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Why is Amiga so popular with retro community ?

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Reply 360 of 361, by Errius

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This reminds me of the Sinclair QL and Commodore Plus/4, which along with the original Macintosh, were all released or announced in January 1984. All three machines were targeted at the corporate/business sector, which is where the real money was, and which was then dominated by the IBM PC. All three machines were incompatible with their popular predecessors (Apple II, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64), and were much criticised for this. In all three cases this was a deliberate decision intended to attract corporate buyers, who did not want their employees wasting time with games and other nonsense in the office.

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Reply 361 of 361, by BitWrangler

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Breaking compatibility made sense for new generation 16/32 bit machines, not so much for 8 bits. However, Tandy/RadioShack released their TRS-80 Model 4 and CoCo 2 in late 83, which ran previous models software, annnnnnnnnd didn't take the market by storm either.

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