Quote: In its heyday, the Commodore 64 was one of the most successful home computers made, shipping more than two million units a year for almost a decade after its release. Although exact numbers don't exist, experts estimate that the company sold between 15 and 30 million Commodore 64 computers.
But the Commodore 64's success was short-lived. Commodore International, the maker of the computer, declared bankruptcy in 1994 after several bad business decisions and aggressive competition from I.B.M. and Apple.
Now, nearly 30 years later, the Commodore brand has taken on new management and is re-releasing its flagship computer, this time with all the amenities of a modern-day computer packed inside.
TSS From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3112 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (4 years 10 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1837 times:
From the linked article-
"The new Commodore 64, which will begin shipping at the end of the month, has been souped up for the modern age. It comes with a 1.8 gigahertz dual-core processor, an optional Blu-ray player and built-in ethernet and HDMI ports. It runs the Linux operating system but the company says you can install Windows if you like. The new Commodore is priced between $250 to $900."
The price sounds about right, as does the feature content.
Quoting Asturias (Reply 4): I wonder if the keyboard feels the same as the 80s keyboard.
I'm wondering just how painful it'll be to type on a keyboard of that height for any length of time. I suppose one could hook up a conventional USB keyboard for serious typing duties.
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StarAC17 From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 3694 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (4 years 10 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1663 times:
I remember this from as late as the early to mid 90's and I would buy this just as a collectible computer to use every now and then especially that it has linux installed.
Quoting TSS (Reply 5): I'm wondering just how painful it'll be to type on a keyboard of that height for any length of time. I suppose one could hook up a conventional USB keyboard for serious typing duties.
Man up, this was how computers started
If you look closely it also has the PS/2 ports for borh a keyboard and mouse at the back. One more thing where is the