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Offline hishamk

History of Sage Computer
« on: April 09, 2015, 03:31:05 PM »
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The Amiga Group (later bought by Commodore) was a major customer for this very reason. They bought lots of Sage systems to develop the Amiga hardware and later got a copy of the source code for Bill's Multi-user BIOS. I still wonder if any of it ended up in the Amiga OS. Only they would know. I didn't have a problem with this. Amiga was pushing the envelope. This type of leading edge development was common with the Sage. We had pushed out to the limits of microcomputer technology. And we did it at a fair price. Now others were building on it.

Written by Rod Coleman, Founder of Sage Computer.

Read more at: http://suddendisruption.blogspot.com/search/label/Sage%20Computer
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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2015, 03:56:13 PM »
Since "they" are still around and used TripOS to build a single user, multitasking computer, I would bet that blogger speculated without any research.
 

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Re: History of Sage Computer
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2015, 11:53:39 PM »
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Since "they" are still around and used TripOS to build a single user, multitasking computer, I would bet that blogger speculated without any research.


Speculation IS Blogging. Perhaps you're confusing a blogger with a proper old school journalist. But I suppose these days journalists are basically bloggers.

In any case they borrowed the DOS why not other elements it makes sense to me, especially considering the pressures they were under at the time. Funnily Gates was doing the same thing at the same time with Xerox.
 When you look at smart phones today vendors are doing the same things with features. Even calling them similar names. Eg: Glance & Glances.

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Re: History of Sage Computer
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2015, 12:33:13 AM »
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Written by Rod Coleman, Founder of Sage Computer.

Read more at: http://suddendisruption.blogspot.com/search/label/Sage%20Computer

The sources of the sage bios are available: http://www.cfbsoftware.com/sage/  No, looks not at all like AmigaOs. Nothing had been used there, it's an entirely different system.