[rescue] fwd: Linux Foundation Prepares For Microsoft's Legal Action

Mike Meredith very at zonky.org
Mon May 21 14:46:10 CDT 2007

On Sun, 20 May 2007 00:02:34 +0100, Peter Corlett wrote:
> The Amiga was tremendously popular in the UK and there was no
> shortage of dealers or software for it. The competition was the ST
> and PC, and the PC was so underpowered and expensive at the time
> that nobody gave it any serious competition, although it did pick up

Part of the UK and European oddity may have been the odd practise
that many US companies have of using the exchange rate of $1=B#1. I
remember that Amigas tended to be significantly cheaper than PCs.

On a more concrete basis in a slightly earlier era, Apple IIs didn't
take off in the UK because they were roughly B#1500 ($2500 in 1990
prices) for a base configuration when the US price for a base
configuration was roughly $1500 (those prices were very rough). As a
consequence, the Apple II was hardly visible in the UK market where the
homegrown Acorn micros were all over the place.

Whilst Commodore was a US company they figured out how to do reasonable
European prices.

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