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Original C=USA Style: Threaten and Apologize: OS News Episode Sept 2010

Source 1  Source 2  Source 3

Act 1: OS News reports C=USA existence, thanks to Amiga Inc


posted by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st Sep 2010 12:57 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Just when you thought the Amiga world was finally getting its act together, finally making things a little less obtuse for outsiders, this happens. So, we have the AmigaOne X1000 coming up, a brand-new PowerPC computer, running the real deal – AmigaOS 4. In the meantime, Commodore USA – the one with the sketchy website – has apparently secured rights to the Amiga hardware brand, and is planning to release Amiga-branded computers running AROS. In the meantime, Hyperion, the Belgium company behind AmigaOS, who is working with A-eon on the AmigaOne X1000, claims this is a clear violation of the settlement between them and Amiga Inc., and has notified its US lawyers.Commodore USA sent out a press release yesterday in which they state they’ve reached an agreement with Bill McEwen of Amiga, Inc. (one of the two companies named Amiga) in which Commodore USA may use the Amiga hardware brand on computers running AROS, the open source Amiga-inspired operating system.“We are ecstatic to be partnering with Amiga Inc. in this new, exciting product launch,“ states Barry Altman, President and CEO of Commodore USA, „The legacy of the Commodore and Amiga trademark brand, reunited once again after so many years, and our reintroduction of the legendary All-In-One computer keyboard form factor, combined with the twenty-five year anniversary of the introduction of the first Amiga computer by Commodore International, is a once in a lifetime opportunity.“My first thought was – wait, doesn’t this violate the settlement agreement between Amiga Inc. and Hyperion, which finally settled all the legal mumbo-jumbo in the Amiga world? It appears Hyperion believes that this is indeed a violation, and as such, they have asked their lawyers in the US to investigate the matter.

„Our American lawyers will take action against this,“ Hyperion states, „This is blatant violation of the rights Hyperion Entertainment secured in the settlement agreement with Amiga Inc., Itec and Amino.“

The facts here are that if there’s two companies I would blindly trust in the Amiga world, it’s Hyperion and ACube. These are the only two companies that have kept their promises and delivered actual working products we can buy today. Everyone else – including A-eon (until they ship the X1000) – are fair game.

The only conclusion I can draw from this is that my initial distrust of this Commodore USA thing was more than justified. Their website (shoddy doesn’t even begin to describe it), their rebranded products, their unilateral press releases which can’t be confirmed anywhere else but on their site… It all reeks of a massive con. Are their products even shipping, after months of promises?

Unless proven otherwise, I’m assuming for now that Commodore USA is, at best, a hoax, and at worst, a very inept con. They are properly registered as an LLC, though.

Act 2: Barron responds


posted by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st Sep 2010 20:24 UTC
Well, this was rather unexpected. As it turns out, Commodore USA’s CEO Barry Altman isn’t particularly pleased about the article I wrote earlier today in which I placed a considerable amount of scepticism with regards to Commodore USA and its business (and website). He (not his lawyer) sent us a threatening email demanding we take down the article, post a new correction article, the whole shebang. The entire email – as an image, you’ll want the original formatting – after the break. Our reply? We refer you to the reply given in the case of Arkell v. Pressdram.
Act 3: Apologies
posted by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Nov 2010 21:22 UTC
A little over two months ago, OSNews had a bit of a run-in with Commodore USA’s CEO, about how I felt about the company and its rather dubious business practices. This led to alegal threat we laughed away here at OSNews, but laughable or not, a legal threat is a legal threat, and it never sat well with me that it was never retracted or apologised for. Well, that changed today.I received this statement today from Barry Altman, Commodore USA’s CEO.

Like many forum members, tech writers, and people in general, who sometimes react to statements in an inappropriate manner, I would like to:

  1. retract the idiotic legal threat
  2. apologize for the legal threat
  3. ship something

Certainly a phone call would be considered appropriate before you print something, so you can have all the facts before determining your position.

