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Currently, there are two Amiga computers available for sale from Amiga Inc, Amiga 1200 and Amiga 4000. These machines will not be supported in the future. Amiga Inc will not support directly the PowerPC accelerator systems for Amiga either, but they will allow other companies to port the operating system to PowerPC systems.
Amiga OS 4.0 will possibly be released in November 1998, and this version of the operating system will only run on PC's with an extra PCI-card connected. The reason for this is that a simulator for the new super-processor that will be used in the new Amiga hardware exists only for PC's. The main purpose of Amiga OS 4.0 is for developers of applications to port their software, so end-users should wait to upgrade their hardware until Amiga OS 5.0 is released and the new Amiga hardware is released.
The new Amiga hardware is planned to be released late 1999 and is supposed to be a super fast computer with capabilities beyond everything in it's price-class. The heart of this new computer is a super fast chip that will blow your socks off. Speculation about this chip is presented in next section.
The heart of the new Amiga hardware is a mystery chip. One of the strangest things about it is that people that know the chip call it "the chip" as "not being a processor". But what we know is that this chip can emulate other processors as the x86 processor. Amiga Inc will not say anything about this chip until they decide to release the information. This is because they fear that other companies will steal their ideas and business plans (e.g. Microsoft ???). The rest of this section is not based on conformed facts, but they are likely to be true.The chip in action
The bullets below are statements from the World of Amiga 98 show in London. If the statements below don't lie about how fast and powerful the chip in the new Amiga is, Amiga's hardware future is going to be great !!!
The information for the unofficial specifications about the chips is collected talks with Amiga Inc people from the World of Amiga 98 show in London.
This section will try to collect the specifications for the new Amiga hardware that will be released in late 1999.
Note that a lot of the information in this section is not confirmed, but are still likely to be true.
The new Amiga computer system will possibly have the following specifications:
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