Linked by Kroc Camen on Tue 22nd Jun 2010 12:46 UTC
Amiga & AROS The fabled Amiga X1000 has been spotted in the wild, in the homeliest of places--Station X, a.k.a Bletchley Park. "The AmigaOne X1000 is a custom dual core PowerPC board with plenty of modern ports and I/O interfaces. It runs AmigaOS 4, and is supported by Hyperion, a partner in the project. The most interesting bit, though, is the use of an 500Mhz XCore co-processor, which the X1000's hardware designer describes as a descendant of the transputer - once the great hope of British silicon." With thanks to Jason McGint, 'Richard' and Pascal Papara for submissions.
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aliquis
Member since:
2005-07-23

Well, kinda it was .. I assume? With both better audio and more RAM and later AAA/Hombre atleast there would had been a path forward.

Or not at all technical flaws thanks to poor management?

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bugjacobs Member since:
2009-01-03

Amiga started really good, but went south gradually due to crappy management and marketing.

And technically the A1200 should have had a better graphics chipset and a '030 processor plus atleast 16 meg (chip)-ram. And of course a better audiosystem ..

And even though I have those complaints on some technical advancements missing, I ask why do you think people still remember Amiga ? If not in part for its technical qualities ? Were not all flat earthers ... ! :-D

Why would people marvel over it more than 15-20 years after it went out of production if it still didnt have something that current systems miss ? And this is true for the Commodore 8 bits as well ..

However. Its classics for me. Nextgen Amiga is either NatAmi or AROS for me .. I will never afford 1500 quid for x1000 .. And if NatAmi never happens, and my classic Amigas break.. Then WinUAE it is for the remaining nostalgia ...

Edited 2010-06-23 06:55 UTC

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aliquis Member since:
2005-07-23

WinUAE is most likely the best Amiga there ever will be, sad but true. Compared to all the modern wannabes atleast it can run the old software ..

Regarding C64 and Amiga vs everything else I think three reasons people liked them where:
1) Simple as consoles
2) Price
3) No need to upgrade or worry about specs because everyone else had the same machine.

The Wii got more or less 10 year old specs soon, people still enjoy it, a computer of similar complexity could still be used to browse the web somewhat, would have had plenty of hacks and people could still be playing the last 10 years of games on it.

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