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Amiga Seeding the Success Campaign from DiscreetFX

Author DiscreetFX
#1 Posted: 10 Jun 2008 03:07 
Chicago, Illinois June 9th, 2008

For Immediate Release

The Amiga computer represents a lot of firsts in the computer industry but it also represents many missed opportunities. Since the death of Commodore in 1994 the Amiga has descended into dark times. They say you learn most from your failures and not your successes and this is most certainly the case when it comes to Amiga. Yet some good things have happened as well. In 2004 the source code was released to the Amiga Video Toaster Flyer thanks to NewTek and others.

The Amiga market has branched off into some healthy competition with the arrival of MorphOS, AROS & Amiga OS 4.0. The Amiga emulation scene is alive and well with Amiga Forever from Cloanto. Also, lets not forget the hard work of the developers of Minimig, Natami & CloneA. Amiga developers have transcended the need of one company controlling the destiny of Amiga and have forged ahead in interesting ways. Some might find this shocking but Aminet now has over 78,000 programs and content for Amiga/MorphOS/AROS.

It's this Amiga spirit that DiscreetFX loves and we want to nurture. So starting today we will select one winner per month and give them $100 donation via paypal. No, this is not a ton of money but it is a gesture that is meant to encourage positive feelings and development in the Amiga community of families. Each month if a developer or even user does something outstanding that pushes forward the Amiga, MorphOS, AROS or Amiga OS 4.0 brand we will send them this little reward. The first reward has already been sent in fact.

The winner is Jan Zahurancik's AmiKit. Jan has worked tirelessly and created a killer add-on for WinUAE and the Amiga emulation scene. He is not alone and it takes many to change the world. But it is our sincere hope that the Amiga scene can grow one day again. One million users and 100,000 active developers would be just grand. Thanks again Jan Zahurancik for all your hard work and your the winner for June 2008. Who will July 2008's winner be? Feel free to participate in the process and let us know via e-mail who you think deserves to win in July. They can be MorphOS, Amiga OS, OS 4.0, AROS users or developers. That does not matter, what does matter is that they worked hard and pushed the community forward in a positive way.

Link to this months winner.

Best regards

- DiscreetFX Team

Author Clyde
#2 Posted: 10 Jun 2008 12:06 Edited by: Clyde 
WOW! Congrats, Jan/AmiKit, you definitely deserve it! Cool, so cool!

And thanks DiscreetFX for that dedication! It is really cool what you do and I hope it will last a long time and we will see many winners. There a lot of potential winners out there in our community.

Thanks again to both of you!

EDIT: @DiscreetFX: I can't find an email address on your website where to mail a new nominee for the award (BTW: this award needs a name! ). So I will write it down here, but maybe you can provide an email address here nevertheless.
I think the next winner should be Andreas Falkenhahn, the creator of the amazing "Hollywood" and "Hollywood Designer" ( Besides being absolute cool and very powerful software productions, a glorious feature is, that you can compile the programmes you write in this language on your Amiga to OS3, MorphOS, WarpOS, AmigaOS4, AROS, Windows, and Mac OS (and "WinUAE")!!! Isn't that great? My Amiga app runs superb at Windows. Or MOS. Or Mac OS. And I don't need to have theses OS's. This is really great and a lot of work was put in it. And it helps reducing the "wars" between AOS, MOS and Windows-Fans. This is a great achievement.

Thanks for reading and considering.

Author DiscreetFX
#3 Posted: 13 Jun 2008 03:41 
Thanks for your kind words Clyde. Your correct, Andreas Falkenhahn has done excellent work and should be considered as one of the next winners. Jan Zahurancik has been kind of quite. We hope he enjoyed winning this months prize.

Author AmiKit
#4 Posted: 14 Jun 2008 10:09 Edited by: AmiKit 

WOW! First I thought it's a spam. But DiscreetFX? Why would they spam this forum? Heh, heh. Then I got it and I could not believe my eyes. Thank you so much! I did not expect it at all. Thanks again I am honoured.

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