Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 25th Feb 2011 00:09 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Oh. My. God. When I read this, and browsed the website, my face went like this. Do you remember the Amiga? That fun little computer that was miles ahead of its competition, but in recent years has been dragged through the mud by one shady figure after the next? Here's a new one: Amiga, Inc., the one 'run' by Bill McEwen, has partnered with a company called IContain to slap the Amiga logo on a bunch of low-end, incredibly sad products. Whether this is another shady deal I don't know, but worthy of the Amiga? I don't think so. I'm not putting this in the Amiga category, by the way. I refuse to. Forget it. It's going into our generic category. Fitting. Update: As was pointed out over at AmigaWorld.net, not only are these nothing more than brandless OEM products with Photoshopped logos, the website itself is just a standard, unmodified WordPress theme. Oi. Doesn't instil a lot of confidence, now, does it?
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RE: Comment by Dr.Mabuse
by MORB on Fri 25th Feb 2011 09:07 UTC in reply to "Comment by Dr.Mabuse"
MORB
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2005-07-06

Aren't you the guy who made an intro called "D.O.C demo" back in the days? I had it on a compilation of old amiga intros, I liked it a lot back then.

Anyway, regarding the amiga, it was amazing back then. I learnt assembly and C programming on it, etc.

But frankly, the amiga brand has been turned into a joke only a few years after commodore's demise, not just today.

It never really evolved after that, and neither did the people remaining in the amiga community (which included me for some years back then). Nowadays every single thing that was cool about the amiga has been done or superseded by something even cooler elsewhere.

Be wary of nostalgia and its ability to distort past things into looking better than they actually were.

Edited 2011-02-25 09:09 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by Dr.Mabuse
by Dr.Mabuse on Fri 25th Feb 2011 11:03 in reply to "RE: Comment by Dr.Mabuse"
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2009-05-19

I wish I could say it was me - but sadly, no it wasn't. I only ever coded some lame 10kb BBS intros and some half-finished raytracer experiments (chunky2copper technique.) All good fun though.

The demo you have in mind is called "Demons are forever." It was producted by a German demo group called Dr.Mabuse's Orgasm Crackings (D.O.C.) It's still an enjoyable view today IMHO. You have a good memory BTW. :-)

(Sidenote: Dr.Mabuse is a character from a couple of Fritz Lang movies.)

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