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 Subject: any alternatives to x86?
Author: replicant (a80-126-77-62.adsl.xs4all.nl)
Date:   06-08-2003 17:18

yep. i'm playing with the same idea a couple of months. THE big problem: atari people won't buy a x86 base machine AND there is really no reasonable alternative. Maybe a powerPC board like the amigaone or pegasos uses, but that is far more expensive and slower than a x86. So in my opinion the AmigaOne is like a dead newborn baby.
So options are:
1. A 800(?)MHz of the shelf PPC based board (about 800(?))
2. A 3GHz x86 of the shelf board (about 100 for an AMD based ATX solution up to 300 for a ITX (more compact) intel solution)
3. Coldfire board, does anyone make them?
4. Design a coldfireboard yourself (who has the equipment? Read about the logicananalyser czuba-tech bought - I can't afford equipment like that but i bet you need them bugtracking timingproblems)

So I would like a non existing option 5, a ready designed 3GHZ power4 board for less than 300 including processor (with emulation for old atari software an in due time a PPC native version of TOS/MINT) OR option 6 a MC68070 running at at least 1,5GHz. Other option swould work for some people but not for the masses. And without the masses we never see up to date software development continue. We need a decent browser (keep up the good work highwireteam, but where to get a java runtime environment for the atari that actually works?). Also I would like to see a good cubase clone for the atari that DOES work with obscure graphiccard solutions etc. etc. So my point: If we make something, it has to be something the masses are willing to buy. Of course atari people want to be different, but we do need a larger salesmarket than only the current atari users. (Let the flames begin)

 Topics Author  Date
  A New MIDI Atari? new GD 06-07-2003 19:59 
   RE: A New MIDI Atari? new mintboy 06-08-2003 03:09 
   any alternatives to x86?  replicant 06-08-2003 17:18 
    RE: any alternatives to x86? new Nate Downes 06-10-2003 04:00 
    RE: any alternatives to x86? new Alex 06-11-2003 16:44 
     RE: any alternatives to x86? new replicant 06-11-2003 17:56 
      reality and possibilities new Alex F. (not Alex) 06-11-2003 19:24 
       RE: reality and possibilities new replicant 06-11-2003 22:55 
        RE: reality and possibilities new Alex F. 06-11-2003 23:22 
         RE: reality and possibilities new replicant 06-12-2003 00:59 
    RE: any alternatives to x86? new Alex 06-11-2003 16:45 
     RE: any alternatives to x86? new Johan Klockars 06-11-2003 16:57 
     RE: any alternatives to x86? new Nate Downes 06-11-2003 17:20 
     don't get overheated; that's a x86 thing to do! new replicant 06-11-2003 18:09 
      RE: don't get overheated; that's a x86 thing to do new Ragstaff 06-12-2003 15:07 
    RE: any alternatives to x86? new replicant 06-11-2003 18:13 
    What about the PegasosII G4-1Ghz for 499,- EUR? new Henri 06-13-2003 17:56 
     RE: yummy new replicant 06-13-2003 18:43 
      RE: yummy new J.O. Aho 07-06-2003 18:15 
    RE: any alternatives to x86? new J.O. Aho 07-06-2003 18:02 
   RE: A New MIDI Atari? new Alex F. 06-09-2003 01:24 
    RE: A New MIDI Atari? new replicant 06-09-2003 02:39 
     RE: A New MIDI Atari? new Damion 06-09-2003 02:52 
      what type CPU? new replicant 06-09-2003 04:55 
       RE: what type CPU? new Damion 06-09-2003 23:16 
      RE: A New MIDI Atari? new tero 06-09-2003 18:31 
       RE: A New MIDI Atari? new Damion 06-09-2003 23:26 
        RE: A New MIDI Atari? new tero 06-10-2003 18:14 
         RE: A New MIDI Atari? new Damion 06-10-2003 22:45 
          RE: A New MIDI Atari? new tero 06-13-2003 14:55 
           I DO want to continue new replicant 06-13-2003 16:59 
            RE: I DO want to continue new Johan Klockars 06-14-2003 00:37 
             RE: I DO want to continue new replicant 06-14-2003 01:16 
            RE: I DO want to continue new Tero 06-17-2003 21:09 
           RE: A New MIDI Atari? new Johan Klockars 06-14-2003 00:07 
            RE: A New MIDI Atari? new Tero 06-17-2003 21:41 
             RE: A New MIDI Atari? new Johan Klockars 06-19-2003 02:57 
     RE: A New MIDI Atari? new Alex F. 06-09-2003 13:17 
      RE: A New MIDI Atari? new Damion 06-09-2003 23:31 
   RE: A New MIDI Atari? new GD 06-09-2003 10:06 
    RE: A New MIDI Atari? new Ragstaff 06-09-2003 13:47 
     RE: A New MIDI Atari? new velvetfr 06-09-2003 15:17 
      RE: A New MIDI Atari? new Alex F. 06-09-2003 16:12 
    RE: A New MIDI Atari? new tero 06-09-2003 18:50 

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