The Amiga section

I started writing up this page with a good deal about the way things have been in Amigaland, so I cut that out of this page and put it on 'my past opinions' page instead. My amiga - contains specs of my current Amiga.

First of all, as there is a lot of misinformation circulating in the Amiga community, either due to overly-enthusiastic fans or overly-pessimistic people, I would like to say that if there is a piece of information I have written that significantly conflicts with other sources, I'm totally open to admitting that I might have read something wrongly, and would take any given opportunity to put any information right if someone points it out to me. However, I have done my best to steer clear of the misinformation, and just keep my sources of information to the official ones. This isn't a rumour site :-)

Getting to the point, to the present. Amiga Inc. announced a couple of years ago that they really really were going to bring out a new Amiga series, and they really really meant it this time (click here for a good account of what's happened to Amiga over the last ten or so years, to see what I mean by 'really really' :-) ). I've been keeping an eye on what's been going on since then, hoping that this time a new Amiga series would come to market with many of the qualities its predecessors used to boast, while keeping the advantages of a non-bloatware operating system that doesn't require stacks of hardware in order to get decent responsiveness. One good thing certainly is, this time round, is that most of the hardware isn't proprietary, so most hardware upgrades at normal PC hardware prices. Yay! :-)

The new series of the Amiga will be called the AmigaOne series. The hardware manufacture is being handled by a UK-based company called Eyetech, the operating system design is being handled by a company called Hyperion, and AmigaOS news is officially at the AmigaOS site.

Currently, as far as I know, two official Amiga models are going to be available initially, the AmigaOne-SE, and the AmigaOne-XE. The primary difference between the two models is that the former has an IBM PPC G3 CPU @ 600MHz (soldered to the motherboard), and the latter having a PPC G4 CPU @ 800MHz (in a socket motherboard design). AFAIK, all other differences are just customisations of either the AmigaOne-SE or XE models.