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From: Jeff Hellige <>
Date: Fri Feb 16 12:45:46 2001

> Amigas rock. A solid operating system with preemptive multitasking
>and a GUI in 256K of RAM on a floppy-based system...Amazing!

        I've even been known to make my Amiga multi-user. I had 3
serial ports installed on my A4000, and had my Atari-ST emulating a
VT-100 terminal hooked up to one of them. I then redirected all
console I/O from an AmigaDOS shell to the serial port. The person on
the VT-100 could do whatever they wished as long as the it didn't
involve graphics or something that opened up a new window. I even
had a small IRC program that could be run like that if the A4000 was

>can't Microsoft get it right with thousands of programmers, 800+MHz
>processors, hundreds of megabytes of RAM, and gigabytes of disk space?

        Because they lack orginality and would rather swallow up
whatever smaller companies actually come up with original ideas?
Less time spent on R&D that way.

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