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Old 05 May 2010, 21:46   #1
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such a shame

I've been reading up on amiga history recently and it's such a shame that uk commodore never got to take over the amiga brand - they had so much in store especially with the a1300 and aaa chipset....it would have changed the development of home computers so much back in the 90's and really gave the pc and apple mac a run for their money....in the uk anyway.

Feel so sorry for David Pleasance and crew.....
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Old 05 May 2010, 23:42   #2
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can you point me to any docs/sites about this... sounds like an interesting read
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Old 06 May 2010, 00:16   #3
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Old 06 May 2010, 00:49   #4
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thanks, reading it now
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From the bits and peices I have read. The engineers knew the AAA chipset still wasnt enough, X86 had caught up to much by the earlys 90's.
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Old 06 May 2010, 02:52   #6
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well, not really - do you remember pc's back then - not that advanced really. Can you remember the games?

Pleasance said the next thing they were working on, the modular system, would be several times faster than the best out at the time - the n64.....and a lot faster than the pc's of the time.....and could be upgraded by adding more modules.....adding to the potential power....

also they would have swiched amiga to the PPC and developed 3d graphics to take on the pc voodo / ps1 / dreamcast / n64 onto game cube era....by now we would have amazing amigas!! we'd be where apple are at least maybe even cutting into a good percentage of pc sales......in the uk anyways.

why did their backers switch to escom ....surely they would have known they were in trouble as they went bust like a year down the road.

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some interesting points here also about gateway and microsoft.... http://www10.brinkster.com/amigang/Home.asp
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Yep I read about this in the 'Rise and Fall of Commodore' (great book BTW), I think history may have been slightly different in Commodore UK could have brought the rights.

The funny thing is that on the surface the eventual buyer (Escom) didn't even seem to know what they were buying so I'm not sure what they were thinking really.
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Wow, another one of these threads. Does it really matter what could have happened around 1993/4? It happened the way it did. If you meet Doc Brown and get the DeLorean, we should talk again
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Wow, another one of these threads. Does it really matter what could have happened around 1993/4? It happened the way it did. If you meet Doc Brown and get the DeLorean, we should talk again
Yeah i agree, all the ifs, buts, why's ..etc.. its been mentioned by many since those times a billion times over and the answers are always the same time to move on.
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just found it interesting that's all......never knew this stuff until recently. sorry....
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Old 06 May 2010, 15:43   #12
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Nah, I think it's interesting too. It's nice to talk about this now and again just the same as I like playing with my Amigas now and again.
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No need to say you're sorry jimmer78. Don't get me wrong, just saying what I think about it. The downfall of Commodore and thus the Amiga is a long story that just ended in that year and I think there wasn't anything to do against it at that time anymore. My two cents and maybe I just have seen too many of those 'if' threads that I sound a bit rude
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true true TCD, there are too many "what if" threads on EAB... but jimmer78 is right its an interesting story and something i didnt bother reading up on before, glad i did

plus the site is packed with loads of other great info
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just found it interesting that's all......never knew this stuff until recently. sorry....
Don't be sorry mate As the rest have noted, its an interesting read and if you wish to post such material nothing is stopping you I am just personally over the whole thing, too many years have passed and for me i will just appreciate the Amiga as things stand today
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