Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Photos from the Jan 25th Event

Thank you to everyone who came to the latest Amiga and Retro Computing event, held on Monday January 25th, 2016. It was a great evening and very well attended.

Indeed, the venue was full of people!

We especially want to thank everyone who brought systems in to display - it was very interesting to see so many different Retro systems running! Here is some photos taken by Epsilon of some of the systems running at the event:

Amiga 500:

AmigaOne X1000 and Commodore 64 with 1541 Ultimate II:

Amstrad CPC6128+

Dick Smith System 80:

There were plenty more too - please see lower down for links to more photos.

It was great to meet many new visitors to our event this time, and seeing their passion and enthusiasm for the Retro computer platforms was fantastic!

We have even more photos of the event on our Facebook page here:

Epsilon - who also did a presentation called "Introduction to AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition" during the event, has also covered the event in his blog with plenty of photos, and some videos of the second presentation of the event - the impressive working Altair 8800 system demonstration by Theo.

Seeing CP/M and the very first version of Microsoft Basic (and even a game!) running on the Altair 8800 was very interesting indeed!

We are really looking forward to the next meeting! Watch this space and our Facebook page for more details!

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Next Meeting coming up on Monday Jan 25th 2016

We are kicking the start of 2016 off with a new initiative: an Amiga and Retro Computing event!

The next meeting is coming soon, on Monday 25th January, 2016, starting at 7:30pm.

Two presentations will take place during the evening.

Introducing AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition - Epsilon

Epsilon will present this topic, discussing the features and functionality of this new operating system including where to obtain hardware, forum web-resources and software.

MITS Altair 8800 + Original Microsoft BASIC Demonstration

Theo Karagiris, a software developer based in South Australia, is one of the few owners of an original 1974 Altair 8800 system. He will bring this rare system along to the event to demonstrate its operation. This will will include a demo of the original Microsoft BASIC: first software program ever written by Microsoft.

There is a small cover charge of $3 to attend the event to cover the costs of room hire and other expenses for the event.

More information about the meeting is available on the Next Meeting section of this very website!

We hope to see many of you there - should be a great night!

As a reminder you can also follow us on Facebook, where we respond to questions and provide other Amiga information too: