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Internet News   Internet News : The Guardian declares Amiga the second greatest computer...
   posted by terraninja on 8-Sep-2020 19:24:19 (1029 reads)
According to a recent article on The Guardian, the Amiga ranked 2nd overall out of 20 candidates, as the greatest computer. Here's the article below:


https://www.theguardian.com/games/2020/sep/07/the-20-greatest-home-computers-ranked

I'm sure most of us would agree, completely unbiased of course, it should have been ranked #1.
    

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Templario 
Re: The Guardian declares Amiga the second greatest computer
Posted on 13-Sep-2020 9:13:32
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Interesting article, thanks.


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Re: The Guardian declares Amiga the second greatest computer
Posted on 13-Sep-2020 9:55:35
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Only Second !!!


Using Odyssey, how do you scroll down to actually read the article ?

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Re: The Guardian declares Amiga the second greatest computer
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Just to nitpick. The IBM PC wasn't a home computer. It was called a PC, not a HC. It may have been intended to be a personal computer, but it was really a BC. Business computer. IBM BC LOL!

That said, an IBM PC was hardly a great computer in 1981. Low colours. A beeping speaker. No sprites. Terrible at games but good at word processing. Are they kidding?

Also, where is the ARM Acorn? That has clearly taken over the world? That's why we are playing with ARM Acorns 16GB.

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Agreed. But this was also the advantage of PCs. You had an excuse to buys one. Its for job..not gambling ;)

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hth313 
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The IBM PC was not a home computer as already mentioned, period.

What is amusing is that the IBM PC fanboys looked down on the Amiga as it was a game computer, that was nothing good. That lasted until around mid nineties when the IBM PC caught up, now it was suddenly great that the PC was a game computer (according to the same people)...

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@Hypex

What is a "Home computer" depends on a definition. Back in the late 70s / early 80s home computer was any "low cost" computer (cca under 3000 USD) purchased for household use, business computer was then any computer intended for running (usually) small business. So, Apple II, PET, TRS80 and CP/M machines could be called home or business computers (depending on the intended use), or more generally as microcomputers or personal computers.

Strict home/business computer distinction is common since the early 80s (embodied by VIC20 and of course C64), when these home computers became main gaming platforms supplanting (for a short time) video game consoles after the 1983 market crash). IBM PC at the same time monopolized the "business segment" and even the generic "personal computer" designation.

As of the original IBM PC, it was a revolutionary computer for its time. 16 bit CPU, cheap modular design and high build quality. No other "business computer" offered better price/performance ratio back then.

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