Re: Milan

From: Jo Even Skarstein <>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 1998 19:06:42 +0000 (/etc/localtime)

On Fri, 27 Feb 1998, Petr Stehlik wrote:

> I just wanted to say that I didn't expect Apex Media nor DSP demos to run on
> Milan. That doesn't mean that I need that kind of software - it just means
> that Milan *most probably* will be a TT clone (in the better case) - IMHO.

Milan won't be neither a Falcon- nor TT-clone, it's a TOS-box :-) It
doesn't have a Videl so it can't run anything that needs it (including
Apex Media). It doesn't have a ROM-port, no MIDI-ports, no soundchip, no
SCSI... Exactly what I need :-)

> If it was done this way, Milan wouldn't be a TT compatible computer, so
> serial support TSR (HSMODEM) nor software with direct print would NOT work.
> When HSMODEM and programs with printer output won't run, it will be just
> like a MagicPC or Gemulator on a PC, again IMHO.

IIRC it *has* one MFP (I could be wrong here), and two PC-style
serial-ports. So a standard HS-Modem will probably be quite useless as

> or it can be a PC motherboard with 68040 and TOS 5.0, which will hardly run
> anything but system clean software which can run on an emulated TT as well.

The big (no make that HUGE) difference is that screen-output in emulators
suck. You'll also have to boot Windows or Linux first, which leaves less
resources for the emulator. But a Pentium CPU would be a waste of money,
I'd rather have a separate PC.

I'm looking forward to run MiNT+N.AES on the Milan with a 2Mb PCI
graphics-card and decent disk-access :-)

> Actually I am looking forward to see the Milan, but I am still confused if
> it is more like a TT040 or a Pentium.

It's a PCI-computer with a 040/060, not a TT, Falcon or Pentium.

** Jo Even Skarstein
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Received on fr. feb. 27 1998 - 23:11:00 CET

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