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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The Biggest Joke In the WWW
by transami on Sun 3rd Jun 2012 23:23 UTC
transami
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2006-02-28

The keeper of the Amiga fort have their heads so far up their ass they mistake their (Boing!) balls for brains.

It is so far beyond them to understand that success comes from the commoditization of a platform. If you ask any of the die hards about this, they make a huffing noise and tell you they don't need "those kind" of users. They are so full of themselves and hot air. They actually thought (think) that the X1000 could succeed. Give me a break. Will someone please put a bullet in this thing all ready!

AROS is the ONLY furture Amiga technology has left. Get with it or get lost.

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RE: The Biggest Joke In the WWW
by Megol on Mon 4th Jun 2012 16:56 in reply to "The Biggest Joke In the WWW"
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2011-04-11

The keeper of the Amiga fort have their heads so far up their ass they mistake their (Boing!) balls for brains.

It is so far beyond them to understand that success comes from the commoditization of a platform. If you ask any of the die hards about this, they make a huffing noise and tell you they don't need "those kind" of users. They are so full of themselves and hot air. They actually thought (think) that the X1000 could succeed. Give me a break. Will someone please put a bullet in this thing all ready!

AROS is the ONLY furture Amiga technology has left. Get with it or get lost.


The Amiga is a single processing system without memory protection, something that isn't compatible with future (or even current) platforms. Changing the platform to support even those basic features would make it completely incompatible with Amiga OS.

The only possible real future (as in a thriving platform) went extinct when Gateway decided they wouldn't use QNX.

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RE: The Biggest Joke In the WWW
by zima on Tue 5th Jun 2012 22:08 in reply to "The Biggest Joke In the WWW"
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2005-07-06

AROS is the ONLY furture Amiga technology has left.

Perhaps also Natami. At the very least, it's honest about what makes something an actual Amiga; and overall it seems mostly honest with itself & its place in the world - just like AROS.

Edited 2012-06-05 22:15 UTC

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