Re: MultiTos on ab040

From: Jo Even Skarstein <>
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 1997 00:35:56 +0100

On Tue, 28 Oct 1997, Oliver Skelton wrote:

> I find MiNT/NAES/MultiTOS/MiNTNet/Geneva etc a confusing subject... but
> have some good references on the web to read to help try and figure out
> which of these I want to get into.

If you want to use MiNT, N.AES is the way to go. Geneva is fine on
it's own, but the MiNT-compatibility is not very good. N.AES OTH is
extremely stable and runs beatifully on the AB.

> Question - does MultiTOS work on AB040?


> (I suspect not... but if it does... is the performance acceptable.

The original MultiTOS is still way too slow, but the "unreleased"
(unofficial beta) AES 4.1 is actually quite good. It's not up to
N.AES-standard though.

> I think the best approach is an incremental one. First get STinG
> working, then a Minix partition, then multitasking (I have an
> uninstalled copy of Geneva).

I would have started with installing KEMD and AES 4.1. KEMD needs some
effort to understand, but when you first got it, it's the best and
most powerful TOS-compatible OS you can run on your Falcon. Later on I
would have replaced AES 4.1 with N.AES, which is faster, more stable
and versatile but not free...

** Jo Even Skarstein
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