Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 12th Jan 2004 05:21 UTC, submitted by Simon Strandgaard
OSNews, Generic OSes When new operating systems gets designed today, great systems such as Amiga, Atari and VMS, seems to get overlooked in regard to their original features not found on other OSes. It might be time to collect and categorize those special unique features under the great/lost ideas wiki, so new OSes don't have to re-invent the wheel and re-innovate.
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Amiga was not too early
by djame on Mon 12th Jan 2004 15:45 UTC

It was very successfull in a lot of domain, but the horse power of the pc has killed it while the power of amiga was not growing so fast.... remember while Apple launched the powerpc line, and the wintel word was growing with all the 486DX2-66 stuff, the most powerfull amiga (in standard) was the amiga 4000 with only a 68030 (of course, the system was hyper reactive but for brut force it started to date a little)... If you add the fact that the commodore division litterraly burned money (remeber Irving Gould buying its own jet with the commodore money ?) or in order to compete with the CDI or with the 16 bits console of this days (genesis and snes) with the CD32........
In french, we'll say 'ils couraient trop de lievres la fois' (they ran too many race in the same time)

But I'll never forget the first time I saw an amiga 1000 in action running Deluxe Paint and PerfectSound in the same time.... Deluxe paint was playing an animation while Perfectsoud was replaying perfectly a Prince's song (batman)