Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Apr 2013 07:08 UTC
Amiga & AROS "As computer games became more and more complex in the late 1980s, the days of the individual developer seemed to be waning. For a young teenager sitting alone in his room, the dream of creating the next great game by himself was getting out of reach. Yet out of this dilemma these same kids invented a unique method of self-expression, something that would end up enduring longer than Commodore itself. In fact, it still exists today. This was the demo scene."
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RE[2]: ST scene
by Kochise on Mon 29th Apr 2013 11:15 UTC in reply to "RE: ST scene"
Kochise
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2006-03-03

Mostly, because Atari ST computers, believe it or not, were also used in most companies, for their power and efficiency. German people are pragmatic and gave the Atari ST line (even the TT) with the fame it deserved.

Also the Swedish and Polish demo scenes were stunning.

Kochise

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RE[3]: ST scene
by moondevil on Mon 29th Apr 2013 11:46 in reply to "RE[2]: ST scene"
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2005-07-08

Sure do.

Atari and Amiga systems were great, who knows how home computing would have developed if their owner companies didn't went astray.

Most likely Linus would never had created Linux and the boring MS-DOS systems would have died.

Who knows.

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RE[4]: ST scene
by Kochise on Mon 29th Apr 2013 17:40 in reply to "RE[3]: ST scene"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

I can bet on AmigaOS which was a micro-kernel, was modular and pre-emptive multi-tasking.

On the other hand, the Atari's TOS operating system was bug ridden, on ROM so you had to put a load of patch at boot time and ensure they were loaded in the correct order, not multi tasking, hard to make it evolve.

Atari's fate was sealed when the ST line was replicated in several flavors (Mega, Stacy, ...) without providing much more, while Atari was obviously building promising prototypes that never reached the public audience.

AmigaOS, MorphOS, the Cube, at least the Amiga legacy lived longer than the Atari fandom (stopped at using an overclocked 68060 @ 95 MHZ and a "compatible" Coldfire-based computer that runs @ 200 MHz but costs 700 euros)

Kochise

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