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Linus on the Amiga: "Christ. Will that thing _never_ die?"
wvstolzing commented on 27 September 2019 at 4:13 pm UTC

From the kernel messaging list:
https://lkml.org/lkml/2019/9/24/993

I saw it on:
https://twitter.com/AmigaL0ve/status/1177614776060350467?s=20

Pretty funny.
I believe Linus himself started with Commodore 64 assembly.

Dedale commented on 27 September 2019 at 7:51 pm UTC

I am a nostalgic of the Amiga and i never had one ! Too bad commodore did invest very little in R&D. The C64 hardware scene is not dead either.

wvstolzing commented on 27 September 2019 at 8:15 pm UTC

DedaleI am a nostalgic of the Amiga and i never had one !

I never owned one either, but it was the holy grail of my childhood. I got constantly rebuked for wanting such an unaffordable device just to play stupid games on it; but for me the 'killer app' was really Deluxe Paint. We had a small Amiga lab at school where I'd spend the lunch hours making silly animations. There was a musically talented kid who wrote legit impressive songs on tracker software. The Workbench disks came with text-to-speech software that we tried to make sing, etc. A source of wonder all around.

QuoteThe C64 hardware scene is not dead either.

Yeah far from it; there's everything from replacement motherboards, to expansion cards, to complete FPGA recreations; some of those are 'open hardware' projects to boot.

Dunc commented on 17 November 2019 at 7:04 pm UTC

This is what happens when I don't look at the forums for months.

But I'm reminded of this. I've had a printout on my wall for (checks copyright message...) yikes! 23 years? It can't be...

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