Click Here
home features news forums classifieds faqs links search
6059 members 
Amiga Q&A /  Free for All /  Emulation /  Gaming / (Latest Posts)



Lost Password?

Don't have an account yet?
Register now!

Your support is needed and is appreciated as is primarily dependent upon the support of its users.

Main sections
OS4 Zone
IRC Network
AmigaWorld Radio
Top Members
Amiga Dealers
About Us
Terms of Service

IRC Channel
Ports: 1024,5555, 6665-6669
SSL port: 6697
Channel: #Amigaworld
Channel Policy and Guidelines

Who's Online
47 crawler(s) on-line.
 9 guest(s) on-line.
 1 member(s) on-line.


You are an anonymous user.
Register Now!
 Paul:  2 mins ago
 Karlos:  5 mins ago
 eliyahu:  7 mins ago
 matthey:  18 mins ago
 NutsAboutAmiga:  38 mins ago
 K-L:  44 mins ago
 Birbo:  1 hr 3 mins ago
 Futaura:  1 hr 6 mins ago
 BigD:  1 hr 18 mins ago
 Rob:  1 hr 20 mins ago News News : AMIcast Episode 12 - Jim Collas - Gateway
   posted by radzik on 19-May-2016 11:21:14 (4679 reads)
I'm very proud of this episode! It's really special one, my guest is Jim Collas from Gateway!! Yes, the same guy that could save the Amiga.
Steve Jobs of the Amiga? Whole true about Gateway and Amiga from a first hand! Why and what happened? All things are included in this episode. Jim thanks again for this interview!

Related Links
· More about News
· News by radzik

Most read story about News
Official OS4 Screenshots from Hyperion

Last news about News
Enhancer Software 2.2 Released
Printer Friendly Page  Send this Story to a Friend

Goto page ( 1 | 2 )

Re: AMIcast Episode 12 - Jim Collas - Gateway
Posted on 26-May-2016 16:03:58
#21 ]
Elite Member
Joined: 21-Jun-2003
Posts: 3192
From: Beds, UK


Yep, IIRC I read that if you were an OEM you had to supply a Windows licence with every PC, so supplying a computer with Linux didn't make it any cheaper. Whether that was true or not is another matter.

But the reasons for splitting Gateway-Amiga off as a separate company (Microsoft wouldn't allow them to use their Amiga patents against other Microsoft partners because they were a Microsoft partner), would have also meant Microsoft couldn't interfere in the Amiga business.

Remember that back then Microsoft truly were the Evil Empire, trying to control the entire computer industry, and the bits they couldn't control they would buy simply to shut down. If Gateway-Amiga had been noticed by Microsoft, it's unlikely they would have been safe.

Thankfully they're not as bad these days, probably because they are losing market share so no longer have the power they did.

"Miracles we do at once, the impossible takes a little longer" - AJS on Hyperion
Avatar is Tabitha by Eric W Schwartz

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
Re: AMIcast Episode 12 - Jim Collas - Gateway
Posted on 26-May-2016 22:21:36
#22 ]
Cult Member
Joined: 13-Jun-2005
Posts: 905
From: Unknown


Much like some people only want OCS/AGA, 68k,.. I'm pretty sure there were people against OSX, the switch to x86...

And of course a driving force with vision would either embrace these separate interests and create opportunities or dictate the flow and let third parties fill the void.

Many members of this community defined the Amiga by what it *wasn't.*

A history of hatred towards anything Apple, Intel or Microsoft resulted in a lot of inertia. Instead of objecting, we should have been listening and learning.

Last edited by ne_one on 26-May-2016 at 10:23 PM.

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  
Re: AMIcast Episode 12 - Jim Collas - Gateway
Posted on 31-May-2016 17:17:47
#23 ]
Elite Member
Joined: 18-Dec-2007
Posts: 2088
From: N-Space

Thanks for the interesting interview.

I was very excited about the MCC, and even more excited when the decision was made to switch from QNX to Linux, and of course very disappointed just a few months later. I think that probably was the last chance Amiga had of regaining market share as a mainstream system.

"Unix is supposed to fix that." -- Jay Miner

 Status: Offline
Profile     Report this post  

Goto page ( 1 | 2 )

[ home ][ about us ][ privacy ] [ forums ][ classifieds ] [ links ][ news archive ] [ link to us ][ user account ]
Copyright (C) 2000 - 2019 was originally founded by David Doyle