Amiga News Week 39/2019

These are the Amiga News, I noticed this past week (September 23rd - 29th)

AmigaOS 3.2 preview announced

amiga-news.de shared that a new AmigaOS 3.2 is under way. It follows on from AmigaOS 3.1.4 (and its update 3.1.4.1) has a few enhancements. It is unknown if this a full release with a new Kickstart ROM or if will just be a software update. It is also unknown if it will be free to current 3.1.4 licensees or if it will require a new license.

Link to original story: Preview to AmigaOS 3.2 (from amiga-news-de)

Amiga News Week 35/2019

These are the Amiga News, I noticed this past week (August 26th to September 1st)

27C400/27C800 EPROM emulator

Mid July an Exxos Forum regular cmorley posted a message with a picture of his prototype for a 27C400/27C800 EPROM emulator. It is programmable through a USB Serial connection while still sitting in the hardware it functions with.

This could be an Amiga or Atari ST, but also other 8-bit or 16-bit legacy gear that would use an EPROM for any use, like Drum machines.

This device would be able to store 2 x 27C800 images or 4 x 27C400 images (a total of 16 Mbit) that would be selectable through what he describes as a reset line or top side pads. Programming (or "flashing") the EPROM could be done "in place" but with the hardware it is used being switched off.

Mid August cmorley has posted a picture in the thread showing the emulator prototype in place in an A500 Rev 5 motherboard reporting a basic but functioning firmware. There are initial alpha testers, including the father of the TFxxx cards Stephen Leary aka terriblefire.

The thread for 27C400/27C800 EPROM emulator is available at exxoshost.co.uk

 

Amiga News Week 30/2019

The Amiga news for the week of 22nd-28th July 2019

Amiga News Week 36/2019

These are the Amiga News, I noticed this past week (September 2nd - 8th)

IBrowse 2.5 released. Stefan Burstrom has released IBrowse 2.5. IBrowse 2.5 is a web browser for the Amiga that supports HTML 4.01 and XHTML 1.0 browsing, TLSv1.3 secure connections, FTP downloads and JavaScript 1.6. It has been released for both 68k PPC processors and is compatible with AmigaOS® 3.x, 3.1.4, 4.1FE and MorphOS. Minimum requirements are: Kickstart 3.0, MC68020 or higher, 5 MB free memory (6 MB for AmiSSLv2), MUI 3.8

Amiga News Week 31/2019

The Amiga news for the week of 29th July-4th August 2019

Installing a Gotek Floppy Emulator into an external drive case

When I got my new old Amiga 500, I was fortunate enough to also acquire a Gotek Floppy Emulator. The Gotek basically stores images of floppy disks on a USB drive. Many legacy devices like music keyboards, knitting machines, embriodery machines, cnc machines, etc uses 3.5" floppies that are hard to come by as well as failing floppy drives.

Read more: Installing a Gotek Floppy Emulator into an external drive...

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