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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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by leech on Sat 15th May 2010 19:20 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
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The only thing the Atari ST(e) beat the Amiga in was also the same thing that caused it to suck more. That was that the OS was so simple a freaking monkey could figure it out (actually the guy who sold me the Atari Mega STe said that very thing!)

The original Atari ST was spanked in so many reasons by the Amiga.

This is coming from someone who has had an Atari Mega STe, Atari TT030 and Atari 1040 ST.

I now also have an Amiga 4000 ;)

The real slap to the face was that basically the Atari 8-Bits crushed the C64 in capability. But the tricky part was that Jack Trammiel had been head of Commodore when the C64 was made, and then he took those same philosphies of making computers over to Atari when he took that over and made the Atari ST.

The guys who made the atari 8-bit mostly went over to Commodore / Amiga. So really my true fandom is of the Atari 8-bit / Amiga.

It's just at the time I hadn't known about all that. Which is why I finally eBay'd an A4000, and I've put a Radeon in it, and network card ;)

I should test the workspace switching on my TFT, I'm pretty sure it worked last time..

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