Subject: Re: Gateway 2000 to acquire Amiga...
To: Dave Burgess <>
From: Tom T. Thai <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/09/1997 14:22:57
On Tue, 8 Apr 1997, Dave Burgess wrote:

> I was going through one of the trade rags today and noticed that Gateway
> 2000 (our local computer manufacturer) has bid to buy the Amiga stuff
> from the recently bankrupted parent company that bought it after its
> first parent company want bankrupt.

Oh I missed that Amiga3000 of mine!
> This is only of peripheral interest to current-users, except:
> - Recently DEC decided to use NetBSD for it's ARM32 machine.
> - Gateway has always been willing to try new things.
> - 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.
> - 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.
> Just thought I'd imply for a minute.
> -- 
> Dave Burgess  (The man of a thousand E-Mail addresses)
> *bsd FAQ Maintainer / SysAdmin for the NetBSD system in my spare bedroom
> "Just because something is stupid doesn't mean there isn't someone that 
> doesn't want to do it...."

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