suggested that AmigaDOS itself would be ported to other platforms. This leaves no doubt as to die OS chosen to run the Power Amiga, as many had feared it would be simply another PowerPC box running Windows. "AmigaOS is excellent and will become even better. We have decided to port it to other platforms as soon as possible. Of course, we are also aware of the features that our system lacks. Long-awaited features, like memory protection, virtual memory and strong network abilities are on top of our to-do list. The next version of Amiga OS will hopefully include all these important things." Hctum and additional reporting by Harv I out Pciro Tyschtschenko, President of Amiga Technologies GmbH, has finally made public his desire to produce a world- beating RISC-based Amiga. The announcement came at the 2nd Annual Video Toaster Expo, held in the Universal City Hilton, Los Angeles on I -4th November. The event is one of the more important dates in the calendar for US Amiga users, who on the whole tend to use their equipment more for professional and business purposes, than their European cousins. In a half-hour speech to a packed ballroom of about 500 people, Petro Tyschtschenko, pulled up a black cloth and revealed a brand new production Amiga 4000 Tower and also showed, cased in lucite, no less, an actual A1200 motherboard produced by Amiga Tech. Along with a full A1200 bundle pack. He then, after much suspense, announced that the next generation Amigas will use Motorola's PowerPC CPU and will be dubbed the Power Amiga. Explaining the choice, Mr Tyschtschenko expanded: "There were many options possible. Motorola proposed the Power PC, there was also the HP PA, the Minisparc, or DEC Alpha processors. All of them had advantages and disadvantages, the choice was very hard indeed. Ladies and Gentleman. We made our choice. The next Amiga will be called Power Amiga. We removed 'PC for aesthetical purposes. "The Power PC processor is last... especially when it runs a decent Operating System. We believe that with an Operating System like AmigaDOS, the Power PC processor will show- all the power that it has; it will be faster than with other Operating Systems."