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Posted on 19-Mar-2002 02:05 GMT by Christian Kemp72 comments
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Nicolas Mendoza wrote: There's a list of 100 reasons why to boycott Amiga over at polarBoing.com. Check it out here.
100 reasons to boycott Amiga : Comment 1 of 72ANN.lu
Posted by Jack Me on 19-Mar-2002 01:09 GMT
Your a bunch of sad, sad knobs.
100 reasons to boycott Amiga : Comment 2 of 72ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 19-Mar-2002 01:34 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (Jack Me):
Did you even read the reasons?
100 reasons to boycott Amiga : Comment 3 of 72ANN.lu
Posted by Jack Me on 19-Mar-2002 01:47 GMT
In reply to Comment 2 (Anonymous):
Yep.
100 reasons to boycott Amiga : Comment 4 of 72ANN.lu
Posted by Jarno van der Linden on 19-Mar-2002 01:47 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (Jack Me):
I think of myself as more of a handle than a knob.
100 reasons to boycott Amiga : Comment 5 of 72ANN.lu
Posted by Xter on 19-Mar-2002 01:47 GMT
Irony or is it just silly nonsens?!?
Anyway, it's just a waste of energy!
100 reasons to boycott Amiga : Comment 6 of 72ANN.lu
Posted by acg on 19-Mar-2002 02:23 GMT
Very funny....
All Iam afraid of is that MS will get their hands on the
technology and reverse engineer it, and blow Ainc out of
the water and bury them, and use their technology
to marry the new with their old bloatware.....all I
want is a system that doesn't crash....and have it run
on 4-10 megabytes not 60-100...and cool hardware ...
for a reasonable price and it doesnt have to be updated
with every 50% increase in processor speeed...
Not to much to ask for..
100 reasons to boycott Amiga : Comment 7 of 72ANN.lu
Posted by Bill T. on 19-Mar-2002 02:26 GMT
>7. AmigaAnywhere runs on Microsoft-products.
I agree, this sucks. They should immediately get rid of support for Microsoft platforms and
rename the new product to "Amiga Anywhere-but-Microsoft", and prevent 95% of desktop/laptop
computer users and a respectable chunk of PDA users from being Amiga customers. This majority
of the technology market is uninteresting and unwanted, offering nothing but larger market share
and profitability, and Amiga Inc. should absolutely limit themselves to 5% or 6% of the
technology market for their product.
Am I the only one reading ANN that thinks these "boycotts" are rediculous? Why not complain
that DE/Anywhere works on Linux? Why is that "OK", but it's wrong to take advantage
of the market monopolist in order for Amiga to increase their own market presense and
potential customer base? Just think of all the possible customers that would otherwise look
at this thing, say "Gee, woulda ben nice if I could synch my DE/Anywhere PDA with my PC, but
Amiga Inc. chose to prevent me from doing that. Hey, that PocketPC without DE/Anywhere over
on the other shelf synchs with my PC to transfer software & data, guess I'll have to buy that
instead...
Duh.
100 reasons to boycott Amiga : Comment 8 of 72ANN.lu
Posted by Jack Perry on 19-Mar-2002 02:35 GMT
In reply to Comment 7 (Bill T.):
> Am I the only one reading ANN that thinks
> these "boycotts" are rediculous?
No. some of us choose not to dignify them with remarks, though.
Still I think Samheed's boycott hit it right on the nail.
100 reasons to boycott Amiga : Comment 9 of 72ANN.lu
Posted by Amon_Re on 19-Mar-2002 05:13 GMT
Here we go again... *sigh*
Enough with this boycot noncence already, i don't care if small meaningless sites decide to boycot Ainc, atleast ANN hasn't resorted to this madness
Amon_Re
100 reasons to boycott Amiga : Comment 10 of 72ANN.lu
Posted by Frodon on 19-Mar-2002 05:37 GMT
Hello,
Ok, let's clear up the situation.
