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SRO: Some Technologies Should Die Peacefully

Apr 10, 2000, 22:50 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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"I have a Commodore Amiga 1000, which I use for collecting dust bunnies. In its day, it was innovative. I had great fun with it. Had I wanted to do serious work with it, the addition of a Video Toaster would have made it a state of the art video-editing system And, I know of at least one vertical reseller who did well by using Amigas as the basis for one of the first computerized real-estate sales, management tools. That was a long, long time ago."

"Today, we see Amiga Inc. trying to bring the Amiga interface to Linux. The president of the company is even making such claims that the Amiga GUI is a "multimedia RTOS (real-time operating system)."

"No, it's not. It's an interface and an application programming interface (API) riding on top of either Red Hat or Caldera Linux. That's it. The Amiga as a wonderful combination of hardware and software is dead. This version is a ghost."

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