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It's with heavy hearts that we report the death of Jack Tramiel, founder of Commodore International, who passed away at the age of 83. Tramiel, born in Poland in 1928, died while surrounded by family on Sunday, April 8, according to Forbes. He is survived by his wife Helen and their three sons, Gary, Sam, and Leonard, along with their extended families and millions of fans and the computing industry at large, including those who might not have been familiar with his name until now. By all means an unlikely pioneer in PCs, Tramiel was a taxi driver when he founded a typewriter repair business named... Read more...
It's been nearly 17 years since the Commodore 64 was officially discontinued, but the iconic system is being prepared for a relaunch. The Commodore brand was acquired last September by Barry Altman, with the specific intent of providing a system that no longer exists. "Thirty years ago computers were an all-in-one product, with the keyboard, memory and components built inside," Mr. Altman explained. “Over the years that has changed, and we believe there is a huge potential to revive the early format." Since a depressingly large number of you weren't old enough to play with a C64 when it was... Read more...
Apple has finally allowed the Commodore 64 emulator by Manomio LLC into the App Store. It had previously been rejected (in June). In order to get their app accepted, however, the company had to disable BASIC from the package. I'm assuming that Commodore 64 fans (and there are plenty, as the C64 is the best-selling single computer model of all time) remember BASIC (or maybe not!), the old programming language AKA Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code. In reality, C64, still contains BASIC in the app, and some clever hackers have discovered how to re-enable it, according to the company.... Read more...
The Commodore 64 is legendary, and just last year celebrated its 25th anniversary. And now owners of the Nintendo Wii will be able to play classic games of that era via the Wii Virtual Console.Bala Keilman, CEO of Commodore Gaming, commented, “The massive impact the Commodore 64 had on video gaming is still evident today with many gamers remembering the computer and its games with great fondness. By working with Nintendo of Europe, we are ensuring that future generations of gamers can play some of the best and most popular titles that kick-started the computer games revolution and so keep the C64... Read more...
How many of you reading this got started in computing because of the good old Commodore 64?  Considering our demographic, I'd bet a whole lot of you spent many a sleepless night parked in front of that unassuming brown and grey contraption grinding your way through Impossible Mission or experimenting with some BASIC programming. Well, can you believe that awesome little machine is about to celebrate its 25th birthday?  To commemorate the milestone, CNN has a story posted with plenty of great information, including videos, pictures, and current collections.  Here's a snip from... Read more...