Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 12th Nov 2012 15:56 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Can you believe they've come this far by now? Once known as OpenBeOS, Haiku today announced the release of the fourth alpha for Haiku R1. It seems like only yesterday when BeOS died and OpenBeOS rose form its ashes, generating a new hope among the legions of avid BeOS fans. Now, almost twelve years later, we've hit the fourth alpha.
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RE[2]: In what sense...
by Soulbender on Wed 14th Nov 2012 11:06 UTC in reply to "RE: In what sense..."
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

Did anyone actually use the Amiga for anything but gaming, demos and tracking?

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RE[3]: In what sense...
by Johann Chua on Wed 14th Nov 2012 12:07 in reply to "RE[2]: In what sense..."
Johann Chua Member since:
2005-07-22

Wasn't Video Toaster a killer app for a while?

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RE[4]: In what sense...
by zima on Thu 15th Nov 2012 08:56 in reply to "RE[3]: In what sense..."
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Incorrect: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killer_app#Selected_applications_for_c... ;p (hey, if Wiki doesn't mention it... ;) )

No, but seriously, the Amiga application in the above article (Deluxe Paint) is probably more like it - Video Toaster was quite a niche (of a niche; even if relatively inexpensive in its field at the time)

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RE[3]: In what sense...
by moondevil on Wed 14th Nov 2012 14:13 in reply to "RE[2]: In what sense..."
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Yes, many TV shows used it for video production.

Babylon 5 was one of them.

For more information see Notable historic uses at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amiga.

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RE[4]: In what sense...
by zima on Thu 15th Nov 2012 09:13 in reply to "RE[3]: In what sense..."
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Most of those do fall under "demos and tracking" though, when more broadly understood ("animations and music", not just from people who called themselves "demoscene").

And yeah, Babylon 5 effects... which left something to be desired ;) (at least SeaQuest CGI aged really well, thanks to naturally "foggy" environment)

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