Release date: December 4, 2000 (World of Amiga, Koln/Cologne); Boing Bag 1 released: March 31, 2001; Boing Bag 2 released: March 20, 2002; NDK released: January 7, 2002
Shipped with: No known Amiga system(s); available as a standalone upgrade
Media: New software
Major enhancements (click here for the full list):
- Added: Multimedia programs (MP3 player, AVI and QT player, new CD player).
- Added: Web browser AWEB 3.4 SE (new version).
- Added: Genesis (full Internet and network access).
- Added: AmiDOCK (new program start bar).
- Added: WarpOS 5.0 (new version).
- Added: IomegaTools (for Zip and Jaz).
- Added: New powerful Shell (with extensive prefs).
- Added: Automatic datatype recognition.
- Added: Integrated unpacker (LhA, Lzx, DMS, Zip, and more).
- Added: Fast search (search for, and within, files).
- Added: New picture datatype (PPC-optimized).
- Added: Many new Tools (AslPrefs, new Info requester, new watch, font cache, new color wheel, etc.).
- Added: Extensive HTML documentation (in English and German).
The above information can be found here (Haage & Partner's website).
- "Do You Know The Way To San José" string inside the libs:workbench.library file and "God Only Knows" string inside the C:IPrefs file written by Olaf Barthel referring to a Beach Boys song. Contributed by Ignacio.
- The Hungarian text string "Szeress engem - Csak annyira, hogy - Érezzem, hogy - Nem vagyok egyedül" - Rony in ACTION 45.3 (by Laszlo Torok, author of the MooViD/ACTION video player) is a reference to a pop song from the Hungarian singer Rony. Contributed by Ignacio.
- The text string "Thanks to Nessy for some very useful code!" is written in the AmigaOS ROM Update 45.057 by Angela Schmidt. Contributed by Ignacio.
- In addition, a purple dragon mouse pointer replaces the normal OS pointer in the Amiga Early Startup Control Screen (boot menu) when the AmigaOS system date is set to March 30th; no specific year is required. (click thumbnail for larger image). Mark Knibbs notes that this may have been the work of Angela Schmidt, whose nickname is/was Nessie. Apparently the dragon image was used as a mouse pointer in one of her programs.
Also, Stefan Robl notes that there's an Easter Egg in AmiDock; here's how to view it:
- Ensure that your Workbench screen size is equal to, or larger than, 800x600 and that the screen titlebar is enabled.
- Quit AmiDock.
- Open a Shell and type the following:
- AmiDock should now have launched.
- Activate the Shell window and place the mouse pointer over the workbench title bar.
- Now press the shortcut "Ctrl + E" exactly seven times in sequence and watch what happens... ;)