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Old 18 July 2012, 17:47   #66
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Originally Posted by ImmortalA1000 View Post
doesn't Kickstart contain ALL the low level functionality of Amiga OS within the ROM e.g. time sliced round robin multitasking system AND what the BIOS on a PC does too?
Not entirely accurate, as there is no BIOS. There is only AmigaOS. The OS is always running in an Amiga mere seconds after you flip the power switch.

It's as if a Windows 7 equipped PC booted directly into the WinNT kernel from a ROM chip with some necessary DLLs + drivers included in that same ROM image and then loaded the rest off disk.
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