Linked by Kroc Camen on Tue 22nd Jun 2010 12:46 UTC
Amiga & AROS The fabled Amiga X1000 has been spotted in the wild, in the homeliest of places--Station X, a.k.a Bletchley Park. "The AmigaOne X1000 is a custom dual core PowerPC board with plenty of modern ports and I/O interfaces. It runs AmigaOS 4, and is supported by Hyperion, a partner in the project. The most interesting bit, though, is the use of an 500Mhz XCore co-processor, which the X1000's hardware designer describes as a descendant of the transputer - once the great hope of British silicon." With thanks to Jason McGint, 'Richard' and Pascal Papara for submissions.
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Amiga died because...
by leo_ on Fri 25th Jun 2010 07:35 UTC
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- Amiga died because it took them 7 (!!!) years to come with a major upgrade to the chipset which was already outdated when released (AGA): even the sound was still 8bit...

- Amiga died because their userinterface still came with 2 colors icons, 2:1 ratio for most widgets,... Come on! In 1993 people weren't using TVs anymore with their computers, and most (PC/Macs) came with graphics adaptaters capable of displaying 800 x 600 x thousand colors at acceptable speed. The Amiga workbench was unusable in 640x480x8bit... Not talking about the flicker-free DBLPAL/DBLNTSC modes.

- Amiga died because they couldn't keep on improving (look at what Apple did with the iPhone since the first version...). Replacing Irvin with some better men wouldn't have changed anything with such weak products.

I understand Amigans don't plan on taking over the world. But then they should consider stop thinking their computer is ruling this world... Cause that what it sounds.

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