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Mac OSX, tale of the Amiga Sceners folding into a new home November 1, 2006

Posted by winden in demoscene.

Many many many moons ago it was Peskanov (most probably the same time with Estrayk and/or Dr.Slump ;) who jumped into Mac-land… something unthinkable since Mac was regarded as a much pricey computer without the powerful scene of the Amiga nor the questionable advantage of Windows regarding user base and variety of tools. In fact I can recall Peskanov telling that his G4 Cube had costed very very very big money even if being a refurbished machine…

So, this having been around 1999 or 2000, let’s fast forward some years into 2003 and I find myself depising each time more Linux (I had already abandoned Windows since having got it for about 6 months), tired about crappy PC hardware… asking Peskanov for guidance, I told him whether a Mac would be a good idea and he provided a definite yes, so off I went onto Mac land with a dual 1.25 G4, which costed a lot euros by my standards for machine prices…

But bringing it home I already found out that I was willing to pay it both for the hardware working out of the box (unlike with linux nor windows) and also for the excelent interface full of graphics joy (look ma, one frame window moving, double buffered redraw and even drop shadows!). Nowdays this machine is a bit dated (for example, having an ATI 9200, it has no shader support), and mostly my main gripe is the lack of speed for UAE because of using SDL and not having PowerPC JIT support.

Later on more people started switching… Leunam got a little ibook, I met Truck^Accession who also had gotten a mini (he detected me as Mac-owner for my iPod earbuds ;) and just a few days ago we sort-of go back to the start with Flynn/Energy^Capsule getting a G4.

So, I can’t but wonder that many more others are getting these machines…


1. sergeeo - November 21, 2006

¡El eje del mal vuelve con fuerzas renovadas!

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