Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Oct 2007 06:44 UTC
Amiga & AROS Bill McEwen of Amiga, Inc. writes in a public letter: "Over the last several months and in fact couple of years, Amiga has continued our software and business development and generally kept quiet. This path of quietness was chosen so that we communicated only when there was a development that culminated in a product that could be purchased. In recent weeks, our being quiet has been interpreted as weakness or an open invitation to attempt harming our business relationships and opportunities with partners and customers."
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Bore!
by ncorreia on Wed 3rd Oct 2007 14:06 UTC
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2007-05-01

IMHO the status quo is on the consumer market itself as a whole:

- We've had only three competing major players in the OS arena at least for the last five years, all with comparable strengths
- Apple's rise in popularity and haul to x86, Intel's Centrino and AMD64/EM64T furthered that ISA's stranglehold on the market

So things really aren't very interesting because platforms are stagnated, and I think we're far from a saturated market.

It's a shame companies like Amiga don't move and provide alternative platforms that are interesting, viable, to spice this thing up.

In the early 80s we had dozens of consumer-grade platforms with little to no interoperability or compatibility, but that's no longer a concern nowadays; we really could use more choices.

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