Amiga returns with new hardware promised

Amiga has risen again from the ashes, and has made a new product annoucement. Amiga Inc who bought the rights to the Amiga computer back in 1999 is promising a new range of Amiga hardware running Amiga OS4, starting from $500.

Since Commodore led Amiga into backruptcy in 1994 there has been 34 separate announcements regarding the return of Amiga hardware, but only one materialized into a product for sale.

During the mid to late 80’s the Amiga was years ahead of other PC hardware, thanks to a custom selection of dedicated processing chips that enabled it to produce graphics and sound that were matched by PC hardware until several years later.

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CGLib vs JDK Proxies

This is an interesting post on TheServerSide regarding the performance of CGLib compared with JDK Proxies, since CGLib has long been understood to perform faster than JDK Proxies, but with the latest JDKs this may no longer be true – check the article here.

Sun buy Java Mobile Phone IP from SavaJe

Sun have purchased some intellectual property from SavaJe, arguably one of the best usage examples of Java ME in a mobile device so far with their SavaJe Phones. I expect there will be a big announcement at JavaOne about this later this year since exact details are scarce right now. It would seem that the only reason that this would be of benefit to Sun would be if they were planning on launching their own Java Phone hardware for sale, maybe in competition to Apple’s upcoming iPhone?