The three points above came from me – before I would even be open towards changing my position on Commodore USA, the idiotic [my words] legal threat had to be retracted and an apology had to be made. The last point, about shipping something, refers to the fact that I believe Commodore USA should actually ship something as well.

My original opinion of Commodore USA, the opinion that started all this nonsense, still stands, and nothing has happened between then and now to soften that position (in fact, the threat only made it worse). We’ll have to see what the future brings, but in all honesty, I don’t have high hopes at this point.

Still, that silly threat has been retracted and apologised for, and that’s something I’m very happy with. No matter how silly it was, having a legal threat hover above your head simply isn’t something I particularly like.


PowerPC butterfly: first to evolve, now maybe even to ARM

MorphOS is an Amiga-compatible computer operating system. It is a mixed proprietary and open sourceOS produced for the PegasosPowerPC processor based computer, PowerUP accelerator equipped Amiga computers, and a series of Freescale development boards that use the Genesi firmware, including the EFIKA and mobileGT. Since MorphOS 2.4, Apple’sMac Mini G4 is supported as well, and with the release of MorphOS 2.5 and MorphOS 2.6 the eMac and PowerMac G4 models are respectively supported. The core, based on the Quarkmicrokernel, is proprietary, although several libraries and other parts are open source, such as Ambientdesktop.



Amiga family development tree.

The project started in 1999, based on the Quarkmicrokernel. The earliest versions of MorphOS ran only via PPC accelerator cards on the Amiga computers, and required portions of AmigaOS to fully function. A collaborative effort between the companies bPlan (of which the lead MorphOS developer is a partner) and Thendic-France in 2002 resulted in the first regular, non-prototype production of bPlan-engineered Pegasos computers capable of running MorphOS or Linux. A busy promotional year followed in 2003, with appearances at conventions and exhibitions in several places around the world, including CES in Las Vegas. Thendic-France had financial problems and folded; however, the collaboration continued under the new banner of „Genesi„.

After some bitter disagreements within the MorphOS development team in 2003 and 2004 culminating with accusations by a MorphOS developer that he and others had not been paid, the Ambient desktop interface was released under GPL and is now actively developed by the Ambient development team. Subject to GPL rules, Ambient continues to be included in the commercial MorphOS product. An alternative MorphOS desktop system is Scalos.[5]

On April 1, 2008 the MorphOS team announced that MorphOS 2.0 would be released within Q2/2008. This promise was only kept by a few seconds, with the release of MorphOS 2.0 occurring on June 30, 2008 23:59 CET. MorphOS 2 is commercially available at a price of 150 EUR per machine (111,11 EUR as a special promotion within the first two weeks of its release). A fully functional demo of MorphOS is available, but without a keyfile, its speed is decreased significantly after 30 minutes of use.

[edit]Release history of 2.x/3.x series

Version Release Date Information Notes
2.0 June 30, 2008 MorphOS 2.0 release notes Added support for Efika 5200B platform
2.1 September 6, 2008 MorphOS 2.1 release notes
2.2 December 20, 2008 MorphOS 2.2 release notes
2.3 August 6, 2009 MorphOS 2.3 release notes
2.4 October 12, 2009 MorphOS 2.4 release notes Added support for Mac mini G4
2.5 June 4, 2010 MorphOS 2.5 release notes Added support for eMac G4
2.6 October 10, 2010 MorphOS 2.6 release notes Added support for Power Mac G4
2.7 December 2, 2010 MorphOS 2.7 release notes
3.0 June 8, 2012 MorphOS 3.0 release notes Added support for PowerBook G4
3.1 July 8, 2012 MorphOS 3.1 release notes



Supported hardware

  • max. 1.5 GB RAM



[edit]Genesi/bPlan GmbH


Following is a (probably incomplete) list of changes made between the 2.7 and 3.0 release of MorphOS to the ROM (boot.img) based components.

