Peppermint OS

Resources => Artwork, Themes, and Icons => Topic started by: cost on October 29, 2016, 12:49:03 pm

Title: Amiga Peppermint
Post by: cost on October 29, 2016, 12:49:03 pm
Childhood memories on my desktop: Commodore Amiga,  if you're a grandpa in your 30s like me you know what I mean  :D

(http://i.imgur.com/lSru3RR.png)
Title: Re: Amiga Peppermint
Post by: josephd on October 29, 2016, 01:15:13 pm
@Cost, Wow, that's fantasic. I really wanted an Amiga when I was a kid but ended up with a generic PC running DOS.

Did you ever see the attempts by Commodore USA to create an Amiga inspired OS?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_OS (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_OS)

It was really over the top but at it's core just a bloated Ubuntu based distro with a ton of eye candy.
Spatry on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKpXiUD6Tc8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKpXiUD6Tc8)
Title: Re: Amiga Peppermint
Post by: cost on October 29, 2016, 01:23:58 pm
Hi Joseph, yes I saw that and it looked quite beautiful, shame that their owner/project died, was very interesting imho to see Amiga alive again
Title: Re: Amiga Peppermint
Post by: travis82 on October 29, 2016, 01:37:05 pm
I had a C64 in my teenage days. I used it for playing some fantastic games.

You raised my nostalgia. I'm off to play the last ninja on Peppermint.

https://www.c64-wiki.com/index.php/The_Last_Ninja
Title: Re: Amiga Peppermint
Post by: cost on October 29, 2016, 02:08:48 pm
eheh Travis, good times, as a kid I was addicted to Amiga500 and Amiga600 games.  :)
Title: Re: Amiga Peppermint
Post by: PCNetSpec on October 29, 2016, 03:46:09 pm
Boing ..  good man, I loved my Amigas :)

(https://i.imgur.com/z7Hd2TN.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/4Ef7kNE.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/0SlrLeb.png)
Title: Re: Amiga Peppermint
Post by: cost on October 29, 2016, 04:10:40 pm
ahah great man!  :D
Title: Re: Amiga Peppermint
Post by: PCNetSpec on October 29, 2016, 04:19:07 pm
I think you have to have lived in Europe .. I don't think the Miggy ever really took off in the US, or at least not like it did over here ???
Title: Re: Amiga Peppermint
Post by: cost on October 29, 2016, 04:23:15 pm
you're right, I'm Italian :)
Title: Re: Amiga Peppermint
Post by: VinDSL on October 29, 2016, 04:26:14 pm
I think you have to have lived in Europe .. I don't think the Miggy ever really took off in the US, or at least not like it did over here ???

I owned one... 

I owned an Amiga 500 'Fat Agnus' with 1 MB RAM.  It cost me USD $360 to populate a piggyback with USED RAM - new RAM would have been astronomical - double that amount, at least!!!  LoL !  :D

I owned a Commodore SX-64 too, if you know what that was.

They were the sh!z, back in those days - kinda wish I hadn't sold it, actually!
Title: Re: Amiga Peppermint
Post by: PCNetSpec on October 29, 2016, 04:37:51 pm
What is "Fat Agnus" ? .. I thought Agnus was part of the OCS/ECS chipsets (replaced by Alice in the AGA chipset)

Maybe it was an American naming thing .. or possibly my memory :-\
Title: Re: Amiga Peppermint
Post by: VinDSL on October 29, 2016, 05:00:23 pm
What is "Fat Agnus" ?

Not sure which mobo I had, but check the photos >= ver 5   ;)

LINK:  http://amiga.resource.cx/mod/a500.html
Title: Re: Amiga Peppermint
Post by: PCNetSpec on October 29, 2016, 05:14:46 pm
Yeah I know what an A500 is (I had 2 of them before moving to an A600 which was VERY quickly swapped for an A1200), just never heard it called a "Fat Agnus" before :)

I always wanted an A4000 but you needed your own oilfield to be able to afford one of those.
Title: Re: Amiga Peppermint
Post by: VinDSL on October 29, 2016, 05:31:36 pm
I always wanted an A4000 but you needed your own oilfield to be able to afford one of those.

Yup, Amigas were always expensive, at least in this part of the world, but they made Commodores look like a toy.

Quite a status symbol, around here.  Gave you instant street creds ...
Title: Re: Amiga Peppermint
Post by: josephd on October 29, 2016, 07:47:36 pm
All I remember is my family couldn't afford an amiga so we ended up with a PC clone running MS-Dos
Title: Re: Amiga Peppermint
Post by: PCNetSpec on October 29, 2016, 08:53:32 pm
How odd .. IIRC (and I'm pretty sure I do) the Amiga was considerably cheaper than the PC over here.
(unless you're talking about "big box" Amigas)

Odder when you consider Commodore and Motorola were American companies :-\