Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Jun 2012 00:40 UTC, submitted by rohan_p
Amiga & AROS "Icaros Desktop is an effort to build a modern Amiga-compatible operating system for standard x86 hardware. It's a distribution built atop AROS, which is an open source effort to create a system compatible at the API level with the AmigaOS 3.x series. I recently had a chat to the creator of Icaros, Paolo Besser, about the creation of the OS and why Amiga continues to inspire people today."
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RE[6]: Hmmm
by zima on Wed 20th Jun 2012 11:09 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Hmmm"
zima
Member since:
2005-07-06

Maybe in the UK - Amiga also had a very long life as a budget machine in less affluent places (but, yeah, let's just extrapolate local bubbles without 2nd thought; obviously those who wonder about wider picture, plus point out what can be seen in surplus channels, "argue" about something they know nothing about). And...

You don't see Amiga's sold with external floppy drives because they fetch more when sold separate [...] Your arguing over something you obviously know nothing about!

...doesn't address why those drives are comparably rare (that could be a good reason why something always fetches quite high prices), either way.

And one didn't and doesn't use a external floppy to copy shop bought games

I very specifically wrote "personal anecdotes only go so far ...might be also a difference between places, how one just got copied games at ~shops here" - I've never even seen an original Amiga game, ever.
~Shops sold "pirated" games - but, really, the copyright didn't even apply to software until 1994 or so (and afterwards, the enforcement was lax for a few years)

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RE[7]: Hmmm
by Sauron on Wed 20th Jun 2012 11:11 in reply to "RE[6]: Hmmm"
Sauron Member since:
2005-08-02

Not rare at all. just look on Ebay and Amibay, plenty of em there.

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RE[8]: Hmmm
by zima on Wed 20th Jun 2012 11:29 in reply to "RE[7]: Hmmm"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

"comparably rare"... (and, if aiming at generalised conclusion, don't forget to check out few more country-specific ebays, other auction sites; OTOH, a -bay of Amiga fans might be not quite representative...)

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