Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Four Headsmen of Amiga (Reprint from August 2008)

Please note the Blog entry below is a reprint from August of 2008. We have re-posted it because it shows the value in competition between the four headsmen of Amiga.

The first time around when the Amiga was doing things other home computers never even thought of doing, Ray-traced 3D animation, stereo sound, bit blitter graphics, multitasking, etc, the Amiga lost out in the platform wars. Even the Mac lost out and was replace in name alone with a much more powerful hybrid. A NeXT, FreeBSD, Unix based operating system (Mac OS X). This time around the Amiga is not alone and has four headsmen; MorphOS, Amiga OS 4.1, AROS, Amiga Virtual Machine (Amiga Forever 2009). The IT industry is still young and at least one or more of these will rise again and be enjoyed by millions. The Amiga itself sold over 7 million machines and it was an exciting time. How many versions of the four headsmen of the Amiga will sell in the future is unknown but we hope for exciting times again. Innovative Developers and users will make it happen this time not a solo greedy parent company. We know who you were thinking but we meant Commodore.


Anonymous said...

Amiga died quick when software companies abandoned them and made PC versions only. How are the four headsmen being backed up today? Are the software developers in the community strong enough to support all the four headsmen or will they keep their head high and support only the one they like to succeed. That will determine the future for each of the four headsmen.

Aladdin 4D said...

Great question!