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Old 24 April 2007, 23:36   #1
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So.. amiga is "dead" is it?

I just had a look at the latest additions to Aminet.....

and came across the following line
<package name> <ver><directory> <downloads>
BasiliskII_mos.lha 1.0 misc/emu 5733

Now.... it was uploaded just a few days ago..... and already nearly 6000 downloads..... So there must be a good few around with MorphOS.

OR, alternatively, Bippy is downloading 120 times per hour just to make it look good :P
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Old 25 April 2007, 00:03   #2
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Ok, 6000 downloads is rather impressive but:

a) the Amiga is commercially dead and has been for over a decade;

b) MorphOS isn't anything to do with "real" Amigas, i.e. the actual hardware. Just as AmigaOS 4 isn't, really.

As I've said before, it doesn't matter whether a computer is dead or not, as long as you enjoy using it and talking about it (and I assume we all do)nothing else should matter.
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Old 25 April 2007, 00:08   #3
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This is an Amiga, and one hasn't been made in more than a full decade (for new Amigas go here):



If running outdated Mac emulators like Basilisk is a must, PC's are pretty cheap to come by
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Old 25 April 2007, 00:15   #4
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Old 25 April 2007, 01:12   #5
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Old 25 April 2007, 01:59   #6
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My point here was... with nearly 6000 downloads of the MorphOS version, there must be a good few B-PPC/CS-PPC cards around. I'm pretty sure they sold more than 6000 cards. Unless Morph forks on other PPC platforms?

As a commercial platform, I agree, it's about as dead as it can become. However, looking at AmiNet, the spirit lives on, and is pretty darn alive still
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I think one guy with dialup and a bad connection tried downloading the same file 6000 times
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Old 25 April 2007, 11:01   #8
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Unknown, how do you explain the 50 or so packages uploaded last fortnight, then?
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b) MorphOS isn't anything to do with "real" Amigas, i.e. the actual hardware.
How come? It runs on PPC equipped Amigas, works with most software, feels and looks like AmigaOS. The same goes for OS4.
I mean it won't run things like WHDLoad and a vast majority of pre 2.x software but still...
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If it don't run whdload it's not the real thing

WHDLOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAD!
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Old 25 April 2007, 14:47   #11
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Does it still run JST?
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Old 25 April 2007, 16:07   #12
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WHDLoad killed JST in the Levitatutuhioansi wars.
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Old 25 April 2007, 16:25   #13
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Ah but JST absorbed some of WHDLoad's powers long ago. Notice how it can also run slaves!
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Let go man, JST is the dead cow amongst the army of stag.
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Old 25 April 2007, 16:36   #15
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Unknown, how do you explain the 50 or so packages uploaded last fortnight, then?
Apparantly he is still trying to download damn file.

Do you know for term: "download whore"??
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If it don't run whdload it's not the real thing

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Do you know for term: "download whore"??
I think Jmm is cured after the visit to the Betty Ford Clinic
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I think Jmm is cured after the visit to the Betty Ford Clinic
When I heard Jmm was IN Betty Ford I pictured them dating.
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I hear Jmm had it in Harrison Ford.
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