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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RE[10]: Well
by tonyyeb on Tue 18th Aug 2015 13:41 UTC in reply to "RE[9]: Well"
tonyyeb
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Being pedantic AmigaOS released July 1985 and Windows 95 released August 1995 so Windows 95 was over 10 years away from AmigaOS ;) I'm kidding of course...

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RE[11]: Well
by dpJudas on Tue 18th Aug 2015 15:30 in reply to "RE[10]: Well"
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2009-12-10

Being pedantic AmigaOS released July 1985 and Windows 95 released August 1995 so Windows 95 was over 10 years away from AmigaOS ;) I'm kidding of course...

Haha, OK I stand corrected. ;)

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