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Don't call it a comeback. Or, um, something like that. Amiga hasn't been exactly prolific since 2001, when it "began" development of AmigaOS 4.0, but now that it's finally shipping that retro-modern OS, attention has turned to hardware: where oh where is a modern PowerPC machine to run this on? To that end, Amiga is teaming up with ACK Software Controls to build two new desktops, both offering complete experiences to new and seasoned Amiga users. Twelve months in the making, the flavors are a $500 consumer version and a $1500 "power design." Both seem rather cheap, given the exclusivity of the Amiga market these days, but we're not complaining -- and we're sure the imaginary people who will actually buy these aren't either. Full launch deets and hopefully specs should be unveiled next week sometime.

New Hardware Designs and New Hardware Coming from ACK Software Controls, Inc. and Amiga, Inc.

Two New Hardware Designs for the Amiga Operating System are on their way.

Issaquah, Wash and Fonthill, ON – April 22, – After months of designs and negotiations Amiga, Inc. and ACK Software Controls, Inc. are pleased to announce that new hardware is on its way for Amiga users.

“I have been working on these designs with Amiga for almost 12 months and have been able to create two new designs that will fully support the needs and desires of today’s Amiga user, while opening the doors for new users, said Adam Kowalczyk President of ACK Software Controls, Inc.

Initially, two systems will be produced that address two different market needs. The first is a consumer entry design that will offer a complete product with a target price point of $500.00, while the second will be of a power design that would have a target price point of $ 1,500.00. The PowerPC architecture will continue to be the architecture of choice for these new systems.

“ACK and Amiga have spent many months working on designs and working with various manufacturers to create great products with a competitive price point. We will be working with the Amiga retailers over the coming weeks to solidify launch and support plans”, said Bill McEwen of Amiga, Inc.

Manufacturing and final price information along with product launch schedules will be following in the next week.


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Amiga announces upcoming computers


By Wolfgang Gruener

Monday, April 23, 2007 15:45

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Issaquah (WA) – The good old Amiga system is could be resurfacing soon. Amiga and ACK Software Controls announced that the two firms are working on two new computers, one targeting a price point of $500 and another that will be aiming to attract performance-focused users and a budget of about $1500. Both systems will be using PowerPC processors.

Availability and exact pricing are expected to be announced next week.


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qu'amiga allait vendre deux nouveaux ordis a base de power pc avec leur propre os (amigaos) en collaboration avec ack software controls

ça fait un petit moment qu'une niouse à ce sujet est déjà passée sur pci ou iv, il me semble :transpi:

edit : grilled :transpi:

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Si peu de réactions pour une machine sur laquelle ont certainement débuté pas mal de gens

C'est peut être aussi parce que c'est la Xeme fois qu'on annonce la sortie du nouvel Amiga.

Les gens attendent de voir si c'est encore un poisson d'Avril ou si c'est bien réel.

Maintenant vu les prix annoncés... 500$ et 1500$ j'ai des doutes sur le succés de l'entreprise.

PS: est ce que ce sera compatible avec mon 2000 :transpi:

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Si peu de réactions pour une machine sur laquelle ont certainement débuté pas mal de gens

Moi c'est avec son cousin Atari que j'ai commencé. J'ai travaillé avec une société qui voulait sortir une nouvelle machine avec un nouvel OS compatible TOS, mais ça a capoté.

Avec cette nostalgie des années 80, c'est de bon ton que ça revienne sur le devant de la scène.

Mais c'est vrai que tant que c'est de la vapeur, que dire d'autre ?

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