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 MOS6510 on Wed 20th Jun 2012 13:57 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Hmmm"
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Thus it's not beyond reason that most Amiga's are sold without attachments so the attachments can be sold separately - thus maximizing the potential for profit.

Greedy bastards.

From a personal perspective, most of the people I know jumped from C64 to Win3.x compatable PC (oh the shame)


I think the joystick life space (or lack of) can be credited to those highly addictive sporting games (eg Olympics) where the controls consisted of jamming the joystick from side to side as rapidly as physically possible!


Well, that's enough large groups of people I have just insulted.

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RE[7]: Hmmm
by Laurence on Wed 20th Jun 2012 16:54 in reply to "RE[6]: Hmmm"
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lol you must have played those sports games before?

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RE[8]: Hmmm
by MOS6510 on Wed 20th Jun 2012 19:26 in reply to "RE[7]: Hmmm"
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I didn't! But friends did. My brother told me it would kill the joystick. As those games didn't seem much fun anyway I never played them.

Summer Games was a joystick killer, but I don't even watch the real Olympics on television.

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RE[7]: Hmmm
by zima on Wed 20th Jun 2012 21:52 in reply to "RE[6]: Hmmm"
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You know what would be fun? Recording people playing such game, carefully finding most suitable shots/framing, and then applying some copious amounts of unnecessary censorship
( the mosaic one; too bad decent video recording equipment was much harder to come by back then, and even worse with video editing... yeah, Amiga was one of the first to have some form of it; but it wasn't NLE, not much of actual editing)

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