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Old 19 March 2015, 21:27   #28
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Originally Posted by Paul_s View Post
Whilst probably not the first multi-tasking computer it did a fairly good job (they demoed the multi tasking capabilities at the 1985 launch - it's on Youtube).

You only have to look at the alternatives around 1985 - the Amiga was at least 5 - 10 years ahead of its time.
Unfortunately, Commodore-Amiga's tech remained mostly static while everyone else was pushing further and 5 years later had caught up and began to surpass the Amiga. IMHO, AGA was their last gasp to stay relevant and probably got them a few more years of life. Without it, I bet they would have fallen into bankruptcy even sooner than they did.
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