The Amiga has one of the coolest operating systems around. When it came out
in 1985 it already had pre-emptive multitasking and a very user-friendly GUI.
Only in the last few years has the other platforms like Mac and PC have caught
up with and superpassed the Amiga OS.
The Amiga community has been going through much turmoil recently with the demise
of Commodore. There was not much happening for about a year while Commodore
was in receivership. Only through the support of Amiga users throughout
the world was the Amiga able to survive during this time.
Gateway 2000 has now bought all rights to the amiga and are supporting Amiga International
to produce more Amigas and to continue research and development on new amigas.
During this time I have thought about changing to another platform, like PC's or
Mac's but none of them have the appeal of an Amiga so I am still using my Amiga.
Anyway I get to use PC's and Mac's at work.
I own the following machines:
- Ah the humble A500. This came out around 1987 and at the time it was one
of the best home computers on the market. Boasting a super fast Motorola 68000
processor running at 7.12 Mhz and 0.5 MB of ram.
- This machine came out around 1990. It has an enhanced graphics chip
and came with 1MB ram as standard. Attached to this is my GVP A530 turbo
hard drive and accelerator. It contains a 40 Mhz 68030 processor chip, 2 MB of
32-bit ram and a 120 MB hard drive in one box.
- This is the top of the Amiga range at the moment. I have an A4000 with a 25 Mhz
68040 processor with 18MB of memory, Advanced Graphic Architecture graphics
chips and a 120 MB hard drive. I now have a Cybervision 64/3D graphics card with 4MB
on board graphics memory. It gives me true 24 bit colour for my workbench as well as
higher resolution screen modes. Want to see what my workbench looks like?
Then click here. I also have a Spitfire SCSI II controller
which I have attached my Zip drive to.
||A useful collection of Amiga links.
||A guide to software which can be used to enhance your Amiga system along
with links to download the latest versions of these software.