Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 4976 from 2009/1/28
From: Delaware, USA
...that I blame on Varisys probably giving Trevor and Matthew bad, or at least, uninformed advice. The people at Varisys don't have prior Amiga experience and probably don't keep up to date on the conversations in our community. Why the fact that the CPU used in the Tabor would be a problem, not having a supported FPU, escaped the notice of Trevor and Matthew could probably just be due to neither of them being hardware guys and under estimating the problem. I am pretty sure that the guys at Varisys would have dismissed it as even being a problem, and probably just told Trevor and Matthew that it was an easy software fix or work around.
That seems likely.
I'm very fond of Paul and his team, but the market that most of their hardware faces is Linux (or embedded applications).
Amigoid OS do present more of a challenge.
As to the date of the decision, it would appear to have been made before the low cost e5500 cpus were available, so the e500 based cpu makes sense.
"Never attribute to malice what can more readily explained by incompetence"