From: Hans Franke <>
Date: Thu Apr 11 11:32:55 2002

> Badly put. I do know better.


> A lot of the later mods for the ST were really
> interesting too. Geneva, Magic and Terradisk come to mind. There was a lot
> of development that came out of Germany for the ST.

Jep. And before that nice things like KAOS, a complete
rewritten TOS with way less errors and dammed higher
performancs - some desktop apps where running 10 to 50
percent faster due the great improvements within the AES.
In fact, it was a complete reengeniered and redone GEM.
The other grat product would be NVDI - a replacement for
the VDI (virtual device Interface). while still keeping
all functionality, some drawing operations where speed
up 20 times - a average speedup of another 5 to 30 percent,
depending on the graphic workload was possible. Using
KAOS and NVDI let applications on a 8 MHz original ST
feel/run almost as fast as on a 16 MHz Mega STE.

I guess we loved the system ... Maybe the Amiga/Atari wars
where nowhere else fought with the same vigilance than in
Germany ... Youd rather dumped your friends than admiting
that the other machine could be more worth than the dirt
under your nails.


(It took me years until I was ready not only to own an
Amiga, but also have fun playing with it.)

VCF Europa 3.0 am 27./28. April 2002 in Muenchen
Received on Thu Apr 11 2002 - 11:32:55 BST

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