I agree with +99% of all the suggestions posted here. We now have access to all the data from the old forum; it’s just a matter of extracting what we need, formatting and converting it and then implementing it into all the new categories in our new forum. (not easy).
The topic sections will be greatly expanded to make things easy to use such as specific categories for each different product, sub categories for the various OS variations, hardware & software support, suggestions, general discussions…basically everything we had before, and a lot more. Please keep in mind this may take a week or so (just a guess), but it is our top priority now, along with the updates for Commodore OS Vision & Commodore OS Fusion.
Please keep this quote from the NEWS section in mind as we move forward in this endeavor:
„Please take the time to read our TOS and FAQ. Please understand that this is our official corporate forum, and as such it’s primary purpose is to promote and support our products, our customers, potential future customers and those that have an interest in our line of retro and innovative contemporary products.“
We have no intention to edit, remove, alter, dismiss or in any way censor any of your posts, replies or suggestions. And this specifically includes me . What seemed like a heavy hand in the previous forum will not be the normal operating procedure here. I only ask that things remain civil, constructive criticism is welcome and the postings reflect the true spirit of what we are trying to accomplish. Unlike most other public forums, I would only ask that you think of this forum as my personal living room. All are welcome, but please don’t spit on the floor, use an ashtray, refrain from making nasty comments about the drapes and furniture and treat all our guests respectfully.
Postings that trash our products, trolls, those that reverse engineer our products with the intent to exemplify the costs and sources with the intent to either expose our private business and manufacturing processes, those that discus and or in any way promote our competitors products and those that in any fashion run contrary to our main forum purpose (read the above paragraph) will be deleted. Since this company is privately held, the will be no conversations regarding sales figures, profits and distributions and any other private information that normally would be disclosed for a publicly traded corporation.
The look and feel of this forum will be greatly improved as we intend to apply a new skin (open to immediate discussion and suggestion) There is a huge selection of skins that are available; just Google „vBulletin ver 4.2.0 skins“. There are thousands of selections to choose from….dig in and start exploring.
Lots to do, and with your continued support and patience, we look forward to presenting a truly remarkable and unique forum experience that we can all enjoy.
Barry promised to be a good guy, but corporate TOS makes them eliminate any discussion and resistance. Great Barry, that is the way to clean hands!
And yes Barry who is reverse engeenering whose products, please that part once again!
Note: Original Statememt (c) Barry Altman, CommodoreUSA Bolded words: Frank Spiers, Scotland Footer Bold/Comments: Vox, Serbia
Why so much hatred of Cusa? If you do not like them, it’s easiest to just turn our eyes in another direction.
Why create a website that writes hatred of Cusa?
I feel sorry for those who do not have other things to do in life._________________
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Program, codes for websites, hifi, measuring instruments and more. The site is of more than 1200 pages and nearly 3Gb .
Nice trolling boys!
Also, if you ever wondered how to make AROS support, just pick hardware that already works with it thanks to others. Back to my info, it yet doesnt work on Atom based CommodoreUSA beasts. Will Baron issue medals?
You can install what you want in Cusa machines! Nobody can prosecute you for what you install and run.
Cusa has ruled previously that all their machines must be Aros-ready. I see it as their unofficial support Aros.
Interestingly, given that a CCC-dealer can get around AmHyp Agreement and deliver Cusa-Amiga with Aros preinstalled. Hope it becomes so !Should be very interesting to see differences between Cos / Win7 / Aros / HypOS4.x so on.Now I’m waiting for the next movie !@ edponpon
Thanks for all the work you do for us! You should get a medal!Last edited by linnar on 12-Jul-2012 at 07:02 AM. _________________
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LinnarRe: CUSA hateQuote:
Because CUSA fans have been hating Amiga long time.
And its more about facts and ability of people to vote.
Your strange hatred has made you blind! I love the Amiga and would then move towards something new. We have trampled on the same spot for too long now. The people of Cusa also love the Amiga and really want to lift it to new heights in the same way that old Commodore would have done if they lived today. I think you would feel much better if you devoted yourself to your Amiga, instead of cultivating hatred. I love all people, you too! Be well. / Linnar
Today, ACTA has fallen, so its time to celebrate. C=USA announces C=OS Fusion and some more „Amiga models… so lets roll to see what is behind …
First, we should hear C=USA mission statement, a mix up of everything out there.
Get ready …
With your help in spreading the word, your evangelism, your suggestions and your support, we hope to take the fight back to Apple, and to take on the ubiquitous PC vendors of the world, like Dell. It is time for a revolution against the ordinary. Think different, be different. Don’t follow the herd. Exclaim, I’m not a PC. I’m not a Mac. I’m a Commodore! I’m an AMIGA!
