Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 18th Jul 2006 22:51 UTC, submitted by Raffaele
Amiga & AROS "In a previous item, we described how the AmigaOS4.0 memory system works in terms of managing memory allocations from the top. However, there is more to allocating memory than that. The object caches of course work on memory that has already been mapped into the virtual memory space. But both the virtual address ranges, as well as the physical memory has to come from a source, too."
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by trezzer on Wed 19th Jul 2006 20:32 UTC
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I don't know what it is about former users, who suddenly feel the need to toll the death bell over a platform they do not use and do no longer care about. It's not going to change a single mind of those who still want to use an Amiga to make music, watch videos, make videos or any of the other tasks you can do on a computer. They use the Amiga and they stick with the Amiga because they want to - not because they have to.

So what good does it do to tell them they should abandon ship? With what the average Amiga user has been through since Commodore's demise I think it's safe to say that scorn and condescending words will not change their minds.

Some people want a future for the Amiga because it's their computer of choice. Some want to see it regain former glory. The latter group will have a hard time while the first can already rejoice. For me using an Amiga is all about having fun with a computer. It used to be about games, then it was about making games and then all the other creative things you can do with one. Can it be done on other platforms? Sure. Can it be done easier? Sure. Why stick with the Amiga? Because it's still fun and because it's somehow inspiring.

That's the reason why a billion death tolls won't change my mind. If the Amiga loses its relevance I'll decide when to ditch it myself, thank you very much.

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