One of the main questions I get asked about my new machine and indeed any Next Generation Amiga machine (Amigaone XE, Sam 440, Sam 460/Amigaone 500, Pegasos-II or Amigaone X1000) is, does it play all my Amiga software?
The good news is that as this is an Amiga machine, not only will your classic software run, in some cases depending on the type of software you are trying to run, it will even run it in native.
Stephen Leary's TF530 accelerator board for the Amiga 500 is a nice piece of hardware for several reasons. It's low-cost, open-source, fast, has an IDE controller, and a great name.
Why not build one youself?
You need some proper tools, and should have some good soldering experience - SMD parts are really small... And you need some patience and knowledge to find the components.
For starters, check the video below, where Stephen shows the first steps in building it "from scratch".
Hello and a warm welcome to my blog which will about my adventures with my brand new Amiga machine, the Amigaone X5000.
Wait a minute, did you say new Amiga machine, in 2017? Well yes the Amiga is still around in 2017 thanks in large to the never say die attitude of its fanatical users and we even have new hardware to run our systems along with the latest edition of the operating system Amiga OS4.1 Final Edition which currently sits on update 1 as of December 2016.
Amiga enthusiast and developer mritter0 (Mark Ritter) has released a new program called Workbench Explorer. It’s only for OS4.x (let’s hope a 3.x comes out soon), but it looks very good and has modern features for a navigator.
It’s found here: –> link <–
If you like informative podcasts and love the Amiga (why else would you be here?), then check out the Amiga Ireland Podcast. It’s full of news and interactivity between the hosts. I found it well worth the time.
Here’s episode 3: –> link <–
Thomas Richter, big Amiga.org forum contributor, has a good thread over at amiga.org about using the Amiga Shell. His posts are sprinkled about the thread, surrounded by comments.
It’s always good to find out command line tricks and syntax, so I recommend it. I learned a few things too.
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