Amiga Anywhere is a products for the consumer electronic market (PDAs, Phones..etc). And Amiga Anywhere run hosted by an other OS actually to be able to target the most people as possible.
But sadly, Microsoft is a part of this market too with his WindowsCE (or PocketPC). As Amiga Anywhere is a layer that provide a multimedia platform independant environment,it's perfectly logical that it runs on all the available hardwares on this market, and so as an hosted environment, on all available OSes on this market, including WindowsCE.
You may say: "But why Microsoft? Why not Palm?"
First: Amiga Anywhere don't run only on M$ WindowsCE, it runs also on Linux on the Zaurus actually and surely all the others future Linux PDAs.
Second: Amiga Anywhere will surely run on Palm in the future but i think actually the Palm devices with their DragonBall CPUs at max 33Mhz are not fast enough for that. So i think Amiga Inc wait for PalmOS 5 and StrongARM/XScale based Palm PDAs before making Amiga Anywhere for Palm available.
So to conclude, it's logical that Amiga Anywhere run on ALL the OSes available in the consumer electronic market which include WindowsCE, PalmOS and Linux (Epoc seems to be "dead"...).
For us the Amiga fans that don't mind of this market, just ignore it! For us Amiga Inc and their partners (Hyperion, Eyetech...etc) are preparing the AmigaOnePoint5 and the AmigaOS 4.0 (And after 4.2? 4.5...5.x which will normally include the AmigaDE (or Amiga Anywhere)).
So let Amiga Inc do what they have to do in the consumer electronics market that don't concern most of you, and so if you are not concerned by this market (You don't care at all about PDAs and future "multimedia" phones), just focus on AmigaOnePoint5 and AmigaOS 4.x/5.x.
Bye
100 reasons to boycott Amiga : Comment 11 of 72ANN.lu
Posted by NihilVor on 19-Mar-2002 05:39 GMT
In reply to Comment 9 (Amon_Re):
But the Polarboing list is a joke (at least I think it is). I don't think anybody is dumb enough to boycott Amiga because it "stoped AAA development"! Funny stuff.
The whole boycott this actually makes me laugh, even though it is kind of sad too.
100 reasons to boycott Amiga : Comment 12 of 72ANN.lu
Posted by Alex Klauke on 19-Mar-2002 06:22 GMT
Well, this is why I'm Amigan and not part of any other community. :)
Great one, erm 63 reasons. Thanks Jarno, Nicomen, made my day ;-)
Keep the spirit up.
And now for sth. completely different, everybody. It's about time to stop
lamenting. Let's focus on the products soon to be ready. I know I do ;-)
Ciao, Alex
100 reasons to boycott Amiga : Comment 13 of 72ANN.lu
Posted by Thomas W on 19-Mar-2002 06:53 GMT
Hahaha.. now there's something we all can enjoy. I especially liked the "Atari rulez" bit ;)
100 reasons to boycott Amiga : Comment 14 of 72ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 19-Mar-2002 06:59 GMT
> 60. Bill McEwen wears this goofy jacket.
This seems to be the first and only valid reason for boycotting Ainc. The again that jacket seemed to fit the infomercial mood of that TechTV mpeg.
100 reasons to boycott Amiga : Comment 15 of 72ANN.lu
Posted by darklite on 19-Mar-2002 07:06 GMT
Most of that list is silly of course, so I narrowed it down to the facts:
5. Amiga is not Amiga anymore.
7. AmigaAnywhere runs on Microsoft-products.
9. Their SDA is too restrictive. They need to check your apps work before you can sell them thru them.
11. They are only focusing on that AmigaDE mumbo jumbo.
13. Future OSes will run on virtually anything and not on hardware from the 80's with expensive add-ons/accelerators by obscure east-european companies.
