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[4]: The real history
by the_leander on Sun 3rd Sep 2006 20:37 UTC 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:

>>>
One word: BoXeR
>>>

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...!

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

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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RE[6]: The real history
by the_leander on Mon 4th Sep 2006 11:15 in reply to "RE[5]: The real history"
the_leander Member since:
2005-07-01

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

Erm, hate to point this out, but the BoXeR never made it out of prototyping - there were endless revisions but it was never released. I can't understand why this is so hard for you to get into your skulls....

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

You really don't get it do you? Amazing. Ok, I'll spell it out for you:

There have been many people who created prototypes for their vision of the "next generation Amiga" that never got beyond that point. BoXeR was just one of the more clever ones.

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

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

.... It's not about hardware, it was never about hardware. It's about people announcing (sometimes with pictures, sometimes with non live shows of hardware) kit that never makes it to the production line.

I have to conclude at this point you are either retarded or...

"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. "

... Nevermind, you answered for me.

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