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TechWeb: Amiga Is Reborn Via Tao Alliance

Jan 16, 2000, 17:21 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Junko Yoshida)


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"The cult-classic Amiga desktop is poised for yet another resurrection -- this time with the aid of a software company touting a new approach to cross-platform support...."

"At a time when the Linux operating system is gaining momentum worldwide and Sun Microsystems' Java technology is proliferating in embedded systems, the Tao partnership will bring Amiga two crucial elements missing from the current Amiga OS: genuine systems portability and a Java strategy."

"Tao's intent tool kits, serving as a content foundation, include an object-based deterministic operating system called Elate and a run-time engine that can run within a host OS. The company also offers its own clean room implementation of the Java Virtual Machine and Java libraries, both of which have been rewritten from scratch in Tao's portable machine code. Application programming interfaces offered by the company include Criterion's Renderware 3-D libraries."

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