Amiga Editorial

December 17th, 2000 by Crusader has an editorialup by James Russell entitled “Why Linux Needs Amiga”, which advocates theAmiga SDK (and later, theDigital Environment) as a solution to the problemof increasing the acceptance of Linux as a gaming platform.

3 Responses to “Amiga Editorial”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    This “editorial” is pure amiga-hype. There are some fundamental problems with the operating system. A real time operating system is not real time if it’s run on top of a non RTOS. And who needs a 5MB addition to their program when portability can be had for a much smaller price when you use, *gasp*, portable libraries. SDL, OpenGL and OpenAL are shaping into great development libraries that are portable to just about anything. They’re simple enough to be ported to any system that doesn’t already have a port, if necessary. The Amiga is dead and this new Amiga company is just playing on the past success.[br][br]

  2. Anonymous Says:

    I am sorry. Amiga has the same problems Linux does… Amiga hasn’t been a big OS for years. And just because a few Die Hards are out there does not change anything.
    I think that OS-X will help Linux more then Amiga can. For most Amiga is a joke… and more people I know still assosiate Amiga with Commador 64.
    Second of all… a Amiga Emulator is not helping Linux anymore then Wine. If not Native then it really isn’t helping the Linux. It is just emmulating other OS doesn’t help the core OS.
    (I have not problem with Wine… I just don’t think emmulators help the OS win support)

  3. Anonymous Says:

    When something is out that can be benchmarked, I will judge it then. Until then it is vaporware.

    With that aside… I did order the Linux Amiga SDK :).

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