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[News] AmigaOS XL: Sale started on 18.10.ANN.lu
Posted on 24-Oct-2001 10:17 GMT by Teemu I. Yliselä54 comments
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Haage & Partner announce: "Sales of AmigaOS XL started on Thursday, the 18.10. The delivery of the pre-orders will last until the end of the week. Thank you very much for your understanding. Last weekend the new version was introduced and sold at Pianeta 2001 in Empoli (Italy)."
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AmigaOS XL: Sale started on 18.10. : Comment 26 of 54ANN.lu
Posted by mark on 24-Oct-2001 23:33 GMT
In reply to Comment 25 (Frank Livadaros):
Your points are correct - Amithlon faces competition from other systems such as Windows, and will struggle to attract developers. But this is true of any new Amiga hardware too.
Piracy - this will exist on new Amiga PPC hardware too, I see no evidence that Amithlon users are more likely to pirate software.
As far as the argument that Amithlon users would rather use the Windows version of an application or game, I would guess that many Amiga owners (current, or future PPC owners) will also have a PC lying around.. they are cheap and plentiful enough these days. So why would they buy Amiga software when they could run the Windows version? Indeed, why would they buy Amiga hardware at all, when the PC hardware is produced "sooner and cheaper"?
If we're assuming that a market exists for those wanting to run AmigaOS and its Amiga software (as we must if we are to assume anyone wants future PPC Amigas), then there is a market for Amithlon, and software to run on it (be it 68k or x86 optimised).
Also if I'm running Amithlon on a PC, all things being equal I would rather have the Amiga version of something to save me having to reboot into Windows (not to mention preferring to use software under AmigaOS).
How hardcore and fanaticized does one have to be to not buy a PC, and instead wait for a PPC Amiga, and then wait longer still for an Amiga version of the software, or just *ignore* some good PC hardware and Windows software just because he wants to use Workbench instead?
You describe someone running Amithlon without using another PC OS as an "extreme fanatic", but what about buying expensive Amiga-specific hardware, without using a PC OS?
AmigaOS on Amiga-specific hardware has competition, from both other software and other hardware companies.
As far as PCTask is concerned, were your reasons for emulating because Windows was your preferred choice of OS and PCTask was the fastest way in existance to run Windows and its applications, or because there were a few applications you needed to run that didn't exist on the Amiga?
I don't have anything particularly against the idea of Amiga specific hardware btw, I just feel all of your points apply just as much to that as they do to Amithlon.
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