One of the new features in AmigaOS4.1 Final Edition is an upgraded Shell (Console). Today I wanted to take a closer look at this on my AmigaOne X1000!
Just checked my inbox and found a message from one of the members of The RetroLayer Team. It turns out that these guys managed to make something I believe a lot of old-school gaming enthusiasts will find interesting; a website where you can play golden oldies for free in your browser or download them!
Today I wanted to take a look at SMTube, an application that uses QT 4.7, on the X1000.
I was thinking it be nice to write a useful Blog about the boot process of AmigaOS4.1.
Many people have problem understanding the Boot Process, coming from Classic Amiga (500/1200/4000), or if they are used to a PC. That has Windows preinstalled.
AmigaOS4.1 boot from tree different BIOS types / Firmware.
On Pegasus II, there is OpenFirmware.
On AmigaONE-X1000 there is CFE.
On AmigaONE-XE/SE/Mini there is UBOOT.
On Sam440/460 (AmigaONE-500), there is UBOOT.
One of my pet annoyances is a legacy AmigaOS3.x thing that all video files are still expected to be opened by Multiview by default under AmigaOS4.1. Multiview doesn't play most of these types of videos at all, or not well...there is a way to fix it to use MPlayer GUI all the time, and that is what I want to show you how to do!
Continuing on from Part 1 of my look at AmigaOS4.1 Final Edition where we prepared the hard disks for the new version, in this part we look at the installation of AmigaOS4.1 Final Edition onto my X1000!