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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RE: The real history
by the_leander on Sat 2nd Sep 2006 21:38 UTC in reply to "The real history"
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"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"

Not so in the US, it was a bit player there.

"Today the legacy lives on in PPC based computers and the company called Amiga Inc."

Should read: There were several attempts to resurect the Amiga, with the latest attempt being from a company called "Amiga Inc", who after several blunders, lies and general mismanagement are now insolvent.

"The operating system is being reworked by Hyperion Entertainment while hardware is being produced by third parties."

Should read: The operating system was being reworked by Hyperion, however due to screwups by Eyetech and Amiga Inc licencing issues, it is highly unlikely that new hardware will be produced.

Currently, the only way to experience the Amiga is through software emulation with UAE. It is likely that this will be the only way for future generations to try this once great name in computing history.

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