Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 15th May 2010 08:49 UTC, submitted by kragil
Amiga & AROS A few weeks ago, Novell and Red Hat jointly fended off a patent infringement suit thrown their way by a patent troll. The patent in question more or less came down to the concept of virtual desktops - and thanks to Groklaw, several people helped in finding cases of prior art. The most interesting one of all? A carefully restored and working Amiga 1000 demonstrated to the judge and jury.
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Kroc
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2005-11-10

Edit: I know you said 2001, but Amiga was well dead by then (Commodore folded in 1994). After 1994 the Amiga ceased to be up to date. If you were developing for it in 2001, then _of course_ you were used to the improvements to general computing (in Windows/Linux) that had happened since then.

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I had to play around with my system files, and to do some hardcore troubleshooting all the time to do the most trivial things. What you describe is some kind of ideal situation that never held true in practice.


That was computing in the ’80s. It was not limited to just the Amiga.

Oh, and I can't remember the last time I had to install a driver in linux.


Did you ever install a driver on Linux in the ’80s?

Edited 2010-05-15 13:49 UTC

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MORB Member since:
2005-07-06

That was computing in the ’80s. It was not limited to just the Amiga.


In the case of amigaos it was computing in the 8Os, the 90s and up until 2001 when I stopped using one.

Anyway, how does it helps the case that "AmigaOS is one of the most advanced piece of software" despite being 26 years old?

Did you ever install a driver on Linux in the ’80s?

Considering that the first public version of the linux kernel was released in 1991, I'm pretty sure that no one ever did.

Edited 2010-05-15 13:52 UTC

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Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

Considering that the first public version of the linux kernel was released in 1991, I'm pretty sure that no one ever did.


"In case you can't tell, I'm being sarcastic."

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Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

Did you ever install a driver on Linux in the ’80s?

*shudder*

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Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

I was being sarcastic given that the parent was not comparing like for like.

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