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NatAmi[edit]

I'm sure folks know that the NatAmi article recently fell at AFD, I have cut that article way down in length and added it to the hardware section here. Please double check this for accuracy. The key issue is that we lack sufficient reliable sources to document this project in an article of its own. I recognize that there is a lot of information on various forums about the project, but we do not use those as sources except in very limited cases. It would be helpful to find one external link that we can point to with a list of links to the various sources of information that do exist, but which do not meet WP's RS guidelines. --Nuujinn (talk) 13:51, 30 June 2011 (UTC)

Natami merge[edit]

Done : clear consensus to merge

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

Procedurally proposing a merger of Natami in line with Wikipedia:Deletion review/Log/2011 June 27. Courcelles 09:52, 7 July 2011 (UTC)

  • Support Not notable enough for own article. Mtking (talk) 10:07, 7 July 2011 (UTC)
  • Support in the procedural sense, but it's done already. I stripped down the article to what I thought was appropriate, and put it in the emulation section. Could use form formatting and expansion, but let's keep it to what can be reliably sourced.... --Nuujinn (talk) 10:29, 7 July 2011 (UTC)
  • Support There has never been any question of the verifiable nature of many of the sources used in the article, only of their ability to confer notability. ɠǀɳ̩ςεΝɡbomb 13:00, 7 July 2011 (UTC)
  • Support. Enough reliable sources to meet WP:V and show that it deserves a fairly significant mention in this article, but not quite enough to meet WP:PRODUCT or any other notability guideline. Alzarian16 (talk) 14:38, 7 July 2011 (UTC)
  • Support merge. I only dispute one of the sources ability to prove notability. I fully support their evidence of WP:V. Merging seems like a good outcome until better sources are published; likely after the subject is released.--v/r - TP 18:47, 7 July 2011 (UTC)

The discussion above is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

Anyone have sourcing of US DoD use of the Amiga?[edit]

I remember using an Amiga 3000, with laserdisc data set, for TOW missile training some years ago, but cannot find sources to reference the use.Wzrd1 (talk) 15:31, 7 November 2011 (UTC)

Some civil service computer programmers used home machines. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.149.135.25 (talk) 21:10, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

Peripherals, Networking and Trivia[edit]

This article needs streamlined. There is still a lot of shit here, particularly in the sections about peripherals, networking (both of which belong in other articles) and notable historic uses (trivia). Unless anyone is going to rework these soon I am quite tempted to remove most of that content. Crb136 (talk) 04:04, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

Recent changes by Realamigaman[edit]

I reverted these "changes" back. His edits speak for themselves. I expect edit war from his side. Really sad someone vandalises article about nearly dead computer platform.Pavlor (talk) 08:09, 8 May 2015 (UTC)

Realamigaman seems to use new name "AmigaOne"... Pavlor (talk) 15:51, 8 May 2015 (UTC)

Amiga serial transfer speed[edit]

Could someone with editing rights please make a change to the serial port specifications listing in this Wikipedia Amiga article?

Currently it lists it as greater than or equal to 115 Kbps (in the table listing communication interfaces used).

However, it would be nice to inform people of what this port was actually capable on the Amiga -- especially compared to the initial serial chip on the IBM PC and even compared to the UART that followed on later PCs.

The AMIGA Hardware Reference Manual (Third Edition) lists the AMIGA's serial UART performance as follows:

"This UART is programmable for any rate from 110 to over 1,000,000 bits per second."

(page 255) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 161.184.240.6 (talk) 17:58, 23 May 2015 (UTC)

But on the next same book says: "With a cable of a reasonable length, the maximum reliable rate is on the order of 150,000-250,000 bits per second. Maximum rates will vary between machines. At these high rate it is not possible to handle the overhead of interrupts."
Maximal real life speed is also limited by CPU. People on EAB reported maximal achieved speed comparable with 115 Kbps value.Pavlor (talk) 20:11, 23 May 2015 (UTC)