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.
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
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
Specially released or developed for AmiKit:
MUI4 (v44.20) installer for OS3.x
Plus a nice extra:
AmiKit tutorial videos
BOOTABLE AMIKIT 8 MK2 (v8.5.1)
SPECIAL AMIGA 30 YEARS EDITION
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)
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!