Caluser2000 wrote on 2020-01-06, 01:16:
Acorns shared nothing in common with Amigas at all from what I can see.. [..]
Well, things are not obvious always. Mega Drive and Amiga are also considered similar, despite the "fact" that they are only sharing a quick M68k,
while the SNES and Amiga have so much more in common (both have intelligent chipsets and the SPC700 is like a future sibling of the Paula).
Anyway, I was thinking of the "spirit" of the platforms also, when I wrote that. -> https://youtu.be/hrj-EEnsacQ?t=372
The original AmigaOS (Kicks/Workbench 1.x) was also an unique creature in its own reign, so a comparison to any other consumer's OS of the time is futile.
- Later incarnations of "Amiga OS" were inferior in my eyes as they sold their soul and nolonger used original code base (TRIPOS) and programming language (BCPL*)..
Except for OS/2 Warp and BeOS, all modern GUI-based OSes are no match for the original Amiga OS, I believe.
The idea of storing drivers on ROM chips of the expansion boards in question was quite userfriendly and wise, for example.
By comparison, EISA and MicroChannel stored ID codes merely, requiring diskettes (!) with device information each time.
(PS: Sorry for my poor English. I feel like I have to take some lessons again. It's been quite a few years since I learned it at school. 😅)
„The philosophy of BCPL is not one of the tyrant who thinks he knows best and lays down the law on what is and what is not allowed;
rather, BCPL acts more as a servant offering his services to the best of his ability without complaint, even when confronted with apparent nonsense.
The programmer is always assumed to know what he is doing and is not hemmed in by petty restrictions.“
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In what to one race is no time at all, another race can rise and fall..." - The Minstrel
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