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AROS WORLD - finally becoming a portal for AROS
Fact: AROS World site has been dragging to get AROS notoriety.
Created with the objective to provide more AROS PR and being of complementary purpose to AROS-EXEC and AROS.ORG (back in the early days). After all AROS-EXEC was created in a spirit of development interchange of info outside the AROS .ORG dev-ML, it wasn't intended to become the AROS Portal for all users.
While being well received and nurtured inside the community, it never really took of at first...
There were even talks of shutting down the site...
And why? Simply putting - on a relative small community such as ours, realities tend to be somewhat harsh. Few users were going to waste time in two forums, double posting, etc with little going of besides developer activity... And as a news portal regarding AROS, back then the AROS SHOW was THE much anticipated and read site outside the "official AROS channels".
But as I anticipated and mentioned earlier AROS World would have it's own space in the future as AROS would evolve and mature. Now having 4 distros, branching diferent architetures as well as the original X86 an the intended m68k, users are more now. And AROS is now regarded more as an alternative Amiga like OS, even by the early antagonists of the project.
And recently it has becoming more apparent that AROS World is now more useful - and meaningful.
Of course all merit has to go to it's administrators (and users). AROS World is full of well placed and managed news, info and topics - always up to date - that make it to the common user a place to regularly visit.
And although I wasn't fond of it's design at first, I have to reckon its adequate and works like a charm!
Congratulations AROS World admins - You've provided one the finest resource for AROS - keep it going!
So bookmark AROS World now (if you haven't already) and show it some love. It will grow on you!