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Old 20 November 2019, 17:44   #1
DavidQ
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Hello from Gloucestershire UK

Hello Everyone,

I joined yesterday after a long time of silently visiting the EAB forum. There is much to read here on many interesting subjects produced by a clearly highly motivated and talented group of Amiga enthusiasts.

I am in my fifties so was around in the golden 8 and 16-bit days of the 1980's. I've owned a bunch of Commodore computers including C64, PET 3032, Amiga 1000, 1500, 2000 and 1200 (some of which I still have) so I guess I fit firmly in the enthusiast bracket. It's amazing to me how vibrant the retro computing scene is at present. Long may it continue.

I'm looking forward to spending some time here with you all.

All the Best,

David
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Old 20 November 2019, 17:54   #2
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Yep, Amiga will never die !

Welcome to the forum
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Old 20 November 2019, 18:01   #3
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So it seems! Thanks.
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Old 22 November 2019, 04:42   #4
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Yep, Amiga will never die !
Yep ... 2050 will come and everybody will still be talking about Amiga.
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Old 25 November 2019, 23:04   #5
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Yeah, great bunch of lads here!

I never had an Amiga back in the day, but I'm making up for it now!

Are the machines you still have working??
Have you updated them in any way?
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Old 26 November 2019, 01:18   #6
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All working except for the Pet which needs a bit of attention (although I'm not sure exactly what is required yet). The A1200 still has its original 68030 accelerator with 8MB and I have a 1.5 MB Spirit Inboard internal memory upgrade for the A1000. I haven't done much upgrading except for some new capacitors here and there. There are loads of interesting modern upgrade projects I'd like to explore though when time and budget allows.

Recently I have been busy recovering data and programs from my original floppy disks and transferring them to my PC for use in the various emulators. Surprisingly I've found the C64 5.25 inch disks from the mid to late 1980's have survived much better than the 3.5 inch Amiga floppies from the late 80's and early 90's. It's all good fun.
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