[Coco] What would a CoCo successor have to have as a minimum?
aawolfe at gmail.com
Sun Nov 21 18:46:04 EST 2010
On Sun, Nov 21, 2010 at 6:39 PM, Mark McDougall <msmcdoug at iinet.net.au> wrote:
> On 22/11/2010 9:20 AM, Mark McDougall wrote:
>> Once you throw away the 6809 then you're not talking about a Coco 4 any
>> IMHO. A 68k with enhanced graphics is called an "Amiga".
> Just to play devil's advocate...
> My throw-away line has got me thinking...
> Looking at the "wish list" for those interested in Coco 4 - the Amiga pretty
> much sums it up.
> "Faster CPU" - check.
> "Enhanced graphics" - check.
> "Retro experience" - check.
> "Instant on" - ermm... not too bad. But you can't have your cake and eat it
> "Simple Powerful language with access to graphics/sound" - check (AMOS
> I'm assuming someone enthusiastic enough could even port OS-9/68K?
> Seriously, what is there about the Amiga that doesn't fit the bill, aside
> from the name?
It's an interesting question. I wish I could run OS9 on Amiga (I've
got a few Amigas here in working order, or on the DE1), it would be
very nice. However, I think most concepts of a coco 4 include being
able to run coco 3 software, and that would be tricky.
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