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Old 15 November 2004, 22:12   #1
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Now have a look at this. It is a Microsoft book about the Amiga. Seeing is believing.

http://www.jamesalanpatterson.com/Mi...essAmigaAd.jpg
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Old 16 November 2004, 05:50   #2
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Yep, that book has been around for a long time though. I bought a copy of it quite some time before Commodore went belly up.
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Old 16 November 2004, 07:56   #3
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They also did a Macintosh Book - I have a copy of The Apple Macintosh Book 4th edn / Cary Lu 1992. Published by Microsoft Press.

But for the ultimate sacriledge check out this defective program which was bundled with Workbench:
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Old 16 November 2004, 09:14   #4
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LOL! did they EVER write a decent basic? c64 basic was a complete dog.
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Old 16 November 2004, 16:14   #5
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Well, you have to remember that Microsoft began life as a dirty whore, supplying BASIC interpreters for a host of different machines that were competing for market share both before and for some time after the debut of the original IBM PC. Besides AmigaBasic and C64 BASIC, they also produced Microsoft BASIC for the Mac, Applesoft BASIC for the Apple II series, and undoubtedly did other versions of BASIC for other machines I've forgotten about long ago. They never had any particular loyalty to any one platform over another unless that platform gave them a broader market share than any other. When the IBM PC came out, they supplied not only the BASIC interpreter, but MS-DOS as well, which meant that they got more out of each PC sale than they did from sales of any other machine with an OS they didn't create. They're still dirty whores even after all these years, but incredibly wealthy ones.
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Just for the record

Microsoft also wrote MSX-Basic, which is arguably the best basic interpreter EVER around.

They also wrote MSX-DOS. MSX-DOS 2 was written by Ascii and it was 200 times better
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Old 17 November 2004, 09:20   #7
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hey hey no defence for M$ here . Amiga might hear it, and come over to finish m$ one's and for all


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Old 17 November 2004, 10:52   #8
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dirty whore OS 2003 - hehhe sounds good to me.
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Visual Dirty Whore 2003
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Old 17 November 2004, 11:03   #10
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Just for the record

Microsoft also wrote MSX-Basic, which is arguably the best basic interpreter EVER around.

They also wrote MSX-DOS. MSX-DOS 2 was written by Ascii and it was 200 times better
I had an MSX for a number of years and it certainly was nothing special. The most powerful, well-designed BASIC was that of the Acorn series computers (very similar, from the ATOM and up to the Archimedes), possibly followed by the excellent Apple II Integer BASIC, which was very tight.
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Old 24 November 2004, 23:56   #12
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What about oric (tangerine?) basic? It even had the ping command - now that's advanced!!!










(admitted, it went ping when you used that command, rather than any internet thingy)
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Oh no, not a "my BASIC is better than yours"
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I bet I'm the only one here that likes (or admits that he likes) Microsoft and their products. NOT Visual XXX .NET thought... that sucks!
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