Reply 140 of 246, by BushLin
The point is simple: We all agree that Amiga computers were good for games. But some people claim they were also good for other […]wrote:
If Grzyb has a point, I'm struggling to understand what it is. Can someone enlighten me?
The point is simple:
We all agree that Amiga computers were good for games.
But some people claim they were also good for other purposes, especially compared with PC - and this I'm not buying, that's all.
I'm not arguing for how useful 80s Amiga software is today but in 1988 if you spent PC money on an Amiga it had superior hardware in every department and the base models couldn't be touched for value. Applications like Deluxe Paint and Scala pioneered professional media work on commodity hardware and broadcast video titling wasn't even possible on a PC but alas the rarity of examples like those are the reason people wrote off the Amiga as simply a games machine.
The Amiga had potential that went untapped and lacked the cadence of hardware improvements that the PC saw. Although that doesn't mean that it wasn't a useful system for many purposes. Only the need to work with other people who used MS Office forced me to even consider a PC in the mid-nineties. If I'd known how good the Mac emulation was at the time I'd have strung that time out even further.
The fastest Mac is an Amiga 😁
Screw period correct; I wanted a faster system back then. I choose no dropped frames, super fast loading, fully compatible and quiet operation.