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]: I miss my Amiga 1200
by the_leander on Sun 3rd Sep 2006 20:42 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I miss my Amiga 1200"
the_leander
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2005-07-01

"IIRC, there are already 2 PPC accelerator boards for the a1200... one by a company claled 'blizzard' i think, it was a PPC and a 68k 060. And AOS4 already runs on it."

There were several models of PPC bearing accelerators by Phase 5 - the Blizzard for the A1200's, and the Cyberstorm for the A3000/4000, when Phase 5 died, DCE took over and screwed everyone when their boards were shown to be unstable and badly made pieces of junk.

You are unlikely to meet any long time Amiga user who bought one of these things that didn't have a failure with them at some point...

There was at one point a G3 bearing prototype doing the rounds for the A1200, which didn't have a 68k cpu onboard, but offered compatability through software emulation built into a rom.... It, like so many other projects was dropped.

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RE[4]: I miss my Amiga 1200
by helf on Mon 4th Sep 2006 17:23 in reply to "RE[3]: I miss my Amiga 1200"
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

oh ok, cool.

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