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Business Week: Seems Gateway Isn't the Friend Amiga Fans Thought It Was

Sep 12, 1999, 03:46 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven V. Brull)

"The computer maker was going to revive the revered machine -- but now it has other plans..."

"Amiga's new owner, Gateway Inc., promised to resurrect the machine as a sleek Web cruiser by this Christmas."

"Alas, it's not to be. Gateway has dropped plans to build the new machine. Instead, it will focus on creating a user-friendly interface that will link Internet appliances over home networks."

"Amiga hopes to have test versions of the new interface that will link wireless tablets with TVs, and toasters with phones. Built upon Sun Microsystem's Java and Jini technologies, and with the Linux operating system at its core, the interface will allow users to control devices or download content off the Web with simple touch or spoken commands.

"The new strategy appears to have jelled in recent weeks."

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