|[Forum] We should all stand tougether!||ANN.lu|
|Posted on 16-Jul-2004 11:56 GMT by Michal (Edited on 2004-07-17 14:23:44 GMT by Teemu I. Yliselä)||76 comments|
Amiga is now so divided that groups is threaten its reputation. More and more people which I try to sell MorphOS or AmigaOS4 to, says that the war/etc discussions between this groups kills the platform. Amiga needs a good reputation and it wont have that before we all agree on that going on with both under one name. Which is AMIGA as PC is in the other side of computing. Amiga is a strong word. People remember it,.. but with Amiga showing off that we have AmigaOne, Pegasos etc++ That the community is running PPC motherboard components. That this community is about beein our self. To show that we are different.
This is good! And we need to turn the negative words against each other over to positive words. We as the Amiga community controlled lots of it, when everything seemed lost. And now were splitted for nothing? Who's to blame? No one! Its about time, its about the time we all have waited. That users, etc companies have found out how good AmigaOS code is. That it is revolutionary in many ways, but it dosen't help when this community trhows snowballs on each sides when actually both sides is fighting for the same thing. To be the next generation Amiga.|
But as Classic Amiga was and is the real Amiga. This new PPC motherboards is not Amiga at all. But they are choices. They have become new choices for everyone. And now we need to rebuild it all. We need to focus on getting Amiga reputation back. And that Amiga as from now on stands for what we all was and are. A userbase that is different and that we really care about each others.
Let us be the Spirit Of Amiga. Let us give Amiga a new life, a community that cares and that wants support from other big companies etc. Medias have allways been overwhelming positive over us. We cannot destroy it now. We need to focus on beeing an alternative platform to Linux, BeOS, Windows, MacOS etc.
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Now lets start to be what Amiga is allways been. The personal computer for home and entertainment areas!
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|Posted by Nate Downes on 16-Jul-2004 14:24 GMT|
|In reply to Comment 23 (Ted - The Generic Guy):|
The problem here is that the competition is too rough, too much money behind it. The Amiga would be squished like a bug before it had properly matured, much like BeOS and OS/2 was. By having this infighting, all of these Amiga systems are being improved without any real method of killing the other. The end result is rapid progress and a rapidly improving platform. By the time either one of these even has a chance of approaching the mass market, their constant bickering will have turned them all into some seriously tough competition. And an additional advantage here, by having a common root and common interests, a "dual-pronged" strategy would actually lend itself to a better market strategy than the previous efforts. One of the reasons why Linux is so hard to beat is because it is not 1 OS but several. However, Linux is pretty consolidated by comparison to AmigaOS, MorphOS and AROS. Imagine the nightmare in having to defend a market position against 3 nearly identical competitors. You can target one only to open yourself up to the other two.
We, the lilliputians, should be proud.
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