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Old 03-29-2012, 04:59 PM   #241
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Sure, I may not be Staf, you may not be Iggy and Hyperionmp may not be Ben.
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You're probably right Staf. Sounds like Ben, smells like Ben.
Good thing we didn't step in it.

And he does like litigation.
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Old 03-30-2012, 09:33 PM   #242
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Slashdot covered the Amiga Mini announcement.

http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/1...owered-mini-pc
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Old 03-30-2012, 09:43 PM   #243
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Add this to the list of nostalgia-baiting remakes that don't live up to their inspiration.
Ah, that warms my heart, it does...
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:12 PM   #244
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Slashdot covered the Amiga Mini announcement.

http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/1...owered-mini-pc
I loved the first comment on /.

"This is not Commodore, this is not the Amiga. This is a <beeep> <beeep>"
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:34 AM   #245
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(Oh, also, saying the TG16 had 256 colors is a bit of a stretch - it had 16 palettes of 16 colors, not a true 256-color mode.)
Ahh no I was thinking 1987 Acorn Archimedes (256/4096 colours) and the SAM coupe(ZX Spectrum compatible with 256/256 SNES style mode). Unreleased include Commodore 65 and Konix console chipsets. Even if they just made EHB a bit faster it would have helped IMO

@The comment about OS4 x86 via PPC emulator/PPC Amithlon is the short term solution. A full rewrite in pure X86 is needed after (free upgrade). But hell the fastest i7 mb+cpu setup is peanuts compared to SAM 460 mb+cpu.

Is OS4 good enough? Can't say as I never had 1000+ to waste on a slow CPU+mb
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Old 04-02-2012, 12:49 PM   #246
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i7 isn't going to get you much over a single-core CPU, though, when the OS can't do SMP - not unless you figure out a way to efficiently parallelize emulation of a single CPU across multiple cores.
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Old 04-02-2012, 01:22 PM   #247
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i7 isn't going to get you much over a single-core CPU, though, when the OS can't do SMP - not unless you figure out a way to efficiently parallelize emulation of a single CPU across multiple cores.
Yes, this is a good point,
When I built an AROS system I used a single core Athlon 64 and overclocked it.
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:20 PM   #248
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I loved the first comment on /.

"This is not Commodore, this is not the Amiga. This is a <beeep> <beeep>"
hands down, this one is the best : http://hardware.slashdot.org/comment...5&cid=39439549

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Old 04-02-2012, 06:08 PM   #249
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Default Re: Takers - One Woman's Opinion of the Amiga Mini

I can't stand apple products but this statement over at slashdot is priceless!



"Know what else has a Core i7 processor? a Mac Mini.
They only have 4GB of memory by default, but at $999 you can get one with dual 7200rpm 500GB hard drives, Intel HD 3000 graphics, and a copy of Lion Server. There's no bluray, but it's also less than half the price of this Amiga DOA box.
When your product is a less attractive knockoff of an Apple design and somehow you manage to more than double an Apple price... I'm guessing your future does not include being filthy stinking rich."
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Why this thread has 9k views is beyond my understanding.. once again i ask who cares about one person's opinion?
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Why this thread has 9k views is beyond my understanding.. once again i ask who cares about one person's opinion?
Well, you, for one...
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