Amiga

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The Amiga was a line of personal computers that Commodore International produced during the 1980s and early 1990s. The first Amiga computer, the Amiga 1000, possessed a HAM mode enabled the machine to display 4096 colors, a chip that enabled it to play back four channels of sound at once, an operating system with multitasking, and a graphical user interface at a time that these features were uncommon or not as developed as Amiga's.[1][2] The Amiga is often said to have been ahead of its time.[3][4] Although the Amiga did not sell well and Commodore went bankrupt, the Amiga developed a fandom and niche amongst video and graphics enthusiasts and gamers.[5][6]

The Amiga was initially created by computer chip designer Jay Miner and Hi-Toro (later Amiga Corporation).[7] In 1984, Commodore purchased Amiga Corporation.[8][9] The first Amiga, the Amiga 1000, was released in 1985 after delays and marketing blunders.[10][11] In 1994, Commodore declared bankruptcy.[12]

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  2. Reimer, Jeremy (2007-08-22). "A history of the Amiga, part 3: The first prototype". Ars Technica. p. 2. Retrieved 2013-01-25. 
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  4. Davis, Jim (1999-07-09). "Gateway's Amiga prepares for return". CNET News. Retrieved 2013-01-25. 
  5. Jeremy Reimer (2005-01-17). "The Micro-AmigaOne and Amiga OS4 Developer Prerelease (Update 1)". Ars Technica. p. 1. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  6. Shah, Agam (2012-03-22). "Amiga Computer Awakened From Sleep With Makeover". PCWorld. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  7. Reimer, Jeremy (2007-08-13). "A history of the Amiga, part 2: The birth of Amiga". Ars Technica. p. 1. Retrieved 2013-01-23. 
  8. Reimer, Jeremy (2007-08-22). "A history of the Amiga, part 3: The first prototype". Ars Technica. p. 3. Retrieved 2013-01-25. 
  9. Reimer, Jeremy (2007-10-22). "A history of the Amiga, part 4: Enter Commodore". Ars Technica. p. 1. Retrieved 2013-01-25. 
  10. Reimer, Jeremy (2007-12-10). "A history of the Amiga, part 5: postlaunch blues". Ars Technica. p. 1. Retrieved 2013-01-25. 
  11. Reimer, Jeremy (2007-12-10). "A history of the Amiga, part 5: postlaunch blues". Ars Technica. p. 2. Retrieved 2013-01-25. 
  12. Ashen, Stuart (2015). Terrible Old Games You've Probably Never Heard Of. Random House. ISBN 9781783522576. 

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