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Wired: New Amiga Stirs Passions

Apr 07, 2000, 17:35 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Leander Kahney)

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"After waiting seven years for a new Amiga, some members of the PC's fiercely loyal community are spitting mad about the new device."

"At the Amiga 2000 show in St. Louis over the weekend, Amiga unveiled a new machine for the platform's developers based on a 500 MHz AMD K6 processor and a fast 3D graphics system from nVidia."

"The machine, a generic PC made from off-the-shelf parts, runs a new hybrid operating system based on Linux and Tao Group's Elate, a cross-platform operating system that supports Sun's Java. The new operating system isn't compatible with current Amiga software...."

"The hardware isn't Amiga and the software isn't Amiga," said Michael Battilana, a long-time Amiga developer and president of Cloanto, which publishes an Amiga emulator. "It is using the Amiga name to attract developers and users. I consider it a misuse of the Amiga name."

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