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  • by Ian Matthews
  • November 25, 2018
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1984 HOME COMPUTER COMPARISON CHART – Commodore VIC-20 vs Atari 800XL vs Coleco Adam

Source Unknown OCR’d by Ian Matthews Commodore.ca – Aug 16, 2003 Formatting cleaned up Nov 25 2018 COMMODORE VIC-20 ATARI 800XL COLECO ADAM MEMORY (ROM) 20,000 (20K) 4,000 (24k) bytes. N/A MEMORY (RAM) STANDARD:OPTIONAL:   5,000 (5K) bytes Memory expansion cartridges for 3K, 8K,and 18K (for total of 32K maximum). 84,000 (84k) bytes. Non-expandable. 80,000 […]

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  • by Ian Matthews
  • November 20, 2018
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1983 Home Comparison Chart: VIC20 vs Atari800 vs Coleco Adam

Source unknown: ocr’d by Ian Matthews of Commodore.ca Aug 16, 2003 COMMODORE VIC-20 ATARI 800XL COLECO ADAM MEMORY (ROM) 2O,000 (20K) 4,000 (24k) bytes. N/A MEMORY (RAM) STANDARD:OPTIONAL: 5,000 (5K) bytes Memory expansion cartridges for 3K, 8K,and 18K (for total of 32K maximum). 84,000 (84k) bytes. Non-expandable. 80,000 (80K) bytes. Expendable to 144k bytes. INPUT:  […]

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  • by Ian Matthews
  • August 1, 2016
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Jack Tramiel – A Tough Man For A Tough Job From Commodore to Atari

Originally published by Newsweek magazine, July 16, 1984 – Updated with links Nov 23 2018 Jack Tramiel has always whipped through the personal-computer market at microchip speed. Following his January exit from Commodore International, a company he had helped found, he lined up a low-cost computer-assembly line in the Far East and raised $75 million […]

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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 22, 2018
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What do you get if you cross a Commodore 64 with a CP/M business machine and a new 128K micro? Arthur Young finds out

Reproduced July 10, 2003 from Your Computer magazine, June 1985.  This was copied with permission from Chris Strafford ofhttp://www.gondolin.org.uk/hchof/machinelist.html . All picture added by www.Commodore.ca in November 2018 128K IS THE 1985 fashion adopted by manufacturers eager to stimulate a depressed home computer market. Within the constraints of current technology memory expansion is the obvious way […]

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  • by Ian Matthews
  • November 17, 2018
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What is Telecomputing – 1983

Telecomputing Today Tom R Halfhill, Features Editor Compute! Sept 1983 Reproduced April 18, 2002 with permission from Tom Halfhill Many futurists believe that someday telecomputing will be the primary use for home computers -an integral part of every modem household. You’ve probably already heard the predictions about home banking, home shopping, “electronic newspapers,” tele-games, and on-line […]

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  • by Ian Matthews
  • November 17, 2018
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Computers Using The MOS 6502 CPU

This is a list of most of the branded computers using the legendary Commodore Semiconductor Group / MOS 6502 processor.  If you are interested in this list, you are likely interested in these for articles: MOS – The Rise of MOS Technology & The 6502 The New 6500 CPU’s The Legendary Chuck Peddle, Inventor of […]

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  • by Ian Matthews
  • November 11, 2018
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Commodore Executive Rift Denied As Tramiel Quits – New York Times

By DAVID E. SANGER JAN. 16, 1984 The chairman of Commodore International Ltd. denied yesterday that a dispute with directors had led to the unexpected resignation late Friday of Jack Tramiel, Commodore’s hard- driving and mercurial founder. ”Jack has been working unceasingly here, and he was just tired,” Irving Gould, the chairman, said in a telephone interview. […]

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