Quark and Related Modules
  • PowerBook G4 Aluminum support, targeting following models:
    System ID System Name Model
    PowerBook5,6 PowerBook G4 Aluminum 15“ A1106
    PowerBook5,7 PowerBook G4 Aluminum 17“ A1107
    PowerBook5,8 PowerBook G4 Aluminum 15“ A1138
    PowerBook5,9 PowerBook G4 Aluminum 17“ A1139
  • Fixes in memory mapping for systems with more than 1GB of RAM.
  • Added support for Dynamic Frequency Scaling.
  • Enables USB2 mode for onboard NEC chipsets in PowerMac FW800.
  • Fixed to map Cardbus units of PowerMac and PowerBook computers.
  • Fixed a crash in Quark’s timer (affecting ABox timers).
Battery [NEW]

Module providing a battery sensor.

  • Fixed cdromtime->DateStamp conversion leap year bug.
  • Fixed volume re-mounting.
Ext3 filesystem
  • Improved disk inserted/removed handling.
  • Fixed timestamps.
Fat filesystem
  • Improved disk inserted/removed handling.
  • Fixed timestamps.
HFSPlus filesystem
  • Fixed timestamps.

Support for the I2C found in PowerBooks.

Keylargo [NEW]

Module handling Keylargo units found in PowerBooks.

  • Fixed rare refresh issues.
MAC filesystem
  • Fixed boot file blessing support.
  • Fixed timestamps.
NTFS filesystem
  • Fixed timestamps.
PFS3 filesystem [NEW]

Native support for PFS3, making it possible to boot MorphOS from PFS3 formatted media. This product includes software developed by Michiel Pelt.

PowerBook [NEW]

Module controlling special keys, power saving, LCD backlight, fans, etc on PowerBook computers.

  • Fixed SATA cards support on PowerMacs.
  • Fixed Symbios SCSI cards support on PowerMacs.
Sensors [NEW]

A library providing simple trigger->notification system meant to handle all sorts of sensors.

SFS filesystem
  • Fixed handling of delayed notifications.
  • Fixed seeking in files larger than 2GiB.
SGIXFS filesystem
  • Fixed timestamps.
RAM filesystem
  • Fixed ACTION_FH_FROM_LOCK handling.
Temperature [NEW]

Delivers support for 4 temperature sensors in a PowerBook and 1 in a PowerMac.

Touchpad [NEW]

Library to support raw touchpad input to cursor movement conversions.

  • Uses touchpad.library to support PowerBook USB touchpads.
  • Added support for special keys on PowerBook keyboards.
  • Fixed UnpackStructureTags.

Following is a (probably incomplete) list of changes made to the disk based components of MorphOS. While not mentioned for every component translations were updated for most of them. Also various cosmetic fixes were applied here and there.

Some of the new components were already made available as part of the MorphOS 2.7 SDK distribution.

  • Added support for global actions when multiple files/dirs are selected.
  • Improved links handling.
  • Fixed not to crash when launching apps from very long paths.
  • Fixed a deadlock in Rexx cmds handling.
  • Default view mode and submode are now configurable.
  • Added video preview support in icon and list views, in thumbnails mode.
Applications/Flacapella [NEW]

FLAC/Wav CDDA ripper based around cdparanoia.

Applications/Jalapeno [NEW]

Simple CD/DVD authoring & copying utility.

  • Updated crypto engine to TrueCrypt v7.0a.
  • Uses mount.library for mounting.
    • Updated to WebKit r114842 (April 2012).
    • Updated to Cairo 1.12 and Pixman 0.24.4 (40% speedup).
    • Updated to OpenSSL 1.0.0j.
    • Updated to Curl 7.25.0.
    • Updated to FFMPEG GIT from 13.05.2012.
    • Updated to SQLite 3.7.11.
    • Updated to libXML2 2.7.8 and libXSLT 1.1.26.
    • History completion popup is now multithreaded.
    • Implemented form filling completion (see privacy settings).
    • The „add bookmark“ button now has two states, to indicate whether the current URL is already bookmarked or not.
    • Many other changes and fixes, see Applications/OWB/OWB.readme

for the exhaustive changes.

