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[3]: The real history
by Raffaele on Sun 3rd Sep 2006 20:15 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: The real history"
Raffaele
Member since:
2005-11-12

@ the_leander who wrote:

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You really are a credulous bunch. There is no hardware, there was never any hardware and never will be any hardware whilst this current lot are in charge. (I will happily apologise if this turns out to be false, however, given how many "just two more weeks" style comments that have come out of the assess that hold the Amiga IP, I'm on fairly safe ground here).
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Well, start to think the words for an historical phrase with which you should apologize.

We italian amigans are in direct contact with the developers of new hardware (they are italians too) at this site forum:

http://www.ikirsector.it

http://www.ikirsector.it/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6043

(google-translate it if you could not understand italian language)

We discussed a lot in various threads about these new hardware projects, and had lots of anticipation and clues about it all.

Seems true real solid silicon stuff!

I will visit Pianeta Amiga Show in Empoli, and then I will report to you all...

By the way just check "Pianeta Amiga" event site here:

http://www.pianetaamiga.it/eng/index.html

It plain states this:

«During the show there will be the official presentation of codename "Samantha" project. A new PPC hardware platform. More details will be available during the show.»

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RE[4]: The real history
by the_leander on Sun 3rd Sep 2006 20:37 in reply to "RE[3]: The real history"
the_leander Member since:
2005-07-01

We italian amigans are in direct contact with the developers of new hardware (they are italians too) at this site forum:

One word: BoXeR

Untill it is available for purchase, I'll not be making any plans for an apology.

How many prototypes have been released by various folks, only for it to be pulled because of some hitch or other at the last moment?

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RE[5]: The real history
by Raffaele on Sun 3rd Sep 2006 21:21 in reply to "RE[4]: The real history"
Raffaele Member since:
2005-11-12

the_leander wrote:

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One word: BoXeR
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This is an old Boxer machine as released in 2001 (Only ten machines available):

http://www.amigau.com/aig/boxer.html

Sure this new Samantha hardware it could have some points in common with Boxer. I still don't know...

But remember that in 2001 it not existed yet RoHS (Reduction of Hazardous Substances) european law.

This is a clue for you about new Amiga PPC:

http://www.soft3.net/images/firma2.jpg

UHM! RoHS complaint. This new hardware it could be sold worldwide and it will not causes pollution. A must for new market of computers!

I strongly doubt that a BOO-BOO-XER motherboard was so advanced...

I doubt also it has USB ports, PCI, AGP... UHM...!

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Untill it is available for purchase, I'll not be making any plans for an apology.
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We amigans can wait.

We are trained in waiting, and from time to time new hardware came up and grants us lots of satisfactions over skeptical people and flamebaiters.

Edited 2006-09-03 21:38

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