Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Feb 2008 19:58 UTC
Amiga & AROS Ars has published part VI in their series of articles on the history of the Amiga. "When a corporation is bleeding money, often the only way to save it is to drastically lower fixed expenses by firing staff. Commodore had lost over USD 300 million between September 1985 and March 1986, and over USD 21 million in March alone. Commodore's new CEO, Thomas Rattigan, was determined to stop the bleeding."
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RE: The Amiga UNIX workstation
by csixty4 on Tue 12th Feb 2008 13:28 UTC in reply to "The Amiga UNIX workstation"
csixty4
Member since:
2007-10-08

To their credit, they did produce a run of A3000UX machines in '91. They were Amiga 3000s with a 25MHz 030, extra RAM (2mb chip, 8mb fast), an ethernet card (A2065), a tape drive, and a three-button mouse.

They ran Amiga Unix, based on AT&T System 5 R4 (might have been Coherent again). The graphics specs weren't as good as the 900's, but the processor and memory were a nice boost.

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Downix Member since:
2007-08-21

Sun liked the A3000UX so much they tried to license them from Commodore for an entry-level SunOS machine.

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-ujb- Member since:
2005-10-21

The graphics specs weren't as good as the 900's, but the processor and memory were a nice boost.


There was also a gfx card for the 3000UX available which enhanced the Amiga's ECS resolution. I have still the broschure around at home. Sad it didn't really took off. Like so much else in Amigaland.

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