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  Amiga Forever - Home of Amiga Emulation, Games, History and Support Since 1997
Amiga Forever 2008 is the most significant upgrade ever released in the Amiga Forever series.
The Amiga computer, launched by Commodore in 1985, combined superior multimedia technology with ease of use, inspiring millions of the most creative and enthusiastic computer users ever.
Amiga Forever is the award-winning Amiga preservation, emulation and support package brought to you by Cloanto, Amiga developers since 1986.
www.amigaforever.com   (265 words)

 Amiga, Inc.
The Amiga platform was readily adopted by the television, motion picture and video game development communities.
Amiga responded to these market changes by releasing OS 3.1, 3.5 and 3.9.
In 2001, Amiga, Inc. entered into a license for the development of AmigaOS 4.0 with AmigaOne™ Partners, collectively Hyperion VOF and Eyetech Group Ltd. The license agreement was terminated on December 20, 2006.
www.amiga.com /about/history/?t=os   (224 words)

 Amiga Web Directory
"The Amiga Web Directory", the Amiga Web Directory logo, "Agnes" and the Agnes character are service marks of the Champaign-Urbana Computer Users Group, Inc. CUCUG assumes no responsibility for the content associated with the links shown and does not necessarily endorse any of these information providers or their products.
Amiga History Guide - Surprisingly comprehensive Amiga history site.
Amiga Search at The Register - This UK tabloid will print just about anything whether it has been confirmed or not, so be aware.
www.cucug.org /amiga.html   (712 words)

Commodore's Amiga 500 was the low-end version of the Amiga 2000 and the main competitor of Atari's 520/1040 ST range.
Hardware wise, the A500 is very similar to the Amiga 1000, the main internal differences being an increase in memory fom 256 KB to 512 KB and the addition of another custom chip named "Gary" (the only Amiga chip with a male name).
The A500 was easier to upgrade than both the ST and big box Amigas, thanks to an expansion port located in the bottom of the case.
www.old-computers.com /museum/computer.asp?st=1&c=65   (449 words)

  Amiga - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The first model, called the Amiga 1000, was released in 1985 as a successor to the Commodore 64 and a rival to the Atari ST.
Amiga's three-finger salute, (CTRL plus the two "Amiga" keys), which reboots the system (but doesn't erase or reload the kickstart software) is actually implemented in hardware, unlike the software-based forms in many OSs.
In 2006, the Amiga OS is uniquely poised to be ported to the Cell (microprocessor), the new CPU subsystem for the Sony Playstation 3, and IBM Blade Servers, which has been touted as the "New New CRAY" in supercomputing circles.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Amiga   (4583 words)

 AmigaOS - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
On the first Amiga model, the A1000, this was loaded from disk, although eventually the Kickstart was embedded in a ROM chip inside the computer.
Likewise, while the Amiga is well known for its ability to easily genlock with video, it had no built in video capture interface.
The Amiga 1000 Kickstart floppy diskette master for AmigaDOS 1.0 was not erased prior to duplication, and contains the remnants of various source code and header text files on the disk.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/AmigaOS   (3123 words)

 History of the AMIGA
It was not until the release of the A500 and A2000 in 1987 that the Amiga gained widespread popularity.
Amiga OS 2.0 was better looking, it was more stable and it had several other clever improvements over the previous version (1.3).
In 1992, it was released to the public as the Amiga 4000.
www.heartbone.com /comphist/AmigaHistory.htm   (4059 words)

 Amiga Computer Encyclopedia Enterprise Resource Directory Complete Guide to Internet   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Amiga was originally called the Lorraine, and was developed by a company named "Amiga" or "Amiga, Inc.", funded by some doctors to produce a killer game machine.
With the introduction of the {Amiga A600} "Gary" was replaced with "Gayle" (though the chipset was still called ECS).
In April 1996 Escom were reported to be making the {Amiga} range again but they too fell on hard times and {Gateway 2000} (now called Gateway) bought the Amiga brand on 1997-05-15.
www.jaysir.com /computer-encyclopedia/a/amiga-computer-terms.htm   (773 words)

 Amiga Explorer - Home Page (amigaexplorer.com)
Amiga Explorer is available as a stand-alone package, or as part of Amiga Forever Plus Edition, where it can be installed from the CD.
Amiga explorer can access files on any type and size of Amiga partition, however the creation of virtual hardfiles uses 32-bit logic (as in the original Workbench up to version 3.1) which limits the maximum size of HDF disk images that can be created
Amiga Explorer is free to try, so you can make sure that your hardware and cabling work fine and that the software satisfies your needs before purchasing it.
www.amigaforever.com /ae   (917 words)

 TweakGuides.com - Amiga Emulation Guide
The original Amiga (the Amiga 1000) arrived in 1985, and although I'd heard about it and seen it in computer stores, it wasn't until the Amiga 500 came out in 1987 that my parents considered buying one.
On top of all this, the Amiga inspired some phenomenal efforts from the "demoscene" which are still cool when viewed today.
The Amiga 500, much like the Commodore 64 before it, was the platform of choice for budding programmers and enthusiasts, and this Amiga Emulation guide is my homage to the mighty Amiga 500.
www.tweakguides.com /Amiga_1.html   (618 words)

