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Website Simulates Amiga OS 45

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the neat-hack dept.
cyclomedia writes "The Decibel Kid — the "AudioVisual Artist" responsible for last summer's Ipswich Zelda Map — has unveiled his new website. Modeled on Amiga OS it supports changing the wallpaper, window dragging, resizing, minimizing, and that z-index shuffle button. The mobile site is a completely different beast, modeling itself as a low-res LCD." There's even a drum machine. If you're pining for the "real" thing, there's always UAE (if you can find a ROM). Update: 03/05 15:45 GMT by U L : polyp2000 pointed out a better simulation, and a simulation of Workbench 1.5.
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Website Simulates Amiga OS

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  • by Joce640k (829181) on Wednesday March 05, 2014 @10:27AM (#46408395) Homepage

    That's Inception, right there.

  • Can you play Pete Wisemans Klondike on it?

    Say did you know that Jonathan Potter and Greg Perry are still developing Directory OPus (for windows, now up to version 11.
    It started off as Shareware for the Amiga (V2 was on Fish Disk 212)

    • by Nyder (754090)

      Can you play Pete Wisemans Klondike on it?

      Say did you know that Jonathan Potter and Greg Perry are still developing Directory OPus (for windows, now up to version 11.
      It started off as Shareware for the Amiga (V2 was on Fish Disk 212)

      Because of DOpus on the Amiga, I own a copy of it on my windows. Very much used piece of software. In fact, probably the only piece of software I've used for over 20 years on various machines (and of course, various versions).

  • I started on a similar project using silverlight as the technology. I got bored with it. Nice to see someone make it working :)
  • This is new ? (Score:5, Informative)

    by polyp2000 (444682) on Wednesday March 05, 2014 @10:39AM (#46408569) Homepage Journal
    Been done before !
    http://www.taws.ch/WB.html [www.taws.ch]
    http://www.chiptune.com/?again... [chiptune.com]
    • Uh and do not forget a somewhat accurate emulator of the early Amiga OS, source below:
      <h1>Guru meditation #000001321.8378471<\h1>

      • by SQLGuru (980662)

        Where's the CSS to make it black/red? Your emulation is foobar'ed.

        • by marcello_dl (667940) on Wednesday March 05, 2014 @12:04PM (#46409641) Homepage Journal

          Black/red is my default browser theme, is it not the same over there? Try reformatting.

        • by asylumx (881307)

          Where's the CSS to make it black/red? Your emulation is foobar'ed.

          I've noticed a lot of software guys who love to type "foobar" where they apparently mean "FUBAR" the military slang. I've not figured out if this is intentional, or if they've been so ingrained with "foo" and "bar" from their college days that they just can't tear themselves away from it?

          • by SQLGuru (980662)

            In my case, it was the K&R C books with foo and bar. But I'm also aware of FUBAR and what the acronym means......but I find foobar to be more "friendly", so when I don't want to insult someone per se, I'll use the foobar version. If I want to lambast someone, I'll use FUBAR (I also capitalize them as I've done in this post, so FUBAR is akin to yelling, too).

          • I've not figured out if this is intentional, or if they've been so ingrained with "foo" and "bar" from their college days that they just can't tear themselves away from it?

            I've noticed a lot of people who write statements, but then put question marks on the end. It's a bit confusing?

            • by asylumx (881307)
              You must have a hard time dealing with intonation in spoken words.
              • Ah, I see how you've got confused, but no, because what I was doing there was deliberately overstating the problem for comic effect and to draw attention to the admittedly tenuous irony inherent in your post.

      • by Bugamn (1769722)
        The first link does have the Guru meditation if you disable Javascript.
    • by Hsien-Ko (1090623)
      Also Exotica [exotica.org.uk] to a milder degree.
    • by aliquis (678370)

      Also for someone who want to run it today:
      http://vmwaros.blogspot.se/ [blogspot.se]

      If using UAE is your thing, baby:
      http://aiab.ultimateamiga.co.u... [ultimateamiga.co.uk]

  • by Blaskowicz (634489) on Wednesday March 05, 2014 @10:49AM (#46408681)

    .. so I can obtain a public domain ROM and use UAE legally. Or maybe I have to wait for 70 years after the last author of the ROM is dead, I dont know much how copyright on software expires.

    • by The Rizz (1319) on Wednesday March 05, 2014 @10:51AM (#46408705)

      Or maybe I have to wait for 70 years after the last author of the ROM is dead, I dont know much how copyright on software expires.

      It doesn't. New legislation will ensure it.

    • by seebs (15766)

      Or spend a few bucks on Amiga Forever and not have that problem?

      • by H0p313ss (811249)

        Or spend a few bucks on Amiga Forever and not have that problem?

        Or you could stop fucking around with a dead platform and move on with your life.

        • move on with your life.

          Move on to what? Berating strangers on the internet for having hobbies?

    • by Anaerin (905998)
      I believe one of the goals of the AROS project [sourceforge.net] is to have a drop-in replacement for workbench/kickstart ROMs for m68k systems. So you could use their ROM on UAE and have a compatible system built entirely from open-source software. If that's your thing...
  • They have one of those for Windows, [windowsrea...dition.com] too!

  • It's pretty, but I can't even drag down the menu bar to reveal the second workbench behind it. And after playing around with the site for a few minutes I never saw a Guru Meditation Error.

  • You can buy licenses at

    http://www.amigaforever.com/sy... [amigaforever.com]

    You can also buy legit ROM licenses for Android based emulators at

    https://play.google.com/store/... [google.com]

    The open-source AmigaOS-alike named AROS includes their own ROM equivalents now as well. (Be careful! WinUAE has old ROM included, Aros Vision needs newer ones (included in directiry “boot” of the distribution))

    http://www.natami-news.de/html... [natami-news.de]

  • That's kind of neat. It is almost as functional as the same concept done by Cyberduck about a decade ago. The Cyberduck site let you actually drag icons around, single click to select, double click to open. I guess I was expecting more when I went to this site, but it's still okay.

  • Anything that gets AmigaOS in the public eye is a Good Thing, in my book. My main computer is an X1000 running AmigaOS 4.1 and - with a little help from AmiCygnix - does everything I need. The website isn't a new idea, but it's still cool.

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