Viva Amiga documentary is mentioned on Mac4Ever website in France

Viva Amiga news keeps coming here and there. But this one is a interesting one, because it is from a Frence site for Mac users. Its called Mac4Ever and they have mentioned about Viva Amiga, which you can download and watch from iTunes even.

“Les plus jeunes qui nous lisent ne connaissent probablement pas Amiga, cette marque emblématique de l’informatique qui a disparu en 1994, quelques années avant que Steve Jobs ne revienne aux commandes d’Apple.”

The translation is not the best, but they mention that the youngest readers problably do not know Amiga. And this is somehow correct.  But its the same with Mac, isn’t it?

Dans le film, on apprend que Steve Jobs avait rendu une petite visite « de courtoisie » (les mauvaises langues diront qu’il est « parti à la pêche aux infos ») afin d’en savoir plus sur ce concurrent qui faisait le buzz à l’époque. Il faut dire qu’AmigaOS est longtemps resté une référence dans certains univers, notamment audio, où il avait une sacrée avance sur ses rivaux. A l’époque, il utilisait pourtant le même CPU que le Macintosh (Motorola 68000) mais proposait un écran en 4096 couleurs, une sortie son stéréo sur 4 pistes et une interface multi-tâche…. ce qui fila un gros coup de vieux au Mac ! Mais vous connaissez Steve, tant de fonctionnalités et d’ouverture (la machine proposait de nombreuses solutions d’extension) ne l’ont pas franchement convaincu, lui qui a toujours prôné une certaine « fermeture » de ses ordinateurs.

Amiga aurait donc pu devenir un véritable challenger d’Apple et d’IBM, mais de mauvaises décisions marketing et une concurrence frontale des consoles de jeux a fini par avoir eu raison de la marque.”

Here they mention about the Steve Jobs relationship with Amiga. Also that AmigaOS had a great lead over its rivals at the time of its release. Also mentioning that Amiga used tha same CPU as the Macintosh, but offered a screen in 4096 colors, a stereo sound output on 4 tracks and a multitasking interface. They also mention that Amiga coul have become a real challenger of Apple and IBM, but because of bad marketing decisions this didn’t happen which is true.

Viva Amiga is a fantastic movie about Commodore and Amiga. It takes you from the time before Commodore until now. It tells you about why Amiga community is so strong and what people use the Amiga for today. We at Amitopia recommends you to watch it! Get it from iTunes and watch it! Recommended!

Buy Viva Amiga on iTunes now

Source
Mac4Ever

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