Order of the Butterfly
Posts: 462 from 2003/11/25
"It seems to offer very little compared to OS3.9 from an end user perspective. "
That is not true at all. It offers the ability to install the OS to 68000 thru 68060 with large disks, large filenames and every fix rolled up without having to manually run a dozen fixes and boing bags and the rest of the crap it used to take to install the OS. You can continue to hate on whomever you like but don't talk crap about the product as it DOES provide considerable value especially to folks just getting into Amigas for the first time. FAR better experience installing 3.1.4 and having it work rather than dicking around with all of the "tweaks" required before.
OK, but OS 3.5 or OS 3.9 with those tweaks is way advanced. Its pacthed 3.1
OS 3.1.4 lacks at least:
• Workbench (AsyncWB - adds asynchronous copying and delete functionality to Workbench.
• Multimedia programs (MP3 player, AVI & QT player, new CD player).
• Web browser AWEB 3.4 SE (new version).
• GENESIS (full Internet and network access).
• AmiDOCK (new program start bar).
Gladly, OS 3.1.4 can be applied on top of OS 3.9
Its just improved milking scheme. I somewhat suppose any further m68k software
coming from AOEN or Hype, be it AmiStore or Enhancer, will require OS 3.1.4 for no real reason.
Too bad both OS 3.1.4 and OS 4.0 started from 3.1 sources, so they both miss some
of OS 3.9BB2 feats. And that no one continued development from OS 3.9BB2
so this is "artficial fork" - of OS 3.1. Same milking manner as Enhancer.[ Edited by vox 03.09.2019 - 19:17 ]
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