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: I miss my Amiga 1200
by SamuraiCrow on Sun 3rd Sep 2006 01:14 UTC in reply to "I miss my Amiga 1200"
SamuraiCrow
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2005-11-19

Hold on to that A1200. It may be that a new PowerPC accelerator in development will plug into the trapdoor slot on the bottom to add AmigaOS 4 capabilities to your classic Amiga.

As for the x86, don't hold your breath too long. There are too many endian dependancies in this "white boxed" operating system to get decent performance out of the little-endian intels. (Every other instruction executed would be a BSWAP opcode to make the Intel work like a big-endian machine.) If you don't mind having no binary compatibility with all your old A1200 games except EUAE, then there's AROS but that's another story altogether.

BTW, you should get the Mac version of EUAE and run Amiga OS 3.x on that.

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