Applications/Scribble [NEW]

Powerful text editor built around Scintilla, a port of a widely used text editing component. Includes developer support and UTF file handling.

Applications/Transfer [NEW]

FTP/SFTP client application.

Applications/VPDF [NEW]

A new PDF reader application.

C/Battery [NEW]

Command to display current battery status.

C/Eject [NEW]

Simple command to eject CD media.

  • Fixed quad output.
  • Nicer boot splash when booting from CD.
  • Support for PowerBook module settings.
  • Fixed return code on errors or CTRL-C.
C/Textconv [NEW]

Text conversion utility.

Classes/Data/iso639.class [NEW]

ISO 639 language code class.

  • Updated image decoder to the most recent version.
Classes/MUI/Calltips.mcc [NEW]

An utility class to display calltips.

Classes/MUI/Scintilla.mcc [NEW]

MorphOS port of the current Scintilla text editor as a MUI class.

  • 256 color support.
  • Faster resizing routines.
  • Reduced memory footprint.
  • Doublewidth character support for Asian languages.
  • Fixes in search support.
  • Misc fixes.
  • Removed artificial 65 536 Hz sampling rate limit.
  • Class reworked, fixed a few bugs and a possible crash.
  • Added handling of unsigned 16-bit PCM audio (both endians, AltiVec accelerated).
Classes/Reggae/fifo.buffer [NEW]

General purpose FIFO buffer.

  • No more reports end of file as an error.
  • Full handling of POST requests including tag based POST request builder for text and binary data.
  • Added handling of „ICY“ response to support receiving streams from Shoutcast servers.
  • Fixed response length bug triggered by some HTTP/1.0 servers.
  • Basic handling of ID3v2 (2.2, 2.3, 2.4) tags.
Classes/Reggae/iffdeep.decoder [NEW]

Decoder for IFF DEEP images.

Classes/Reggae/iffdeep.demuxer [NEW]

Demultiplexer for IFF DEEP images.

Classes/Reggae/iffilbm.decoder [NEW]

Decoder for IFF ILBM images.

Classes/Reggae/iffilbm.demuxer [NEW]

Demultiplexer for IFF ILBM images.

Classes/Reggae/jpeg.decoder [NEW]

Decoder for JPEG images.

Classes/Reggae/jpeg.demuxer [NEW]

Demultiplexer for JPEG images.

Classes/Reggae/degas.demuxer [NEW]

Demultiplexer for Atari Degas/Neochrome images.

Classes/Reggae/degas.decoder [NEW]

Decoder for Atari Degas/Neochrome images.

  • Optional frame scanner for precise frame count and bitrate calculation.
  • Optional logging to the system debuglog.
  • Time to frame and frame to time 64-bit conversion functions for audio.
  • Optional reduction of the decoding tree of MediaNewObject() to demuxers only. Useful when Reggae is only used to recognize streams and obtain their properties.
  • Fixes in metadata handling.
  • Fixed error reporting.
  • Fixed case of peeking 0 bytes.
Classes/Reggae/pcx.decoder [NEW]

Decoder for PCX images.

Classes/Reggae/pcx.demuxer [NEW]

Demultiplexer for PCX images.

Classes/Reggae/png.decoder [NEW]

Decoder for PNG images.

Classes/Reggae/png.demuxer [NEW]

Demultiplexer for PNG images.

  • Added support for unsigned 16-bit PCM formats (both endians).
Classes/Reggae/rawvideo.filter [NEW]

Wrapper class for processing raw PCM video streams in different formats.

Classes/Reggae/sunraster.decoder [NEW]

Decoder for SunRaster images.

Classes/Reggae/sunraster.demuxer [NEW]

Demultiplexer for SunRaster images.

Classes/Reggae/targa.decoder [NEW]

Decoder for Targa images.

Classes/Reggae/targa.demuxer [NEW]

Demultiplexer for Targa images.

