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[3]: LOWER than you expected?
by Megol on Sun 3rd Jun 2012 18:31 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: LOWER than you expected?"
Megol
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IMHO what made it special was the combination of software and hardware. Most people used their Amigas as game machines and games was almost exclusively hardware banging. When the coupling between hardware and software were "broken" on later systems there were no longer any reason to use Amigas instead of inexpensive x86 machines running Windows 95...

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