Where do I start. Phew! +Amanda Blain
your cruel. Let me clear something up now, well Amanda has ،left me with a massive tadk of wording the facts, enlightening you all and giving you all a defibrillator for a reboot.
Trs-80? Pls don't embarrass yourself with comparing to a c-64 upwards. I have copied 10 full 5.25 floppys with protection with the computer switched off while the drives ripped through 10 disks in 30seconds, correct I disconnected:the computer and allowed the drives to transfer and encode error sector protection. For multi file formats id code a multi accelerator amd re address data in sector sequences order. A 202 block file would go from 3min load time to 20 sec. Ea track=20 sectors:40 tracksbp/side then double side.
Amiga stepped up to superpower status. No commercial computer stood next to a base Amiga of any level. Fact! Speed, compression systems, memory multi rom devive compliant upgrades ment no defrag and optimal rpm with immediate address access using SCSII control cards and HDz ment simultamrous access to 6 quantum parralell19000 rpm optimized data input of any data from anywhere instant.
The speed of c-64 printers dependent on type.dot matrix nightmare:slow. Thermal fast. Top end dot: atrix printers could pish out a respectable ppm with color but a noise like a tracktor and a violent printer head bashing itself. I haspd a nice color 8*12 pic of a starship exelciar.
Ihave used all the machine you all mentioned. TI: yuk, nice name crap design. BBC lol, basic, pascal ampnd an OS that confused itself. APPLES iprogrammed in its OS sow:its evolution. My c-64was faster than a Mac and in 8bit could operate more color fadter with sprite generated images interacting:with the GUI WHICH had more options icons and interoperability than is hey uea. 16bit wonder. Only prob expansion via comm cartridge port was needed disconnecting hardware system enhancement tech. No device choking.
Finally to answer the big one if you want a computer that is the most powerful even as soon as you connect it and let it seek database conforming protocols you will have anything:you want at speed unseen. OS4 AND WORCKBENCH will upgrade without annoyance . Non native device and software runs automatic through shell system operations. Non system it can formats no prob, assigned mem and shell device handlers ran without noticing.
The guts are alien to anything you know. Ports upon ports with a special hardline port .
:e, I owned,c-64, Amiga 500+mem, Amiga 1000, Amiga2000, Amiga 1200, Microsoft clag with custom hardware, another hyper thread millennium card, sound sampling card , interlaced Microsoft crap nightmare. And another hear I don't bother with. My phone and tablet are my resources
Can I tell you stories. Reset switch mod on c-64. For hotstart to gain access to resident mem to map and decode using a ASCII/binary monitor.
No machine has had longevity and technology advancements close to the:64. Same guts 10 years. I had the first non acoustic coupler modem a sendata direct connect. Comm with anything in ASCII then some graphic stuff I played with on US bulletin boards. Lol did I run up a nice few bills. 300bit ps slower rx.
There that's brief, oh I owned and played over 3000;games.