Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Nov 2010 18:00 UTC
Amiga & AROS Always wanted to own the IP and trademarks of one of the most innovative computer brands in history? A brand carried by a computer which was easily ten years ahead of its time, capable of multitasking (in colour) with multiple resolutions displayed at the same time, while Windows were still windows and the Mac couldn't hold more than 8 pages in its word processor on its single-tasking monochrome operating system? Yes, Bill McEwen's Amiga, Inc. is selling the Amiga trademark and all associated IP. It's not like the guy was doing anything with it anyway.
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It's a good brand
by biffuz on Wed 3rd Nov 2010 22:54 UTC
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Member since:
2006-03-27

If I had the money, I would buy the brand, splat it over a bunch of gaming themed PCs, and do a lot of advertisement. They would sell like hot cakes at a 30% higher price than anybody else, making me rich.
That's the only thing to do with such a brand.

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RE: It's a good brand
by tylerdurden on Thu 4th Nov 2010 00:45 in reply to "It's a good brand"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

riiiight...

Simple question: would you buy a PeeCee for yourself with a markup of over 30% just for the name "Amiga" in its case?

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RE[2]: It's a good brand
by Raffaele on Thu 4th Nov 2010 01:30 in reply to "RE: It's a good brand"
Raffaele Member since:
2005-11-12

riiiight... Simple question: would you buy a PeeCee for yourself with a markup of over 30% just for the name "Amiga" in its case?


If you load the APC (Amiga branded PC) with plenty of software (i.e. good Amiga games) maybe you can sell it with enough high revenues...

The new Commodore International based in Netherlands made lots of money with C64TV loaded with just only 30 games...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_International#Post-Commodore....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C64_Direct-to-TV

But they stopped this line too early and preferred to sell el-cheapo boxes of blank CDs branded with the name "Commodore" and ordinary MP3 readers (equipped with bugged earphones) and this made them going downunder...

Only their subsidiary Commodore Gaming survived.

They still produce high powerful multicore-x86 computers equipped with top-class graphic cards, and these computers are aimed at gaming crazy extreme core gamres and modders.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_Gaming

The idea of selling PCs as Amigas is not bad as if you can imagine it.

Just think of a PC enough good for anyday usage, enough powerful for no-resource-requesting X86 games, and capable to boot with Windows, but it has also a bootloader to switch to Amiga emulator and offering almost 100 or 200 licensed ancient Amiga games.

Edited 2010-11-04 01:48 UTC

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RE[2]: It's a good brand
by biffuz on Thu 4th Nov 2010 12:36 in reply to "RE: It's a good brand"
biffuz Member since:
2006-03-27

riiiight...

Simple question: would you buy a PeeCee for yourself with a markup of over 30% just for the name "Amiga" in its case?


No :-)

But there are a lot of people out there who will. And that's what matter if you are the one who sell.

Cold logic.

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RE: It's a good brand
by bugjacobs on Thu 4th Nov 2010 02:01 in reply to "It's a good brand"
bugjacobs Member since:
2009-01-03

Apparently this is the Commodore USA plan :-) ?

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RE[2]: It's a good brand
by Raffaele on Thu 4th Nov 2010 02:19 in reply to "RE: It's a good brand"
Raffaele Member since:
2005-11-12

Apparently this is the Commodore USA plan :-) ?


Who knows?

They claim they will equip these keyboard computers branded as Amigas, but still none has seen any real thing, just photos of X86 keyboard computers stolen from other sites.

At CommodoreUSA site they claim they will support AROS and their Amiga branded X86 computers will support AROS, but none has heard AROS developers being requested to create drivers for these new machines, and sure CommodoreUSA is still not supporting officially the development of AROS by donations of funds.

And I want to point to Mr Klu9 that THIS is a really casus of vaoprware firm selling vaporware products, just buying "the name" brand (TM) and announcing thing without showing any solid silicon ral products.

Also the fact that, in the beginning, CommodoreUSA was claiming on their site they are about to sell X86 computers good at running Apple Mac OSX too (this advice was immediately erased from the site then), made these people from so-called CommodoreUSA to sound really very phony.

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