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Message 1104670 - Posted: 9 May 2011, 16:29:45 UTC

The Commandor 64 is making a comeback. Can you image crunching on one?

http://www.commodoreusa.net/CUSA_Home.aspx

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Message 1104673 - Posted: 9 May 2011, 16:48:53 UTC - in response to Message 1104670.
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The Commandor 64 is making a comeback. Can you image crunching on one?

http://www.commodoreusa.net/CUSA_Home.aspx


Commandor 64 or the Commodore 64? lol just poking....I bet the Commando 64 would really kill some work units. Maybe I'll even buy the Osama printer to go with it, oh wait it just oozes ink though. Too soon?

Seriously though the new one doesn't look bad for someone needing something smaller than a tower though. 3GB of ram, atom dual core processor, and the ION2 chipset. Plus it's got all the card readers you would need and the dvd/blu ray drive. Would probably make for a nice media center pc with network attached storage! There are a few guys here crunching on Atoms, they are slow but not bad as a side cruncher.
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Message 1104696 - Posted: 9 May 2011, 18:19:20 UTC - in response to Message 1104673.

thats awesome ;o


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Message 1104699 - Posted: 9 May 2011, 18:32:33 UTC

I've got a Commodore 64, A Vic 20, and a BBC B, and somewhere an Acorn atom thingy....

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Message 1104706 - Posted: 9 May 2011, 19:33:37 UTC

Had a C64 once upon a time, don't anymore. Do still have a Amiga 500, so I'm just wondering why they call the new Amiga for Amiga??

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Message 1104710 - Posted: 9 May 2011, 19:47:10 UTC - in response to Message 1104670.

The Commandor 64 is making a comeback. Can you image crunching on one?

http://www.commodoreusa.net/CUSA_Home.aspx

I have a friend that is from Bulgaria and periodically waxes about how good the Commodore 64 was. I think he still has a bunch of games for the original.

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Message 1104763 - Posted: 9 May 2011, 22:01:58 UTC

I still have my Commodore 64 and my Commodore 128. They both still work! I had to get a replacement disk drive for them. Found 2 of them on EBAY. Luckily I still have all of my games.

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Message 1104772 - Posted: 9 May 2011, 23:14:24 UTC
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Look to the left to see my first computer... Also had C64 and C128. Finally gave in and got a 286 PC when Amiga became a dying breed.

P.S. I work for an electronics recycler. I see all kinds of old systems come through.



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Message 1104802 - Posted: 10 May 2011, 0:49:06 UTC - in response to Message 1104670.
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LOL... as far as number crunching today goes, no, I don't think so! :-D


But back in the day when they were getting phased out of production and you could pick one up dirt cheap, I was working for a guy who bought one and developed what actually was released as a commercial product as an analytical/QC instrument based on the C64's general hardware and software platform. IIRC, they eventually sold enough of 'em so the whole project was at least break even financially.

I guess that says something about what how good it was back then! ;-)

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Message 1104838 - Posted: 10 May 2011, 3:24:27 UTC

loved the old c-64 even have an emulator its really a riot to see that blue screen on a modern computer, great to play a few rounds of commando, or jumpman.


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Message 1104841 - Posted: 10 May 2011, 4:02:37 UTC - in response to Message 1104763.
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whats the 128 version? never heard of it before, and yes they were before my time...lol




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Message 1104879 - Posted: 10 May 2011, 8:35:48 UTC - in response to Message 1104841.
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whats the 128 version? never heard of it before, and yes they were before my time...lol



The Commodore 128 was launched at the Las-Vegas Consumer Electronic Show 1985.

edit]http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?st=1&c=96

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Message 1104897 - Posted: 10 May 2011, 11:01:40 UTC
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here is still a running one C64:




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Message 1104910 - Posted: 10 May 2011, 11:51:10 UTC

ooooohh 5-1/4" disk drives. I've still got some brand new 8" floppy disks almost collectors items now.

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