News Of The
On March 27, 1997
2000 (one of the largest U.S. based Intel clone manufacturers) officially
purchased all rights to the technolgy and intellectual properties of
the Amiga computer.
Rick Snyder, president and CEO of Gateway 2000 states that the ``aquisition
is good news for Gateway and customers of AMIGA,'' and that it will
``strengthen [Gateway's] intellectual property position and invigorite
a company that has been a pioneer in multimedia solutions and operating
As of May 16, 1997 (just before the World of Amiga) the
acquisition has been finalized. It's official:
Gateway 2000 owns the Amiga!
News Bytes [sic]
- November 19, 1998 --
Inc. Announces Next Generation Amiga Architecture!
17, 1998 -- Fleecy Moss has been sent packing! This bad news
is not just lacking in detail, but also comes strangely timed on
the heels of exciting news from Cologne that QNX is Amiga's kernel
- October 31, 1998 --
RingLord Technologies Commits
to Amiga OS 3.5. This isn't really surprising, given our focus
and long-standing dedication to the Amiga...
20, 1998 --
Amiga Inc.'s 3.5 Pages.
Weekly updates on the interim O/S for the Amiga.
- July 23, 1998 --
Church of Amiga, a good overview of the current Amiga situation
from a well-respected online magazine.
- May 17, 1998 --
WoA Show Report about the new direction of the Amiga
- May 16, 1998 --
The Future of the Amiga
- March 24, 1998 --
great(!) article on the Amiga ... from WIRED Online!
- March 17, 1998 --
Pictorial Report of the Gateway Amiga Show
in St. Louis 1998.
- January 16, 1998 -- On the 13th Ivon Rozijn released AWeb
scripting language for web pages, not to be confused with Java!).
AWeb 3.1 also support SSL (Secure Socket Layer) via Miami
SSL for secure data transfers if the server at the ``other end''
is a secure server, built-in news: and mailto:
support (in addition to previous support for ftp: transfers.)
The upgrade is free to owners of AWeb 3.0(b). Go get it!
- January 10, 1998 -- Opera, an alternate WWW browser
may be ported to the Amiga. Opera's small size and fast execution
demonstrates how heavily bloated Netscape Navigator and Microsoft
Internet Exploiter really are. The company is considering a port
to the Amiga and is attempting to gauge the support (and pledges
for purchase!) from the Amiga community.
- December 6, 1997 -- Although not an ``official'' bit of news
in the usual sense, I've run across a very fine piece of software
that flawlessly(!) plays QuickTimeTM and Video-for-Windows
(AVI) animations, fast and complete with perfectly synchronized
sound, play/pause/backward/forward/loop interface and support for
CyberGraphX, custom screen, and Workbench support. It uses MUI for
its interface but is internally not dependent on MUI; the current
GUI is heavily reminiscent of Windows 95, but other than that,
the software is superb! What is it?
MaVi (Multimedia Audio Video
- November 22, 1997 --
Computer '97 Show Report by Jeroen T. Vermeulen
- September 25, 1997 --
Amiga Inc.'s Darreck
Lisle Addresses Amiga User Group
- July 24, 1997 --
About the Rightiming
Electronics / Lotus Pacific confusion
- July 15, 1997 --
in Netherlands to distribute Amigas in the Benelux (Benelux
== Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg) with a
brief update (``...to expand the world of Amiga.'' ... promising
words? Certainly interesting ones!)
- July 5, 1997 --
to produce Infinitiv Towersystem Amiga under license
- July 5, 1997 --
Ldt. to manufacture Amigas under license
- June 24, 1997 --
by Nathan Cochrane in ``The Age'' (Melbourne Online)
- May 16, 1997 --
- April 17, 1997 --
Gateway mails Kevin
Hisel of the Amiga Web Directory
- April 2, 1997 --
Dr. Amiga chats
with Gateway 2000 COO Rick Snyder
- March 28, 1997 --
by David Lazarus in Wired Magazine
- March 27, 1997 --
It's good to know that things are more like they are
now than they ever were before. Right?
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