Vampire & Amiga users have a good reason to celebrate a new milestone in Amiga history. The AROS Caffeine earlybird V4SA is officially rebranded to ApolloOS and development is making good progress. “AROS Caffeine is now ApolloOS. Instead of just porting AROS from intel to 68k, ApolloOS will be a fast specialized version that accesses Amiga chipset and the 68K directly instead of using the AROS HAL. ApolloOS will offer direct support for the 68080 to attain the best speed possible. This will provide the best of both worlds. We will have a fast and open 68k OS without the legal entanglements of OS 3.X or the slower speeds of AROS 68k. Priorities have been allocated to get a Vampire 68080/68k OS running at release candidate level within a year.” Said Manuel Jesus in the official Amiga Vampire group. The AROS Research Operating System project started in 1995 and is a lightweight, efficient, and flexible desktop operating system, designed to help you make the most of your computer. It’s an independent, portable and free project, aiming at being compatible with AmigaOS at the API level, while improving on it in many areas.

news source: Vampire FB group / image source: Manuel Jesus (logo OS) / Watch on Youtube early preview of ApolloOS

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