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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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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tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

How did you manage the 692x482 resolution with more than 4 colors on an A500?

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mrAmiga500 Member since:
2009-03-20

How did you manage the 692x482 resolution with more than 4 colors on an A500?


Overscan and 3.0 ROM. Overscan goes up to 720x482, but 692x482 is the maximum size I can get on an NTSC 1080 monitor. It's possible to get the same overscan using 1.3 ROM, but 4 colours is the maximum - unless you use a fancy copper rainbow program, like in this WB 1.3 screenshot:
http://www.amiga.org/gallery/images/2187/1_2174.png

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