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[7]: Well
by defdog99 on Wed 19th Aug 2015 01:36 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Well"
defdog99
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2006-09-06

AT+T had an official port of unix in 1990 for the Amiga.

Google AMIX

AT&T System V Release 4

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RE[8]: Well
by Vanders on Wed 19th Aug 2015 09:43 in reply to "RE[7]: Well"
Vanders Member since:
2005-07-06

Yes, Commodore even sold the A3000UX which came with a copy of AT&T SVR4 (As "Amiga UNIX"). Sun even talked to C= about licensing it as a Sun workstation; in typical C= management style it never went anywhere.

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