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]: Huh?
by Nezumi on Sun 3rd Sep 2006 12:25 UTC in reply to "RE: Huh?"
Nezumi
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2006-04-02

As an ex-Amiga enthusiast, a few things spring to mind. Virtual Memory is one. I believe that a 3rd party app was available for Amiga's with a non-EC CPU. I also understand that VM is a standard _now_. In the 3.1 days Amiga's did not have widespread resolution and colour depth abstraction. I seem to remember that 3rd party cards were available, and that apps could be written to use them. This, however was not a standard feature. In my mind, by the time 486DX class PC's were affordable the Amiga was stagnant and I left the platform. I still have very fond memories though, and it will always have a special place in my heart.

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RE[3]: Huh?
by twenex on Sun 3rd Sep 2006 14:28 in reply to "RE[2]: Huh?"
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2006-04-21

Amen brother.

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