Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Aug 2015 22:06 UTC, submitted by BloopFloop
Amiga & AROS

The story of the Amiga family of microcomputers is akin to that of a musical band that breaks up after one incandescent, groundbreaking album: the band may be forgotten by many, but the cognoscenti can discern its impact on work produced decades later.

So the Amiga 30 event held at Silicon Valley's Computer History Museum in late July was more than a commemoration of some interesting technology of the past. It was also a celebration of the Amiga's persistent influence on personal computing.

The Amiga was easily 10 years ahead of its time. Too bad the good ones rarely win. This is also a good moment to repost the 8-part series on the Amiga at Ars.

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Soft spot
by tonyyeb on Tue 18th Aug 2015 08:59 UTC
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I'll always have a soft spot for the Amiga. It was my computer of choice whilst growing up from the age of 7 until finishing secondary school at 16. Amiga 500, 600 (with SCSI CD drive), 1200, CD32 (with SX1 expansion module), 3000... They all served me extremely well. How differently the world would be now if Commodore had become the dominant PC manufacturer.... Ahhhhhh.... Sigh.....

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RE: Soft spot
by Soulbender on Tue 18th Aug 2015 10:04 in reply to "Soft spot"
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With Tramiel and Gould at the helm it would not necessarily have been a better world.

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RE[2]: Soft spot
by tonyyeb on Tue 18th Aug 2015 10:08 in reply to "RE: Soft spot"
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Too true. After reading 'On the Edge' you'd think they were more hell bent on destroying the company rather than making it successful.

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