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[8]: Well
by tonyyeb on Tue 18th Aug 2015 12:24 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Well"
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"I think you are unfair. How many OSes even had preemptive multitasking at the same time as Amiga? Sure Mainframes had it, and Unix - but both where very very expensive.

Thom's "10 years ahead" claim wasn't qualified by cost.

It was 10 years ahead of its time for an operating system for a £400 computer. And much better than what you could get for some £1,000+ computers too.

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