Amiga Is Back--In Name, Anyway

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The original Amiga PCs earned their place in computer history, but until recently the brand has been just that: History. Since the purchase of the Commodore International brand in 2005, the future of the Commodore and Amiga names as they apply to classic PCs has been in limbo. But if a new company, Commodore USA, has their way, the Amiga PC brand will be back soon!

Rumored to be an all-in-one keyboard-pc device similar to the Commodore 64 and PET of years past, the new PC will feature AROS, an open-source variant of the Amiga Operating System.

While the Commodore Amiga PC maybe be back, it's not yet clear if this is intended simply as a release for fans and hobbyists. Beyond the all-in-one PC, it's unknown if the new Commodore USA intends to produce more modern machines with the Amiga name, and more importantly, the Amiga OS.

[via Engadget]

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