To revive the Amiga, we need to re-invent three fundamental elements: the chipset, the CPU, and the OS. We intended our AROS fork to become the new operating system for Amiga, which every user would instantly know how to use and is 100% OS 3.x compatible. But we want to add modern features like Ethernet or USB stack.
To show and demonstrate improvements made, the Team also started to work on a complete distribution based on it called ApolloOS. This can be downloaded and tested here in its last build:
All our work on AROS will be made available for the public |
By contrast, our focus is on 68K and Amiga hardware support
to make the AROS kernel as compatible as possible.
Our forked AROS branch will focus on Amiga 68k to 100% and will not work on X86 or PPC. To attain the best speed possible, we will tune appropriated functions to take full advantage of AMMX and the 68080.
Of course all our work will be made available as per AROS license requirements and 68k coders are welcome to optimize ApolloOS for any of the 68k family CPU.
Using this combination, the power is in the hands of coders who can decide where to focus their time and effort.
We appreciate all the work that came before us from those who spent time, money, and effort to make AROS great.
Moving forward, our solemn commitment is to make as much 68K software as possible work with our ApolloOS distribution.