Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 4th Aug 2012 00:54 UTC
Google This tweet from Tom Warren made me smile. So, it's 2012 and tablets are finally able to do what the Amiga did in 1985. Seems like a bit of a stretch to be excited about that, right? Sure, until I caught myself getting excited - only a bit, but still - by this piece of news. Update: removed me being an annoyed child.
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RE: Random idea
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Sat 4th Aug 2012 16:15 UTC in reply to "Random idea"
Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

There is a difference between a system being multi-user account, [one user at a time], and multi-simultaneous user account [multiple users using system at one time].

Amega a desktop operating system with one keyboard and monitor attached could not be used by two users at the same time, but did have support for multiple user accounts(Exactly like windows 7 Pro Home desktops today).

Tablets should be simular to that, where its unlikely that two people would ever be able to use it at the same time.

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RE[2]: Random idea
by bert64 on Mon 6th Aug 2012 06:57 in reply to "RE: Random idea"
bert64 Member since:
2007-04-23

No, it didn't... AmigaOS had no concept of users, and neither did the filesystem...
You had to use a third party addon like MuFS (multi user filesystem) in order to get any concept of users, and even then it was very easy to bypass the permissions system if you wanted.

It was a single user desktop OS, just like windows, dos, macos and tos were at the time.

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