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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The AmigaOS was not the only great thing
by darkcoder on Sun 16th May 2010 23:42 UTC
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What made the Amiga so good was not only it's OS, but how well it was integrated with the computer chipset. That end up making a very responsive system, that was able to manage multiple applications (windowed or fullscreen) with only 7.16 Mhz. Something the likes of Apple and IBM were not be able to imitate until years later and using 3-5x the processing power (i386, 68020/030).

I still remember the first time I saw a Mac Plus (comparable hardware/software to the A500 I had) in the university... "I can't do anything while formating a floppy or copying files on a disk? ... What a pile of crap.

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