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    Re: 10 amazingly alternative operating systems...

    DexOS looks like a possible good candidate for my media centre rebuild. I might give it a try, only I'll have to find a way to make it boot from CD because even if I could find a floppy disk, my media PC doesn't have a floppy drive to read it (I don't have a punched card reader neither ).
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    Re: 10 amazingly alternative operating systems...

    Nice found.

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    Re: 10 amazingly alternative operating systems...

    Quite a few of them are Amiga based, interesting.

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    Re: 10 amazingly alternative operating systems...

    Quote Originally Posted by Thelasko View Post
    Quite a few of them are Amiga based, interesting.
    That's because the Amiga was the best system ever built (in its day)
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrMega View Post
    That's because the Amiga was the best system ever built (in its day)
    Agreed, way ahead of its time.

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    Re: 10 amazingly alternative operating systems...

    As noted by the link, Atari is alive and well.

    What they REALLY do now can be found in a Google of "Video Toaster".
    There are very few professional video production/post production facilities that do not have at least ONE and many (such as Real To Real in San Francisco) have BANKS of them. A bunch of them at Lucas film and at Zoetrope (Coppola), too!

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    Re: 10 amazingly alternative operating systems...

    Quote Originally Posted by oldsoundguy View Post
    What they REALLY do now can be found in a Google of "Video Toaster".
    I used a toaster a few times around 2000. I was surprised that a machine, which at the time was almost 10 years old, could do what modern machines, at that time, couldn't.

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    Re: 10 amazingly alternative operating systems...

    Quote Originally Posted by oldsoundguy View Post
    What they REALLY do now can be found in a Google of "Video Toaster".
    I used to have an Amiga 4000 with a Video Toaster installed. I had to get a loan in order to get it... lol
    But I could do some awesome things with it. I once modelled the saucer section of the Star Trek Enterprise and created an animation of it flying through space... cool...

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    Re: 10 amazingly alternative operating systems...

    Quote Originally Posted by Antman View Post
    I used to have an Amiga 4000 with a Video Toaster installed. I had to get a loan in order to get it... lol
    I once read (years ago) that some specialist visual effect firms had benchmarked the Amiga/Video Toaster combo against other industry standard special effects kit of the day. At that time the top kit for that industry was the Onyx Reality Engine from Silicon Graphics Inc. The Amiga/Video Toaster combo outperformed the Onyx and was a fraction of the price.

    Apparently all the CGI scenes in Babylon 5 were done with Amigas and Video Toasters.
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