Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 2nd Jun 2012 02:21 UTC, submitted by rohan_p
Amiga & AROS Good interview with Steven Solie - this bit stood out to me: "Although Hyperion has been using serial numbers for copies of AmigaOS since 4.0, it won't reveal sales numbers. Solie's 'personal guess' is that the system has 2000-5000 users. 'If you include all the various Amiga clones and emulators we would probably be talking about around 10000 users [in] total,' he adds, 'it is really difficult to judge because a majority of the users are rather quiet.'" Fascinating number - lower than I anticipated.
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Fascinating number - higher than I expected
by rubmon on Sat 2nd Jun 2012 12:00 UTC
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I understand the developer wants to be believe there are 2000-5000 users, but I think those numbers are too optimistic. Judging from activity on the most popular community and download sites, the number of OS4 users is more likely to be in the hundreds.

Commercial Amiga activity over the last decade has been about selling to existing users instead of attracting nw ones. Combine that with users going away for new hobbies or "financial reprioritizing", and that number will tend to go down, not up.

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