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Fairfax IT: Amiga Phoenix to use Linux kernel

Jul 12, 1999, 00:21 (5 Talkback[s])
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"The computer that ushered the era of multimedia in the mid-1980s will use the Linux kernel as the core of its next generation operating system."

"Amiga International president Jim Collas said Linux was chosen over Amiga technology partner QNX Systems, whose real-time operating system was tipped to be the core, because of its superior performance and its momentum.

"Linux is sucking up the mind share and resources of most of the major component manufacturers and technology suppliers," Collas said in an open letter to the Amiga community published on Amiga's Web site at the weekend.

"I simply don't believe we can gain enough momentum without tapping into the Linux momentum."

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