Oh Pooh, the bother
>Amiga was uninterested in improving it's own "Workbench" Os
There's no such thing as "Workbench OS". The Workbench was the visual metaphor; like "Desktop" is to Windows. The Amiga OS is called just that. Don't confuse it with Intuition either. Or Exec.
>To those that are unaware, Amiga's new Os was supposed to be based on Tao's Intent.
That's not quite correct. The idea was to deliver compact, Amiga-like software and an "Amiga-like experience" on small lower-power systems. Ideally it would have eventually used virtual instructions for a sort of hardware-agnostic platform, in a similar idea of portability like Java or even TrueBASIC. In essense it was going to be a bit like UAE in that you could hopefully/eventually run Amiga software with it on lots of different things. This was Amiga Inc's interest anyway - what counts as "Amiga software" is open to interpretation. It would have been handy for the "new Amiga" since it isn't really an Amiga at all (much like how modern Macs are more or less just IBM clones running a unix derivative with bundled Mac emulators). The OS wasn't going to be based on Intent.
I'd like to know from Jasmine what exactly the real poop is on the specific former Amiga and Tao/Intent plans. There was so much marketroid BS flying that it was hard to read between the lines.