2019-11-14 20:38

Added: 2018-12-06, Author: Marcin "Piana" Pianka, Category: Software, Page views: 554


TAWS - journey from AmigaOS 1.0 to 4.1 FE

TAWS is shortcut for The Amiga Workbench Simulation. It is just website, which shows us AmigaOS. You don't need to have Amiga computer or even emulator for this purpose. All written in JavaScript. Project is handled by Michael Rupp since 2001 and few days ago version 0.30 has been released.

Just after entering into the web page, we will receive menu with selection of system versions. During work, you can of course switch between them. For me it is most valuable part of TAWS - get in into the time machine and take a look how AmigaOS has been changing since version 1.0 until now.

You can do such operation using proper icon from folder "Presets":

The Amiga Workbench Simulation

or from the level of settings:

The Amiga Workbench Simulation

There is pretty nice selection, you can choose between original presets from AmigaOS as well as design of BetterWB or AmiKit.

The Amiga Workbench Simulation

There is no problem to make some experiments by choosing different options from different versions of AmigaOS. It could give us strange effects.

The Amiga Workbench Simulation

We don't have to worry about results. In any time we can just go back to default settings.

The Amiga Workbench Simulation

There are several tools available, including AmigaShell, so we can have fun with commands. Is it serious tool or just a toy? Please judge by yourself.

The Amiga Workbench Simulation

Summary, features if TAWS are just basics. For example we have image viewer. . Mamy np. przeglądarkę obrazków.

The Amiga Workbench Simulation

And music player.

The Amiga Workbench Simulation

Since version 0.28 TAWS has also Polish translation. Proper language version should be set automatically during launching (based on browser’s settings). You can change it of course by yourself using TAWS settings.

The Amiga Workbench Simulation

Despite basic functionalities, I recommend this project to everybody. You should visit web page www.taws.ch, to see there how Workbench could work in the browser. And all that thanks to just one person. TAWS is definitely part of good job. For people, which had no contact with Amiga, it could be opportunity to recognize unknown environment. For Amiga fans it's just adventure in time and good fun.

The Amiga Workbench Simulation

PS. All modern web browsers are supported. Older browsers could have problems with proper rendering and displaying (not enough support for JavaScript and other web technologies). Details (in German) are available here. TAWS works also in Odyssey web browser, what you can see on the picture above.

Marcin "Piana" Pianka

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