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Old 13 August 2009, 15:43   #21
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What i find interesting is that unlike My C64 and 2600, the Amiga doesn't feel at all distant

As if it's always been there and while that may be strictly true in that i did use mine up to about 97 for music(on and off thereafter), i didn't use it as a games machine all the time i was enjoying the N64 era in that period

It was a good 8 or so years gap that i stopped using the Amiga but it certainly never felt like i had ever been away and i now use it much more regularly - can't ever imagine not using one to be honest
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Old 18 August 2009, 04:21   #22
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With all those sales including the worlds best selling home computer, I'm still amazed to this day how on earth they went bankrupt.
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Old 18 August 2009, 05:27   #23
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With all those sales including the worlds best selling home computer, I'm still amazed to this day how on earth they went bankrupt.
Bad management - lack of vision.
 
Old 18 August 2009, 05:30   #24
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With all those sales including the worlds best selling home computer, I'm still amazed to this day how on earth they went bankrupt.
I still have my 2 A1000, A2000 and 2 A4000. Both my 2 A3000 and A1200 died. I did attempt to get my A3000 tower fixed but it was good only for parts. Same for other A3000 and A1200. It is still the best computer.
 
Old 18 August 2009, 13:45   #25
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Bad management - lack of vision.
No big surprise here.
Any number of companies with better products and better technical ideas have succumbed to superior "Marketing".

The business of business being business, sometimes too much fascination with technology and engineering becomes the fatal DIS_traction.
 
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Seems like the last 3 (or 4) posts better suit here : http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=45661 (and mine in the bin )
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Old 01 September 2009, 15:08   #27
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No big surprise here.
Any number of companies with better products and better technical ideas have succumbed to superior "Marketing".

The business of business being business, sometimes too much fascination with technology and engineering becomes the fatal DIS_traction.
The problems and reasons Commodore went bankrupt were quite complex and no one single thing lead to their death. However two very bad things happened to Commodore...

Jack was fired!
Medhi Ali was hired!

Also remember in 85 a 7mhz 68000 based machine was launched...in 1990 the A2000/1500 had the same crappy 7mhz CPU for a ludicrous price. These were the old PET tactics of selling at over inflated prices. A500 also had the same CPU but it's only competition was the ST(E). You can't not improve the CPU over half a century if your two main rivals in the corporate market have no problem upgrading theres. PC compatibles and Apple had no qualms about upping the CPU speed and for some things...ie things that aren't games....memory and CPU are very important.

As for games well....the PC-Engine and Sega Genesis/Megadrive games consistently looked better than Amiga games and so there was no competition as the console crash of the early 80s had come full circle and people were now going back to consoles compared to computers as they offered superior graphics/sound just as we ditched our Intellivisions/Colecovisions/2600 machines for C64s with superior sound and graphics.

PS if you think Win 95 was anything but a PoS then you are in serious need of an operation to surgically remove those rose tinted glasses. The only good thing I can say about Win95 is it's not as $hit as Win 3/2/1 or DOS Forget any semblance of process reliability or smooth multitasking.....after filling your hard drive with the world's first bloatware OS haha
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Old 01 September 2009, 16:28   #28
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2000 was launched in 1987 I thought? Still, the CPU wasn't the best but then again the custom chips took a lot of the load... Still impresses me what some demo's do with so little in terms of hardware
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