18. Amiga is just a TAO reseller.
19. Morphos is much cooler. And they are showing progress.
20. Amiga owns/licenses it's copyrights and software. That's boring.
--- and expensive for those who want to invest in the classic Amiga market
21. Intent is just an emulation.
25. Everytime Tao makes a deal with someone, Amiga thinks they've made it.
27. AmigaDE's releasedate has been Soon for 1.5 year.
28. I haven't got my SDK1.1 update as I was promised.
29. I'm not getting my $xxx off when buying Amigaone since I bought the PartyPack.
34. PPC sucks. They're Macs.
--- PPC doesn't suck, it's just more sensible to use the cheaper, more available x86
44. I'm sick and tired of waiting.
45. Windows isn't that bad anyway.
53. I'm not interested in PDAs, cellphones and STBs. Noone buys them anyway.
55. Amiga charges money for their products.
--- IMHO makes it hard to launch a new technology these days
56. They're just using the name. Amiga is a very strong brandname in the world. EVERYBODY knows it.
100 reasons to boycott Amiga : Comment 16 of 72ANN.lu
Posted by Amigafreak on 19-Mar-2002 07:07 GMT
Geez, do you guys and gals who boycott Amiga Inc. now, have forgotten who created Amiga-Basic in 1985?! Right, Microsoft! Yes, I know, they are the creators of bloatware like Windows and all that sh!t, I have to use it everyday (until I get my AmigaOne hehehe), but Amiga Inc. have to make a profit in this business. So they want the Amiga Anywhere software to run everywhere like it's meant to be and that means also .NET for example. Personally I'm not interested in that Amiga Anywhere stuff and I won't buy it. So if you don't like it, don't buy it than! It's that simple...
100 reasons to boycott Amiga : Comment 17 of 72ANN.lu
Posted by MadGun68 on 19-Mar-2002 07:23 GMT
In reply to Comment 8 (Jack Perry):
Hey Jack,
Interested in the (re)purchase of an a1200? j/k
This sure have become quite, uh, amusing around here recently.
100 reasons to boycott Amiga : Comment 18 of 72ANN.lu
Posted by Lennart Fridén on 19-Mar-2002 07:29 GMT
You've missed thew one item on the list that makes people into the sad wankers thay are: 26. I bought a second-hand A500 in 1987, so Amiga owes me.
That's it! People thinks Amiga Inc. owes them. When did you last go into a McDonald's and DEMAND the staff to make your 10-year-old, slightly decomposed Big Mac tasty again? And better yet, for free?
There's something rotten in the state of Amigaland...
100 reasons to boycott Amiga : Comment 19 of 72ANN.lu
Posted by Michael on 19-Mar-2002 07:29 GMT
Originally Amiga came with AmigaBasic (c)Microsoft but that didn't
stop you from buying one in the first place, did it?
I think all this "boycot this and boycot that" is only a simple
childish reaction from people who starts screaming as soon as
something new is starting to happen. But read my lips - If Amiga Inc.
has found a way to get som capital coming their way, do you really
think that they care if you "boycot" them. At the time being they
proberly don't earn anything from you - do they?
Amiga Inc. is a buisness and buisness is about making money. If you
don't like what they do, then don't buy their stuff.
I just think that this hole "boycot" thing is BULLSHIT !!!
100 reasons to boycott Amiga : Comment 20 of 72ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 19-Mar-2002 07:38 GMT
In reply to Comment 15 (darklite):
5. Amiga is not Amiga anymore.
Why ? Even Commodore was PC manufacturer, EsCom was PC manufacturer, Gatewas still is PC manufacturer. So why suddenly Amiga Inc isn't Amiga just because they have also another more mainstream aimed product ?
All of those three sure did co-operate with Microsoft, because they were/are PC-manufacturers too. So why is it so bad that current Amiga cooperates with MS ?
7. AmigaAnywhere runs on Microsoft-products.
So what ? Amiga's plan was always to run everywhere. It would be stupid to ignore Windows, because like it or not it is most common desktop OS on earth.
