Bootable AmiKit MK2 (8.5.1) - SPECIAL AMIGA30 YEARS EDITION

October 2015: exclusively available on USB Flash Disk       Christmas 2015: available as a free Digital Download

Bootable AmiKit MK2 (8.5.1) was originally released on a branded solid metal bootable USB flash drive for the Amiga30th birthday party in Neuss/Germany.

 

 

 

 

 

Since this limited collector's item was sold out very quickly, we decided to release this special Amiga30th Years Edition as a free digital download.
 

Now you can use your own flash drive to boot AmiKit anywhere and enjoy its special "Rabbit Hole" feature which enables you to run Linux apps from AmiKit desktop!

Is it FIREFOX on the AmiKit desktop??

This new MK2 edition of the bootable Flash Disk now uses the WinUAE emulator running on a customized Linux distro called AmiPUP.

This concept, paradoxically, is much more stable and actually faster than previous E-UAE edition.

 

The special AmiKit 8.5.1 on the Flash Disk now includes a feature called "Rabbit Hole" which enables you to launch Windows and Linux apps as well as open Amiga document files with them - all this from AmiKit! For example, right-click on AmiKit desktop and select "Welcome to AmiKit" to see what we're talking about.

CONTENT

Portable AmiKit MK2 v8.5.1

  • with Rabbit Hole feature

  • based on WinUAE/Wine emulation

  • AmiPUP Linux host (by Ken Lester)

  • includes Firefox and other software

SPECIAL ADD-ONS

Enrich your AmiKit with ease:

  • ArtiGames with 34 games included

  • ThemeSwitcher with 5 themes for AmiKit

  • Real3D a legendary raytracing program

  • Phenomena particle animation system

  • Tales of Tamar a medieval game

 

EXCLUSIVE PROGRAMS

Specially released or developed for AmiKit:

  • MUI4 (v44.20) installer for OS3.x

  • AmiStart 0.66c

  • EvenMore 0.85

  • ShowAmiga96 2.3d

  • FullPalette 40.23

  • GlobalTrash 1.5a1

  • ReqChange 3.15

BONUS MATERIAL

Plus a nice extra:

  • AmiKit wallpapers

  • AmiKit tutorial videos

  • OS3.9 Patches

 BOOTABLE AMIKIT 8 MK2 (v8.5.1)

SPECIAL AMIGA 30 YEARS EDITION 

FREE DOWNLOAD

For any AmiKit version to work you do need AmigaOS3 and ROM file.

Note that the latest free update for AmiKit 8 is 8.5.3 (or 9.0.2 for Mac)

To access newer updates, please support us and buy new AmiKit XE (v11). Thank you!

INSTALLATION

If you want to upgrade your previous AmiKit flash disk to MK2,

​download an upgrade archive and copy its content to your flash disk.

HOW DOES THE BOOTABLE FLASH DISK WORK?

 

It contains a very small weight "live boot" environment called AmiPUP (created by Ken Lester), which is based on Slacko Puppy Linux distro.

It is visually modified to look like AmiKit and contains WinUAE emulator with all AmiKit files pre-installed.

At boot, AmiPUP loads EVERYTHING into RAM, so all applications load blazing fast! The host system is never touched!

 

IMPORTANT: Portable AmiKit MK2 requires LEGACY boot mode (not only UEFI). Also it does NOT boot on Apple Mac computers!

“This is the real secret of life -- to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.”  (Alan W. Watts)

© 2005-2020 AmiKit project is designed & maintained by Ján Zahurančík (contact)

Visual design, icons and other graphics by Kenneth E. Lester, Jr.

AmiKit includes over 425 pre-installed programs by various contributors.

© 1995 - 2020 WinUAE emulation engine by T. Wilen, et al.