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Takers - One Woman's Opinion of the Amiga Mini
« on: March 24, 2012, 04:42:22 PM »
The following article was submitted to us by an Amiga.org member that wishes to reman anonymous. She is a long time Amiga artist and lurker on this site but rarely posts. She has owned Amiga's over many years going back to the Amiga 1000 she purchased in 1985. She is upset about the recent turn of events and wanted to express her opinion on this site and asked us to share it. She also gave us one rule, her identity must remain private. We will publish her article and honor her one wish.

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I have always loved the Amiga and appreciated it for what it really is. A tool for artistic expression and visual creativity. I don't post on forums much but I do read ones that cover my favorite computer tool. Since CommodoreUSA had nothing Amiga related for sale I have ignored their posts so far and had no opinion of them. I never owned a C64 or a PC so they had nothing worth paying attention to for me. This all changed recently when CommodoreUSA started selling the Amiga Mini, something that has no relation to any Amiga I have ever purchased and loved. I don't understand CPU's, GPU's and other computer gibberish but I know and love the artistic tool called Amiga that I have used since 1985 and this is not it.    

Where is the Amiga operating system? Where is the essence of what I know and enjoy? I have now done a little research about CommodoreUSA and here is my conclusion. They are Takers just like the movie. Instead of robbing a bank they are trying to rob a community of artistic computer enthusiasts. This is different than growing pains or just making mistakes. DiscreetFX has done that in the past and said sorry. But at least they are Amiga fans and put money into the community. They saved Amiga.org, they even started the whole bounty system with AmiZilla that many other bounty systems later copied.

I found no evidence that CommodoreUSA have ever put anything into the Amiga community. They only want to take. Thier hand is in your purse or wallet asking for money even before the product is nothing more than a Photoshop image. I won't be giving them even $1 of my hard earned money and I recommend you do the same. They are welcome to try and change my mind, just show me one thing they have ever done for the Amiga Community. I don't live in a vacuum, I want to know long time fellow Amiga owners opinion of my article and CommodoreUSA. Thanks for reading and please share.

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Re: Takers - One Woman's Opinion of the Amiga Mini
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2012, 04:53:06 PM »
Well-said.
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Re: Takers - One Woman's Opinion of the Amiga Mini
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2012, 04:56:41 PM »
Hard for a "she" to remain anonymous here.  It either Cammy or ummm, Cammy or?
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Re: Takers - One Woman's Opinion of the Amiga Mini
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2012, 05:02:32 PM »
Quote from: persia;685093
Hard for a "she" to remain anonymous here.  It either Cammy or ummm, Cammy or?


Wrong.

Offline Ral-Clan

Re: Takers - One Woman's Opinion of the Amiga Mini
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2012, 05:02:51 PM »
Well, it could also be Cecilia or that woman Amiga artist from Italy (both are quite talented).  I don't think Cammy ever described herself as an visual artist.
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Re: Takers - One Woman's Opinion of the Amiga Mini
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2012, 05:05:35 PM »
Well my money would be on cecilia too....


Those who thought cammy ...... sure she might be a bit older than she looks (dunno, dont care ....)but surely not old enough to have owned an A1000 in 1985 !
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Re: Takers - One Woman's Opinion of the Amiga Mini
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2012, 05:07:36 PM »
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I won't be giving them even $1 of my hard earned money and I recommend you do the same. They are welcome to try and change my mind, just show me one thing they have ever done for the Amiga Community. I don't live in a vacuum, I want to know long time fellow Amiga owners opinion of my article and CommodoreUSA. Thanks for reading and please share.

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Re: Takers - One Woman's Opinion of the Amiga Mini
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2012, 05:18:25 PM »
Guys does it really matter who it is? The fact that this person has had to do it as an anon means they probably felt they would get no support or become subject to ridicule if they posted it themselves.

It certainly does speak from their heart though. To whoever it is your not alone in your feelings. ;)

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Re: Takers - One Woman's Opinion of the Amiga Mini
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2012, 05:25:10 PM »
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Offline Ral-Clan

Re: Takers - One Woman's Opinion of the Amiga Mini
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2012, 05:43:28 PM »
I really don't care who it is.

I like the fact that CUSA has pulled the Commodore and Amiga brands under the same roof again, and that they have made some very nice custom cases (C64X).  I do agree, though, that they should try to make the system a little more like a real Amiga (i.e. AROS).
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Offline yssing

Re: Takers - One Woman's Opinion of the Amiga Mini
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2012, 05:53:40 PM »
Does it really matter who she is?

CUSA is not doing anything positive for the amiga brand, if anything, they are creating even more confusion about the amiga. Which is a really bad thing, we already have several fractions, we really don't need one more.
 

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Re: Takers - One Woman's Opinion of the Amiga Mini
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2012, 06:03:02 PM »
not even a reasonable price has a pc.
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Re: Takers - One Woman's Opinion of the Amiga Mini
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2012, 06:04:38 PM »
Quote from: persia;685093
Hard for a "she" to remain anonymous here.  It either Cammy or ummm, Cammy or?


Did you even read the article?
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Re: Takers - One Woman's Opinion of the Amiga Mini
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2012, 06:18:09 PM »
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I really don't care who it is.

I like the fact that CUSA has pulled the Commodore and Amiga brands under the same roof again, and that they have made some very nice custom cases (C64X).  I do agree, though, that they should try to make the system a little more like a real Amiga (i.e. AROS).

All they did was license them. Aros is nothing to do with real amiga.. are you kidding? C=usa does noting original or helpful to the amiga platform. Making a bunch of cases with pc motherboards in them with some emulator running on linux has nothing at all to do with amiga as a matter of fact its completely unoriginal. they are fakes and just try to soak people for money with the name. Do you even know what a Amiga is? Its companies like these that deficate on the Amiga.

Oh and the original post this was about seems to be well said.
 

Offline Tuxedo

Re: Takers - One Woman's Opinion of the Amiga Mini
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2012, 06:43:49 PM »
Simply and clear...