11. They are only focusing on that AmigaDE mumbo jumbo.
Amiga is a small company. They don't have resources to do everything by themselves. They have partnered with hyperion etc so what's the problem ? I think it's good that Amiga Inc focuses on AmigaDE and Hyperion on AmigaOS. that way there is more people working on all of the projects. If Amigainc would try to do everything by themselves then I'm quite sure we would not see ready AmigaOS nor AmigaDE.
13. Future OSes will run on virtually anything and not on hardware from the 80's with expensive add-ons/accelerators by obscure east-european companies.
And why is that bad ? Most of us do want new hardware.
18. Amiga is just a TAO reseller.
Not true. TAO makes the core and Amiga Inc makes higher level systems. That makes sence to me.
19. Morphos is much cooler. And they are showing progress.
Not those fanatics again...
21. Intent is just an emulation.
no it's not.
25. Everytime Tao makes a deal with someone, Amiga thinks they've made it.
How do you know what deal was made by TAO and wgat by Amiga Inc. I don't believe Amiga could do that whitout TAO saying anything. And if TAO makes a deal then why there is no information in TAO website, why it all is on Amigas website. Think about that.
27. AmigaDE's releasedate has been Soon for 1.5 year.
That's normal in softare industry.
34. PPC sucks. They're Macs.
Apple isnt the onlyone using PPC-chips. Most of the PPC chips are used by embedded industry. Apple isnt Motorolas biggest customer.
44. I'm sick and tired of waiting.
What are you whining ? AmigaOne is ready. If you can't wait a few weeks then go and buy a PC.
45. Windows isn't that bad anyway.
Yes it is.
53. I'm not interested in PDAs, cellphones and STBs. Noone buys them anyway.
Million of peoople do buy those. Do you live in somekind of rainforest where you still use smokesigns if you want to spred information ? Bonga bonga bonga.Ugh.
55. Amiga charges money for their products.
All companies do that.
100 reasons to boycott Amiga : Comment 21 of 72ANN.lu
Posted by Brikk on 19-Mar-2002 07:42 GMT
In reply to Comment 14 (Anonymous):
> 60. Bill McEwen wears this goofy jacket.
Yeeah man! Now we finally have a good reason to boycott Amiga =)
It looks as if most people donn't see the irony in this list.
> 42. AROS sucks/rules.
To say something negative, the -42nd- number
could have been more carefully chosen ;)
Or is the meaning of life, to show how much AROS sucks/rules? :)
100 reasons to boycott Amiga : Comment 22 of 72ANN.lu
Posted by Mika Hanhijärvi on 19-Mar-2002 07:47 GMT
In reply to Comment 20 (Anonymous):
Uh. How do I add empty lines in ann ? With <br> tag or something ? That my latest post looks ugly :) I did forget to add my name by the way :)
100 reasons to boycott Amiga : Comment 23 of 72ANN.lu
Posted by gz on 19-Mar-2002 08:09 GMT
In reply to Comment 20 (Anonymous):
OH MY GOD DUDE!
You can't lack such sense of humor that you haven't realized the polarboing text was a ironic joke. Polarboing Is'nt contributing to this boycott thing, they're making fun of it.
100 reasons to boycott Amiga : Comment 24 of 72ANN.lu
Posted by Seehund on 19-Mar-2002 08:13 GMT
In reply to Comment 15 (darklite):
Sorry to spoil Polarboing's joke by refuting your points, but you didn't seem to get it (so actually it's you who's spoiling the joke... but whatever.):
> 5. Amiga is not Amiga anymore.
Then please define "Amiga".
> 7. AmigaAnywhere runs on Microsoft-products.
You're not interested in DE/AA/PDAs. Why do you care enough to see this as a reason to "boycott" Amiga Inc? Would excluding any MS platform and call it Amiga Somewhere be better?
> 9. Their SDA is too restrictive. They need to check your apps work before you can sell them thru them.
The horror! They want to know what they distribute?! Then don't sign the bloody SDA and distribute your software in some other way. You really have difficulties understanding this whole humour concept, Darklite.
