Welcome to my blog on the Amigaone X5000

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.

Welcome to my blog on the Amigaone X5000

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.

Very good new Workbench Explorer for OS4.x

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 <–

Some screenshots:

Very Good Amiga Podcast

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 <–

Amiga Shell Hacks

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.

–> link <–

Picasso96 sold to Hyperion and Individual Computers

What is probably the defacto RTG standard, Picasso96 (which I believe edged out CyberGraphX years ago because of WinUAE’s support of P96), has been sold by the owners to Hyperion (makers of OS4.x) and Individual Computers (makers of many Amiga Hardware products).

I’m guessing Hyperion wanted greater control of this RTG system.  CyberGraphX, the main competitor, was owned by some of the authors of MorphOS, and it is the default RTG system on the MorphOS system.

The XENA expansion article

The Newest North American Amiga hardwere dealer, Amiga By The Lake, has started a very interesting blog and their first article looks at the XENA programmable controller and user expansion port found on all AmigaOne x1000 and x5000 systems.

It can get pretty technical but is worth the read.

Check it out –> here <–

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