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THE AMIGA IS BACK!
October 25, 2000 10:48 PM   Subscribe

THE AMIGA IS BACK! Why, oh why, did i throw out all my Amiga games. And it wasn't that long ago, that i did that either. Aaaaarrgh.
posted by Zool (11 comments total)

 
Here is a screenshot of the new Amiga OS3.9

posted by Zool at 11:01 PM on October 25, 2000


No release date eh? Some comeback.

I just finished the specifications for a fuel efficient time machine, talking to production people right now.
posted by skallas at 11:06 PM on October 25, 2000


The new OS will be released late december.
posted by Zool at 11:11 PM on October 25, 2000


And regarding hardware, skallas, the site does say this much:

All this work - including extensive testing of hardware and software components - is scheduled to be complete in time for end user deliveries 3Q01.

So it's a good year away, but that gives the hype train lotsa time to get some steam building up.
posted by cCranium at 5:28 AM on October 26, 2000


Hardware? Isn't Amiga's new system built ontop of Tao Group's work, which has been ported to dozens or architectures anyway?

I'm under the impression that they'll sell and support hardware, but the operating system is Amiga's Buzz.
posted by holloway at 7:56 AM on October 26, 2000


I predict that by next summer, this will fall through and nothing will come of it yet again. At least if the past several attempts to revive the Amiga are any guide.
posted by daveadams at 8:54 AM on October 26, 2000


From the link, they're developing a bunch of hardware. I only glanced through it, looking for a release date or some indicator of availability, so I'm not completely sure what the architecture looks like.
posted by cCranium at 12:15 PM on October 26, 2000


I'm not sure whether I find all this new Amiga activity exciting or not. When I've got enough money to buy the SDK and mess with that then I'll know. But I'm much more tempted by the prospect of Atheos.
posted by davidgentle at 1:28 PM on October 26, 2000


I've got an Amiga 1000, 2000 and about oh....100 or so games, along with some disks that haven't seen the light of day for some time. All are stored away in the garage collecting dust and decaying, but deserving of a better home. Anyone know of a place to get rid of some of this crap?
posted by brent at 4:06 PM on October 26, 2000


Amiga Inc will only do software called the Amiga Digital Environment.Here is the News.com story for the masses. This story answers most questions.
posted by Zool at 4:28 PM on October 26, 2000


The statement "The Amiga is back" is true only for extremely generous definitions of "Amiga" and "back."

posted by kindall at 4:50 PM on October 26, 2000


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