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Offline tone007

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Using an Amiga as your main, everyday computer?
« Reply #30 on: January 26, 2011, 11:52:34 AM »
I had a 1200 towered with a Zorro busboard, the RTG did make it a very nice machine. It was easily as usable as any of the other big box Amigas I've put RTG boards in.
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Re: Using an Amiga as your main, everyday computer?
« Reply #31 on: January 26, 2011, 12:44:53 PM »
I use MorphOS on Mac mini 1.5GHz as my main everyday computer. Mostly for internet (IBrowse, OWB, AmIRC, RemoteShell, FTP), music (AMPlifier, MusicPlayer), movies (mplayer) and digital photo handling (ShowGirls for editing, FXPaint2 for web albums). Sometimes some printing with FinalWriter, AmigaWriter or Pagestream...

A1200 gets some gaming regularly too.
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Re: Using an Amiga as your main, everyday computer?
« Reply #32 on: January 26, 2011, 02:00:26 PM »
I did for many years, from '89 to '95.  I tried again through WinUAE a few years back and found everything lacking.  Didn't have anything to do with WinUAE, mind.  With JIT turned on, WinUAE is lightning fast (Sysinfo returns a result of like 14ghz for CPU speed :D ).  Heck I played Quake 1 through in WinUAE and never got less than 40fps!

No, it was the acutal Amiga apps.  Tried both Aweb and IBrowse, man...no way.  Regarding other apps, it seems like there was some "trick" or "tweak" I had to do for EVERYTHING.  Nothing was turnkey.  I guess that was fine for my 19-25 year old self, but these days, I want to install and go.
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Offline spihunter

Re: Using an Amiga as your main, everyday computer?
« Reply #33 on: January 26, 2011, 02:59:55 PM »
I gave up using an Amiga as my main machine in 1998. That was an A4000 with an 060 and a picasso iv!

These days I use a Ubuntu/Dell box as my main machine and a Non-Apple loepard machine with logic to do most of my audio work.
 

Offline TheGoose

Re: Using an Amiga as your main, everyday computer?
« Reply #34 on: January 26, 2011, 03:15:08 PM »
Now I have Wifi working on the A1200T, I been using it a bunch more. I might install YAM on it but, naaww not a main machine.

Looking into OWB and Netsurf next ...
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Offline mbrantley

Re: Using an Amiga as your main, everyday computer?
« Reply #35 on: January 26, 2011, 04:16:26 PM »
Can't do it for my main working computer, as I depend on and require Final Cut Pro and Aperture as well as parts of the Adobe Creative Suite.

But my Sam440 has pretty well replaced my Amiga 4000D as my main fun computer. Fun for me is messing about with creative applications, not games, I might add. I have abandoned Microsoft Entourage on my "main" machine for e-mail in favor of YAM on my Sam, however.
 

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Re: Using an Amiga as your main, everyday computer?
« Reply #36 on: January 26, 2011, 04:33:21 PM »
@ mbrantley

same here as I need to use AutoCad for my business on my PC notebook but everything else I use my Samflex@800 running OS4.1u2 very happily:)
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Re: Using an Amiga as your main, everyday computer?
« Reply #37 on: January 26, 2011, 06:43:04 PM »
As the cheap skate I am, my main machine is an Intel Pentium IV machine with Linux (Centos5).

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Offline desiv

Re: Using an Amiga as your main, everyday computer?
« Reply #38 on: January 26, 2011, 06:52:13 PM »
Do I?  No..
Could I?  Not currently...

I don't actually need any Windows apps, which is why I can use Linux as my main machine...
What I need is:
Cisco compatible VPN client for work.
RDP client.
SSH/FreeNX client (could use remoteX, VNC...)
Web Browser with Java/CSS support.

If I could do that with my Amiga, great.  But I don't expect to be able to with a classic Amiga..
Now, if something like Natami comes out with higher resolution and a good browser, I could see possibly doing it...  
Would I?  Interesting question...
Probably not totally, as the laptop is so flexible.  (I almost never use my desktop anymore, even tho it's faster..)

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