> 11. They are only focusing on that AmigaDE mumbo jumbo.
Not IMHO. But that's a matter of flamew^H^H^H^H^H^Hdiscussion.
> 13. Future OSes will run on virtually anything and not on hardware from the 80's with expensive add-ons/accelerators by obscure east-european companies.
Yes, terrible isn't it.
> 18. Amiga is just a TAO reseller.
Yes, in the same way as Commodore used to be resellers of Motorola 68k chips (but in a package they called "Amiga").
> 19. Morphos is much cooler. And they are showing progress.
That's a matter of flamew^H^H^H^H^H^Hdiscussion.
> 20. Amiga owns/licenses it's copyrights and software. That's boring.
Once again this unknown humour thingy flies unnoticed past Darklite's head.
> --- and expensive for those who want to invest in the classic Amiga market
Ah, yes, we all know Commodore used to let people make computers and OSes with the Amiga name for free.
> 21. Intent is just an emulation.
We don't need no stinkin' humour!
> 25. Everytime Tao makes a deal with someone, Amiga thinks they've made it.
Change "Amiga" to "Amiga zealots".
> 27. AmigaDE's releasedate has been Soon for 1.5 year.
2 years. ;)
> 28. I haven't got my SDK1.1 update as I was promised.
I wouldn't know. I'm not a DE developer. So go ahead and boycott then...
> 29. I'm not getting my $xxx off when buying Amigaone since I bought the PartyPack.
Eyetech says you won't get it from them. Boycott Eyetech. Go to Amiga for refunds, just like they said.
> 34. PPC sucks. They're Macs.
> --- PPC doesn't suck, it's just more sensible to use the cheaper, more available x86
See 11.
> 44. I'm sick and tired of waiting.
Darklite, you do realise this was supposed to be a list of sarcastic reasons to boycott Amiga Inc, right?
> 45. Windows isn't that bad anyway.
Umm, see 44.
> 53. I'm not interested in PDAs, cellphones and STBs. Noone buys them anyway.
Sigh. See 44.
> 55. Amiga charges money for their products.
> --- IMHO makes it hard to launch a new technology these days
Yeah, it's easier to launch new technologies when you give it away for free.
> 56. They're just using the name. Amiga is a very strong brandname in the world. EVERYBODY knows it.
Ah, what the hell. See 44 for everything.
100 reasons to boycott Amiga : Comment 25 of 72ANN.lu
Posted by gz on 19-Mar-2002 08:13 GMT
In reply to Comment 20 (Anonymous):
oops sorry dude, my bad :(
I didn't notice that u were replying to someone's previous post and I shouldn't have assumed that u took the polarboing text for real.
Well... Let's look at the bright side. I made myself look like an ass instead of you :)
100 reasons to boycott Amiga : Comment 26 of 72ANN.lu
Posted by Seehund on 19-Mar-2002 08:16 GMT
In reply to Comment 23 (gz):
Look closer. It's a reply to comment #15. I also wrote one, but I was slower as usual...
100 reasons to boycott Amiga : Comment 27 of 72ANN.lu
Posted by Seehund on 19-Mar-2002 08:17 GMT
In reply to Comment 26 (Seehund):
There I go again... S-l-o-w.
100 reasons to boycott Amiga : Comment 28 of 72ANN.lu
Posted by justin on 19-Mar-2002 08:19 GMT
In reply to Comment 23 (gz):
The funniest part of the joke is when you have to explain it.
Or when you just neglet it being a joke and give serious answer.
The list was funny, but some of the answers given here were at least as funny.
