[geeks] Pegasos PPC ATX board
mike at blackhairy.demon.co.uk
Mon Jan 6 12:19:07 CST 2003
On Monday 06 January 2003 4:55 pm, Michael Schiller wrote:
> On Sunday, January 5, 2003, at 05:32 PM, Joshua D Boyd wrote:
> > Err, I don't really ever recall early amiga users as being really
> > into video production. My impression was that was just a side
> You're showing your age! (or lack of it)! The Amiga was into video
> LONG before the toaster came about. There was a card called the
That's what I recall as well. I seem to remember that Amiga's were
snapped up by the video crowd because it was the only thing that came
anywhere near the quality of SGI's (by which I mean it was sort of 1/2
way there rather than 1/10 of the way there).
> Of course the Amiga was also used for gaming quite a bit as well, not
> to mention that it had a multitasking GUI that ran within 512k of
> memory back in 1985, long before Multimedia was discovered by
Funnily enough I don't remember it as a gaming machine. At the time, the
European price for PC's (and clones) was ridiculously high, and the
Amiga together with a whole bunch of old-fashioned "home computers"
sold very well for general use.
> The Amiga was a classic example of really nice hardware / OS being
> killed by suits.
European Amiga nuts might claim it was the lack of US sales that killed
the Amiga. Don't know myself as I was never into them.
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