  • Supports following input formats: ARGB32, RGBA32, ABGR32, RGB24, BGR24, GRAY8, LUT8.
  • Supports following output formats: ARGB32, GRAY8.
  • Four modes for color to gray conversion (mean, luma, min, max).
  • All conversions are AltiVec accelerated.
  • Support for PowerBooks
  • Now mounts using mount.library.
  • Updated the Spanish keymap.
  • Added an Ukrainian keymap.
  • Fixed Unicode support in Greek keymaps.
  • Fixed Turkish keymap.
  • Support for laptop displays.
  • Fixed mouse cursor on cards with more than 128MB RAM.
  • Enabled full 256MB on cards offering a 256MB aperture.
  • Fixed YCbCr16/RGB16PC modulo alignment.
Devs/netprinter.device [NEW]

Network printing driver.

  • Fixed timestamps.
  • Added AltiVec accelerated software volume/balance.
Libs/cairo.library [NEW]

Shared Cairo graphical library.

  • Fixed a leak with tablet data being sent to clients.
Libs/filesysbox.library [NEW]

FUSE wrapper library.

Libs/fontconfig.library [NEW]

Shared fontconfig port.

Libs/ftp.library [NEW]

FTP support library for Transfer.

  • Added support for W3D_R8G8B8A8 texture format.
  • Fixed a language resource memleak.
Libs/lua.library [NEW]

Lua scripting language with additional module allowing sending commands to applications in a way compatible with ARexx.

  • Updated to liblzma 5.0.3.
  • Bugfixes.
  • Better handling of „late“ devices with disk based handlers.
Libs/pixman.library [NEW]

Shared Pixman library.

Libs/spellchecker.library [NEW]

Spell checking support shared library.

  • Added video thumbnail support.
Libs/tre.library [NEW]

Shared library providing regular expressions support.

  • Fixed all bogus country codes.
  • Added EURO support.
  • More candy, faster and debugged MUI.
  • Cleaned up the window border pop menu.
  • Redesigned the Screens section of the window border menu, adding the possibility to move an application to a new temporary screen.
  • Fixes in Dirlist.mui, List.mui, Title.mui.
  • Fixes in fixed width fonts handling.
  • Fixed several race conditions in Process.mui.
  • Datamap.mui class built around btree.library.
  • Slave.mui class to simplify multithreading.
  • Fixed a crash when closing bsdsocket.library.
  • Fixed a timer related crash.
  • Use a more frequent timer for timeout handling to improve performance.
Utilities/Jukebox [NEW]

Simple Reggae based music player.

  • Minor fixes.
  • UTF8 clipboard support.
  • Extended user settings.
  • Updated OpenSSL to 1.0.0d.

The following is a (probably incomplete) list of changes made between the 3.0 and 3.1 release of MorphOS to the ROM (boot.img) based components.


  • Fixed booting via bootimage parameter when the source ISO file is on a usb disk.


  • Opening the laptop lid always enables the backlight and stops the screensaver now.
  • The battery information in titlebar was sometimes bogus.


  • When a screen was smaller than the display area, the bottom part of it was in some cases trashed/blinking.


  • Changed to disable write reordering to improve filesystem stability.

PFS3 filesystem

  • When formatting volumes, sets file name length to 107 characters.


  • Special keys are only handled for the internal keyboard, this also fixes swapped keys on external USB keyboards.

Following is a (probably incomplete) list of changes made to the disk based components of MorphOS. While not mentioned for every component translations were updated for most of them. Also various cosmetic fixes were applied here and there.


  • Fixed not to trigger ‘Double click on desktop opens MyMorphos window’ on specific doubleclicks.
  • Fixed untranslated strings in Ambient toolbar panel preferences.
  • Fixed wrong dimensions of windows remembered on exit.


  • Fixed burn progress display for drives that do not report buffer fill.


  • The handling of sftp links was improved.
  • Minor user interface changes were added.
  • The path history feature was improved.


  • Debug messages are disabled by default.


  • Fixed memory leak on blanker exit.


