|[News] AmigaOne @ Amiga+Retro Computing 2002||ANN.lu|
|Posted on 30-Nov-2002 13:06 GMT by catohagen||52 comments|
After it was clear that neither Amiga Inc., nor Eyetech and Hyperion Entertainment will present the new AmigaOne at the AMIGA + RETRO COMPUTING 2002, we started thinking about how to get an AmigaOne to the show anyway.|
Source : Amiga-news.de
The solution is an offer from Computer City.
Owner Ron van Herk provides his own AmigaOne, and the members of the
Amiga-Club im BTX & Internet
will do the presentation.
The computer on display is an AmigaOneSE-G3 with 750CXe 600 MHz CPU,
equipped with 128 MB SDRAM PC133 and an ATI Radeion 7000 64 MB SDR
VGA graphics card with TV-Out, and of course the Cherry
Cybo@rd-keyboard that's being sold by Computer City. The operating
system installed is only a Suse LinuxPPC 7.3, but it'll give an
impression of the hardware.
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|AmigaOne @ Amiga+Retro Computing 2002 : Comment 45 of 52||ANN.lu|
|Posted by takemehomegrandma on 01-Dec-2002 21:22 GMT|
|In reply to Comment 44 (NeRP):|
> You are saying that they shouldn't be selling it.
Yes, IMHO. They are selling a product purchased by customers 'in blanco'. They haven't even showed it in public, and still they think it's ethical to sell it to customers.
> That's the point he is trying to make.
He claimed that I tried to tell people what products they *were allowed* to buy. But that is not true. If people still (after living through all those years of broken pre order promises) wants to pay good money for promises, then fine! It's up to them. I don't care!
> Who are you to say what they can and cannot sell?
I am not dictating what they *can* or *can not* sell. I am only expressing my oppinion that it *is not ethical* to sell a product to consumers that is not even ready to be shown in public. The people buying these product *at this time* doesn't know what they will get, or when (if ever) they will get it. I think they should have waited to sell the Amiga One till it at least is in a stage where OS4 *is publically proven* to run on the A1 hardware (bugs or not, it doesn't matter at that point).
> Especially when people like me *want* them to release the hardware first.
The hardware is the same as the Linux version, except for the firmware/dongle. I don't mind if they sell the MAI boards to Linux customers, but the *Amiga One* is not even in a beta stage at this point. In fact, the Amiga One *doesn't exist* at this point!
> If you have no interest,
I have been interested in the Amiga platform since the very beginning!
> and no agenda,
Ahem, please read my posts above!
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