Finnish Amiga Users Group Announces Saku 2012 Event
Date 22-Sep-2012 20:58:09
|OULU, FINLAND - September 22nd, 2012 - Finnish Amiga Users Group holds its 5th Saku event in Oulu, Finland on Saturday, September 29th. The event is free for anyone interested in the wide range of current Amiga compatible systems. Admittance is free of charge and refreshments will be available. Saku 2012 will start at 13:00 on September 29th at Oulun Tetra ground floor conference room at Mäkelininkatu 31.|
There will be several classic and new generation Amiga compatible systems available for testing. Classic AmigaOS is running on several A1200 models and on an A4000/060 with three (you read it right, 3!) Picasso IV graphic cards. A SAM440ep system will be running the new AmigaOS 4, and the latest MorphOS 3 will be demonstrated both on a G4 Mac mini and a G4 Powerbook. AROS is running on a PC, and Minimig will also be available for testing.
Gaming is available on several classic Amiga systems. Linked games are played via two A1200/030 computers. The legendary A500 is also involved. A1200 expansions like the BlizzardPPC, BVision and Indivision AGA MK2 are among the hardware displayed, not forgetting the up to 16GB CF drives.
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Commodore 64 we have a fully packed C64 with an LCD display and a keyboard, double SID chips, the MSSIAH MIDI expansion and a Turbo Chameleon multipurpose expansion cartridge. There will also be gaming competitions arranged on the C64.
Visitors can take part in several game competitions and a Hello World programming competition. Latest Amiga magazines are available for reading and visitors can also bring their used items for sale. Finnish Amiga retailer Gentle Eye will be present, and Effi ry is sponsoring the refreshments and also selling their support products. The user group has their promotional T-shirts for sale as well.
Please visit the users group's website at http://saku.amigafin.org or Finnish discussion forum at http://foorumi.amigafin.org for the latest details and Finnish Internet coverage of the event. Address search and maps for the city of Oulu are available at http://kartta.ouka.fi and http://maps.google.fi. E-mail inquiries may be sent to the user group's email address (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The user group has organized annual meetings since 1995. This is officially the fifth Saku event, the first since Saku 2001, which gathered about 300 visitors around Finland. It is also the 34th event organized by the user group and the 42nd event the user group participates in. Come join us in making Finnish Amiga history!
About Finnish Amiga Users Group
Finnish Amiga Users Group (officially Suomen Amiga-käyttäjät ry.) is a registered, non-profit organization dedicated to helping Finnish Amiga computer users by preserving and advancing the Amiga hobby and knowledge of the Amiga computing platform in Finland. The group aims to reach its goals through volunteer efforts such as maintaining a web site and discussion forum and organizing events.