Amiga or Atari ???

category: general [glöplog]
About x86 compatibility, we will have to wait and see. Even itaniums, which are supposed to be the future, provide compatibilty for legacy x86 although their architecture is completely different. And Opteron is well known now for maintaining compatibility. And that is a great advantage the x86 arch. has, one that Apple for example doesn't.

Maybe number crunching did not seem important back then, but you should have seen fliight simulators (for example) running on PCs and Amigas to realise why it was important.

You should probably try out openoffice. I use it both on windows and linux now and I also use it at work exclusively. It works fine and the only thing I need from MS Office is Access, because of a lousy vb project I am involved in.

About fixing broken stuff, I should remind you that linux is hard to fix, but it's always fixable. Fiddle with the /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 a little and it will work. By contrast, windows problems are easy to fix only if you _can_ fix them. Today, the explorer.exe on my W2K box started segfaulting after running adaware, and you know what? The easiest (only?) solution is to reinstall the whole damn OS, losing half a workday in the process. Which one do you prefer?
added on the 2003-11-12 18:59:42 by moT moT
GUS? Did someone said GUS? :) Well, i'm having a GUS in my Amiga2000, together with an A2286AT PC/ISA bridgeboard. (The A2000 has four ISA slots, inactive by default, activated by the bridge above.) And i'm working on a driver, to access the GUS from the Amiga side. The '060 masters the 286/8Mhz, to dump out some data to the GUS. A standard DOS TSR is running on the PC side, to fetch data comming from the Amiga side, and dumps it out to the GUS. The Amiga side has a standard .library to provide transparent access to the GUS, and will have a standard AHI driver as well. :) This is a real fun stuff to work on! :) (Except the 16bit 286 coding, which i hate... :))
added on the 2003-11-13 09:43:51 by Charlie Charlie
Atari sucks big time because of their shitty plastic casing and color. That should be reason enough although there are plenty of others :)
added on the 2003-11-15 01:45:10 by beavis77 beavis77
Chain|Q: Congratulations! You are a man. I have got the same GUSMAX (not a Primax clone) in my drawer now. Gotta say I like that card very much especially during crystal mod playing. Have an impression S(o)B live does not play it as GUS did. But I had to give up cause shinowz 98 had some irq managing problems and forced my pc to a self-reset during at the same time big file operation and music playing. I lost lotsa things by this =(.
added on the 2003-11-15 04:10:40 by sim sim
i like the power of the better os in combination with beautiful hardware.
linux for 680x0 is the best!
added on the 2003-11-15 08:35:00 by rokus rokus

... with beautiful hardware.

You hit a bull's-eye with this expression, man! =D
added on the 2003-11-15 11:41:41 by sim sim
amiga or atari? why not vc20 or ti64? lamerz!
added on the 2003-11-16 19:48:41 by fishbone fishbone
haha :p
only Atari ST had standard built in MIDI, right?
added on the 2003-11-17 02:02:41 by defjam defjam
and amiga is true multitask, right? :)

a midi controller for the amiga costed like 10-20 euro back then, so it wasn't really a hard thing to use.
but that's true, the falcon was quite okay for professional music (and very expensive if you bought all those useful steinberg hw in addition).
added on the 2003-11-17 11:43:37 by teo teo
Commodore C64 and Atari ST are designed by same people and, on the other side, team that made Atari2600 and AtariXL designed Amiga 1000/500 computers! That is the fact.
(this is maybe a bit of topic but it is very interesting thing)
added on the 2003-11-19 20:01:26 by calimero calimero
I ilked the st. but i loved the AMIGA

psonice...I dont think mac osX is very good. I have had the unpleasure of working with it for 6 moths.


No really...this guy is spot on except with the reset thingie. I have busted a nut or two in anger over this"#%"%/#¤/&
added on the 2003-11-19 23:27:12 by NoahR NoahR
GUSMAX (not a Primax clone)

The Soundstorm Wave? Ah yes, good show. The Primax 'clone' (IE a plain GUS Classic on a green board iso red) has never resurfaced in the GUS MAX variant. If you can prove me wrong, I'd love to buy the evidence to the contrary ;)

added on the 2003-11-20 03:22:25 by Shifter Shifter
Alice ca glisse!
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just to align the priorities.
added on the 2003-11-21 19:24:26 by defjam defjam
added on the 2003-11-22 01:36:52 by defjam defjam
added on the 2003-11-22 14:24:01 by elkmoose elkmoose
come on
more please
there is still a road to go for 200 :P
added on the 2003-11-23 19:35:00 by elkmoose elkmoose
Amiga had more built-in graphics capability, and the Amiga 4000 is still a pretty darn good machine for doing what needs to be done, granted with a lot of modification.
On today's terms, if the playing field were level I would probably use Mac OS X, though. As it is, pretty much all the software I need is available or only available for Windows... so I'm stuck here. And I haven't gotten a linux install working yet though I haven't had time to try.
added on the 2003-11-23 23:20:15 by crusader crusader
Mac is too damn expensive.. Otherwise I would like to have it as a studio computer, and the peze as a playaround'n'internet-computer ;)
added on the 2003-11-24 02:11:15 by D Vibe D Vibe
Correction: have it = have one..
added on the 2003-11-24 02:11:36 by D Vibe D Vibe
but.. the MAC is sexy.
added on the 2003-11-24 17:37:06 by defjam defjam
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added on the 2003-11-24 21:41:15 by elkmoose elkmoose
only amiga makes it possible! :p
added on the 2003-11-25 09:35:08 by humphr3y humphr3y