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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 7 of 54ANN.lu
Posted by zootzoot on 24-Oct-2001 17:24 GMT
In reply to Comment 4 (Bill Hoggett):
>So, what you are saying is that Amiga users must buy expensive and crap >hardware followed by expensive and crap software in order to "save the Amiga" >right?
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>(I'm not saying that all Amiga hardware or software is crap, buy you are >saying it doesn't matter)
I am sure BPlan's and Eyetech's hardware will be technically competant, but on the software side you are absolutely right. Those who advocate a PPC solution state their main reason as "so people will be forced to use Amiga applications and not better quality Windows ones". But, not only will we be forced to use sub-standard applications, there is also no chance of them improving - firstly, because there is very little application development going on anyway (and the new PPC machines are unlikely to change this situation), and secondly because there is no competition against Windows apps to encourage Amiga apps to improve.
If we remember back to the end-of-Commdore days back in 93/94 we can see that after years of competition and pressure, together with the improving AmigaOS, Amiga serious apps were roaring away, for 1993 standards we had good quality applications, and that would never have happened if it weren't for competition. A more recent example of this frightening phenomena (to some, anyway) known as competition is the rate at which Linux applications have come bouncing along - okay, they're still not up to Windows - but they have been advancing fast in recent years.
Of course, now it's much different, there is no longer an installed Amiga userbase of several million, custom hardware is no longer the way to go - computer enthusiasts (the market Amiga should be aiming at) want to run all their systems on one piece of kit.
For developers to return (even non-profit developers) there needs to be a growth in the userbase (something that can't happen if your target market is within), and even then it will take several years for developers to learn how to use the OS effectively.
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