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SRO: Some Technologies Should Die Peacefully

“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.”

Complete
Story