1. Amiga 500 can only play games
- 1. Amiga 500 can only play games
- 2. Amiga cant play 3D games
- 3. Amiga cant use the Internet
- 4. Amiga cant use modern graphics cards
- 5. Amiga cant play 16bit music
- 6. Amiga cant use USB devices
- 7. Amiga cant be shared in a Network
- 8. Amiga doesnt have a iTunes Store
- 9. Amiga doesnt have any serious development anymore
- 10. Amiga doesnt support Linux
Wrong! Many serious software were released for Amiga 500. Even a WordPerfect version exists for AmigaOS 1.3 etc+++
2. Amiga cant play 3D games
Wrong! There are plenty of 3D Amiga games for both Amiga 500 and later Amigas. There is also 3D versions of Quake and Wipeout 2097 out for the platform. Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, Hexen and Heretic is also ported to the platform after the sources got out.
3. Amiga cant use the Internet
Wrong! Ever since the net came, Amiga machines have all been able to surf websites, check email, use ftp and even play games online! There are many options to get it online. With tcp/ip stacks like AmiTCP, TermiteTCP, Miami and Roadshow makes sure that your Amiga is connected. Just look at www.aminet.net for how Amiga is doing online.
4. Amiga cant use modern graphics cards
Wrong! Amiga can! All of the bigger Amiga machines like Amiga 2000, Amiga 3000 and Amiga 4000 had possibility to add rtg cards. Also you have MediatorPCI addon for Amiga 1200, Amiga 3000 and Amiga 4000 which adds PCI slots to your Amiga. Yes it is possible to even use a ATI Radeon 9200 on a Amiga 1200!
5. Amiga cant play 16bit music
Wrong! You can give 16bit soundcards for Amiga 1200, Amiga 2000, Amiga 3000 and Amiga 4000. There is also a MP3 hardware addon that you can connect to any Amiga with 68030 CPU or higher that can output MP3 music wither CPU load.
6. Amiga cant use USB devices
Wrong! Poseidon USB stack gives Classic Amiga machines access to USB expansion cards. There are expansions for Amga 1200, Amiga 2000, Amiga 3000 and Amiga 4000.
Wrong! You can have FTP client running or you can set up a SAMBA network. You can even set up your shared disks on your Windows or OSX machine with Amiga thru SAMBA.
8. Amiga doesnt have a iTunes Store
Wrong! Aminet have been with the Amiga since the birth of the net as we know it. There you have all sorts of shareware, freeware and giftware software and utilities programs for Amiga. Also there is a AmiStore that is currently only out for AmigaOS 4.x… But there you can purchase 68k apps like the newest version of Personal Paint by Cloanto
9. Amiga doesnt have any serious development anymore
Wrong! Final Writer is coming back to the scene. Aladdin 4D is on its way. Pagestream is also evolving all the time. New browsers is under development like OWB and Netsurf. The scene is also contributing a lot to nextgen AmigaOS operating systems like AmigaOS 4.x, MorphOS and AROS. Amiga Racer is under development, Wings Remastered is coming, Tower57 is under development…+++
10. Amiga doesnt support Linux
Wrong! You can run 68k Linux distros on Amiga. There are also BSD variations that runs on Classic Amiga and PowerPC Amiga hardware.
There are also many more myths.. I hoped that I killed some of them just now.. cant get sleep so I just made this post because I care