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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Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Sat 2nd Jun 2012 17:36 UTC
MOS6510
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2011-05-12

My on-line life started on an Amiga 500, using a 2400 baud modem to connect to the Internet.

For some strange reason people who didn't know the Amiga back then always asked if it ran WordPerfect. Which it did.

I'd love to start using an Amiga again as my main computer. Don't have the same feeling for the 2K4 modem though.

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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by zima on Sat 2nd Jun 2012 18:05 in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

AROS is probably the way to go (long-term, at least), if you ever find yourself feeling nostalgic.

Present Amigas (the hardware) are really PCs anyway, just choosing a bit weird CPU for no real benefit.

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Sat 2nd Jun 2012 18:07 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

I find myself ever nostalgic!

The last time I tried Aros it only ran as a live cd. Of course I have real Amigas, but one day they'll break down.

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