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Chapters: Miroslav Klose. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 424. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: The Amiga was a family of personal computers, Commodore company's 16-bit generation home computer. The first model appeared in 1985 as a high-end product with graphical, audio and multitasking capacities ahead of its time. The most popular model, Amiga 500, was introduced in 1987 and became the leading home computer of the late 1980s and first years of 1990s in the most of West-Europe. In the USA success was more modest. Amiga computers were used especially for gaming, demoscene-activites plus graphic and video editing. Second generation Amiga systems (A1200 and A4000) were released in 1992 but could not compete against IBM PC compatible computers. Development on the Amiga in Amiga Corporation began in 1982 with Jay Miner as the principal hardware designer. Commodore International bought Amiga Corporation and introduced the machine to the market in 1985. Based on the Motorola 68k series of microprocessors, the machine sports a custom chipset with then advanced graphics and sound capabilities, and a pre-emptive multitasking operating system (now known as AmigaOS). While the M68k is a 32-bit processor, the version originally used in the Amiga, the 68000, has a 16-bit external data bus so it must transfer 32 bits of data in two consecutive steps, a technique called multiplexing all this is transparent to the software, which was 32-bit from the beginning. The original machine was generally referred to in the press as a 16-bit computer; Later models featured fully 32-bit designs. The Amiga provided a significant upgrade from 8-bit computers such as the Commodore 64, and the platform quickly grew in popularity among computer enthusiasts, especially in Europe. It went on to sell approximately 6 ...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=198
|Title:||Amiga: Amiga Games, Amiga Demos, Interchange File Format, Guru Meditation, Amiga Enhanced Chip Set, Amiga 500, Tripos, Amiga||Publisher:||Books LLC|
|Author:||Llc Books, Books Group, Llc Books|
|No. of Pages:||118|
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