Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 18th Aug 2017 22:21 UTC
Amiga & AROS

Amiga Love has had a few articles on getting various Commodore machines back online and into the BBS world. From C64s to Amiga 500s (et al) as well as the terminal programs we use; PETSCII capable (i, ii) in case you're trying to hit an C64 BBS from your Amiga or ANSI capable, like A-Talk III, for most other boards. There are a lot of options out there, and the BBS scene is vastly smaller than back in the day, but it's not dead by any stretch. Oh no, dear reader, it is not dead. (I see four lights!) If anything, the interest in this form of socializing and connecting seems to be growing lately as hardware options become easier to build and less expensive to source.

Tonight, I finally got my Amiga 1000 online for the first time ever and connected to some of my favorite BBSes. And oh my god, have you ever seen a more beautiful sight? I doubt it. Well, at least not for about 30 years, give or take.

About 2000 years from now, Amiga will be the object of a world religion. It just cannot die.

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RE[2]: $$$
by henderson101 on Mon 21st Aug 2017 08:56 UTC in reply to "RE: $$$"
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My dream machine is a BeBox...

The BeBox is woefully underpowered and has pretty much no software being made for it anymore, due to the MetroWerks compiler it used. I had a 66MHz one for about 3 years. I loved it. It was my prize possession. But I also has a Power Mac 9500 200/MP (stock dual 604e processors, fully hardware SMP, unlike the 603's in the BeBox that needed extra software to do true SMP), which I got first thinking I'd never get a chance to buy a BeBox, and it just made the BeBox look so horribly slow under BeOS R5. It was very sad. The 120 would have been better, but it was still way, way slower than the Mac. Last time I booted the PM, it also seemed really really slow, so I'd say the BeBox would have been like treacle by now. I ended up selling in circa 2007 for more than I paid for it (plus I retained a load of extra books and stuff that came with it.) Back then the 66 sold for over £400, and to be honest, it is probably worth closer to £1000 now, given the rarity and the collectors market.

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