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Amiga.org Exclusive Interview with the CEO of CommodoreUSA
« on: April 02, 2012, 05:41:44 PM »
Amiga.org exclusive interview with the CEO of CommodoreUSA is currently in process. Of course we would not do this without the participation of our great members. Please post your questions in this very thread for Barry and we will send them along with our questions. Please do this in the next 2-3 days. Below is an e-mail Barry sent us this morning. Thanks Middleman for helping set this interview up.

***Please post questions to Barry that are professionally worded, be  simple/concise with your questions and try not to repeated questions already made by other posters. Comments that are slanderous/vulgar, are not constructive, contain personal attacks etc. ie. off-topic are not accepted and will be removed***

On Apr 2, 2012, at 10:06 AM, Barry Altman wrote:

Good morning Tedd,

Please send over the questions. Include every possible topic you want. I will answer EVERY question submitted, no exceptions, and absolutely nothing is off the table. In fact, if you happen to leave off a few that you think might be too controversial, I'll throw in a few that will finally address every possible issue that has been discussed and dissected ad nauseum over the past two years.

I only ask that you post my entire reply intact, and unedited. I look forward to this opportunity to finally explain the entire big picture. There's a lot to tell,,,,fasten your seatbelt; I imagine this may be the biggest story you've run in quite a long time.

Feel free to post this email wherever you wish so the forum members can start getting their questions together.

Warmest regards,

Barry
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Offline OlafS3

Re: Amiga.org Exclusive Interview with the CEO of CommodoreUSA
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2012, 05:46:22 PM »
"I imagine this may be the biggest story you've run in quite a long time"

modesty is certainly not his strongest side :)
 

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Re: Amiga.org Exclusive Interview with the CEO of CommodoreUSA
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2012, 06:15:52 PM »
yawn..i thought the Amiga community was of no concern to the mighty CUSA with 30 million advertising budget ?

sure here's a question: How much has CUSA contributed to any AmigaOS, AROS or MOS bounties ?
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Re: Amiga.org Exclusive Interview with the CEO of CommodoreUSA
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2012, 06:18:36 PM »
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Offline XDelusion

Re: Amiga.org Exclusive Interview with the CEO of CommodoreUSA
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2012, 06:21:09 PM »
Yes, the CUSA Amiga branded PC will be using x86 CPU's so what efforts are being made to help AROS development and to ensure it's compatability with your hardware?

Do you intend to contribute to any Amiga related bounties such as the Magellan one?
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Offline spirantho

Re: Amiga.org Exclusive Interview with the CEO of CommodoreUSA
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2012, 06:42:52 PM »
How about this (off the top of my head):

What does a CommodoreUSA Amiga offer that a PC made from the exact same parts doesn't, apart from the name, and a doubled price-tag?

I'm sure I can think of MANY others. :)
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Offline dwaldrop

Re: Amiga.org Exclusive Interview with the CEO of CommodoreUSA
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2012, 06:45:50 PM »
Here is my question :

Given the on-going development of OS4 as well as AROS, etc.  What plans does C-USA have to incorporate support of any of these Amiga-ish operating systems in to their Amiga branded machines.
 

Offline JimS

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« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2012, 06:53:46 PM »
Quote from: spirantho;686587
How about this (off the top of my head):

What does a CommodoreUSA Amiga offer that a PC made from the exact same parts doesn't, apart from the name, and a doubled price-tag?



That's what I've been wondering.... Seems to me that just making and selling an Amiga branded & styled case at a good price to the home builder would be enough.
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Re: Amiga.org Exclusive Interview with the CEO of CommodoreUSA
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2012, 06:54:52 PM »
Does Dammy's misrepresentations and incorrect expectations about company policy and expectations represent corporate policy?
 

Offline Fats

Re: Amiga.org Exclusive Interview with the CEO of CommodoreUSA
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2012, 07:02:19 PM »
- Do you feel you made any errors in talking with the Amiga community ? Will there be changes in the future ?
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Offline number6

Re: Amiga.org Exclusive Interview with the CEO of CommodoreUSA
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2012, 07:06:04 PM »
@digitex


Hi Barry.

Given the expressed desire to progress from being a licensee to an owner of both Commodore and Amiga IP, is there any progress on either of those fronts?

More specifically, do your plans change depending on the outcome of the C=Holdings B.V. v. Asiarim Corporation et al lawsuit? If so, in what way?

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Offline desiv

Re: Amiga.org Exclusive Interview with the CEO of CommodoreUSA
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2012, 07:14:33 PM »
Quote from: spirantho;686587
What does a CommodoreUSA Amiga offer that a PC made from the exact same parts doesn't, apart from the name, and a doubled price-tag?

You could ask the same of Alienware and several other "name" branded computers..

I'd be more interested in why they feel "Amiga" should be applied to their new line...
Something like:

The C64x, although it was nothing like a C64 internally, resembled the original C64.

The Vic Slim looked nothing like the Vic-20.  IMHO
The new Amiga "slim" looks more like a Mac-mini than any Amiga model produced...

Why do you feel it appropriate to use the Amiga (or Vic) name on these machines?

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Offline vexar

Re: Amiga.org Exclusive Interview with the CEO of CommodoreUSA
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2012, 07:14:38 PM »
Your specifications of the Amiga Mini show a possible Intel Core i7 2700K configuration but only a 120 Watt PSU.  This quad core, desktop CPU has a considerable power draw, and when added with the nVidia card, it surpasses 120 Watts.  See my question here:
http://www.commodore-amiga.org/en/forum/33-hardware-support/13746-amiga-mini-power-supply-gpu#13746

Is your Amiga Mini product UL and CSA certified?  Likewise, were you issued an FCC ID for your product?
 

Offline spirantho

Re: Amiga.org Exclusive Interview with the CEO of CommodoreUSA
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2012, 07:41:53 PM »
Quote from: desiv;686606
You could ask the same of Alienware and several other "name" branded computers..


The difference is that other name brand computers actually have an answer. Dell (and therefore Alienware) and others almost all have help and support lines, along with after-sales service. Some of them also offer bespoke software installed on the OS (I don't count a blue skin for Linux as being bespoke software).
Hence my question: other companies can answer it, but can C=USA?
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Offline TheDaddy

Re: Amiga.org Exclusive Interview with the CEO of CommodoreUSA
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2012, 07:46:08 PM »
It's ad nauseam not ad nauseum.

Please get your latin right before trying to look clever.