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Internet News   Internet News : A history of the Amiga, part 4: Enter Commodore
   posted by Insanity on 22-Oct-2007 5:58:54 (2827 reads)
So it is finally here, Part IV of Jeremy Reimer's Arstechnica review : "A History of the Amiga"

This time it is about how the 'not-unheard-of-company' Commodore became involved.

If you have missed the previous segments read them first. They told the parts of the story regarding how it all began (Part 1: Genesis), followed by Part 2: The birth of Amiga and then Lorraine (Part 3: The first prototype).

    

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Re: A history of the Amiga, part 4: Enter Commodore
Posted on 22-Oct-2007 16:29:42
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As usual Jeremy's coverage is excellent.


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Re: A history of the Amiga, part 4: Enter Commodore
Posted on 22-Oct-2007 21:48:20
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Ditto. Amiga history as I never read it before. I'm eagerly waiting for the next part.

Saluditos,

Ferrán.


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Posted on 22-Oct-2007 21:54:09
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Another excellent coverage.


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Re: A history of the Amiga, part 4: Enter Commodore
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I want to see Rogue's reaction to this:

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The operating system also lacked resource tracking, which hurt the overall stability of the system. This oversight had repercussions that remain to this day: the very latest PowerPC-compiled version of AmigaOS will still sometimes fail to free up all resources when a program crashes.


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Windows are some of the resources that won't be cleaned up when a program crashes. Anyone who's actually run OS4 knows that.

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Excuse me, but I know that it exists tools to kill the winodws left open by crashed programs...

(KillWin and Exorcist)

Well... these tools close the windows in AmigaOS...

But my question is:

Are these tools capable to also to free the allocated resources used by the system to keep these windows open?

Or perhaps these tools get the windows closed but the system keeps in use the memory allocated for the window, and the related libraries, and do not let it free?

Just a curiosity!


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Great articles...

Thanks, Jeremy.


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