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Amiga was amazing?

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Don't know about the task priority but the Amiga UI was definitely amazingly responsive, and that was with a 7.16 MHz CPU (I had a RAM expansion that pushed the total to a whopping 1.5 MB). Sure, the Amiga 1000 didn't have virtual memory, or networking, but my current machine has 4 cores, each running over 300 times the clock speed, 20,000 (!) times the RAM, and software that still sometimes forgets that the person is the most important part of personal computing.
Permalink DrNo 
April 12th, 2018 12:00pm
Permalink Fabio Sindre 
April 12th, 2018 12:01pm
A lot of UI responsiveness is incredibly subjective.
Permalink Algernon Montgomery 
April 12th, 2018 4:33pm
For those old console/computers (Atari C64 etc), you could boot in less than a second.  No modern OS does that.
Permalink FSK 
April 12th, 2018 6:05pm
>you could boot in less than a second.  No modern OS does that

Isn't that just because the OS is in ROM?
Permalink Timotei Martha 
April 13th, 2018 2:18am

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