Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Aug 2015 22:06 UTC, submitted by BloopFloop
Amiga & AROS

The story of the Amiga family of microcomputers is akin to that of a musical band that breaks up after one incandescent, groundbreaking album: the band may be forgotten by many, but the cognoscenti can discern its impact on work produced decades later.

So the Amiga 30 event held at Silicon Valley's Computer History Museum in late July was more than a commemoration of some interesting technology of the past. It was also a celebration of the Amiga's persistent influence on personal computing.

The Amiga was easily 10 years ahead of its time. Too bad the good ones rarely win. This is also a good moment to repost the 8-part series on the Amiga at Ars.

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RE: Well
by spudley99 on Tue 18th Aug 2015 08:23 UTC in reply to "Well"
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But software-wise, in may respects, it had an extremely primitive OS that caused endless problems for our users (no real memory protection for one) Commodore was pretty good at putting lipstick on the thing though, but the OS kernel was pretty bad.

The OS didn't have memory protection because the 68000 processor doesn't have memory protection. That's not the fault of the OS or the developers.

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