Petro Tyschtschenko Cancels His Saku 99 Visit

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Petro Tyschtschenko Cancels His Saku 99 Visit

AmigaOS 3.5 and Jens Schoenfeld of Individual Computers Are Coming

ESPOO, FINLAND - September 2, 1999 - Amiga's Petro Tyschtschenko cancelled today his planned attendance at Saku 99 this Saturday, the biggest Amiga event in Finland. The resignation of Amiga president Jim Collas forces Mr. Tyschtschenko to attend important meetings in the U.S. this weekend. Amiga assured that this is not to be taken as a sign of them closing down.

Finnish Amiga Users Group is naturally disappointed of Mr. Tyschtschenko's cancellation, but is still committed and confident that Saku 99 will turn out to be the best Amiga event Finland has seen in ages. First of all, it was confirmed today that AmigaOS 3.5 pre-release will be running at Saku 99 for everyone to see and try out.

It was also confirmed today, that Jens Schoenfeld of Individual Computers is flying from Germany to demonstrate his latest Amiga hardware products. Mr. Schoenfeld is known of various high quality peripherals, such as the Catweasel, and will be showing his latest creations at Saku 99. Also, the Finnish hardware manufacturer Petsoff LP will demonstrate their brand new Delfina Plus soundcard at Saku 99, and hope to sell a few as well.

Although Amiga can't attend, they are supporting Saku 99 very generously. The latest Amiga promotional items will be available as give-aways and prizes, with a few surprises as well. Of course, Amiga retailers, various demonstrations, table for selling used items, the new Saku CD-ROM, video film, webcam and IRC connection will be there as well.

Please visit http://batman.jytol.fi/~saku/english/ or our mirror site http://tzimmola.tky.hut.fi/saku/english/, for further information. E-mail inquiries may be sent to Janne Sirén (siren@mikrobitti.fi).

About Saku 99

Saku 99 will be the biggest Amiga event in Finland this year. Following the success of Saku 98, which was visited by some 500 Amiga enthusiasts, Saku 99 is aimed to be bigger and better than the previous events. Saku 99 will be held on Saturday September 4th 1999 at the Science Centre Heureka in Vantaa, near Helsinki. Attendance is free of charge.

About Finnish Amiga Users Group

Finnish Amiga Users Group (Suomen Amiga-käyttäjät ry.) is a non-profit organization for promoting Amiga computing and helping Amiga users in Finland. Also known as Saku, after it's disk magazine, the group is trying to accomplish it's goals by organizing meetings and by publishing a disk magazine. Since 1993 the Finnish Amiga Users Group and it's predecessors have released over thirty issues of the disk magazine and held several public gatherings. Other accomplishments include the Web site and Sakunet, a national Fidonet style network of Amiga related bulletin board systems.


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