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PC Week: Reborn Amiga has big plans for Linux

Apr 06, 2000, 18:28 (5 Talkback[s])
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"We're doing exactly what Gateway said they'd do with us," said Bill McEwen, president and CEO of the Snoqualmie, Wash., arm of Amiga. "Gateway could have had it all."

"The company wants to make sure Amiga's interface can run on Corel's Linux products as well as it does on Red Hat's. And Sun is working with Amiga partner Tao-Group to provide a Java virtual machine that is optimized for the Amiga platform...."

"At Amiga's Amiga2000 developers' conference in St. Louis over the weekend, the company gave a sneak peek at some of its forthcoming interface technology. McEwen called the Amiga interface a "multimedia RTOS (real-time operating system)."

"Like (Microsoft's) DirectX is an RTOS for Windows, we are an RTOS for Linux," McEwen explained."

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