The Commodore@Amiga@ line of personal computers offers a unique
combination of versatility, computing power, and usability.
The Amiga’s WorkbenchTM Graphical User Interface (GUI) allows
you to control the Amiga by using a mouse to select graphic symbols
in the form of icons, or small pictures, and list-like menus. The
Workbench is easy to learn and use because these icons and menus
are displayed automatically. You do not have to memorize a long
list of commands to accomplish a task.
Multitasking is the ability of the Amiga to run several independent
programs at one time. Because the Amiga was designed from the
start as a multitasking system with a GUI, it is fast and easy to
switch between tasks (programs) when you need to. Not only can
programs run at the same time on the Amiga, but they can also
share information and computer resources, allowing you to do more
work without requiring additional software and memory.
The Workbench and multitasking are features common to all
Amigas, from the single floppy models to the most advanced
workstation-level machines that are used for three-dimensional
graphics, multimedia, and video production.
This manual describes the Amiga Workbench software, its
components, and how to use it.