Linuxtopia.com: Moving to Linux – A Different Perspective

[ Thanks to Dave
for this link. ]

Contrary to popular belief, all Linux users are not
migrants from the Windows camp. Some of us have come from other
platforms such as AmigaOS or MacOS.
For users like myself who
have converted from another “alternative OS” we expect more than
what the Windows platform can offer.”

“The Amiga Operating System was amazingly flexible for its time
introducing a system called Datatypes to allow for easy system wide
updates to the types of file formats the system can support. For
example, the Amiga web browsers were among the first to support the
PNG graphic format because adding support was as simple as
installing the PNG datatype.”

“There are many things that I like about the AmigaOS that I have
found severely lacking (in my opinion) on the DOS/Windows platform.
A few of my favorite features are below.”