I totally understand this Shot97, I think authenticity is what this is all about and the suitable OS for the era of the machine provides a far better experience. I'm a bit like it in relation to my A1200, I love AmigaOS 3.1, but think that AmigaOS 3.9 was just trying to 'modernize' the platform a little too much.Shot97 wrote:Since you asked; I find an incredible amount of enjoyment bringing the most out of Workbench 1.3, being a power user with that operating system when every other power user is strictly running 3.1 and even power PC stuff. Too many people recommending systems that are quickly dwindling in numbers, and they recommend them to people who have absolutely no use for them. I've certainly played with 3.1 in my emulation days. It was fun doing things I never would have dreamed of on a real Amiga... But when I got back into the real Amiga, I really just wanted things to be mostly authentic to what I remembered. I don't mind a bit more memory or a hard drive, but when I see accelerators running it doesn't feel right for me.
I like being around to show people that they can get almost anything 3.1 can give you from 1.3 - That almost all commercial software was either designed for it or at least supported it, and as long as you cruise the Fred Fish archives there's more than enough freeware/shareware for all your power user needs. I'd like to save the 1200's and 4000's for the people who can actually use them to their potential. I could do that, but I'm probably the only one doing certain things with 1.3, and there's no shortage of people doing those things on newer Amiga's... meanwhile regardless of impressions one might get from forums or certain YouTubers, the vast majority of Amiga users are still running 1.3 I believe, so I do my thing for them.