  • Fixed rendering issues introduced in 3.0 version.


  • SHOW parameter now works with no FILE param passed in.


  • Fixed argument parsing.


  • Fixed a memtrash in MUIM_Setup which randomly caused some screen operations to fail.


  • Logging cleaned up.
  • Improved handling of dynamic object reconnection.


  • Fixed .info filter in filename completion.


  • Fixed stability issues when multiple applications were using the library simultaneously


  • Fixed default font dirs to include _pcf.
  • Updated to fontconfig version 2.9.91 (fixes exotic characters in OWB).


  • Fixed a crash on machines with no AltiVec unit.
  • Fixed trashed textures when using bitmap->texture functionality.
  • Fixed windowed context reinitialization.
  • Fixed ID=0 texture handling.
  • glGetString(GL_RENDERER) returns proper renderer name.
  • Added checks for invalid user input in array-related functions.
  • Fixed potential issue with long primitive rendering in array-related functions.
  • Fixed some primitives being rendered incorrectly (strips).


  • Fixed a case in which the active frame was drawn for objects that would normally render it on its own.
  • Fixed font selector not to return relative names for clients that don’t support relative font naming (like Screen Font configuration for example).


  • Fixed some zero page read hits.
  • In MAC layouts, the boot priorities weren’t always handled right, resulting in wrong partition being displayed as the one the system will boot from.


  • When updating on Efika, lets the user enable networking so that it is possible to download the ISO file.


  • No longer crashes if 68k amigaguide.library is used.
  • Fixed rendering of {jcenter} and {jright} tags in AmigaGuide.

Same, cheaper, innovative, by community: AresOne

The AresOne 2012, just like its predecessors AresOne, AresOne 2010, and AresOne 2011, is a complete PC system specifically assembled to be used with AROS. The hardware components were selected to get the most out of the current AROS version, and to be ready for future improvements. The AresOne 2012 is suitable for Amiga enthusiasts, friends of light HTPC systems, and experienced users, it is not intended for the average Windows user (please keep in mind that AROS, albeit progressing nicely, is still in development).

The AROS Research Operating System is a lightweight, efficient and flexible desktop operating system, designed to help you make the most of your computer. It’s an independent, portable and free project, aiming at being compatible with Amiga OS at the API level, while improving on it in many areas.

Additionally to AROS, the AresOne can be pre-installed with Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu or Windows, if you wish.

We also include a special OEM version of Amiga Forever with the package. The latter is useful for UAE since it contains the required Kickstart and Workbench images (1.3 and 3.x) for UAE plus 50 games and 50 demos. If you need more Amiga Forever, you can also purchase the full version at a reduced price. Every AresOne customer gets a licence for the AMC software package, the program is available for download on the AMC website

A portion of the AresOne profits will be used to fund AROS projects, especially driver development and licensed application software.

So the new system is still AROS native compatible.
So you will get AEROS + you AROS distribution of choice

We have decided to add a Geforce to the base system (please check configurator for more options). This way you can use 3D acceleration in AROS native and AEROS straight away.






eur 300 + options

AresOne, w/ ATX Board, Athlon II X2 3.0 GHz, 2 GB RAM DDR3 1333, 500 GB HDD, DVD-RW Drive, Nvidia GF8400GS (512 MB, VGA/DVI/HDMI), in Light Crystal Case (white), 500W PSU, incl. AROS, A-Live X Software Pack, AMC Licence and Amiga Forever OEM

Lets remember how C=USA abuses AROS


CommodoreOS Beta 9 uses AROS Kickstart

Another episode in „Abuse someone elses work““, this time AROS Barron has previously spitted on.

Added C64 ROMs and AROS ROMs for Amiga emulation (The ROMs are not 100% compatibile but are close). The C64 and AMIGA emulation are now launched full screen. If clicking on a C64 game does not work you may need to tweak your emulator settings to enable either full screen or windowed playback.

