Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 23rd Oct 2011 16:58 UTC
Amiga & AROS Big news from the Amiga world this weekend. That stubborn bunch are holding AmiWest 2011 this weekend, and it's been one heck of an eventful little, uh, event. Not only will the AmigaOne X1000 start shipping by year's end, Hyperion also announced something many in the Amiga world have been waiting for for a long time: an Amiga laptop. Update: Steven Solie, AmigaOS' team lead, also held a presentation about the past, present, and future of AmigaOS. The team is working on some pretty interesting stuff - protected address space, multicore support, USB3, new printing subsystem, and much more.
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RE: Hefty price?
by vidarh on Mon 24th Oct 2011 08:20 UTC in reply to "Hefty price?"
vidarh
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2011-10-14

The expensive part is where the hardware is manufactured in really small volumes because it's a niche product. Not a terribly big deal, as the current and potential market for AmigaOS compatible hardware isn't particularly price sensitive these days - people who want something cheap have either left or gone for AROS or MorphOS.

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RE[2]: Hefty price?
by zima on Fri 28th Oct 2011 10:24 in reply to "RE: Hefty price?"
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2005-07-06

MorphOS also had this problem for most of its existence; certainly in times when it was almost making some noise. Meanwhile, AROS wasn't usable (even now it barely is)

This phenomena, targeting niche & expensive routes of hardware, seemingly almost as if on some kind of principle, isn't just "not a terribly big deal, as..." - it's what hammered the nail in the coffin of Amiga, over the last ~1.5 decade.
A major reason for the following enjoyed by Amiga, in some places, is because it was a damn good deal.

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