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Offline weirdami

Amiga killer?
« on: November 14, 2010, 09:33:42 PM »
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Offline tone007

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Re: Amiga killer?
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2010, 09:35:18 PM »
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Amiga killer?


No, Jolicloud is actually quite lame.
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Offline commodorejohn

Re: Amiga killer?
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2010, 09:52:50 PM »
I have nothing against Atom-based netbooks (my Eee is my go-to computer for daily tasks and time-killing, when I'm not farting around with my older machines or consoles,) but what? That's nothing like what people are drawn to the Amiga for. I suppose if you're an AROS user that might be a nice choice for mobile use, since it's got to be built out of components with open-source driver support, but I fail to see how that would be any kind of threat to the existing Amiga userbase, or how you even could kill a currently non-commercial product.

P.S. "cloud" is rapidly joining terms like "multimedia" in the list of buzzwords used solely by people who have no idea what that would actually mean or imply.
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Re: Amiga killer?
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2010, 09:55:31 PM »
I agree, Atom-based netbooks are great little machines, but having used Jolicloud, I can safely say you're better off with plain old Ubuntu. (Or Windows, for that matter!)
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Offline persia

Re: Amiga killer?
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2010, 11:24:59 PM »
You can't kill something that's already dead...
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Offline Franko

Re: Amiga killer?
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2010, 11:44:28 PM »
What is that thing, looks like a School lunchbox for fat kids that have been forced to go on a diet... :lol:
 

Offline Amiduffer

Re: Amiga killer?
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2010, 12:37:23 AM »
The official Amiga killer was Commodore.
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Re: Amiga killer?
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2010, 12:42:56 AM »
If you think that's a silly little machine, take a look at this one:



5.6" screen as opposed to the netbook "standard" of 10", and a reduced keyboard size to match.

I hadn't touched mine in months due to a misplaced power adapter (and various other notebooks and netbooks to take its place,), but I just got it going again yesterday and remembered just how unusable it was.
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Offline the_leander

Re: Amiga killer?
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2010, 01:15:04 AM »
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No, Jolicloud is actually quite lame.


KNR ftw.
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Offline the_leander

Re: Amiga killer?
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2010, 01:34:18 AM »
KNR would probably work quite nicely on that netbook, with it's dualcore atom.

I'd sooner have a Eee 1215 though.
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Offline Franko

Re: Amiga killer?
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2010, 02:00:42 AM »
@ tone007

Kinda looks like an old ZX81 that someone's fixed one of those in car DVD players to... :)