Hyperion Entertainment CVBA is very pleased to announce the immediate availability of AmigaOS 3.2 for 68K based Amigas. AmigaOS 3.2 comes packed with well over 100 new features, dozens of updates that cover nearly all AmigaOS components and a battery of bugfixes that will undoubtedly solidify the user experience. AmigaOS 3.2 is the result of more than 2 years of intense and relentless work from a team of over sixty people who have contributed to produce a new milestone in AmigaOS history. Hardware requirements for AmigaOS 3.2 are an Amiga model 1000, 500, 2000, 600, 1200, 3000, 3000T, 4000D or 4000T with Kickstart ROM 3.1, 3.1.4 or 3.2. At least 2MB of total RAM available and a hard drive with a minimum of 10 MB of free space. AmigaOS 3.2 has also been tested to work under many emulated/FPGA systems. AmigaOS 3.2 is the result of more than 2 years of intense and relentless work from a team of over sixty people who have contributed to produce a new milestone in AmigaOS history.
In 1985 Commodore introduced the Amiga 1000 with Amiga Workbench Version 1.0. Workbench, together with its OS component Kickstart, would later be rebranded to AmigaOS. Initially the Amiga operating system had no strong name and branding, as it was simply considered an integral part of the Amiga system as a whole. The Amiga 1000 needed a Kickstart disk to be inserted into floppy drive to boot up. An image of a simple illustration of a hand on a white screen, holding a blue Kickstart floppy, invited the user to perform this operation. After the kickstart was loaded into a special section of memory called the writable control store, the image of the hand appeared again, this time inviting the user to insert the Workbench disk. Early names used for the Amiga operating system included CAOS and AmigaDOS. As far as the evolution of the GUI goes, Workbench was well and truly ahead of its time, with things such as a recycle bin, proper animated menus, multi-state icons, stereo sound, left-click and right-click menus and the ability to launch more than one application at a time.