I am new to comp.sys.amiga... but I would like to make a comment. I have
been reading through this group and am very disappointed. I get the
general impression that a bunch of young children are* out here
attempting to bash every computer on the face of the planet (except, of
course, the God-Almighty Amiga).
Firstly, I was one of the _first_ people to jump on the Amiga bandwagon.
I purchased one of the first A1000's, upgrading later to an A2000, and
now have an Amiga 4000 '040 sitting next to me. My A4000 is networked
with other Amigas in the building (we have an Amiga network of about 10
machines), it is networked to our UNIX box, Windows NT Advanced Server,
a Macintosh IIci, and several DOS/Windows for Workgroups 3.11 machines.
I have had much experience using all four of the popular operating
systems (AmigaDOS, DOS/Windows, System 7, and UNIX) and I can tell you
that each machine has its advantages and disadvantages.
Yes, the Amiga is a wonderful machine, but Commodore isn't. If Commodore
fails (and I feel that they will), so will the Amiga...which will be sad.
Amiga is an awesome machine but _seriously lacks_ decent business-class
DOS/Windows has its ups'n'downs too... I _HATE_ the 640kb barrier and IRQ
conflicts, etc. BUT... it has some _awesome_ applications available for
it. Just take a look at Microsoft Access...or Word 6.0... or QuarkXPress.
Macintosh is _very_ easy to use...and has some very nice apps avaiable
for it. We use QuarkXPress and Adobe Photoshop...and love every minute of
It just goes to show you that Fords, Buicks, Chevy's, Honda's,
Chrysler's, etc. are all automobiles. Each has its advantages and
disadvantages. Buy your computer for what YOU need out of it... not
because some joker says apples are better than oranges.