AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition Update #1 - Pre-Release for the AmigaOne X5000

Brussels, November 30th 2016

Hyperion Entertainment is pleased to announce the pre-release version of AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition Update #1 especially adapted for the latest next-generation AmigaOne X5000 computer developed by A-EON Technology Ltd.

The pre-release version of AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition Update #1 is an official update to AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition released by Hyperion Entertainment in 2014. It is the combined result of many many years of effort by the core AmigaOS developers, translators and beta testers and includes a number of bug fixes and updates to the original AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition release.

AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition Update #1 is scheduled to be released by Hyperion Entertainment for all supported systems before the end of 2016.

The pre-release version for AmigaOne X5000 will be replaced by a future full AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition update. Until that time registered AmigaOne X5000 owners will be able to download machine specific critical updates and bug fixes as and when they become available and will be entitled to a free digital copy of the full AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition Update #1 when it is released by Hyperion Entertainment.

Costel Mincea, Hyperion Technical Director, commented, "We are happy to finally release AmigaOS for the AmigaOne X5000, which is a huge step forward also for all other existing and future supported platforms". Trevor Dickinson, co-founder of A-EON Technology, added, "As an Amiga enthusiast I'm delighted that the AmigaOne X5000 is now available for general release. We are finally Breezin', now bring on Topaz!"

Cyrus Motherboard specification AmigaOne X5000

● Freescale P5020, 2.0GHz,64-bit, dual-core PowerPC CPU
● 2x DDR3 RAM slots (max 16Gb RAM)
● 8x USB 2.0 (6 external, 2 internal)
● 1x Gigabit Ethernet
● 1x PCIe x16 slot (Gen2 x4)
● 1x PCIe x4 slot (Gen2 x4)
● 2x PCIe x1 slot (Gen2 x1)
● 1x Xorro/Xorro (enhanced) PCIe x1 slot
● 2x PCI legacy slots
● 2x SATA 2.0 connectors
● 1x Xena/Xorro (enhanced)
● 1x RS232 serial interface
● 1x MicroSD connector and card
● 1x Boot Firmware on MicroSD card
● JTAG connector
● AmigaOS 4.1 beta for Cyrus Plus
● ATX form factor

A-EON Technology Ltd

A-EON Technology is a privately held British company based in Cardiff, Wales that creates custom designed hardware and software for the 68k and PowerPC Amiga community. The founders have a long history and tradition with Commodore and Amiga computers stretching back to 1981. They are first and foremost Amiga enthusiasts and wish to continue the legacy of the ground breaking Amiga computer. Their first product, the AmigaOne X1000, was the most powerful custom built "Next Generation" AmigaOS computer ever released. The AmigaOne X5000, based on the Freescale P5020 2.0 GHz, dual-core PowerPC CPU builds on that proud tradition.

About Hyperion Entertainment CVBA

Hyperion Entertainment is a privately held Belgian-German company, founded in February 1999 to provide specialist consultancy IT services and develop entertainment software for Linux, MacOS 9/X and AmigaOS operating systems. Since November 2001, Hyperion Entertainment has actively developed the AmigaOS for PowerPC hardware. The latest version, AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition, is almost a complete rewrite of the AmigaOS code tracing its roots directly back to the original Amiga operating system developed by Commodore. The latest version, AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition, supports 68K Amiga computers equipped with PowerPC accelerator cards and standalone AmigaOne, SAM and Pegasos II models.

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