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Re: OS4 netbook!
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I am sure AmigaOS 4.2 is the top priority at the moment.

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Re: OS4 netbook!
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I'm so much hoping this netbook is going to have... no air fan!! or at least an absolutely silent fan without moving parts, can it be done?

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Re: OS4 netbook!
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Lets hope we can get som info abt soon. They said march?

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Re: OS4 netbook!
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@Amigo1

A fan, even an Amiga fan, by definition has moving parts - otherwise it'd be challenging to get the air moving.

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Re: OS4 netbook!
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It seems that there are other possibilities beside MPC5123 for a PPC netbook.
ChinaChip seems to be cooking a 800Mhz handheld gameconsole chip and Verisilicon demonstrated 2011 that it can produce netbook/pad suitable chip with PPC460 core (+integrated 3D core).

So... 800Mhz netbook is not impossible with PPC after all. But so far existing PPC netbook HW use the MPC5123 at 400Mhz. (IIRC, the AOS4 netbook was said to be a already existing HW)

On the other hand... did friedens say that they had a prototype of the netbook? It would hint that the netbook will be a new one.

UPDATE: Verisilicon PPC specs
"Power PC-based SoC for x-Pad and Media Tablet
Custom Silicon turn key service from specification.
CPU (PowerPC 460)
Android 2.3 and Flash Player 10.1.
1080P HD video playback, including WebM.
HD audio: DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby TrueHD.
2D/3D GPU with OPENGL ES2.0 and OPEN VG1.1.
1080P HDMI output.
Wireless access: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, 3G.
Up to 1280x800 TFT panel with multi-touch."
I have no idea if it will ever be produced in volume.


Edited by KimmoK on 2012/3/17 21:00:27
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Re: OS4 netbook!
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Thematic wrote:
A fan, even an Amiga fan, by definition has moving parts - otherwise it'd be challenging to get the air moving.


Tell that to James Dyson.
http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/ ... e/dyson-bladeless-fan.htm

(well, ok, technically there are moving parts, but not as we know them)

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Re: OS4 netbook!
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@KimmoK

I don't see anything to contradict the initial mention of existing hardware. Especially I can't understand how silence would do it.

@Chris

Might as well install an infrared heater next to the CPU.

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Re: OS4 netbook!
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@Chris
I believe that the Dyson's "bladeless fan" still has a small fan hidden in the base, but then uses a physics trick to multiply it's air flow by 15 or so times through the ring itself. (I could be wrong, but I don't see how else an "electric motor" can generate the initial (small) air flow, before it gets multiplied.)

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Re: OS4 netbook!
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@ChrisH

It's clearly just witchcraft.

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Re: OS4 netbook!
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Joeled wrote:
Lets hope we can get som info abt soon. They said march?


I thought they said not sooner than the middle of the year?

That would be June, or the end of June, or later in my book.

(of course, I have not read all postings in this thread, so there might be some other source besides the first post that indicated some news by March)

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Re: OS4 netbook!
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Yes, i'm guessing june or july. :)

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Re: OS4 netbook!
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Yes, you are right. Maybe wishful thinking from me.

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Re: OS4 netbook!
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First post in this thread says:

"There are questions to be answered still, so the tentative release date is somewhere near the middle of 2012.

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Re: OS4 netbook!
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Thematic wrote:
@Amigo1

A fan, even an Amiga fan, by definition has moving parts - otherwise it'd be challenging to get the air moving.


you don't say!
But my cousin told me there are fans without moving parts which connect through a freezing wormhole where every particle is just completely stock-still!
He is a physicist! He must know!!! :^)

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Re: OS4 netbook!
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Quote:

Chris wrote:
Quote:

Thematic wrote:
A fan, even an Amiga fan, by definition has moving parts - otherwise it'd be challenging to get the air moving.


Tell that to James Dyson.
http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/ ... e/dyson-bladeless-fan.htm

(well, ok, technically there are moving parts, but not as we know them)

OT
I actually tried one of those, really smart idea. Unfortunately they are a 'little bit "amiga-style" or "Apple-style". By that I mean they are pretty expensive and you could get 3 or 4 nomal fans instead, but well those other 4 would also last less..

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Re: OS4 netbook!
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They are bloody noisy, too. The fan in the base sucks air in through the cylindrical stand, then blows it out axially around the periphery of the ring.

A friend showed me one that he had bought. I wasn't impressed by the noise or the volume of airflow.

My impression was that a slowly-spinning fan with large diameter blades would have done the job a whole lot better and more quietly, for the same electrical input.

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Re: OS4 netbook!
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Aren't we getting a bit off-topic here....?

Simon

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Re: OS4 netbook!
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Rigo wrote:
Aren't we getting a bit off-topic here....?

Simon


Are we? you know we amigans are pretty demanding, we might want to try to persuade Hyperion to use a blade-less fan in the notebook!!

@tonyw

yes you might be right, I did not notice the noise, since the environment wasn't that quiet either..

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Re: OS4 netbook!
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any new info?
Its around the time we thought it would be out.

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Re: OS4 netbook!
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Although I personally didn't think it would be out just yet - I am ready to be teased!

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