Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 15th May 2010 19:23 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes There's one complaint we here at OSNews get thrown in our faces quite often: what's up with the lack of, you know, operating system news on OSNews? Why so much mobile phone news? Why so much talk of H264, HTML5, and Flash? Where's the juicy news on tomorrow's operating systems? Since it's weekend, I might as well explain why things are the way they are. Hint: it has nothing to do with a lack of willingness.
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Odwalla
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2006-02-01

Ehrm. Amiga have never been dead. You dream its dead, but the fact that companies supports it since dawn of time shows how successfull Amiga have been.


What in the world are you on about? The Amiga died in the late '90s. Production ceased, third party software support, which had been continually declining ended, Commodore went away, and nothing was left but IP sales and broken promises.

No one thinks or beliefs (sic) that Windows would have survived like Amiga have (sic).


Again, what are you on about? Windows goes back to the mid 80s, just like the Amiga. It's common knowledge that Windows is installed on tens of millions of machines worldwide. Amiga OS is installed on what? A few hundred? Maybe a few thousand? Windows survived (whatever you mean by using that term), thrived, and is successful.

Look, the Amiga was great. Over the years I had a 500, a 2000 w/ Video Toaster, a 1200, and a 4000. They were great machines at the time. But, they're gone, dead and buried. There's nothing in WB 4.0 that is so compelling that it would cause me, or the majority of people, to consider trying to find obscure hardware, pay excessive prices, and fiddle about with it all just to use it.

The Amiga's time has come and gone. Even at it's best currently it's an OS and an idea that is out of place in 2010. I look at WB 4.0 and I see WB 3.1. I see 1995. I see concepts and ideas that we've all moved on from. It's not a 2010 computer. It's a nice memory, that's all.

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jgagnon Member since:
2008-06-24

In the world of computers, nothing ever really dies... it is reborn with emulation, if nothing else!

People still use and program for Commodore computers daily. Doesn't that still qualify as life?

If significant market share were a requirement of life then there would never be any new projects because they all start out with zero market share.

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