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Jackintosh vs Macintosh vs Amigo ? [message #85941] Mon, 17 June 2013 17:20 Go to next message
esg is currently offline  esg
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Message-ID: <1342@hou4b.UUCP>
Date: Mon, 25-Feb-85 11:28:30 EST
Article-I.D.: hou4b.1342
Posted: Mon Feb 25 11:28:30 1985
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Hi:

I was just about to get Macintosh, when ... well, you know
the story...

Are there any materials available about those new GEM machines
that would help me to get out of this dilemma: what to buy if
I have a good offer on Mac but not as good as what atari claims
to offer ?

Would you suggest any reviews, "not a review" disclaimed articles,
and your personal observations on this subject ?

The obvious initial lack of software for the new machines is not
a problem, to a degree, of course, since it could also be a
opportunity.

Please, H-E-L-P !!! 

One of the concerns was atari's financial complications, so
the financial and support reliability observations will be
greatly appreciated.

If the net expresses interest in this subject I will post a
summary of the responses. I also will not include in this
summary any mail on this subject that will state "not for
distribution", etc.

				Thanx in advance.

				Ed Gokhman 
				AT&T ISL, 
Re: Jackintosh vs Macintosh vs Amigo ? [message #85943 is a reply to message #85941] Mon, 17 June 2013 17:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Message-ID: <8284@watarts.UUCP>
Date: Tue, 26-Feb-85 19:15:09 EST
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Posted: Tue Feb 26 19:15:09 1985
Date-Received: Wed, 27-Feb-85 20:49:00 EST
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Organization: U of Waterloo, Ontario
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Summary: 



Commodore recently brought out 2 more machines, the C-16 and the 128k
version of the 64. This is probably an omen of Commodore's impending
doom. When Atari brings out their ST, they can sell it at $400
and not worry about any of it's other products (which they are
trying to "phase" out) decline in profit/productions. Commodore however,
when they release this "wonderous Amiga" machine will HAVE to
raise the price so it does not damage the profits coming from the
C-64 and their newly released machines.
  On the other hand, this might be an advantage. If Amiga turns out to
be a nice UNIX machine which is loaded with software for business people
 even at an "inflated" price. MIGHT. That sector of the market is flooded with
"IBM" stickers, and people will STILL buy IBM machines over anything..
 ("It says IBM on it, it's gotta be good" syndrome)
  I remember reading a COMPUTE! article about the new ATARI machines
and it seems that they are trying to sell them as "business/home"
computers - like Apples. I think that they could do this
successfully if they convince the general public that "ATARI IS NOT
PLAYING GAMES ANYMORE". 

  What it comes down to is if the ST is really good and cheap, Commodore
will have a fight on it's hand. I don't think the ST will hamper the Mac's
sales much. This however depends on whether Atari can successfully sell
the machine to the business community. I doubt it. But maybe.. If they
do, then Apple and even IBM might be in for a bit of a shock.

Buying a computer is always a waiting game, but this might be one
to wait for..
 
--------------------------
Of course, if the ST can't run UNIX then what use is it! (except
for playing games..)
Re: Jackintosh vs Macintosh vs Amigo ? [message #91457 is a reply to message #85941] Wed, 26 June 2013 00:41 Go to previous message
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Date: Fri, 1-Mar-85 22:43:07 EST
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Posted: Fri Mar  1 22:43:07 1985
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They had a full page article on atari and their chances for
making a comeback in the February 10 business section of the
N.Y. Times. Near the end of the article they said that one of
the advantages of the amiga over the ST line would be
multitasking capability. I somehow doubt though that they have
put in a mmu chip to do this. More likely is that the bundled
turbo pascal generates relocatable code and thus is limited to
32kbyte segments. I am not sure that this would be an
advancement as it brings back one of the worst features of the
IBM pc namely segmentation, except that it is even worse since
at least you can have 64k segments in the pc. If you want a true
multitasking environment I can bet that you probably won't find
it in these machines. Of course neither can the IBM pc(excluding
AT) or the macintosh.


(Hey,I like the new name of the Commodore 68k machine, eh amigo!)
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ARPA:	eneevax!ravi@maryland
UUCP:   [seismo,allegra]!umcp-cs!eneevax!ravi
Re: Jackintosh vs Macintosh vs Amigo ? [message #112033 is a reply to message #85941] Wed, 13 March 1985 19:51 Go to previous message
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Article-I.D.: callan.315
Posted: Wed Mar 13 19:51:24 1985
Date-Received: Mon, 18-Mar-85 07:34:32 EST
References: <1342@hou4b.UUCP> <8284@watarts.UUCP> <250@eneevax.UUCP>
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Summary: 

In article <250@eneevax.UUCP> ravi@eneevax.UUCP (Ravi Kulkarni) writes:
[color=blue]> the advantages of the amiga over the ST line would be[/color]
[color=blue]> multitasking capability. I somehow doubt though that they have[/color]
[color=blue]> put in a mmu chip to do this. More likely is that the bundled[/color]

Why wouldn't they put an mmu in?  You don't need a fancy and expensive
mmu chip to do memory management.  You can build a quite decent mmu out
of a small number of standard, cheap chips.
-- 
Duty Now for the Future
					Tim Smith
			ihnp4!wlbr!callan!tim or ihnp4!cithep!tim
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