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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antidroid
Member since:
2010-01-05

Lurking around their websites, looks to me like they are a group of computer enthusiasts that like more then just being users/gamers.

They seem to dig right into their common equipment and have fun doing so.

Having the very latest and greatest, new today-obsolete tomorrow hardware doesn't seem to fit in with what they do. Computing.

The users/gamers in their community also seem to be more computer savvy then their contemporaries on other systems.

Many still have, and use, Amigas they bought 20+ years ago, and,, there are a few companies still making new equipment/upgrades for those older computers.

It's fun to them, and that's just cool.

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Zbigniew Member since:
2008-08-28

There's a whole lot of much cheaper equipment, which you can "dig right into". The question is: why should one "dig" into something that expensive, which doesn't seem to offer (am I wrong?) anything that much different, than the other equipment - available at far lower price - worthy of "digging"?

I was pondering, why one would have for his/her "computing" exactly this pricey hardware.

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antidroid Member since:
2010-01-05

Well, you're not crazy, they are.

I'm sure if you go to their house and tell them they are crazy they will simply shrug and reply with something like

'OK. So whats you're point?'

Seems like they're doing what they want to do, on the platform they want to do it on.

You might as well argue politics with a Duck. When you finish the Duck will just go back to doing Duck stuff anyway, even if it agrees with you.

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