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  • by Ian Matthews
  • November 23, 2018
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From Commodore to Amiga Inc – Executive Slaughterhouse

This page was reproduced from a back on the mighty Archive.org because the page is now defunct.  Pictures, formatting, links and video added by Commodore.ca Nov 23 2018 March 7, 2005 I just found an article I wrote and posted at Amiga.org on May 19. 2001 about the death of Commodore. I have posted it here for […]

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  • by Ian Matthews
  • October 29, 2018
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In 1984 Amiga Was The Only Good News

At the end of 1984 a small startup named Amiga Inc has developed some amazing technology but is near bankruptcy.  Amiga took a one month, $1M loan from the new owner of Atari, Jack Tramiel.  He tried to use the loan as a wedge to buy the company for $.98 per share.  Just two days before Amiga had […]

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  • by Ian Matthews
  • October 29, 2018
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In 1984 Amiga Was The Only Good News

In 1984 Amiga Was The Only Good News At the end of 1984 a small startup named Amiga Inc has developed some amazing technology but is near bankruptcy.  Amiga took a one month, $1M loan from the new owner of Atari, Jack Tramiel.  He tried to use the loan as a wedge to buy the company for $.98 […]

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  • by Ian Matthews
  • November 24, 2018
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Jim Butterfield – The Dusty Crystal Ball Nostalgia Unearthed While Packing

Reproduced March 25 2002 with permission from the man himself, Jim Butterfield – Formatting cleaned up November 24 2018 (This article was first published in the ICPUG Journal July/August , September/October 1991 issues.) Moving day grows closer. As I gather things together, I see ghosts of Commodore past… Late 1975: I became interested in a […]

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  • by Ian Matthews
  • November 10, 2018
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Commodore Names Rattigan as CEO – Chicago Tribune

March 25, 1986 Commodore International Ltd., the financially strapped home-computer maker, announced Monday that Thomas Rattigan had been promoted to chief executive, replacing Marshall Smith. Rattigan, hired away from the chief executive post at Pepsico Bottling International last year, will take the helm of a company that has been hit by sluggish industry sales and […]

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  • by Ian Matthews
  • November 10, 2018
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Commodore Bankruptcy – Associated Press 1994

April 29, 1994 WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Commodore International Ltd., a pioneer in the personal computer industry, said late Friday it is going out of business. The company plans to transfer its assets to unidentified trustees “for the benefit of its creditors” and has placed its major subsidiary, Commodore Electronics Ltd., into voluntary liquidation. […]

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  • by Ian Matthews
  • June 1, 2013
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Commodore Brochures

Miscellaneous Commodore Brochures 1983 “Complete Line” Complete Brochure From VIC-20 to B-Series PETs 8 Pages   1979 Commodore / MOS Kim-1, KIM-3B, Kim-4, KIM-5, and KIM-6  4 Pages Approved Products for the Commodore PET Spring 1981 20 Pages Meet the Commodore Computer Family 1988  C64, C128, PC5, PC10, Amiga 1 Page flyer Original scan HERE Commodore VIC-20, Atari 800XL […]

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  • by Ian Matthews
  • June 1, 2013
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FUNet Commodore Computer Super Site

Welcome to Commodore.ca’s 2002 version of the famous FUNet Commodore Computer Site NOTICE: The external links at the bottom of most pages, take your browser to sites that no longer exist.   We believe that Bo Zimmerman runs the primary site as of 2005. We have maintained these links, broken as they are, for historical accuracy […]

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  • by Ian Matthews
  • June 1, 2013
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Commodore History

Commodore has a rich and vibrant history from the founders time in Auschwitz to the companies massive mismanagement causing its final collapse in 1994. Please click through our menus to read about the people and innovations that drove the home computer business from a tiny fledgling cottage industry to massive worldwide enterprise. Here are just some of Commodore’s […]

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  • by Ian Matthews
  • May 31, 2013
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Mehdi Ali – The End of Commodore

By Ian Matthews – June 1 2013 – Last updated Nov 23 2018 Lets start by saying that Mehdi Ali is notable to Commodore because it died under his watch.   From what we can find, he is an otherwise unremarkable character in the world of computers or business in general . Mr. Ali started working […]

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