Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Apr 2010 10:01 UTC
Mac OS X Over the weekend, a rumour spread like wildfire through Apple and Mac circles which stated that starting with Mac OS X 10.7, Apple would introduce the App Store model to the Mac, allowing only Apple-approved applications to run. It became apparent to me right away that this was a load of nonsense, and for once, I was right: Steve Jobs has personally dismissed the rumour.
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RE[4]: Comment by Kroc
by MadRat on Mon 26th Apr 2010 16:01 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Kroc"
MadRat
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2006-02-17

Amiga was only king for a few tasks by 1990. The rest of us moved to more flexible architectures by then. I was typing my college papers on my parent's 286 with 1MB of RAM, a sucky copy of Win3.0, and using qemm. Seems like qemm was mandatory to see beyond the 640K limit back then. I do remember Win3 crashed about every hour so I got paranoid about saving regularly. Hard to remember some of that stuff we had to go through to be on the edge.

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RE[5]: Comment by Kroc
by tmcd35 on Mon 26th Apr 2010 17:27 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Kroc"
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2010-04-26

Amiga was misunderstood, mis-sold, written off as a games machine and certainly not bettered by any OS until long after it's death.

We had to wait for Windows '95 and BEOS before anyone else reached the loft standards set by the Amiga let alone eclipse them.

Apple were still struggling to get close to AmigaOS 3.1 with MacOS 9 - There was a good reason for them buying out NeXT, MacOS was at an evolutionary dead end.

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