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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Careful with that restoring!
by mrAmiga500 on Sun 16th May 2010 00:19 UTC
mrAmiga500
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2009-03-20

I don't understand why the Amiga had to be "carefully restored" to work. It's not like they're vintage cars and you have to work on them for weeks to get them going. The poster of the Groklaw article seems to be surprised that somebody got a computer as old as an Amiga working. ("...someone coming forward with a *working* Amiga, believe it or not..")

I'm posting this using a 1987 Amiga 500 (seriously) - and I didn't even have to carefully restore it.

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RE: Careful with that restoring!
by Kroc on Sun 16th May 2010 10:15 in reply to "Careful with that restoring!"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

zOMG! Screenshot! ;)

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mrAmiga500 Member since:
2009-03-20

zOMG! Screenshot! ;)


I don't know if you're being sarcastic, but if you want a screenshot, here it is:

http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/2646/a500osnews.png

That's my Amiga 500 browsing (tabbed browsing, of course) both OSnews and the Groklaw article. It's only 16 colours, but what can you expect from a 1987 computer?

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