View Full Version : IFusion & AMIGA ONE

06-24-2001, 05:00 AM
I read about the new iFusion (PowerMac emulator for AMIGA) from Blittersoft. I want to use this software with the new AMIGA ONE (733 MHz G4) for running MacOS 9. What is the comparison between MacOS 9 running on REAL Apple hardware and MacOS 9 running on AMIGA ONE?

06-24-2001, 09:13 AM
Considering that the AmigaOne doesnt exist (other than prototype, AFAIK), then the comparison is:

A G4 mac you can touch and feel and use.
The other is vapor. THe Amiga HW world is littered with broken promises.

If you need to do real work with a mac, get a real mac.

Mad Dog

06-24-2001, 10:27 AM
WOW, the last Amiga I knew about was built on the 604ePPC and also ran a 68050 for the old CISC stuff. I never saw it but this one guy was fairly convincing. He used a Mac emulator for various things. I think he showed me a web page with the Amigas for sale. This was about '95, '96 - when the 9500/132 was a BEASTLY system. We had one hooked up to a JACKHAMMER 8GB RAID!
That was a long time ago...

Now that X is out, though, you can get a FULLY PRE-EMPTIVE MULTI-TASKING OS with memory protection and a UNIXBSD core. You also get a classic Mac emulator for FREE! You can boot into Classic or you can boot into X and run Classic http://www.macgurus.com/ubb/cool.gif

It would be interesting to see if they can actually built a G4. I wonder if it would be built on IBMs PPC ref design? This was made for Linux, but I bet it could work for just about ANY OS.

Didnt Amiga get purchased by Gateway or HP or something?

Life in the fast lane leads to:
The Resteraunt At The End Of The Universe.

07-04-2002, 12:45 PM
An Amiga One beta tester had ported Yellow Dog Linux (PowerPC) to Amiga One.
It is possible to run "Mac On Linux (MOL)" Mac OS 9 emulator on top of Yellow Dog Linux and Amiga One motherboard. Unfortunately there is no OS X emulator on Linux PowerPC:

12-14-2002, 02:14 AM
Recently, MacOnLinux was ported to AmigaOne:

This is a new Apple OS-X emulator for AmigaOne.

Another Linux PowerPC + MacOnLinux ATX motherboard:
Teron motherboard from Terrasoft (600 MHz IBM 750 G3 CPU):

Is there any chance of lawsuit from Apple Inc about "End User License Agreement" problem?

12-18-2002, 04:13 AM
OFF TOPIC SORT OF. Ahhhh, the amiga http://macgurus.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif . I still have my old Amiga 500 in the closet, which I used througout highschool and my first year of college (1991). I had an Amiga 2000 after that, but it was stolen, and by then, Amiga (as I knew it) was gone. I remember begging my dad to pick me up a copy of Photopaint for the Amiga in 1989(thanks Dad!) and I was off making some pretty cool computer art. Which reminds me, I need to transfer those images off of my 20MB External Amiga HDD!!!

I remember arguing with my buddy (a mac user) about which was better, but neither of us could see how big PCs were about to become. Amiga vs. Mac, now THERE was a good rivalry. I used to read MacWorld and AmigaWorld just to read the comparisons, hate mail, etc.... PC vs. Mac is lame, because PCs are just boring clones, and the Mac is such a better overall experience.

I guess that's how I ended up with a Macintosh. I love macs, but there will always be a place in my computing heart for the Amiga. BTW, the Amiga in it's prime, was better than the Macs of the day. http://macgurus.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif