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1: Waiting for the next ferry in Helsingør (Elsinore). Pede and Thomas. (You can just about see the little Boing Ball in the corner of my car's rear window - why hasn't anybody made this a trend yet?)
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2: Just arrived at the event, a bit late after missing a ferry in Helsingør and taking some wrong turns in Gothenburg. Ole-Egil Hvitmyren is answering questions after he and Justin Veggerby demonstrated their betatesting AmigaOne machines. Justin's machine is running UAE (with the files from his AmigaForever) on the big screen. Ole-Egil also ran UAE under Linux on his. To Ole-Egil's left you can see Kjell Breding (AmiGBG) in a blue shirt behind Gunne Steen (GGS-Data).
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3: An amazing amount of people had showed up. They were standing all the way out into the hallway. I managed to sneak my way into the corner of the room where I had spotted a little free space so I could get some pictures.
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4: Here I have even managed to mount my flash, making for some marginally nicer colours. Notice the nice new flag that somebody had sewn for AmiGBG.
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5: Gunne, Kjell, and Ole-Egil.
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6: Alan Redhouse was called upon to elaborate on one of the answers.
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7: Gunne's AmigaOne machine, with a fancy blueish fluorescent tube lit inside it. And a nice flat-display monitor.
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8: Same, seen from behind.
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9: Justin's AmigaOne.
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10: The cafeteria in the next hall, where you could get refreshments between the various sessions. This was actually the same room that was used for the AmiGBG show in March 2002.
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11: A view on the cafeteria hall from the parking lot; the harbour (and Göta Älv) is behind us, and the meeting room is the taller part to the right, in front of the red building.
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12: The entrance area and the meeting room from the outside.
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13: Inside again, ready for the next session. Pede and Thomas are on the two closest seats. Justin in the blue shirt is bent over his computer, messing with something.
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14: Alan Redhouse of Eyetech telling us about the progress of the AmigaOne and OS4. On the table next to him is a prototype of the next AmigaOne model which will come with a processor daughtercard, so you can upgrade the CPU.
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15: Listening to Alan. Again, it's Justin in the foreground.
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16: After Alan's session, we got the chance to talk a bit more with our fellow Dane, Justin, whom we hadn't met before. Here Pede asks him what he's been up to until now; it turned out he's an old amigan who got led astray, but came back to the flock when he heard about the new machines and the need for beta-testers.
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17: Justin with his AmigaOne.
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18: Ole-Egil demonstrating his machine.
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19: People can't get enough of looking closely at the mythical, but very real hardware.
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20: The crowds starting to gather again for another session.
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21: This guy (standing at the right edge of the picture) was running Linux (on an x86 machine) with the AmigaDE Developer Environment with all the usual intent demos and stuff.
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22: The schedule. We're almost through it, only Gunne's OS4 demonstration still outstanding.
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23: The demo system consisted of a normal OS 3.9 installation with various pieces of OS4 installed on top of it, running on an A4000 with a CyberStormPPC. This is close to what is being used for developing and testing OS4, for obvious reasons. Here we just see the Startup-Sequence loaded into EditPad. Nothing mysterious here, just some initialization of Poseidon drivers and FastATA4000.
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24: This is the new GUI preferences program. Lots and lots of tweakability. This is just one page out of several.
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25: Note the pattern that you can configure to show in the "background" area of the scroll bar.
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26: The new Media Toolbox, HDToolbox's successor. Well, if you know HDToolbox in its latest incarnations in 3.9, this looks more like natural - but nice - evolution than the revolution some people have tried to make it sound like.
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27: The new layers.library being demonstrated. One of its effects is that you can now move a window outside the screen area (even if you are not on an oversized screen).
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28: You can also define a clip (or mask) area. Here it has been defined near the bottom of the screen, so when the window is moved down there, it starts disappearing as if it was pushed down through a crack in the background. It's the same window as in the previous picture, but now we only see the top row of icons.
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29: Also part of OS4 is the new IBrowse 2.3, in a cut-down version. It will still be an 68k version, running under the Petunia emulator. What's even greater is that the full 68k version will be a free upgrade for all the existing users. Native PPC support is not likely to show up until 3.x, like CSS, XML and other major enhancements.
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30: Stefan Burström (with the microphone) and his brother (to the left of him) were there, so Stefan was asked to say a few words about the work with the new IBrowse version. It seems to be going well now, the feature list has been frozen and testing is being done at full force. Lots of bugs have been squashed. And it should be ready in - yes, you guessed it - two more weeks ;-).
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