Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 2nd Sep 2006 19:43 UTC, submitted by Saad
Amiga & AROS The Amiga changed the computer industry. It was based on a multitasking operating system, rivaled the graphics power of some workstations and was affordable enough for home users. Unfortunately, Commodore struggled to maintain Amiga's lead, and through a number of bizarre business decisions (refusing to license the Amiga design to Sun), went bankrupt. Read about the history of the Commodore Amiga at Low End Mac.
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RE[2]: The real history
by trezzer on Sat 2nd Sep 2006 22:31 UTC in reply to "RE: The real history"
trezzer
Member since:
2006-01-05

"Should read: The operating system was being reworked by Hyperion, however due to screwups by Eyetech and Amiga Inc licencing issues, it is highly unlikely that new hardware will be produced."

Hardly.

Stay tuned for Big Bash 4 (September 16th) and Pianeta Amiga (23rd and 24th of September) for hardware news.

"Currently, the only way to experience the Amiga is through software emulation with UAE. It is likely that this will be the only way for future generations to try this once great name in computing history."

Not exactly true. Those who bought boards when they were available are now running AmigaOS 4. Those who didn't have had a far too long wait, though.

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RE[3]: The real history
by nicholas on Sat 2nd Sep 2006 22:42 in reply to "RE[2]: The real history"
nicholas Member since:
2005-07-07

"Stay tuned for Big Bash 4 (September 16th)"

Yeah, just "2 more weeks" (TM) (c) (r)

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RE[4]: The real history
by trezzer on Sat 2nd Sep 2006 22:52 in reply to "RE[3]: The real history"
trezzer Member since:
2006-01-05

Personally I'm more interested in the Pianeta Amiga announcement, so I'll up it with a handful of extra days. Sorry that it ruins the long-running joke 8)

Big Bash should only bring news about the Amy product (and hopefully once and for all show whether they're serious about it) while Pianeta Amiga will bring something entirely new apparently.

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