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09.Jan.2008 (website)

New Amiga retailers in Serbia and Spain
With Amiga Style in Serbia and Retro-Data in Spain two new Amiga retailers have started their business. (snx) (Translation: ub)

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09.Jan.2008 (Forum)

The Register: AmigaAnywhere video from the CES
At the title link The Register presents a short video, in which Bill McEwen (Amiga Inc.) speaks about AmigaAnywhere 2.0 ( reported).

New facts or real impressions from AmigaAnywhere 2.0 are not to obtain from this material. (snx) (Translation: ub)

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Duke (ANF)

Hall of Light reaches 50.000 screen shots
The Hall of Light, a data base for Amiga games, reached the number of 50.000 screen shots. 5.000 so called "Double Barrel Screenshots" are not included, the total numer is even higher (snx) (Translation: ub)

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Fixi (ANF)

AmigaOS 4.0 Classic in a German PC magazine mentioned
The release of AmigaOS 4.0 for PowerUp-Amigas ( reported) was now also mentiones in a German pc magazine.

A brief note in the current issue 2/08 of the COM! magazine at page 11 covers the operating system update for users of the "produced by Commodore from 1992 to 1995 [...] ancient pcs witht PowerPC processors" and links to ACube Systems' website. (snx) (Translation: ub)

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Moo Bunny (Forum)

AROS: Cairo as 2D graphic system suggested
Robert Norris, who's currently working on a webKit port for AROS to bring an up-to date browser to this operating system ( reported), tells in his blog that he ported the graphic library Cairo to AROS.

Additionally he suggests to use Cairo as general 2D graphic system for AROS and to reimplemt the graphics.library new using Cairo. (snx)

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Amiga Future (website)

AmigaOS 4: Rebuild of the Origyn Web Browser
Jörg Strohmayer provides a rebuild of the "Origyn Web Browser" ( reported) alpha version at the title link. This version uses a special memory allocation which results in a speed drawback but lower memeory requirement. (snx) (snx) (Translation: ub)

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09.Jan.2008 (website)

Podcast: Amiga Round Table, episode 18
The "Amiga Round Table" (ART) is an English podcast by Rich Lawrence and Sean Fitzgerald, that gives voice to Amiga users and invited guests .

The topics of the 18th issue, which again features Bill Panagouleas by DiscreetFX:
  • Moana files “released”
  • OS5 annoucement at CES
  • Bill’s announcements
  • SAM440 AROS port assigned
  • Uprough Group ports games for OS4
  • MorphOS 2.0 - When it’s done maybe ‘09?
  • Predictions for 2008
  • OWB web browser
(cg) (Translation: ub)

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08.Jan.2008 (Webseite)

Software-Updates: OpenURL 7.4, strangé 0.12 and MiniMailer.mcc 20.2 (Update)
Alfonso "alfie" Ranieri has published new versions of his AmigaGuide/HTML viewer strangé as well as of the MorphOS version of OpenURL.

Update: (22:23, 08.01.08, snx)
Furthermore, the MUI class MiniMailer.mcc has been released in version 20.2. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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David Brunet (ANF)

Obligement: Update of Amiga Games List
The "Amiga Games List" of the magazine Obligement has been completed with 1000 new entries and has now 12673 games, level editors, file disks, expensions and interpreters. According to Obligement this list is the most extensive one on Internet. Changes in issue 37:
  • The list contains 12673 entries
  • The list is now in english
  • Addition of a help page (you can contribute at the list)
  • Split of the "Developers / Editors" column into two new column: "Developers" (the one who create the game) and "Publishers" (the one who publish the game)
  • In the "RTG" column, addition of the mention "(RTG)" to indicate partially RTG games or which could run on graphic board but which requires confirmation
  • In the "License" column, addition of the GPL3 license
  • Programs requiring a postcard or a specific object (chocolate, model railroad,...) are not included any more in the "freeware" license but in the "giftware" license
  • In the "Language" column, addition of games created with LUA, GrimE, AmigaDOS, Parallaction and Scala
  • In the "Language" column, engines/interpreters/constructors are between brackets to differentiate them from real programming languages
(cg) (Translation: dr)

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07.Jan.2008 (website)

PDF magazine: Amigahellas 3 (greek)
The third issue of the greek Amigahellas magazine is now available at the title link. Topics include a report on Amigahellas' presence at Athens DTE 2007 exhibition, an Amigathering 8 report, an AmigaOS 4 Classic review and USB on the Amiga. (snx)

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Amiga Inc. announce AmigaAnywhere 2.0
Amiga, Inc. announces the availability of AmigaAnywhere(TM) version 2, the first phase of the Amiga OS. The new platform offers more features and flexibility to safely move content from a physical to a digital environment and instantly run all types of content on a variety of devices, including mobile phones, cameras, audio and video players, STBs, laptops, PCs and servers. The latest version of AmigaAnywhere facilitates rich-media content featuring extraordinary audio-visual quality, high-speed interactive gaming, education and entertainment anytime, anywhere. "The Amiga world has waited long enough," said Bill McEwen, President of Amiga Inc. "AmigaAnywhere is the step forward we've been diligently pursuing, making it easy to instantly and safely run all types of content on their favorite devices. And we're thrilled to be able to unveil this during CES at Digital Experience and hope to identify an additional, new set of strong hardware partners as well." New features of AmigaAnywhere 2 include a device-independent, single, ubiquitous Virtual Environment (VEN) that functions across different operating system and the Internet. Under the new platform, consumers are able to have the same user experience to engage in activities such as listening to music, surfing the net, buying video, editing photos, or working on work contracts. AmigaAnywhere dynamically scales the applications/services to the accessory device. (cg) (Translation: aj)

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