Justin
100 reasons to boycott Amiga : Comment 29 of 72ANN.lu
Posted by Mika Hanhijärvi on 19-Mar-2002 08:35 GMT
I think those guys who are now boycotting Amiga inc don't know or understamd how reallife software industry and development works. Those guys say it's bad that Amiga inc concentrates on AmigaAnywhere and lets Hyperion do all the work for OS4. It's normal in softarwe industry that you share the work. In most cases you simply don't have resources to do everything by yourself. Sahring the work and splitting projects into smaller sub-projects is much more efficient way to work. Thatway signle developer/company is responsible for much smaller part of the project and can work much efficiently. That's why most of the reallife software projects are divided to projects and subprojects. in many cases subprojects are then divided into even smaller subprojects. Ofcourse people in different subprojects need to share information and work together. You need to have project management. Okey AmigaAnywhere is a separate product, but it's going to be integrated to OS4 too. So you can also think it as a subproject for OS4. It seems to me that AmigaInc is responsible of AmigaAnywhere and higherlevel AmigaOS project management. It's their OS anyway. AmigaOS project is also divided to many subprojects to many subcontractors. Hyperion is responsible for core of the AmigaOS and other most important parts of the OS. Hyperion also seems to be the manager of AmigaOS project. Hyperion works closer to developers so they are responsible for lower level management. This is how I see it and I don't think there is nothing strange going on. it seems to me normal professional software project, nothing else.
100 reasons to boycott Amiga : Comment 30 of 72ANN.lu
Posted by Mika Hanhijärvi on 19-Mar-2002 08:38 GMT
In reply to Comment 23 (gz):
I didn't reply to original polarboing hmm news :) I didn't take that seriously. My reply was reply to that another post :)
100 reasons to boycott Amiga : Comment 31 of 72ANN.lu
Posted by Christian Kemp on 19-Mar-2002 08:43 GMT
In reply to Comment 22 (Mika Hanhijärvi):
Normally by pressing [Enter] after each line. Empty lines would therefore require two such keypresses.
Unless your browser does some weird thing with linebreaks.
100 reasons to boycott Amiga : Comment 32 of 72ANN.lu
Posted by Mika Hanhijärvi on 19-Mar-2002 08:54 GMT
In reply to Comment 31 (Christian Kemp):
Hmm strange. I use IB2.2. And those empty lines I add to this comment-field seem to disappear when I send my post. I did add empty lines (with two enters) but those don't show up.
100 reasons to boycott Amiga : Comment 33 of 72ANN.lu
Posted by Mika Hanhijärvi on 19-Mar-2002 08:58 GMT
In reply to Comment 25 (gz):
:-)
100 reasons to boycott Amiga : Comment 34 of 72ANN.lu
Posted by gz on 19-Mar-2002 09:14 GMT
In reply to Comment 15 (darklite):
I wanna articulate your points too, and narrow it even further.
>11. They are only focusing on that AmigaDE mumbo jumbo.
This is something I agree with almost 100% because that's what AI are basically doing. I don't consider the DE as mumbo jumbo, but as brand owners and such amigafreaks as bill and fleecy tend to introduce themselves, I think they should show more interest and more commitment to other amiga stuff aswell.
Licensing software is just not any kind of support in my opinion because other companies approach them saying we don't wanna wait longer, let us do it for you and you'll get the royalties for it.
Support doesen't nececcarily mean financial support. Hell it could be just showing interest for the community and for the amiga tech we have on the making outside the DE range. But no. AI just announce things about Nokia and MS and then they go all quiet again for months and months only to open their mouths to announce something else that don't have anything to do with other amigas than DE tech. I would like to remind everybody that currently what we can describe as being AMIGA platform, consists of lots of other stuff than just the DE.
>13. Future OSes will run on virtually anything and not on hardware from the 80's with expensive add-ons/accelerators by obscure east-european companies.
The way I wan't to articulate this comment here is by changing it a bit.
If we suppose the DE would become immensly popular on wintel devices as time goes by. How can we be sure AI will really fulfill their original promise by giving us the future versions of our OS's for our marginal custom hardware?
Maybe they just don't wanna have anything to do with us at that point as we aren't lucrative market? They could just say that take it (join the wintel/linux era) or leave it. Who knows, but no one can dispute the possibility for this is there. And as AI continue to tout about just DE stuff it seems increasingly likely they might consider this in the future.
