Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th Aug 2012 17:43 UTC
Legal We all know about Apple's look-and-feel lawsuit against Microsoft over Windows 2.0, but this wasn't the only look-and-feel lawsuit Apple filed during those years. Digital Research, Inc., the company behind GEM, also found itself on the pointy end of Apple's needle. Unlike the lawsuit against Microsoft, though, Apple managed to 'win' the one against DRI.
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Comment by kovacm
by kovacm on Fri 31st Aug 2012 18:11 UTC
kovacm
Member since:
2010-12-16

ok, beside that, article is ok.

FEW FACTS:

Atari ST was:

1. 10% faster than original Mac
2. have 4x more memory
3. have 30 bigger screen resolution (640x400, 72KHz)
4. have DMA ASCI port (first "win" printer (computer did all calculation), CD0ROM, 2MB/s)
5. 2.5 x CHEAPER than Mac !!
6. could run Mac software with all above benefits !

Apple Mac was crapware !!

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RE: Comment by kovacm
by kees1869 on Tue 4th Sep 2012 12:13 in reply to "Comment by kovacm"
kees1869 Member since:
2008-06-02

And so it was. The Amiga however beat both of them with it's far more advanced OS and custom hardware.

preemptive-multitasking

custom hardware (bit-blitter, copper, dma, better sound etc.)

color

basically what Atari wanted to have but they were being cheap...

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