Will wonders never cease. Due in part to draconian cutbacks, Steve Jobs announced today in his Macworld keynote address that Apple Computer will post a $45 million profit on revenue of $1.575 billion. Stock price is rising, and this bodes better for Apple's Rhapsody plans, which have been practically back burnered in their struggle to regain profitability.
Matthew Ignash let us know about efforts at porting Doom to the Amiga platform, which hint at Amiga's currenty viability as a platform, even today.
Now that ID software has released the sourcecode for the original
DOOM game, amateur authors have taken to porting it to their
system of choice.
For instance three different efforts have brought the game to
the Amiga platform. All versions are available at
http://www.pluk.com/ for downloading.
The game was very playable on the 50mhz Amiga system I tested it
on. It ran in full color full resolution glory on my trusty
Amiga 1200 made in 1993. More interesting is the fact that thanks
to the Amiga's multitasking OS, the rest of my system never skipped
a beat. I could play music files, format floppies, and use the internet
all while playing DOOM.
Be and UMAX have annouced that the Be OS will be bundled with the UMAX Mac clones. According to at joint press release:
"We've had a very strong response to our market trials of
bundling the BeOS on some of our high-end machines," said Peter
Mehring, General Manager of UMAX Computer Corporation. "With the
ever-growing number of BeOS applications aimed at home and
professional users, and the future potential they hold, we're
delighted to be able to offer the BeOS bundled with all our
As reported in MacNN, Tenon has an Apache port for Rhapsody available. They suggest:
"Apple has already provided a port of Apache, however because there are
performance problems with the current Apple port, you may want to use Tenon's
port as an interim measure until Apple refines their port. We've measured this
'vanilla' Apache at about 180 hits/second. This Apache should not be confused with
WebTen, Tenon's enhanced Apache.The newest WebTen sustains more than 700
hits/second on Mac OS. Tenon will have a version of WebTen for the Rhapsody
premier release. This public domain version of Apache is designed for people who
want to get started using Apache on Rhapsody immediately."
We reported a few weeks ago about the Win32-OS/2 project, which aims to provide easy conversion of Windows apps to native OS/2. The OS/2 e-zine has an interview with Timur Tabi and Peter Fitzsimmons about the project.
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