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Only two PC systems in the world, nobody else left an enduring legacy


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#1 3d1l

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 09:04 AM

Recently finished watching AMC's Halt & Catch Fire TV series. It evoked fond memories from that time in my life and made me remember with a deep sense of nostalgia the Commodore Amiga.

 

Are there only two PC systems that left an enduring legacy in the World, "PCs" (IBM PC and clones or compatibles), and Macintosh?

 

Mac's are still considered "closed systems" right? but since all PC's use the same CPU (Intel), expansion (PCIe), How similar/interchangeable are their architecture today?

 

Makes me wonder, What would happen if Commodore didn't screw up and the Amiga became a real third contender? Will it standardize as well to become on more in the bunch? Or could it have brought more innovation to the game?



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Posted 05 August 2014 - 06:50 PM

not all PCs use the same CPU....in fact most of mine use AMD ....just thought id point that out.


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Posted 06 August 2014 - 08:18 AM

not all PCs use the same CPU....in fact most of mine use AMD ....just thought id point that out.

Ok I will grant you that but, in terms of hardware architecture, Intel - AMD, Nvidia - ATI, at the end they all follow after what IBM defined as a PC. Adding more to my point I was reading that current Macs are more a “branding” thing but at the end (even when it is optimized for OS X), it also submitted to that standard. Nowadays it is not like it was at the beginning. Following that, I think that the Amiga would also succumb to “IBM PC” standards (I remember that Commodore made a daughtercard option with an Intel 8088). Hey standards are good in terms of compatibility/stability and perhaps cost but what about innovation.  All I see are touchscreen tablets or smartphones everywhere. I hate it.



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Posted 10 August 2014 - 02:39 PM

It sounds like what you're saying is that there are only really two types of computer in the world?

 

In which case, it would be nice if people started trying new stuff alltogether.



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Posted 10 August 2014 - 11:11 PM

theres actually a third, thats very popular among business infrastructure and made by IBM I might add, but due to its inability to run windows and high costs never hit the consumer market even though performance wise its like 10 times the computer. Similar technology to what the old MACs used actually but on steroids. . .


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