necronom wrote: it was a step backwards as far as I was concerned.
It really wasn't.
Bigger hard drives, more expandability, more ram, higher resolutions afforded by better graphics processors. It was no wonder that many Amiga devs moved onto developing for the PC.
An Amiga can have a 2Tb drive (I have a 3Gb in my A1200 and its more than I need), 256Mb of Fast RAM (I couldn't use up all the 32Mb at once in my A1200 when I tried, as it was much more efficient), processor upgrades, graphics cards to ramp up the resolution, had proper multi-tasking, proper plug and play, hardware sprites, quick boot up, no messing with IRQs/config files etc. to run programs, multiple resolutions on the same screen, immediate response to clicks in Workbench (that XP still can't do, same with drawing the contents of windows), multiple screen handling (virtual screens, not physical), the ability to output to TVs and have genlocks for video work, CD drives, printers, scanners, joysticks, zip drives, etc. I'm not sure what other expandibility you would need. Of course it can be in a tower case, too, instead of spread all over the desk like mine is
The 2Mb of Chip is a seriously low limit, and the processor speeds didn't increase fast enough, so 3D games were MUCH slower than the PC, and that's the worst I can think of.
Overall I think that is a FAR superior computer than the PC. There is no way I would have swapped my Amiga for 5 PCs, never mind 1. The Amiga was MUCH better to me than a PC.
The reason the PC won, was of the overwhelming number of the things compared to the Amiga. If the PC wasn't there, I'm sure things would have been very different.
When it got to 2000, the Amiga was pretty much dead, so I didn't have much choice if I wanted to play modern games and run modern applications. That's when I got a PC.
I don't see why when I give an opinion on what I actually saw with my own eyes, I'm "making ridiculous statements", but you can say something that sound like a factual statement "PC was brilliant in the early 90's and anyone who says otherwise is a fool" and "It really wasn't" when I say I thought the PC was a step backwards.
I don't accuse you or anyone else of anything, as it's your opinion and we are all entitled to them.
After reading about how good the PC was in the early '90s I found a vid on YouTube called "Amiga vs PC 2", and the Amiga games were better (though they were circa 1989/90). A few years later they may have been better on the PC, I don't know.
I think I'll leave it there. We've just have to disagree on this.