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Amiga Rumour Mill In Full Swing

Well, following up on my complete surprise to learn that AmigaOS was still being developed, it now seems as though the arrival of new Amiga hardware is imminent! Though I'll believe it when I see it, it's nice to see that there are still some die-hard Amiga addicts out there.

To see the details of the new hardware announcement, check out these press releases from amiga.com:

And while Amiga is no longer owned by the management-challenged Commodore of the early '90s, it's seems they're still up to their old tricks of questionable tactics. The mainstream personal computer industry has pretty much given up on PowerPC, but Amiga has chosen it as their CPU. Curious. Add to that the decision to use a 66MHZ PCI slot for the graphics card? Holy crap - that predates AGP which is now obsolete! I'm not sure what their business plan is, but I really can't see too many people buying these things. Still, it will be interesting to see what develops.

I wonder if it will still run Speedball?  :-)

Comments (2) -

  • Darth Mac

    5/5/2007 6:28:06 AM |

    I'd heard about this earlier this week... PPC ships are still being used in the 3rd gen consoles aren't they? Apple dropped them because IBM and Freescale weren't keeping up with the MHz race and because Intel promised them preferential treatmnt (and so the whole Bootcamp thing would make it easy to migrate people off their POS Windoze machines).

    So are you going to buy one or what? I wouldn't worry about the graphics card, wasn't their strength being able to do video without much horsepower?

  • Andre Perusse

    5/16/2007 6:16:06 PM |

    Nah, I don't think I'll be buying one of these - what would be the point? Now, if you could put a Video Toaster in one of these new babies, that would be interesting.  Smile

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