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14.Apr.2001
Christoph Meier on ANF


Golem: Apple brings Darwin to x86 CPUs, too
»Foundation of MacOS X now also as a x86 Version
With version 1.3.1 Apple now puts a new version of Darwin online, the MacOS X core. With this for the first time an official ISO image for x86 systems exists. The Darwin core bases on FreeBSD and Mach 3.0 technologies and offers "protected memory" and "pre-emptive multitasking". Darwin runs on PowerPC based Macintosh machines as well as on x86 compatibles. «
Complete article (German) under the title link.

Apparently Apple has recognized that almost everybody has an x86 at home and offer their OS for them. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

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14.Apr.2001
Christoph Meier on ANF


Heise: IBM brings PowerPC for Internet Appliances
»The days of 'one-size-fits-all' for PC micro processor are gone", claimed Scottie Ginn, Vize President of "Pervasive Technology" at IBM Microelectronics. Reason for this wholehearted announcement: the presentation of a system-on-a-chip solution for Internet appliances such as Web-Pads or Surf-Terminals. The so called PowerPC Internet Appliance Platform (IAP) builds on a PowerPC CPU and implements memory, LCD interfaces, as well as an Touch-Screen interface together in that chip. According to IBM the chip is considered to cost about 60USD as for OEM quantities. «
Complete article (German) see title link. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

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14.Apr.2001
Jan Andersen via E-Mail


Virus Help Denmark Report Infected Archive
A new infected archive was found. The archive was infected by "Hitch-Hiker 4.11". Here are the details:

Archive name: FlySwatter.lzx
Archive size: 219772 Bytes
Archive description: AmiTCP/IRC/War Client
Archive info: Flyswatter is an IRC assault program for AMITCP...
Be sure to read the program history
This is the Digital Corruption release of FlySwatter
This release has barely been tested.

Infected files: WarToolz/fakemailer (23.504 Bytes)
WarToolz/mflash ( 9.444 Bytes)
WarToolz/qmail_exploit (11.364 bytes)

All common anti-virus programs can detect the HitchHiker 4.11 link virus. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

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14.Apr.2001
Achim Klopsch on ANF


iFusion is Shipping
As a pre-orderer after 18 month of waiting I received the iFusion today, at last. The longish longed for PPC version of the MAC emulator for my AMIGA.

A for now Cybergfx 3 and 4 are supported. There is no "direct" support for Picasso96, yet. A "new world class" MAC OS version is needed. The OS included with the MACs was said not to work. In contrast to that the version available from the vendors was said to work. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

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13.Apr.2001
Jan Andersen via E-Mail


New VEPatch.Brain for VirusExecutor Version 1.30
Name: VEPatchBrain v1.30
Archive name: VEPatchBrain.lha
Archive size: 22.057 Bytes
Release date: 13. April 2001
Programmer: Jan Erik Olausen

Changes since last version:
fastlayers.library v40.48
rtg.library 40.3945 + 40.3992
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13.Apr.2001
Pawel Filipczak on ANF


TaskiSMS Version 2.53 Released
The new version 2.53 of TaskiSMS has been released.
New in this version:
  • bugfixed ICQ plug-in and ICQ UIN/password preferences added
  • reduced stack usage for "about" window
  • some bugs in the program functions fixed
  • updated Lycos plug-in
  • HandyLand plug-in added
  • "do not wait for server response" added so that the sending of SMS is speeded up
  • 50 new countries added to the support list
  • some missing bubble helps added
  • Jumpy plug-in deleted

This program allows you to send SMS to mobile phones in 160 countries of the world. The program can be downloaded either from the TaskiSMS-homepage or from Aminet Aminet. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

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13.Apr.2001
Amiga Inc.


Executive Update by Bill McEwen
Bill McEwen - April 12, 2001

Greetings to one and all:

What a wonderful time it was for us in St. Louis. I must thank our hosts Bob and Diana Scharp and all of the members of the Gateway Amiga Club. They once again outperformed and kept things rolling.

I want to make very clear what the announcements were and what it means for Amiga and the rest of the Amiga Family.
  1. Amiga has made NO change in strategy with AmigaDE. Things are going great, as expected, and we have some impressive new customers; Sharp being the first.
  2. Amiga OS 4.0 and beyond was announced. This is a staged series of releases that will bring a native port of the AmigaOS to the PPC. This is NOT about WarpOS, vs. anybody. It is an Amiga Inc. port of the OS. You may infer nothing else from this.
  3. AmigaOne A1200 is the first new hardware, for the Amiga, and we are still planning a standalone ATX board and other new pieces of hardware. AmigaOne for the A1200 will be out this summer. We are then looking at releases later in the year, for the new standalone designs.

Summary:
  • AmigaDE doing great and on target with the goals that we set forth and we will continue development efforts.
  • AmigaOS 4.0 out this summer with the first of the AmigaOne Zico specification machines.
  • Sharp is a new partner of Amiga Incorporated. More will soon be released about our relationship.
  • There will be more partners and more announcements soon.
  • This is a great time to be part of the Amiga Family.
  • For more in-depth information there is a new technical update to be posted later today.