Another point well taken: they will just abuse someone elses work and never countribute even by bounty. What they would do if there was no Debian, MINT and AROS? Make a Windows free software under Commodore Windows with blessings from M$?

and I do remember they promised partnership with Amiga Forever, but instead they installed ripp Amiga Forever „“feature“

Note: Amiga Fover is oldest legal Amiga  emulation package for Windows and Linux


AROS Kickstart bounty is result of a lot of work and bounties CUSA hasnt contributed 1$



Might not be ilegall, but is immoral

Another Big Ausie Liar`s lie


And just to elaborate on my response. Cloanto just wanted to know if we were including their product in Commodore OS and wanted an explanation of what we were doing.
They were fine with it once they realised we weren’t including their product, and in fact were promoting their product to Commodore enthusiasts.

One day dem a partners with Cloanto, other day Amiga Inc can give dem ROMs, third day thieves and liars

And yes … InI forgot Leo`s stance on AROS

Sent: 1-Nov-2010 8:04:08

to BigBentheAussie


OK, you could donate 1$ or 10$, 100$ if your Commodore USA Amiga`s are going to use AudioHD since driver would benefit you too and you would have it in several months waiting for others to give their contrib (like AresOne does)

We are still on the fence regarding AROS because we are waiting to hear back from A Inc’s lawyers regarding Hyperion’s threats. They’re taking their time.
We won’t be releasing any Amigas until next year so we’re in no rush.
We are not going to spend a single cent until we know where we stand, what we can do, and what we can’t do.
The drivers therefore ARE NO BENEFIT to us until we are 100% sure we’re not going to be sued.
On top of that, given the the many months of negotiation regarding this driver with Stephen, where he attempted to play us, and then brag to everyone that he nearly did, and you can see that we have less than zero intention of bowing to his ransom demands.
Demanding us to spend our money on a community that has shown such open hostility towards us is not the way for you or the community to get what they want.
This is political, and I guess it is something you cannot recognise from your armchair analysis of the situation.
Look at it from the eyes of a company that is attempting to be more than a backyard operation and you will see that there must be absolute certainty regarding all things because the stakes are too high.
This amount was a drop in the bucket of what we were prepared to spend to attempt to raise the status of AROS to that of a mainstream OS.
The reaction because we didn’t jump when the self appointed kings of AROS demanded we should does not exactly instill us with confidence in investing in AROS.
We don’t like the direction these people are pushing AROS nor the IP issues they are hell-bent on creating in future.
And based on their behavior to date and the various threats they have made we certainly don’t want to work with them.
Maybe you haven’t seen the nonsense we’ve had to put up with both publicly and in private.
Our will to try and accommodate the community regarding AROS is steadily declining.
The community doesn’t buy anything anyway, and is so fragmented it’s a lost cause.
The AROS community should be trying to gain our support rather than just annoying us, because our support would have been FTW!!!
They’ve looked a gift horse in the mouth.

Special guest: original Leos Triple boot promise

Great CommodoreOS support for their free Mint Beta

  • Commodore OS Vision is available for free download by the general public.
  • Commodore OS Vision is beta software under continual development and improvement.
  • There are no warranties whatsoever regarding its usage or applicability for any purpose.
  • The focus is entirely on the system working well on Commodore hardware and usage on other systems may vary.
  • Commodore OS Vision is 64-bit software only, to make the most of the latest technology.
  • Commodore classic ROMs are provided with our machines or purchased media only (coming soon).

And only purchasers of CUSA machine can even be beta testers officially, even everyone in fact is beta tester.

