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Update 1 of AmigaOS 4.1 available for immediate download

Brussels, Belgium – January 14, 2010

Hyperion Entertainment CVBA announces the immediate availability for download of Update 1 of AmigaOS 4.1, the most substantial update to date, and bringing the Sam440 out of “beta”.

Registered users of AmigaOS 4.1 for the AmigaOne, SAM and Pegasos II will have access to the same much enhanced baseline functionality:

  • Kernel
    Offers more stability on SAM, a more reliable and efficient memory management system and improved memory paging to and from harddisk.
  • DOS
    A new mechanism for launching preset programs for specific taks, such as email clients and web-browsers (URLopen).
    Application tracking for ease of program location (AppDir: handler).
    Improved shared object support with significantly decreased loading times.
  • Intuition
    Improved window support, fading and rendering - including drop shadows.
    Reduced video memory consumption due to improved screen handling.
    New internal methods for better system "theme" support.
  • System
    Updated ASL requesters and imagery for a fresh new look.
    New notification system.
    Enhanced automatic detection of installed hardware (including DDC support).
    Improved support for external USB devices.
    Updated sound.datatype and wav.datatype.
    New screenblankers.
    Improved calculator with extended mode.
  • Workbench
    The new Startup preferences means no more copying files to WBStartup.
    A brand new icon set to complement higher screen resolutions.
    New window themes offering enhanced visual feedback.
    Scalable icons.
    Workbench auto update feature.
  • Python
    Tested with the regression suite.
    Enhanced distutils module for easy installation of Python packages.
    New Amiga modules including catalog and icon.
    New OS module methods.
  • MiniGL V2.2
The new installation process of Update 1 now allows users to optionally install selected third party applications for a much improved “out of the box” experience.

Note that it is required to install AmigaOS 4.1 Update 1 on a clean partition, updates of current installations are not supported and are not recommended. Proceed at your own risk.

Hyperion Entertainment wishes to thank its loyal customerbase for their continued support without which the recently revealed project with A-EON Technology would not have been possible.