Alternative PPC System?

Over the years, there's been much talk about the rebirth of the Amiga OS. There was the whole Gateway sidetrack... but it seems a new Amiga OS system might come into being...



A company named Merlancia is releasing these PPC Amiga OS based systems (slated for Nov 2001). What's interesting is that they plan on providing support for multiple OS's:



Working together on the iFusion project will allow us to migrate iFusion to our systems easily, allowing full Macintosh compatibility on our products, both under AmigaOS and stand-alone (later). We are also planning on offering other OS solutions as separate packages including QNX, Linux, Solaris, BeOS (hopefully), and others. We cannot provide MacOS ourselves, but the user will have the option of installing it, and we will also be working on an x86 emulator so that if the user desires he/she can use x86 operating systems including UNiX, Linux-x86, BeOs-x86, and (gasp!) even MS Windows (though we won't support it directly).



Concept photos can be seen here. The machines are not priced very differently than Apple's machines. Mac OS support seems unlikely, and technically difficult... but it's an interesting area to keep an eye on. (See Amiga's "Vision")