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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 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 Commodore VIC-20, Atari 800XL Coleco Adam Comparison […]

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

Welcome to www.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 June 2, 2013 Mehdi Ali started working for Commodore in 1986 as a “special advisor” and by 1994 President Ali and his team had: fumbled Amiga’s massive potential failed to innovate a single financially notable computer demoralized staff cut and reduced the company to skeleton of its former self […]

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  • by Ian Matthews
  • May 26, 2013
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Commodore Videos, TV and Radio Adverts

          = Apple Quick Time Format               = Real Player Format             = MS Windows Media            = MP3 (audio only) Format               =  MP4 Format  RIGHT CLICK AND SELECT “SAVE TARGET AS” TO DOWNLOAD THESE FILES  Description of Video Type Date Length Download Options COMMODORE PEOPLE & BUSINESS Bil Herd – Commodore C128, […]

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  • by Ian Matthews
  • May 26, 2013
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COMPUTE! Magazines – Issue 131 Through 166 & Special Editions

To Save these files (instead of openning them) RIGHT CLICK and select SAVE TARGET Compute! Magazine Issue #131 – July 1991 Section 2 Compute! Magazine Issue #132 – August 1991 Section 2 Compute! Magazine Issue #133 – September 1991 Section 2   To Save these files (instead of opening them) RIGHT CLICK and select SAVE […]

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