I thank you all for your support and look forward to a very exciting year before us!

Sincerely,
Bill McEwen, and the rest of the team at Amiga, Inc.

Update:
As promised in McEwen's Executive Update, meanwhile technical details are available:

Technical Update Part 1
Technical Update Part 2
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12.Apr.2001
Jan Andersen via E-Mail


Virus Help Denmark: Safe Version 15.2 Released
Version 15.2 of Safe was released. Viruses can be detected by Safe, but not removed from the system. Here the details:

Name: Safe v15.2
Archive name: Safe.lha
Archive size: 28.873 Bytes
Release date: 12. April 2001
Programmer: Zbigniew Trzcionkowski
Info: needs xvs.library v33.24
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12.Apr.2001
Michael Wilps on ANF


WarpJPEG V44.20 & WarpPNG V44.15 Datatypes Available
On Oliver Robert's homepage new versions of his JPEG & PNG datatypes for 68k and WOS were released.

Download at the title link. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

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12.Apr.2001
Lars Decker on ANF


Amiga under QNX
Here the Amiga is mentioned as multitasking system, shortly. It is interesting that the Amiga used runs under QNX. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

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12.Apr.2001
Elbox


Elbox Website with New Design
The Elbox website has got a completely new look enabling easy navigation, now. But the site seems to be under construction, yet. Most of the buttons still don't contain any information. For example under 'Download' there isn't the driver software expected for download. (unk) (Translation: (unk)

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12.Apr.2001
Raymond Zachariasse via E-Mail


The GUI Research (TGR)
At TGR at this time a survey on the new AmigaDE's graphical user interface (GUI) is organized. Under 'Survey' you can find more details and the queries.

Bringing the next UI design and engineering into the new millennium

....your vote could change the future of Amiga's GUI... (unk) (Translation: (unk)

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12.Apr.2001
AMIPRESS-ML


Amiga Inc. and Elbox Announce Relationship
April 11, 2001, Snoqualmie, Washington, USA.
Amiga Inc and Elbox working together for Amiga OS 4.0 and beyond

Amiga Inc is pleased to announce a long term relationship with Elbox Computer Ltd of Krakow, Poland. Amiga Inc announced the development of AmigaOS4, the latest version of the high performance, user friendly operating system that introduced multimedia to the world at the St Louis trade and user show on the 31st March 2001. To support AmigaOS4, Amiga Inc also released the Zico hardware specification targeted at PowerPC processors. Elbox Computer Ltd are working closely with Amiga Inc to ensure that their existing and future products will gain Zico certification, and thus provide a perfect platform for AmigaOS4.

'St Louis marked the beginning of the future.' said Bill McEwen, President and CEO of Amiga Inc. 'Key to that is the Amiga community moving forwards in a single direction, united and determined. With Elbox as a partner, another key Amiga company has joined the drive forwards towards success.'

'Our long-term commitment to computer technology is now giving tangible results in the Amiga market,' said Maciek Binek, CEO of Elbox. 'Now, with the Amiga Inc. initiative, we can see a clear sign of future-oriented thinking and strategy, a breakthrough for this computer. We hope Amiga will soon again become the common word.'

'Elbox have taken a major role in not just supporting the existing Amiga market with their many products but also in providing a path forwards.' said Fleecy Moss, CTO of Amiga Inc. "Our relationship with them will ensure that their existing customers can benefit from AmigaOS4 whilst new users coming to the Amiga will have additional excellent choices in the hardware that they can buy.'

AmigaOS4 is currently under development and will ship in Summer 2001. Elbox products can already be purchased from all major Amiga dealers, and their next new product, the SharkPPC+ will be available along with the premiere of the AmigaOS4 system.

About Amiga:
Amiga Inc. provides technology to developers for writing and porting applications to a new multi-media operating systems which is hardware agnostic. AmigaDE is a joint development effort between the Tao Group of Reading England, and Amiga Incorporated. AmigaDE () based applications can run unchanged on x86, PowerPC, M Core, ARM, StrongARM, MIPS R3000, R4000, R5000, SH 3, SH4, and NEC V850 processors. The AmigaDE can run hosted on Linux, Embedded Linux, Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT, CE and QNX4. Amiga is based in Snoqualmie, WA, 28 miles east of Seattle and has offices worldwide. Amiga can be reached at (425) 396-5660 or visit Amiga on the web at http://www.amiga.com.

About Elbox:
Elbox Computer Ltd of Krakow, Poland is a privately held company that has been in business since 1982, and has grown rapidly from its industrial systems roots, now having a significant presence in peripherals, multimedia systems, high performance motherboards, enclosures, application software and general computer subsystems. Its products are used throughout the world and set a new standard in price, performance and customer satisfaction. For further information, please send an email to info@elbox.com or visit Elbox website at http://www.elbox.com Was corrected from AmigaOS into AmigaDE by Amiga Inc..)

Translations: Spanisch von SAUG (unk) (Translation: (unk)

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