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· · SUPPORT


If you are looking for AmigaOS 3.5 support, please visite the official OS 3.5 support pages on amiga.com: Support

Here you will finde updates (BoingBag, os35 patch) and additional programs (Contributions).

Futher information as well as downloads can be found on the OS 3.5 main page:
OS 3.5 Home
The features of OS 3.5

The requirements of OS 3.5

AmigaOS 3.5 + ROM-Kits
A bundle of the extensive OS update and the Kickstart 3.1 ROMs for your Amiga.
More Information


AmigaOS 3.5 comes in a nice box with a short printed installation manual in English and German. The extensive document in HTML and PDF format is on the CD.

Price: 99,50 DM (~55 US$)

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AMIGA Developer CD 2.1

The new AmigaOS Developer CD contains all documents and material for your AmigaOS developments. It also contains the OS 3.5 Native Developer Kit, the GUI editor ReActor and the StormC compiler. Press Release

Price: 49,00 DM (~27 US$)

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· · OS 3.5 FEATURES




BENEFITS OF THE AMIGAOS 3.5 UPDATE

Easy Internet Access
Support for Hard disks > 4GB
Modern Graphical User Interface (GUI)
Extensive CD-ROM support
Support for current printers
PowerPC support
HTML Online Documentation
Bug Fixes
Enhancements

EASY INTERNET ACCESS

TCP/IP Stack

  • Support for Internet and Ethernet
  • Easy to setup the connection to your provider within minutes
  • Integrated TCP/IP protocol stack with built-in PPP, SLIP, SANA-II support
  • Latest Socks v4/5 client module for firewalls
  • OS 3.5 GUI style

WWW Browser with Offline/Online support

  • Browsing the OS 3.5 documentation and the Internet

New Cross-Application E-mail Library

  • General API for sending and receiving of E-mails

New E-Mail Client

  • Based on the E-mail library


SUPPORT FOR HARD DISKS > 4 GB

NSDPatch

  • New standard for 64 Bit Devices
  • Updated Info, Format, Diskcopy and FastFileSystem

New HDToolBox

  • The low-level library processes the following tasks
    • Scanning the SCSI bus
    • Read the physical information of the hard disk
    • Read/write the logical information (RDB)
    • Create Mount files
    • Read special Mount entries to restore the RDB
  • HDToolBox application that uses the low-level library
    • New GUI style


MODERN GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE (GUI)

New Icon Set (Glow Icons)

  • New complete icon set for all system tools
  • New icons for most applications

New Icon Library

  • Icons with up to 256 colors
  • Automatic color adaptation
  • NewIcon compatible
  • Compatible to OS 3.1 icons
  • New API functionality
  • Faster and more robust

New BOOPSI Library

  • New complete set of powerful BOOPSI gadgets
  • Very fast, modular and scalable
  • AmigaOS compatible implementation
  • Compatible to existing BOOPSI classes

New Resource Library

  • Loads and manages all GUI resources
  • Change the GUI without recompilation of the application
  • Can be used with any programming language

Updated and enhanced Workbench

  • More responsive user interface
  • Progress requester for copy/delete
  • Enhanced information requester
  • Smart display update
  • New keyboard control functionality
  • New API functionality


EXTENSIVE CD-ROM SUPPORT

CacheCDFS

  • ISO9660, RockRidge, Joliet (Win 95/98) and MAC HFS compatible
  • Supports Amiga protection bit and file comments
  • MultiSession CD-ROM support

New PlayCD

  • (programmable) Audio player for SCSI and ATAPI CD-ROM drives
  • Low memory consumption

New CDFSPrefs

  • CacheCDFS preferences for 'on the fly' configuration


FULL PRINTER SUPPORT

New Printer Device

  • Drivers for common printers
  • PowerPC support
  • New functions to print all kinds of bitmaps
  • New API to define page size and page break correctly
  • Support for 24 bit Picasso96 DumpRastPort command
  • TurboPrint compatible functions to print 8 Bit chunky and 16/24 bit bitmaps

New Printer Preferences

  • Updated for new GUI style


POWERPC SUPPORT

New WarpUP PowerPC Support

  • AmigaOS compatible integration
  • Extensive functionality
  • Hardware independent driver system, easy to extend

    New Preferences

    • Updated for new GUI style


HTML DOCUMENTATION

    New Comprehensive Instructions

  • Reworked documentation for Workbench, DOS, ARexx and Harddisk
  • Completion of all the new features of AmigaOS 3.5
  • Extensive illustrations
  • Bilingual English/German


BUG FIXES

  • Corrections to improve overall robustness and to fix long standing bugs
  • Reworked A2024 monitor driver
  • Reworked CLI command (Join, Status, Type)
  • Reworked IPrefs command (more robust, better Workbench pattern support)
  • Reworked LoadWB


ENHANCEMENTS

  • Updated asl.library (more responsive, faster, enhanced user interface, more robust)

  • Updated DataTypes
    • 8svx.datatype (now supports stereo sound playback; faster and more robust)
    • amigaguide.datatype / amigaguide.library (faster, new API functionality)
    • anim.datatype (now supports all major IFF-ANIM formats; more robust)
    • animation.datatype (now supports stereo sound playback; more robust; new API functionality; RTG compatible)
    • ascii.datatype (faster and more robust)
    • cdxl.datatype (now supports stereo sound playback; more robust)
    • ilbm.datatype (now supports true color pictures; more robust)
    • picture.datatype (now supports true color pictures, dithering and color quantization; more robust, new API functionality; RTG compatible)
    • sound.datatype (now supports stereo sound playback; more robust, new API functionality)
    • text.datatype (faster and more robust)

  • New DataTypes for GIF, JPEG, PNG and AIFF file format

  • Updated 68040.library (performance improvements)

  • Updated bullet.library (performance improvements)

  • New SCSI Mount tool


THE FUTURE (PLANS AND OPTIONS)

  • Further releases or Add-On packages
  • New reworked and extended Kickstart
  • Extended PowerPC support
  • New 68K Emulator for PPC-only systems
  • Many new System Libraries as PPC-native
   

· · OS 3.5 REQUIREMENTS




Amiga OS 3.5 System Requirements

In order to upgrade your Amiga system to OS 3.5, it must be equipped with the following hardware:

  • CD-ROM drive
  • Hard drive
  • 68020 or higher processor
  • Amiga 3.1 ROMs (version 40.xx)
  • 4 MB Fast RAM

For better performance, Amiga Inc. recommends:

  • 68030 or higher processor
  • 8 MB Fast RAM
  • Graphics accelerator and/or scandoubler
  • Modem

To take full advantage of OS 3.5 we also recommend you add the following:

  • 68060 processor with PowerPC accelerator card
  • 16-bit sound card
  • 32 MB Fast RAM
  • I/O Accelerator
 

 

All information might change without notice!