Who knows what will their next Amiga be? Lets vote
Meanwhile, there is a petition for you to sign, only if you like it
It has come to our attention that Commodore USA is about to launch a new line of „AMIGA(tm)“ branded computers using the classic Amiga(tm) naming convention. These new computers have absolutely nothing in common with the old Amiga(tm) computers other than the name.
This is the reason why we wholeheartedly appeal to you to reconsider using the old classic Amiga numbering in your new line of Commodore Amigas.
Amigaworld.net is no longer associated as C=OS support at Distro Watch. Commodore-Amiga forum only.
Also even C=OS is today beta 9 (almost two years after launch date) they wanted it to have 5.o name since Workbench 5 should be ahead of current AmigaOS Workbench 4.1 – trying to present isetlf fasely as AmigaOS ahead of AmigaOS
„In response to an overwhelming demand from Amiga users worldwide, Commodore USA’s CTO Leo Nigro announced today that their new Amiga branded computers will be fully AROS compatible, and that they will be supporting the AROS open source community in every way possible. Mr. Nigro states “With the monumental strides that AROS has recently achieved, we realize the importance of accelerating this progress with funding that will enable this project to rapidly move forward and take it’s rightful place at the forefront of desktop operating systems”. With the recent announcement of their newly updated Commodore C64 model, and the acquisition of the Amiga brand exclusive trademark license, Commodore USA has once again catapulted the Commodore and Amiga namesake to the forefront of consumer electronics brand recognition.
Commodore USA was not set up as charity to support the development of AROS. It holds less than nothing of interest or importance to me, or 99.999999% of our intended market. It is a product that I or any other company could not use at all, as it has NO commercial value now, as is. So why are you all so concerned??
Our support was to help the group move ahead, and be part of a niche hobby group that seemed initially to be fun. I was wrong. Although some members expressed calm, sane, accurate and positive and open viewpoints, far too many exhibit behavior that is truly reprehensible. What is most amazing is the behavior and comments of the ‘Moderators“ UNREAL!! Aros is not a commercial product; it is not even close to a beta functional OS that has any use at this point in it’s development. Why some of you oppose the ONLY viable source of support is beyond me. Never has AROS received any promotion or publicity that comes remotely close to that that was gotten since my intended involvement. Talk about looking a gift horse in the mouth. Why some of you find every facet of my life of interest is really sad. Don’t you have lives to live?
I’ll address some comments in particular. This is business, not nursery school. You know how much was spent and paid for the Commodore and Amiga IP over the last 15 years. Do your homework…we are talking close to 100 million dollars cumulative over all these years and by all the corporate entities that played the game. Price of entry is steep, and so is execution. Iggy has tons of more info that for some reason he chose not to share with you all.
As far as using abandoned artwork, no problem here. Marko Hirv cannot be reached. Period. I tried. No luck. And yes, I did email the company he is at now….again no reply. Find him…I’ll deal with him, or anyone else that falls into that category. Ever hear of an Iphone, boys and girls? Guess what…Jobs used it, took it, made it his own…knowing all the time it was the IP of Cisco. Ever hear of iTV, another recent product of the Apple guys. Also, no ownership…take it …use it…and then buy it if you must. Lawyers make a ton and the company gets what it wants, and the IP holder is paid. All good, no? That’s just a small example of how business is. I am not saying it is right, just giving you a lesson in reality.
Oh…..ONE MORE THING !!!! All you self righteous self appointed moral compasses out there with the huge mouths and not much else. JUST WHO LICENSED AMIGA.ORG THE AMIGA TRADEMARK PROPERTY APPEARING ON YOUR BANNER MASTHEAD??? NO ONE!!
Any comments on that flagrant violation of trademark law? I’ll be most interested in a reply to that one. Very interested.
So, enjoy your little clubhouse, I wish you well, and am sorry my leap into your little pond caused such an uproar. I never knew such muddy pond could even exist.
Spanning a 25 year career in the bleeding-edge electronics and satellite / space telecommunications industry, Mr. Altman founded and served as CEO & President of Cabletech Satellite Systems, Inc., U.S. Cable Technology, Inc., The Cabletech Satellite Network and United Broadcasting Co.
This group of companies have built cable television head ends for cable companies throughout the United States, and have designed and constructed the uplink network operation centers for such companies as Viacom International, Warner Amex, Viacom and MTV Networks.. They directed and produced the domestic satellite telemetry downlink for the Live Aid concert for MTV, which was at that time the largest world wide deployment of a live satellite television broadcast. Cabletech has designed and installed systems for Grumman Aerospace, The United Nations, government and private industry, and over 45,000 TVRO C& Ku band satellite systems for consumers nationwide. Cabletech was a developmental partner with General Motors & Hughes Communications in the small aperture DBS system that later became DirecTv.