>18. Amiga is just a TAO reseller.
This is half true as I think AI have done very little to transform intent into amiga DE considering the amount of time that has passed since they licenced the technology from tao. They have added sheep and have created the player for intent and such, but where's the rest? Is this the GREAT amiga DE they tout about?? sounds more like a little modified version of intent to me. Basically I could buy quake3 engine from ID software, then add some custom textures and fiddle with a little quake c, then slab my name in the package selling it as gz player.
Of course I could be wrong about this, but this what I mean by support other than financial one when I talk about AI. If they would care to inform us (the community) and the outside world less vaguely and with more consistency. There would be less misunderstandings and less hypothetical wars and opinions based on assumptions as no one can really know whats REALLY going on. It would serve AI's benefit to give us less PR BS and more facts on what they plan to do and what they REALLY are doing. On the other hand if they really don't care for us other than as a basis from which to grow from, they can't really give us the truth as that would almost certainly cause such havok in the community that it could jeopardise the content flow AI is hoping to have for the DE. This because I don't think many wintel ppl have purchased the sdk and signed nda's with AI. Most of them have to be either ex amigans or amigans with peecee's.
>25. Everytime Tao makes a deal with someone, Amiga thinks they've made it.
Half true again as AI are riding on tao and are depending on tao making advancements in intent technology which will benefit AI's DE. Altough this makes sense business wise, it doesen't give a strong feeling of commitment when mostly waiting for others to do the dirty jobs for you.
>28. I haven't got my SDK1.1 update as I was promised.
Half true again. If AI are only focusing on DE, what the hell is taking them so long to produce a single update on the sdk? Could it be the above mentioned reason that AI are just waiting tao to add new stuff into intent so AI could then just compile that to cd and sell it as sdk 2002? Who knows...
>56. They're just using the name. Amiga is a very strong brandname in the world. EVERYBODY knows it.
Yeah, those few outside the community who do remember amiga, remember it as somekind of a toy they used to buy for their children.
Perhaps Bill wanted to buy amiga because he needed a basis from which his business could grow. Lets face it, how the hell could have a company called amino grow with 2 ppl on staff and no projects at hand? Gateway didn't need the classic amiga technology and patents so it was plausable they could sell them fairly cheap. Also the community support and customerbase (even small) was there already. And the products from which to advance on were there too: os 3.5 etc.
Bill and fleecy might even had a golden dream for amiga at that time. But I think as the reality slapped them on the face they thought F*#"¤ amiga and the community, let's do something big and get rich. We can even use the existing community and it's fanatical support to get where we wanna go.
100 reasons to boycott Amiga : Comment 35 of 72ANN.lu
Posted by Anders Kjeldsen on 19-Mar-2002 09:18 GMT
What's with the cyan color ? Is this "article" so special? :)
100 reasons to boycott Amiga : Comment 36 of 72ANN.lu
Posted by Ben on 19-Mar-2002 09:28 GMT
CK - can we have a "boycott category" checkbox please?! :)
An Amiga is still an Amiga - as in its history. There is new stuff. We call this "new Amiga stuff". Does everyone get it now.
There doesnt seem to be any logic in the "100 lines of stuff about stuff".
You are all mad - please leave us to enjoy the new Amiga in peace.
100 reasons to boycott Amiga : Comment 37 of 72ANN.lu
Posted by Christian Kemp on 19-Mar-2002 09:37 GMT
In reply to Comment 35 (Anders Kjeldsen):
It's the "rant" category - qualified as being personal opinions, and it's the first step in returning back to moderated operation.
100 reasons to boycott Amiga : Comment 38 of 72ANN.lu
Posted by Steven L. Croucher on 19-Mar-2002 09:44 GMT
I am hoping this list is a joke, I certainly found it funny.
I still don't see the problem with running on top of a Microsoft OS. If you want to go after, or be part of, the biggest market you have to go with MS.
