by Ulrich / Matt Bacon at
that you can pass on to MyAtari about xTOS?
layout of the board has been fixed! The
first series of xTOS computers will be fitted
with the CF4/MCF 5407 (running at at least
162 Mhz). BUT - exchanging the CPU later
on won't be a problem, as the CPU will be
fitted onto a socket. Thus, the board will
be long-time compatible, as the CF4e and
its successors can simply be plugged onto
the board via a new socket.
will not be available to the public before
3rdQ2002. Anyway, we won't wait for its
release but develop a fully functional board
beforehand, so that anybody will be able
to buy a new and powerful TOS machine within
the next few months! We are hoping to have
the prototype produced by February/March
next year. The layout is being refined for
the final production at the moment.
is to adapt a special TOS version to the
xTOS machine, thus allowing individual extensions
like Mint or MagiC to be used with it. The
next update to our homepage will also see
the rise of a side project, aiming to strengthen
and enrich our software market - if the
users are willing to co-operate.