Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Jul 2009 15:30 UTC
Amiga & AROS So we finally meet! You can't imagine how hard I've tried to get my hands on a machine that could run AmigaOS 4 in all its glory. I've never used the Amiga before - not during its heydays, and not during its afterglow - so it meant an unexplored world for me. You can imagine my excitement when ACube Systems, makers of the sam440ep board that runs AmigaOS 4.1, offered a review machine to me, built around their own PowerPC sam440ep flex motherboard.
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tylerdurden
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2009-03-17

and its spirit. Given that they want the few users they have left to pay extra for the "honor" of being able to play .avi files, I am glad to see they Amiga community is being faithful to the spirit of the platform, both the technically brilliant implementations and in the brain dead marketing decisions which eventually turned it into a marginal platform.

If anything, you can always count on the Amiga to find new and creative ways to shoot itself on the foot. That being said, I still long for the days when I used my first amiga. Although I am partial to the old workbench, the new icons/window borders seem too "candyfied" ugh....

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bert64 Member since:
2007-04-23

and its spirit. Given that they want the few users they have left to pay extra for the "honor" of being able to play .avi files, I am glad to see they Amiga community is being faithful to the spirit of the platform, both the technically brilliant implementations and in the brain dead marketing decisions which eventually turned it into a marginal platform.

If anything, you can always count on the Amiga to find new and creative ways to shoot itself on the foot. That being said, I still long for the days when I used my first amiga. Although I am partial to the old workbench, the new icons/window borders seem too "candyfied" ugh....


Yes, back in the mid to late 90s i still used an Amiga, but moved away from it partly due to frustration at being nickle and dimed at every point... They even charged money for a tcp stack and some pretty mediocre web browsers, it was cheaper to emulate a mac (even assuming you bought a legit mac rom set) and run netscape, which was much better than any browser the amiga had.
Also, most of the software required a fairly heavy (by amiga standards) third party gui toolkit that was crippled unless you paid for it...

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