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24.Oct.2010 (Webseite) Amiga Magazine and Amiga X as PDF-files
Under the title link has uploaded 58 issues of the Dutch magazines "Amiga Magazine" and "Amiga X" as pdf-files which have been published between 1989-1997 and 1994-1995. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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DTP: PageStream (Beta)
Registered users of the DTP-program PageStream can download beta version of the AmigaOS version. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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AmigaOS 4: SuperTuxKart-Update
Under the title link our reader xeno74 has published an optimized and faster version of the game SuperTuxKart inclusive a fan race track. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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Event: First pictures and reports of AmiWest 2010
This weekend the most important Amiga meeting called AmiWest 2010 took place.
Carl Sassenrath has announced his script language Rebol 3 for AmigaOS 4.1.

Jens Schönfeld has presented a prototype of his accelerator boards for the Amiga models 600 and 1200. A short video of Steve 'CSixx' Ody recorded with a handy shows a board for the Amiga 600. You can also see there Frieden-brothers with an AmigaOne X1000, the Amiga trader Matthew Leaman of AmigaKit, who among others presented a Sam460-mainboard and Carl Sassenrath with his presentations. Steve Ody has also published pictures.

On the website of AmigaKit you can find further pictures of this event as well as short news.
Ben Hermans of Hyperion explained the future of AmigaOS 4.1 and its hardware. According to him the focus on the development of the opareting system will be the support of printers. Another focus is the graphic subsystem as well as the support of processor cores. In future the AmigaOne computers will be based on the P4 and P5 architecture of Freescale. The PowerPC is a useable platform to him.

Ben Hermans has also announced AmigaOS 4.1 for PowerUp-Amigas which will be available at the end of the year.

A short video is available which shows the speech of Trevor Dickinsons. Additionally Daniel 'Dragster' Rangel explains some observations at Steven Solie's developer version of AmigaOS 4. Probably AmiUpdate will be integtrated and the preferences completed.

The PowerUp-version of AmigaOS 4.1 is supposed to support memory extensions called ZorRAM as well as Radeon graphic boards and paging.

Jens Schönfeld of Individual Computers has announced that the next generation of the Flickerfixer Indivision AGA can be used in Amiga 1200 as well as Amiga 4000T, will have a DVI-interface for video output and will have DDR-RAM insteaed of SDR-RAM.

Eldee 'eliyahu' Stephens has summarized further information. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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Viva Amiga: Amiga documentation in progress
The American Zach Weddington is going to make a documentary film on the Amiga called "Viva Amiga". At the end of September he explained on that he had started making the film.

Among others the whole project is supposed to be financed by reservations. You can watch a first teaser on the official website of the project. Weddington is a longtime fan of the Amiga and the pointed out that "Viva Amiga" is a independent project handle which mainly is supported by unpaid colleagues. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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AROS: First steps of Pagestream-port
Encouraged by members of the AROS-community, Deron "deronk" Kazmaier currently tries to compile his commercial DTP-application Pagestream to AROS. (cg) (Translation: dr)

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Individual Computers: Accelerator boards on AmiWest
According to the latest press release of Individual Computers the new accelerator boards will be presented for the first time at the AmiWest.

The basic version of the board for the Amiga 1200 has 28-MHz-68EC030 as well as 64 MB RAM and can load the Kickstart-ROM to the fast memory which will increase the whole performance of the system. Later a board with a higher CPU-performance and MMU is planned. The board for the Amiga 600 has 25 MHz and 32 MB RAM as wel as a MMU. (snx) (Translation: dr)

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