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Old 21 May 2016, 09:43   #66
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Originally Posted by ptyerman View Post
A lack of suitably priced 040/060's is a barrier that's true, but the Apollo team have managed by going around it altogether and using a FPGA.
He could have done the same but I'm not sure he has the required skill to make a 040/060 card anyway. They are definitely a lot different and harder to design than a 030 accelerator.
He could have chosen to work with people like these and take the platform forward, but no, he would rather buy ALL the remaining supplies of Amiga custom chips and attempt to make himself a monopoly in the 68k market and put a stranglehold on the community.
it is much easier to buy old software than to design new accellerators or (even more harder) to do something like apollo in FPGA. If it is really Jens S. who is trying to buy P96 and is originator of the message than it is hardly a good thing for the community. But I think if he really tries that route he is also wrong. Business is not only supply but also goodwill of customers. If people hate a supplier (even or expecially if he is monopolist) and are not really needing something (like in this case for a hobby) they will not buy. So at the end all will loose. We will see in next days.
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