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Amiga OS [message #282341] Tue, 21 January 1986 14:07
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Posted: Tue Jan 21 14:07:33 1986
Date-Received: Thu, 23-Jan-86 20:24:22 EST
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	Ahh.... yes, the loader is rather slow. Even with lc1 in memory
it takes a couple of seconds to load.  That is a definate No No, since
improvement would mean a complete revamping of the system.

 > On to the file system:  It's cute for a toy computer...

	I agree.  The filesystem should have been the CORE of the Amiga.
I'm not saying that all OS's need to have the filesystem as a core, but
on the Amiga, it would have been a giant forward leap.  Right now, the fs
seems to be only half implimented.

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Somebody posted to the net that I was not being specific enough.
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My dream of the Amiga OS: (Definately Berkeley UNIX Biased)
	(A) UNIX like filesystem
	(B) Screens, Windows implimented w/  /dev/ device drivers
	(C) I like the extended file-name idea (con:0/0...), put it in
	(D) IOCTL'S

	I believe in separation between user and hardware, through 
file descriptor's and ioctl's, not through system structure's.

				-Matt
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