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News   News : UK Mag Micromart Votes Amiga Best
   posted by Bodie on 8-May-2003 5:03:05 (1941 reads)
Readers of UK magazine MicroMart have voted the Amiga the favourite home computer of all time! Read more for the e-mail newsletter:

"IT'S THE AMIGA!

After months of voting, we can now confirm that the Amiga has won out as your favourite home computer of all time. In the final with the Spectrum,
the Amiga led from the off, although towards the end the Spectrum really made inroads and closed the gap. The final results? 55% of you voted Amiga, 45% voted Spectrum. We can thus officially proclaim the Amiga the winner!"
    

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Re: UK Mag Micromart Votes Amiga Best
Posted on 8-May-2003 8:46:25
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This goes some way to refuting the point of view that the name 'Amiga' is of no value in itself. This might suggest that in the UK at least there are considerable numbers who at least have fond memories of the Amiga and are a potential market for growth.


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Your right - there are considerable numbers of people in the UK who have VERY fond memories of the Amiga - if only Amiga Inc could capitalise on that (and the price of the A1 could drop)


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Likewise in Australia (there were something 350,000 amigans downunder once upon a time). I still think there is some interest. A few weeks ago I started up a thread about the A1 and OS4 on an Australian computer forum site. Some said they would be interested whilst others had some reservations. Particularly the belief that the A1 would be based on custom hardware. There is a market, A Inc., Hyperion and Eyetech simply need to communicate/promote more .

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The Amiga brand is IMO very important. Even without all the fond memories I believe it's still an excellent name.

Similarly Atari is a good name as well with many fond memories attached. Infogrames Entertainment SA seems to think so too.

BTW a German online magazine recently announced (German) that the AmigaOne is already selling very well in Germany.

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Bodie 
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Thanks for the link MikeB . Pity I am cluless about German as it looks like a very nice site .

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@Bodie:

My German is a tad rusty, but I think it basically says that the AmigaOne is selling well in Germany, and that KDH are getting 4 times as many orders for it as for the Pegasos (not a surprise, although one should keep in mind that the Pegasos2 might be part of the reason for this). It also says something about the AmigaOne being out of stock while the Pegasos is in stock, and that the AmigaOne has a higher ratio of complete systems being sold compared to the Pegasos.

Overall a very positive read.

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@Kay

Thx Kay!

Very interesting indeed. I wonder if the 4 times ratio can be extrapolated to a broader view (4 * 600 pegs ).

Hmm, I wonder if Eyetech has anything in the works to counter the Peg 2 when its released (reminds me of the good old Amiga vs ST days ).

Great stuff. Again thanks Kay.

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The Germans have always been very into the Amiga - historically so, a lot of the best Amiga companies have traditionally been German so the news that the AmigaOne is selling very well, is no surprise, although very welcome!

Just think how many they`d sell if OS4 was out?


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@Bodie

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Hmm, I wonder if Eyetech has anything in the works to counter the Peg 2 when its released (reminds me of the good old Amiga vs ST days ).


Don't forget the Dual G4 version of the A1.


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The worst thing is that I didn`t think I could out-argue the Mac in the quarter finals!

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I personally remain very optimistic about the Amiga's future. I mean, let's be honest if us dedicated Amiga users can't be optimistic NOW when there are a)new machines out and b)a new OS on the way then we're not going to be doing the platform ANY favours at all are we!!! That's why I can't understand the so called "Amigans" that are only interested in moaning and groaning. Good thing that they're a minority.

It is true also that the Amiga has a lot of silent friends in the computer world. I'm quite active on IRC, and the amount of times I get a mass of PMs or interested discussion in the room when it comes out that I'm using a PPC Amiga is unreal. People are genuinely interested to find out that the Amiga flame still burns, and when they find out about new machines then I'm having to give website links out!!!

I don't think the Amiga is ready for this new custom YET myself, it's still very much a platform for experienced users - a little bit like Linux in that respect. But who knows in the future Amiga computer costs could come down, the OS could be improved substantially, we'll have some decent apps out to run on it... and all of a sudden we're attracting the attension of some ex-Amiga users again!!!


Let's all hope the Amiga has a bright future for many years to come :)

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