Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 15th May 2010 08:49 UTC, submitted by kragil
Amiga & AROS A few weeks ago, Novell and Red Hat jointly fended off a patent infringement suit thrown their way by a patent troll. The patent in question more or less came down to the concept of virtual desktops - and thanks to Groklaw, several people helped in finding cases of prior art. The most interesting one of all? A carefully restored and working Amiga 1000 demonstrated to the judge and jury.
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AmigaOS is still one of the most advanced pieces of software out there ... sad really, because it is 26 years old.

It's pretty cool that using an amiga helped fend off a patent troll and I respect that. It might be the last useful thing the amiga ever does, and it certainly is the first useful thing it did in the last 15 years.

However calling AmigaOS "the most advanced piece of software out there" is displaying a scary disconnection with reality.

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