Subject: Re: Gateway 2000 to acquire Amiga...
To: Dave Burgess <>
From: Markus Illenseer <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/09/1997 08:07:48
> - If Gateway buys Amiga, they could use a good operating system to
> load on it.....  Rumor has it they are looking to get into the hand-held
> market and this would be an easy way to get there.

 Excuse - but Gateway sure didn't aquire AI to run NetBSD on top of
any Amiga (new Amiga yet to be build). Main interesst was the AmigaOS, 
which still has many advantages over other OS, mainly in the small business
and SOHO market. Even though the AmigaOS needs some refurbishing and
state-of-the-art Re-design, it sure is interesting for hand helds,
laptops, screen machines, maybe even small NC and Java-stations.

> - They might be interested in an optional operating system they could
> load on ALL the hardware they sell, thereby increasing their margin if
> the cost were low enough.

 Ahem. I believe you got it the wrong way. Is Gateway - contrary to
Compaq for example - able to support that?

Markus Illenseer