Marc Bradshaw forwarded another example of how a lot of "outsiders" still aren't aware of recent Amiga developments, despite massive exposure. The strange thing is that they know that Amiga Format closed down, but they seem to ignore the fact that Amiga no longer belongs to Gateway, and that Collas is no longer president. Read more below.
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*** AMIGA NEWS ***
CAN AMIGA RECOVER THE MARKET AGAIN
We have already seen last week's report in the ISN newsletter
concerning the end of the long running Amiga Format magazine.
Amiga fans wondering whether the Amiga is on the slippery slope
downwards are going to have to wait a bit longer for a
The company, acquired by Gateway Inc. a couple of years ago,
will supply operating system software and hardware reference
specifications to makers of PCs and appliances. Amiga designs
will use Linux as well as off-the-shelf components, such as
Universal Serial Bus, for connecting peripherals.
But, says Amiga President Jim Collas, the company won't
entirely abandon its multimedia roots.
"We're talking about a bunch of devices throughout the house
that are part of a seamless, networked environment," he said.
"Our main focus is to develop the software for this environment
and to develop the hardware guidelines to go with it.
The goal is to license the technology."