New Amigas, Atari Clones

From: Zane H. Healy <>
Date: Sun Feb 8 14:20:07 1998

>> at the Music industry. The Atari's have built in Midi. I've a couple, and
>> while the concept of their OS is very, very cool (it's all in ROM),
> They're not the only one with an OS in ROM. The Amiga has been known to
>do that as well [1]. OS-9 [3] is also ROMable.

Yes, but like the Macintosh, the Amiga doesn't have the entire OS in ROM.
On an Atari, you don't even have to have a disk attached to the system and
you still boot into a GUI OS.

>> it cumbersome to use. Probably the most fanatical computer user I've ever
>> met is an Atari user, makes me look calm :^)
> You've never met an Amiga user, have you? 8-)

A3000 w/18Mb RAM, Picasso IV, 1.25Gb HD, 500Mb HD, 8mm Exabyte Tape, 4x
CD-ROM, 20" monitor, 10-Base2 Ethernet, OS 3.1 (Oh, and that's just my
_Main_ Amiga)

I'd like to add an accelerator next, but I'm planning on getting the BoXeR
motherboard as soon as it's released and transfering just about everything
above over to it.

I work with two other Amiga users, and I've known several others.

> -spc (A wolverine is a cuddly, friendly creature compared to the
> fanatical Amiga user ... )

I still maintain the most fanatical user I've ever met is an Atari user.

>[1] Which is why on my 3M Amiga 500 at home, after booting up, I
> still have 2.8M free [2]

My A500 is a pretty baseline system, I've only upped it to 1Mb chip. Still
the A500 is an awsome machine.

>[2] And running 12 background processes as well!
>[3] A Unix-like OS originally written for the 6809 and available on the
> 68000. I'm not sure if you can get it for other CPUs though.

As for being a fanatical user I'd probably have to classify myself as a
fanatical Anti-Microsoft computer user. I run UNIX on Intel, MacOS on
Mac's, and AmigaOS Amiga's.


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