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Offline uboat

Re: Moo Bunny is dropping Amiga content , going to iMac.
« Reply #30 on: June 28, 2002, 10:25:06 PM »
It's bullshit.

Amiga proved in 1985 that you CAN launch a new platform in an industry dominated by a few major players - if your platform is *good* enough. AND if it's the right price.

These are the ingredients for success:

Entry level machine that is cheaper than a clone - or at least the same price.

Easy to use.

Easy to develop for - especially for amateurs. Look at all the killer amiga games that came from self taught programmers!

A few killer games that nobody else has got, or else ports of PC games that run demonstrably better on the new machine.

User configurable.

But above all, the price has to be right. Joe Citizen knows nothing about computers and fears forking out $2000 for a machine for his kids. He walks into a shop and there's a little machine for less than half that, and the salesman tells him what a great little machine it is.

Does Mr Citizen know what "PC compatibility" means? Hell no! His kids want a computer and here's a way he can get into computing without paying an arm and a leg.

Chalk up another sale for that new Amiga!
 

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Re: Moo Bunny is dropping Amiga content , going to iMac.
« Reply #31 on: June 28, 2002, 11:04:00 PM »
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Amiga proved in 1985 that you CAN launch a new platform

That was in 1985, before there was a need for all the browser and players.
The was a high amount (compared to other systems of that time) of money
invested in the Amiga and the result was grounbreaking HW and a
promising OS. Still the company that developed it went bust before they
could sell one single maschine.

The AOne (and Pegasos) are NOT groundbreaking in HW and the OS won't
make many heads move outside the "community".
This won't change until you invest 100s of million of $ to compete with the
likes of NVidia or ATI.

After that you would have HW that was up with TODAYS competition, but still
no "killer-apps" and no top-notch exclusie games to gain some consumer
interest. NVidia/ATI/?? won't sleep during the time of development and
definitly not afterwards. While your chips are restricted to one systems,
theirs run on all the others securing them the funds for continous developing.


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Does Mr Citizen know what "PC compatibility" means? Hell no! His kids want a computer and here's a way he can get into computing without paying an arm and a leg.


The first thing that "Mr Citizen" will ask the salesman is if this no
computer can run all the available learnig-SW for his kids, if it can view the
latest web-pages, and if his kids can use the knowledge they will get on
this system in their further lifes.
1. Make an announcment.
2. Wait a while.
3. Check if it can actually be done.
4. Wait for someone else to do it.
5. Start working on it while giving out hillarious progress-reports.
6. Deny that you have ever announced it
7. Blame someone else
 

Offline gary_c

Re: Moo Bunny is dropping Amiga content , going to iMac.
« Reply #32 on: June 29, 2002, 12:06:49 AM »
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Moobunny ceased having much to do with the Amiga a long time ago.

But the IMac?!  

Considering that Amiga staff post there from time to time, as well as Ben from Hyperion, Andrew Korn from the now-defunct AmigaActive and a lot of people who still use these computers or like to follow the comic opera of the platform, I'm not sure exactly what you mean by your comment. It is true that generally Moobunny participants are a little less inclined to give Amiga, Inc. the benefit of the doubt than people here are, and they seem to reflect broader backgrounds and interests. So in that sense Moobunny isn't as Amiga-centric, but it's still a good place to get technical information about Amigas, and a good place to talk about computing with enthusiasts IMHO.

I think the iMac was just given as an example of a tool for doing creative things. Like John said, the Amiga still has that capability. Moobunny isn't "leaving" or anything; the article was just acknowledging the benefits of a wider view, and realizing that it isn't brands themselves that are so important necessarily, but what the computer and software enable.

-- gary_c
 

Offline Housey

Re: Moo Bunny is dropping Amiga content , going to iMac.
« Reply #33 on: June 29, 2002, 02:19:43 AM »
cheers guys.

Rather baby sit an A1 though  :-D
 

Offline DanDude

Re: Moo Bunny is dropping Amiga content , going to iMac.
« Reply #34 on: June 29, 2002, 10:57:23 PM »
Apple/Macintosh sucks!  I dealt with them in high school and they sucked tremendously!!!  I've gotten absolutely NOWHERE with those piles of s***.  And, that's a fact!
#AmIRC
mesra.dal.net or hotspeed.dal.net
irc2.beyondirc.net
 

Offline mdwh2

Re: Moo Bunny is dropping Amiga content , going to iMac.
« Reply #35 on: June 29, 2002, 11:16:24 PM »
Anyone who came to the same conclusion as redrumloa after reading the article should read:

http://flyingmice.com/squid/cgi/moobunnythread.pl/amiga?flat=74339

Hopefully this will clear things up..
 

Offline clebin

Re: Moo Bunny is dropping Amiga content , going to iMac.
« Reply #36 on: June 30, 2002, 09:29:10 PM »
> I dealt with them in high school and they sucked tremendously!!!

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm assuming that you used MacOS 9 or earlier. The Mac now has an entirely different operating system, based on NeXTStep. It's just not the same Mac that you know.

I wonder how many of those who 'support' Amiga use AmigaOS exclusively, anyway. I suspect that the majority of those who end up switching platform just chuck it in and get a Windows box.

If more people had turned to the Mac as the closest platform to the Amiga we know and love, then I think we would have a better port of UAE (now that's something that really does suck), and proper support in Amiga Forever.

This for the many PC switchers: http://www.apple.com/macosx

For the Amiga loyal: hang on in there, I wouldn't dream of suggesting you change.

Chris
 

Offline TheBilgeRat

Re: Moo Bunny is dropping Amiga content , going to iMac.
« Reply #37 on: May 08, 2011, 04:00:34 AM »
Quote from: redrumloa;462344
According to Moo Bunny, Moo Bunny will stop posting Amiga content and will move to the Imac platform. Moobunny won't leave the Amiga completely.

"That said, I'm not just dumping the Amiga for all time. It's still a fun computer to tinker with, still has work it can do, still has lessons to teach, and with the right housecleaning in what now passes for its "community", can still have a thriving (if retro) development scene."

Read the whole article below:
http://flyingmice.com/squid/amiga/amiga_articles.shtml


Almost 10 years later...and nothing has changed
 

Offline Argo

Re: Moo Bunny is dropping Amiga content , going to iMac.
« Reply #38 on: May 08, 2011, 04:10:11 AM »
Wait, people still post there?

Back Zombie thread from the depths!
 

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Re: Moo Bunny is dropping Amiga content , going to iMac.
« Reply #39 on: May 08, 2011, 08:26:14 AM »
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Almost 10 years later...and nothing has changed


Except for Bloodline's socks.