AW.net.)
Published: 2011/4/1 13:45  Updated: 2011/4/1 13:45
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What a joke, but in my country the april's fool is in December the 28.

Published: 2011/4/1 14:04  Updated: 2011/4/1 14:04
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For Commodore USA is everyday April's fool day.
Published: 2011/4/1 16:33  Updated: 2011/4/1 16:33
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bloody heck this made me do a double take when I first read the header..nice one for April fools
Published: 2011/4/1 21:05  Updated: 2011/4/1 21:05
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one day there will make dobble dobble dobble 1 april joke.
the first joke is a small one that pepole belive witch turns out to be an 1 april fool joke ofcouse

the seckond one is to amazing to be true,
and the 3 joke is on all of us becuse joke 2 is true
Published: 2011/4/2 20:30  Updated: 2011/4/2 20:30
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Thank you for making that first post, you saved me from going outside to see if Alien spacecraft were landing.
Published: 2011/4/4 18:11  Updated: 2011/4/4 18:11
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 Re: Commodore USA Announces Cooperation on bringing Amiga...
...or pigs on the wing !

It nearly got me ...
"What the f.. hang on ! whats the posting date ?"
so, nearly but not quite !
..and the 8 seconds was about right too.
Published: 2011/4/5 16:40  Updated: 2011/4/5 16:40
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 Re: Commodore USA Announces Cooperation on bringing Amiga...
Im a couple of days late. The old site didnt get updated so i read somewhere about this address. Anyway this news was..... like..... what the..... os4 on a x86/x64 :) But then all the 1st april posts helped me think clear :) Damn you
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