100 reasons to boycott Amiga : Comment 39 of 72ANN.lu
Posted by gz on 19-Mar-2002 09:54 GMT
In reply to Comment 38 (Steven L. Croucher):
Personally I don't have any problems with being part of MS success.
I fear the going after MS phrase as it suggests leaving all current amiga technology that exists/is in the making and producing something out of the DE which is similar to dir opus 6 for windows. A mere windows enhancement system which can sit on top of an MS os providing more content.
For me that would mean all the waiting would have been for nothing, and hell yeah I would feel betrayed.
100 reasons to boycott Amiga : Comment 40 of 72ANN.lu
Posted by Samface on 19-Mar-2002 09:55 GMT
In reply to Comment 15 (darklite):
People make fun of guys like you...
100 reasons to boycott Amiga : Comment 41 of 72ANN.lu
Posted by Samface on 19-Mar-2002 10:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 22 (Mika Hanhijärvi):
Simple, just press: <enter><spacebar><enter>, and there you go. :-)
100 reasons to boycott Amiga : Comment 42 of 72ANN.lu
Posted by John Block on 19-Mar-2002 10:06 GMT
Saying the unsayable, there are good people within Microsoft dedicated to
liberating people and making the world a better place.
Part of bloatware is that lots of people want to add in just one more cool
thing.
I only have my Amiga, know how some elements of Microsoft behave, but am
against blanket demonification.
We have not seen Redmond appear yet in the Buffy or X files documentaries.
100 reasons to boycott Amiga : Comment 43 of 72ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 19-Mar-2002 11:54 GMT
*yawn*
100 reasons to boycott Amiga : Comment 44 of 72ANN.lu
Posted by [JC] on 19-Mar-2002 12:04 GMT
>> 45. Windows isn't that bad anyway.
> Yes it is.
No it isn't. Use it on a decent setup, not on a PC at work that's been set up by some half-witted idiot.
100 reasons to boycott Amiga : Comment 45 of 72ANN.lu
Posted by amiONE on 19-Mar-2002 12:06 GMT
Is this a joke?? Some one is a bit lame..
100 reasons to boycott Amiga : Comment 46 of 72ANN.lu
Posted by Seehund on 19-Mar-2002 12:14 GMT
In reply to Comment 37 (Christian Kemp):
Waaah! I want colours too! Waaaah, waaaah, waaah!
;)
100 reasons to boycott Amiga : Comment 47 of 72ANN.lu
Posted by NIcolas Mendoza on 19-Mar-2002 12:19 GMT
In reply to Comment 45 (amiONE):
And so is your mother ! :P
I was hoping for a lot of reasons to boycott to come in. Since you know this m$-thingy was just the last straw. But I haven't got a single reason. :-(
Maybe people don't want to boycott anyway? And now that I was so excited about it :-(
100 reasons to boycott Amiga : Comment 48 of 72ANN.lu
Posted by amigammc on 19-Mar-2002 12:40 GMT
Who cares about those dorks? I'm surprised, Christian, you would post something like this, this is not news, it's pure crap. Are we all gonna put up a website with our opinion and post it here?
100 reasons to boycott Amiga : Comment 49 of 72ANN.lu
Posted by amigammc on 19-Mar-2002 12:48 GMT
>7. AmigaAnywhere runs on Microsoft-products.
>45. Windows isn't that bad anyway.
Hmmm... sure these makes sense.
I just read a few of the so-called "reasons" at times it seems just sarcasm, other seems serious, in any case I'm tired of this boycotting nonsense. Who do they think they are? The religious far far far far right? ;-)
100 reasons to boycott Amiga : Comment 50 of 72ANN.lu
Posted by Seehund on 19-Mar-2002 12:50 GMT
In reply to Comment 47 (NIcolas Mendoza):
Just don't bother, Nicolas. It seems like Christian needs to add a "Humour" category for some people to recognize a good joke.
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