> HERE is a relative term. You mean inside your neighborhood?
I mean inside borders of a country called Finland...
Quote:> I'm curious
>, what 'official investigations' are these?
Investigations made by an organization controlled by the state of Finland.
Quote:> I'm more inclined to believe the ST is used more for games? Why?
> Because I know some ST pirates personally, and the pirating scene
> is humongous!
Here (in Finland) over 80% of ST-users are non-gamers (like me). Those
who want to play games usually buy an Amiga because pirate-games for
Amiga are far more easier to get here thab for Atari. That is a fact,
every ST- and Amiga-user here can verify that!
Here is also ST-pirating, of course. It is only gone so deep underground,
that you have to be very well connected and have a huge amount of ST-users
as good friends to even find a pirated software here. No-one trades it.
It only moves as a friend-to-friend gift...
Quote:>ST is sold in Europe with 'game packages' and it hooks right up to a
>TV with no monitor.
That is only because they seem to believe that this is the best marketing-
policy for Atari... In fact it ruins the reputation of ST as a serious
computer. Here no-one uses ST with TV-set. Majority has monochrome-monitor.
And the small group of power-users have multisyncs (like I do).
By the way, Amiga is absolutely beautiful with NEC 3D!
Quote:> This must be a 'hacked' up port. I'm not aware of an official
>Atari AT&T Unix port yet. (Unix has to be licensed, it costs lots of $$$
>for the source). Besides, the Amiga can do everything you mentioned above.
>(i've downloaded and extracted simulatenously, vied GIF pics, formatted
It was a version under serious developement. It will be hell-expensive
when it is released, and it may well be TT-only.
Quote:> Well, that can be debated. Multitasking doesn't mean concentrating
>on more than 1 task at a time. It means that you can put other tasks
>in the background, and split off sub tasks to do important things
> For instance, on my Unix here, I can hit CTRL-Z, stop rn, type
>'make' and put a compile in the background, then type 'fg' and resume
>rn while something is compiling.
> Multitasking isn't a religion, its a luxury. Everytime I download
>something to my Amiga, I can extract it and runit while my terminal is
>still loaded and connected (and downloading).
That Multitasking-OS I have for my ST works like the regular ST-desktop.
The different tasks are in their own windows. You change between them simply
by clicking with mouse inside the window. And you can ewen go to the back-
round-process without bringing it out by holding down the right mouse-button.
This OS also has its dark points. It demands a huge amount of memory and
a very fast CPU to operate without complaints. But so does every OS with
Quote:> I guess I can call you a 'MIDI' or 'DTP' maniac then? Just because
>I like multitasking doesn't mean I'm fantic about it. For me, its 'normal'
>I usually don't notice I'm multitasking, or realize how nice it is until
>I have to use an IBM/DOS or Mac.
Yep, I think I am a sort of MIDI and DTP maniac. But I still play games
every now and then. Games like Ultima... I don't like simple games.
Game is a simple one if you accomplish it in less than a day...
Multifinder is quite nice...
Quote:> I have included a follow-up line in the header of this message, so
>if you wish to continue this 'discussion' you can reply there.
Altough I replied this time, I think discussions like this one are a pure
waste of time! No-one has no use for them, no-one gets any profit from them.