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No interest in Amiga huh? (Also on BBC News site)
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Well, so many of the trolls out there on various sites always seem to say, the Amiga is Dead, ad nuseum, etc.

Well, if that's the case, how come there is still mention of the latest hardware news on various general computing sites?

For example...

http://www.tgdaily.com/index.php?opti ... =view&id=31742&Itemid=118

http://teknews.net/details.php?id=72354

http://www.osnews.com/story.php/17748/New-Amiga-Hardware-Announced

Anyone else got anymore links?


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Edited by Mikey_C on 2007/4/25 17:36:07
Edited by Mikey_C on 2007/4/25 17:47:50
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Re: No interest in Amiga huh?
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@Mikey_C
The brand name still has power. No doubt about that.

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Re: No interest in Amiga huh?
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@Mikey_C

I saw the news item on OSNews today, and the comments are refreshingly positive...

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Re: No interest in Amiga huh?
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@Mikey_C

Quote:

Mikey_C wrote:

Anyone else got anymore links?


On netscape page:

http://tech.netscape.com/story/2007/0 ... me-promises-new-desktops/

on engadget:

http://www.engadget.com/2007/04/24/am ... ises-two-new-ppc-desktop/

Bitsofnews (this is a good article even have an historical introduction about the Amiga):

http://www.bitsofnews.com/content/view/5596/2/

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Re: No interest in Amiga huh?
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@Mikey_C

I hate to be the negitive nancy, but it is just an announcement of an announcement so far. When I can click on the BUY button and expect a package to arrive, I'll feel much better.

Well here's hoping....

Plaz

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Re: No interest in Amiga huh?
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@Plaz

Not disputing what you are saying, because, like you, I feel the same way.


What I am saying is that, some Trolls elsewhere are saying that there is no interest in the Amiga or the brand.

Clearly, they are wrong.

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Re: No interest in Amiga huh?
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@Mikey_C

I believe the trolls are wrong on many counts. The problem is they have kicked up so much dust that it is difficult to see anything clearly, or judge anything well.

There are certainly many intriguing aspects to the recent announcements and news, but there is surprisingly little reason to see these through hyper-critical lens.

I find the Hyperion-Acube announcement on one hand the AmigaInc-ACK fundamentally mysterious. Mysteries, especially such open ones that lack any indication of an underlying friction, are more exciting than depressing.

Vista is doing badly, Linux and Mac appear ready for a full frontal assault, PS3 is out with an open invitation for 3rd Party OS porting, and we have OS4 being boxed and three potential boards in waiting.

A shift away from MS has long been predicted, perhaps IBM and Sony seeing their chance, and there appears money about (at least to finance our three boards - no big money, but some money). The Indian connection with Amiga Inc. None need be connected in any way, but all point to a period of rapid change.

Then there is the publicity, not much but after such a drought as welcome as the first signs of rain spiting out on the dry cracked mud plains.

My belief is that it has been raining up in the hills, for some time, small developments accumulating over the years on a few fronts, slowly trickling in behind those few companies that have stayed the course, building up pressure, until now when the spill-ways are being tested for the release.

I doubt if any of us without inside knowledge are close to the mark, but I am damn sure the Trolls have not only missed the target but are shooting bows with their arrows, all in the wrong direction.

Good news or foul, there is news on its way, and that is good, in a month or two we will know where we are at, and that is good as well.

I just hope it is enough, whatever it finally turns out to be to rid us of this damn trolling-pathology we have suffered for too long. The time is right, who knows maybe this is just want AmigaOS needed all along.

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Re: No interest in Amiga huh?
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Nicely worded GregS, Lets hope your right.

On the subject of rain......

I bet your glad you moved to Perth now !!

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Re: No interest in Amiga huh?
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@Plaz

Quote:

I hate to be the negitive nancy, but it is just an announcement of an announcement so far.


I wouldn't call it an announcement of an announcement as that would say something like "We are going to announce something in blah de blah days time." What has been said, in my view, is there is new hardware coming but we just aren't saying what the specs are at the moment as this will come in a later announcement.

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Yes, Good point.

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Re: No interest in Amiga huh? (Also on BBC News site)
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@Mikey_C

Here?s another one in Swedish
http://www.e24.se/dynamiskt/prylar/did_15233065.asp

One of Swedens biggest newspaper "Aftonbladet" has that link on their webpage http://www.aftonbladet.se

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Re: No interest in Amiga huh? (Also on BBC News site)
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@Mikey_C

Until we can actually buy the hardware, I wouldn't hold your breath if I was you.

ACK has not got an exactlly good track record, with previous hardware anouncments, or with paying for services or parts, ask Jens.

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@Mikey_C

OK, once you put it that way, I agree. It's obvious just in the traffic of new members at a.org and aw.net in the past couple of weeks that there is still interest. More bad news at this point could end it once and for all for many though.

Plaz

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A very fine line indeed. Yet the difference won't matter if they don't meet their stated intentions.

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Re: No interest in Amiga huh?
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@GregS

I am really excited in this news of new hardware. I hope it is not just a pipe dream. Microsoft is at what you'd call Critical Mass. I have been waiting for years to pick up a new Amiga, and it seems I may finally have my chance. I used an Amiga 1000 for years when i was younger, and it still works to this day. I have been lurking on this board for quite some time, finally registerred. Look forward to some conversation.

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Welcome! Enjoy your stay

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Re: No interest in Amiga huh? (Also on BBC News site)
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http://www.itavisen.no/php/art.php?id=378634

As I write, it is the "main article" on the site. Comments so far are positive and posted in a constructive language.

Same goes for the article on Hardware.no from yesterday.

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