X-Copy was one of the most well known disk copying programs for the Commodore Amiga, with countless users all across the globe. There are two things everybody remembers most about using the Commodore Amiga, the first is the iconic Amiga Workbench hand, and the second is watching XCopy counting zeros, a great program practically designed for piracy and probably most loved Amiga program ever. It embodies so much of what made the Commodore Amiga so accessible and memorable for so many people. Piracy, like the demo scene, was absolutely just a part of every day life for the Amiga users in general. It is without question that this was in fact one of the Amiga’s major selling points. People realised that the entire Amiga software collection was available to them at the cost of the blank disks. The popularity of this whole counterfeiting sub-society was inevitably reflected in the profits of all publishers and many were forced to retreat to a platform where software reproduction was difficult and they turned their attention to the consoles.
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