Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 18

Thread: why amiga?

  1. #1
    Competent StuKeith's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Southampton
    Posts
    372
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    why amiga?

    I mean, non of us still use 386/486 pcs anymore!

    So why do we still use the Amigas?

    :thumbs: Amiga, Wii Amiga on wii! SORTED! :thumbs:
    [img]http://www.my-wii.co.uk/wiibanner.jpg[/img]

  2. #2
    I am Legion for we are many. Staff Member
    My location

    Buleste's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Staffordshire Moorlands
    Posts
    4,079
    Downloads
    1
    Uploads
    0
    Why not? It's the same sort of spirit that keeps 100 year old cars on the road and makes grown men dress up as Roman centurians.....Plus a little insanity.
    A1200 Power Tower
    OS 3.9 / CGX4 / OS4.0
    Blizzard 210Mhz (overclocked to 266Mhz) 603e PPC with 25Mhz 040 (Overclocked to 33Mhz) 256Mb RAM
    ZIV
    CV64/3D
    3.2Gb HDD + 20GB HDD

  3. #3
    Wiseguy Staff Moderator
    My location

    Teho's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Norway
    Posts
    1,320
    Downloads
    1
    Uploads
    0
    I don't know, if I had room for it I wouldn't mind having an old DOS rig set up. But as it is I don't even have space for any Amiga to be set up permanently.

  4. #4
    Amiga PT user VIP
    My location

    Tiago's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Estoril/Lisbon
    Posts
    2,389
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    I use it because it change my youth.
    It was like a way of living, a style, i dont now, it was something very special, and still is.
    Every time i play an Amiga game i feel great, and it's good to now that we make part of community that keeps it alive !!
    A500 - A600 - A1200 - A4000 - CDTV
    www.revistapushstart.com

  5. #5
    ELITE Staff Member
    My location

    Space Invaders Champion, Flash Sprint Champion, Seconds Of Madness Champion, BMX Park Champion Submeg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Adelaide, SA
    Posts
    2,659
    Blog Entries
    3
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by StuKeith View Post
    I mean, none of us still use 386/486 pcs anymore!
    It's because they suck. Plain and simple.
    Check out my blog - submeg.com/

  6. #6
    Angry Dutchman Ghost's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Leeuwarden, Netherlands Or Hell from time to time
    Posts
    803
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    I don't know, I love old DOS games.
    Earth is like a 24 hour, Seven days a week Stupidity contest which has been running for centuries.
    And every time they are ready to pronounce a winner, a new contender appears on the scene.


    * * * *

    He has seen half the universe who has not seen the house of pain (Ralph Waldo)

  7. #7
    Competent My location

    FOL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Wales, UK
    Posts
    325
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    I still use mine, cause the games are still as fresh now as they were back in the day. I mean the game play in todays games suck. Plus DOS games of the same time, sucked in gfx and snd.

    Another plus point is Amiga WorkBench is so cool and easy to use.
    On news of PSPUAE update on DCEMU came this reply, lol.

    [quote=djk21108;]this will sure make that horace guy happy....[/quote]

  8. #8
    Deadly VIP
    TiredOfLife's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    1,067
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Mine is in everyday use.
    The OS is easier to use, and it's obvious what everything does.
    No strangely named files plastered across the drive trying to access the internet for purposes unknown.

    In a strange way, there is more choice over various proggies used.

    For whatever reason the majority of people use what comes with their OS.
    Outlook, Internet Explorer, Media Player, etc.
    Don't have to do that and people who are into computers a bit more will look at the various alternatives.
    But the majority of PC owners don't.

    Because the Amiga doesn't have these as part of the OS, Amigans go the full length of the counter before making their purchase, so to speak.
    Sam440EP & AOS4.1, 250 gig SATA HD & DVD Rewriter.

    Towered A1200 3.1 rom, OS3.9 and OS4.0
    PPC 166 mhz 060 50mhz, 192 meg.
    Buffered Interface, 40 & 80 gig HDs, CD & DVD Rewriters.
    Mediator 1200TX, Voodoo 5500, Radeon ATI 9200, Audio, USB, Ethernet, TV/FM.
    Card reader and 19" TFT Monitor.

  9. #9
    Competent My location

    FOL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Wales, UK
    Posts
    325
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by TiredOfLife View Post
    Mine is in everyday use.
    The OS is easier to use, and it's obvious what everything does.
    No strangely named files plastered across the drive trying to access the internet for purposes unknown.

    In a strange way, there is more choice over various proggies used.

    For whatever reason the majority of people use what comes with their OS.
    Outlook, Internet Explorer, Media Player, etc.
    Don't have to do that and people who are into computers a bit more will look at the various alternatives.
    But the majority of PC owners don't.

    Because the Amiga doesn't have these as part of the OS, Amigans go the full length of the counter before making their purchase, so to speak.
    Indeed, I agree 100%. I remember as a kid teaching myself how the commands worked in C dir. If you typed what your thought it would 90% of the time work. You try that on MS DOS and it tells you to sod off every time, .
    On news of PSPUAE update on DCEMU came this reply, lol.

    [quote=djk21108;]this will sure make that horace guy happy....[/quote]

  10. #10
    Above Average Inactive Member
    My location

    my_lo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    240
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Because the Amiga has done for me much more than any other computer ever did (and will ever do).

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Copyright classicamiga.com