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CNET News.com: Welcoming back an old Amiga

Oct 25, 2000, 19:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"After years of false restarts, it appears there will once again be a new Amiga computer. ... Amiga's future, however, lies chiefly in its software, in particular its new Amiga Digital Environment software, which can run as an operating system of its own or atop other operating systems, including Linux and Windows CE, McEwan said."

"The new lease on life may be too late, however, as Amiga hardware and software lost their technical edge over ordinary PCs and Linux, which arrived to capture the attention of those wanting to buck the trends of the mainstream. Amiga enthusiast sites still exist, but declining Amiga interest led prominent download sites such as the Champaign-Urbana Computer Users Group to cancel Amiga sections last January."

"McEwan said the company will introduce the latest version of its Amiga OS operating system, version 3.9, by late December. The new version looks similar to several other current operating systems, including Mac OS X, Windows and Linux."

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