Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 2nd Sep 2006 19:43 UTC, submitted by Saad
Amiga & AROS The Amiga changed the computer industry. It was based on a multitasking operating system, rivaled the graphics power of some workstations and was affordable enough for home users. Unfortunately, Commodore struggled to maintain Amiga's lead, and through a number of bizarre business decisions (refusing to license the Amiga design to Sun), went bankrupt. Read about the history of the Commodore Amiga at Low End Mac.
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The real history
by trezzer on Sat 2nd Sep 2006 20:04 UTC
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Since the article is inaccurate in places I'll just sum up the relevant parts here and correct some factual errors:

The Amiga was a computer with custom chips that were very advanced and made it a very capable computer. Its multitasking abilities helped set it aside from the cheaper Atari ST range of computers of the same era. It was wildly popular due to its large selection of games and software even though it was hardly advertised, yet Commodore still managed to run the operation into the ground in an impressive manner. Today the legacy lives on in PPC based computers and the company called Amiga Inc. is working on Amiga Anywhere which, despite its name, has nothing to do with the original Amiga systems. The operating system is being reworked by Hyperion Entertainment while hardware is being produced by third parties.


Edited 2006-09-02 20:07

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