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Amiga & AROS

Ars Technica has released another excellent article in their series on the Amiga. This article covers the beginning of the post-Commodore world, starting with Escom and ending with the beginning of Amiga Inc.

Commodore International declared itself insolvent on April 29, 1994 under Chapter 7 of US bankruptcy law. Ordinarily, this would have been followed immediately by an auction of all the company’s assets. However, Commodore’s Byzantine organizational structure - designed to serve as a tax shelter for financier Irving Gould - made this process far more lengthy and complicated than it should have been.

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Still alive
by judgen on Tue 14th Nov 2017 00:58 UTC
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2006-07-12

News always like to proclaim the death of the amiga, and we have come this far (a decade without a parent company), The software is great, it still have unbeatable features, it is not designed by a horny teenager that like flat stuff. I myself prefer Morphos, but dag nabbit; it is a system for the masses, not the classes.

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RE: Still alive
by avgalen on Tue 14th Nov 2017 10:12 UTC in reply to "Still alive"
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2010-09-23

News always like to proclaim the death of the amiga, and we have come this far (a decade without a parent company), The software is great, it still have unbeatable features, it is not designed by a horny teenager that like flat stuff. I myself prefer Morphos, but dag nabbit; it is a system for the masses, not the classes.

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^^The above post was either written by a horny teenager, or by a guy that became older but dag nabbit he never grew up while turning elitist ;) . Thanks for making me smile

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RE: Still alive
by zima on Wed 15th Nov 2017 01:03 UTC in reply to "Still alive"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Still alive? Sort of... However, each time I see Amiga news I'm reminded of this BBC story ;) http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-manchester-28483217

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Commodore UK was the only real hope
by Vanders on Tue 14th Nov 2017 11:50 UTC
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2005-07-06

With only thirty-six hours to go before the end of the auction, New Star told Commodore UK that it was backing out of the deal. Without enough money to guarantee the continuation of the business, David Pleasance withdrew his bid.

sigh

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Heh
by zima on Thu 16th Nov 2017 23:25 UTC
zima
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2005-07-06

Had a dream today in sort of future Blade Runner setting, and in it... Commodore was still alive! ;) Only a dream... ;)

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