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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RE[2]: LOWER than you expected?
by zima on Sat 2nd Jun 2012 18:52 UTC in reply to "RE: LOWER than you expected?"
zima
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If they would open it up for more PPC hardware, there would be far more installs of it if the hardware wasn't so expensive and rare.

That didn't really seem to help MorphOS much, with its 2-3 year old support for some surplus PPC Macs which can be had for peanuts.
(overall, http://www.osnews.com/permalink?520468 )

Maybe once they release that rumored netbook...

Last I heard about it, it was some already sort of available Chinese OEM netbook (smartbook?) ...which, with AmigaOS 4 blessing, will get 2-3x price up-mark (well, would be in keeping with more recent Amiga traditions, at least)

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