They plan to sell it and have just imagined CommodoreOS FUSION  …. no body knows what it is, another Tesla weapon

Btw, Mint 11 and Debian Wheezy can be installed on amigaOne boards and they are final and more advanced

Complete parody


SinclairOS 2.0  Astigmatism beta 49.857

We are pleased to make available to the entire world, Sinclair OS 2.0 Astigmatism (currently and always in beta, it’s an excuse for it not working right).Screenshots will be uploaded shortly.Astigmatism is an optical defect in which vision is blurred due to the inability of the optics of the eye to focus a point object into a sharp focused image on the retina., when downloaded burn the .iso file to a CD and boot, it’s easy.  the root password is sinclairuk, there is no password for the user account named fanboy.The software is supplied with no warranty and only supported (not really) on official SinclairUK hardware but you are free to try it out on any x86 compatible computer at your own risk.It really is a real bona fide working linux live cd created just for this site and can really be used, no install necessary.Click download and enter your email address to receive a link for the file (close the advert that opens, don’t worry, it’s safe)
Downloador  download using bittorrent, click the link below, load the .torrent file into your favourite bittorrent client.


Download File

Introducing Sinclair OS


Sinclair OS Beta booting.
Sinclair OS is a community driven Linux distribution for Sinclair enthusiasts that is designed to unleash your creative potential as well as enjoy your computing experience to the fullest. Sinclair computers were well known for their text based operating environments, so we seek to do the same, by providing a distinctive, ugly, primitive and frustrating operating system experience. Intended for pre-installation on all future Sinclair hardware, Sinclair OS comes pre-loaded with dozens of the latest and greatest productivity, creativity  and education software the open source world has to offer. Featuring dozens of exciting  games, the latest web browsing technology, a Microsoft Word compatible Office Suite, advanced graphical manipulation programs, 3D raytracing software, advanced software development tools and languages, photo and movie editing and sound and music composition programs, there is no task too big or too small for our new Sinclair computer to accomplish.Feeling nostalgic? Sinclair OS will provide functionality that will allow it to be classic Sinclair compatible, with integrated features to launch classic 8-bit era software via emulation easily. Games and demos for the Sinclair Spectrum, ZX80, ZX81 and QL  can be launched effortlessly. No need to bother with cassette tapes or microdrives, as many games can be legally puchased and downloaded from the internet directly on to your computer.All the computers we sell come with a version of Ubuntu and Canonical can be contacted for software support since we don’t know how it works. Our machines are also capable of running Microsoft Windows (sold separately). Windows can be launched either from a multi boot menu at startup (installed by Sinclair OS), or seamlessly integrated within Sinclair OS itself. This flexibility allows you to easily access the strengths of each operating system installed on your new Sinclair machine.To create the authentic sinclair experience, Sinclair OS is based on Ubuntu with the graphical user interface removed and only the text console for input, we have also changed the colour scheme to black on white just like the old machines.Nearly all features mentioned above are what we eventually plan to have available in SinclairOS and may not be available in the currently released versions mainly due to us not knowing what we are doing and possibly not having the rights to use roms for the emulators but it’s still SinclairOS so shut up.See below for a video showing a beta version of our new Sinclair Brasso web browser that makes every web site look like it would on an original spectrum (it’s not real, we found it on youtube and liked the idea so decided to use it to make us look like we’re capable of doing useful things). 

Sad thing: Amigans supporting fake Amiga company

1) Fake Commodore Amiga domain owned by CommodoreUSA

Nothing to do with real Amigas, AmigaOS, MorphOS and AROS with extreme censorship

Every criticism or anything Amiga related get deleted and users get banned for it

Other faked Amiga resources owned by CUSA

CommodoreUSA Web Page

Commodore USA Facebook

CommodoreUSA Twitter

CommodoreUSA You Tube

CommodoreUSA forums

All under EXTREME censorship!

2) DiscreetFX hosts Barron interview where everything Amiga is sipitted on, all the brave ideas of innovation

3) AmigaWorld.net has Amiga Inc discussions in basement and tolerates their promo

4)  CommodoreUSA Wiki page we fight for less propaganda (also: Talk page, COS page)

5) Amiga4be fake Amigan pages You Tube and Blog

6) Example of CUSA threating people that expose the truth

7) List of C=USA promoters that rarely do help AROS, MorphOS, AmigaOS and yet claiming to be Amigans

8) Barry Tweets

Follow Barry on Tweeter

Follow Barry C64 on Twitter

As opposed to Real Amiga resources