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post #2 of (permalink) Old 2018-10-13, 10:34 AM
Join Date: Jun 2011
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I has an A1000 back in the day. Installed extra RAM on a daughter board and a Sidecar which added PC compatibility ([email protected]) and a 20MB hard drive. Altogether it cost about the same a most brand name IBM PC clones. The graphical interface was comparable to the Apple MacIntosh and was in colour, not black and white, for much less money. Microsoft Windows was still a few years away. It was a pretty good kit in it's day and had some popular business applications and lots of games. It also had a thriving open source community. Unfortunately, it was never taken seriously by business customers who put their money into IBM PCs and their clones which ran MS-DOS. Commodore eventually shut down their computer division due to lack of sales. I purchased an IBM PC a few years later, once they became more powerful and reasonably priced, and sold the Amiga.
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