 Commodore Amiga 1000 computer
Introduced in July 1985, the Amiga 1000 was created in part by Jay Miner, who previously designed the Atari 400 and Atari 800.
The Amiga was originally designed to be a killer game machine, but it was so great that it grew into a real computer.
The Amiga 1000 was a quantum leap above any other system out at the time, as it included a 32bit pre-emptive multi-tasking GUI (Graphic User Interface), 4 channel stereo sound, 880k 3-1/2 inch floppy disks, and video modes which provided up to 4096 colors at once.
oldcomputers.net /amiga1000.html   (644 words)

 Amiga Source   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Scary becase as CTO of Amiga, everyone expects you to carry on their version and dreams of what Amiga is, which is a very personal thing.
In one year, I want to go to an Amiga show or even better, an Industry show and see lots of new Amigas, lots of new software and lots of proud, smiling faces (and more importantly - new faces) all saying they are Amigans.
In five years, I want to see the Amiga Environment all over the planet, with Amiga a successful company and Amigans very pleased with their universal digital presence, wherever they are in the world.
net.cciinter.net /users/amigasource/interview/int2.htm   (1835 words)

 Commodore Amiga 500   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Amiga music packages used digitized instruments for their sound.
The Amiga OS let you do a sort of symbolic link that would allow you to run software designed for floppies off the hard drive.
Amigas are capable of surfing the net, and since they can read other systems' disks, it's not that hard to get them set up for it.
obsoletecomputermuseum.org /amiga500   (937 words)

 Define Amiga - a definition from Whatis.com
Amiga is a personal computer designed especially for high-resolution, fast response graphics and multimedia applications, especially games.
Since Amiga was designed as a special-purpose system, AmigaOS, which is written in C and assembler language, is especially compact.
The Amiga has the ability to become a video monitor by locking into a video signal from an external source such as a video camera.
whatis.techtarget.com /definition/0,,sid9_gci211557,00.html   (321 words)

If you are interested in reviving the amiga port, make it work and contact Niklas Hallqvist.
The OpenBSD/amiga was initially derived from NetBSD/amiga in 1995, and used to loosely track the NetBSD changes until 1998.
ECS, AGA and A2024 built in on various amigas
www.openbsd.org /amiga.html   (277 words)

 Amiga Digital Universe V1.03 Available for Online Distribution   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The software will run on any Amiga computer with Workbench 2.04 or greater, at least 3 Mb of memory, and a minimum of 11 Mb of hard drive space (17 Mb of disk space are required for a full installation).
Due to the calculation-intensive nature of this software, an accelerated Amiga and math chip (FPU) is strongly recommended, though not required.
Now, we are happy to be able to offer "The Digital Universe" V1.03 for the Amiga at a fraction of the original price, via online distribution.
www.syz.com /DU/amiga   (406 words)

 Evolution of the Species: Amiga
Amiga is coming back and we will be part of it.
We had just come to terms with Escom AG to acquire Amiga, who had acquired the rights to the Amiga intellectual property from the bankruptcy of Commodore Business Machines.
Amiga will never be a server OS, here Linux rules and will continue to rule.
bbrv.blogspot.com /2005/11/amiga.html   (800 words)

 Wired News: Amiga Back From the Dead Again
On April 1, at Amiga 2000, a developer's show in St. Louis, Amiga's new owners will unveil a new developers' machine, according to company officials, who acquired the platform rights from Gateway last year.
Launched in 1982 by a trio of Florida dentists, the Amiga was ahead of its time with a fast, stable operating system that looked fantastic and was great for multimedia, especially video.
Over the years, the Amiga name and technology was passed from Commodore, which went bust, to Escom, which also went out of business, to Gateway, which late last year sold it to a cadre of Amiga fans headed up by former Gateway marketing executives Bill McEwen and Fleecy Moss.
www.wired.com /news/technology/0,1282,34922,00.html   (676 words)

 Amiga.org - The site for Amiga support and news
Eric Schwartz released a tribute to the Amiga called "Still Alive" a few months ago on YouTube.
There's also an MP4 version of it, but so far, there was no Amiga native playback even though the animation itself is not very demanding (320x200 in 4 colours).
The main problem was sync'ing the video with the music -- especially when the frame rate of the video is not exactly 50 Hz or 60 Hz.
www.amiga.org   (542 words)

 Review: Amiga Forever Premium Edition - OSNews.com
Today, we are reviewing Amiga Forever, which was kindly provided by Cloanto, its manufacturer.
This disk also includes the Amiga Explorer, which enables you to access files on an Amiga computer (AmigaOS 1.2-4.0, MorphOS) via a null-modem serial cable, TCP/IP or a Bluetooth serial adapter.
Also included in the box is a 'boing' decal, which makes it clear to anyone who is interested in operating systems that this computer can run AmigaOS.
www.osnews.com /story.php?news_id=12948   (707 words)

 Amiga, Inc.
"GalaxSIM® is the ideal platform for the subscriber to realize the high performance and quality offered by the Amiga gaming environment..."
Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) "Amiga has an established reputation for delivering phenomenal graphics and high performance multimedia on PCs and mobile devices."
Amiga Launches 15 Amiga Classic Games for $4.99
www.amiga.com   (51 words)

 Amiga.org - News
http://eeeamiga.wordpress.com has been launched as a new website about Amiga Emulation and operating systems on the Asus Eee Pc has been lauched.
PortablE is an AmigaE compiler, written from scratch in E, and able to compile itself.
It attempts to improve on the AmigaE language, and also to make it portable across various OSes.
www.amiga.org /modules/news   (801 words)

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