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Re: CUSA makes the BBC news site
« Reply #30 on: April 07, 2011, 09:49:37 PM »
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Re: CUSA makes the BBC news site
« Reply #31 on: April 07, 2011, 09:52:02 PM »
Pretty neat link off that page too, the Xi3 Modular Computer...



http://xi3.org/pcu5000.php
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Re: CUSA makes the BBC news site
« Reply #32 on: April 07, 2011, 10:06:58 PM »
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Pretty neat link off that page too, the Xi3 Modular Computer...



http://xi3.org/pcu5000.php

That is very cool.

I like this one.



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16856502004

However, its more expensive then a C64x and it doesn't come with memory, a hard drive, or a keyboard.
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Re: CUSA makes the BBC news site
« Reply #33 on: April 07, 2011, 10:15:38 PM »
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Pretty neat link off that page too, the Xi3 Modular Computer...

http://xi3.org/pcu5000.php


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Re: CUSA makes the BBC news site
« Reply #34 on: April 07, 2011, 11:08:09 PM »
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With all this attention CUSA is getting shouldn't AROS/ICAROS/X1000 ETC post some news? Certainly people will be searching for what happened to Amiga.

Instead they may find this site and see all the bickering and sour grapes and be turned off to these projects.... just my 2 cents.

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Come on people, post some news about AROS, MorphOS, OS4, Classic etc! A rising tide lifts all boats!
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Re: CUSA makes the BBC news site
« Reply #35 on: April 07, 2011, 11:30:13 PM »
Twitter is going crazy over this new C64.  Viva la revolution. Commodore is back :)

From the Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/gamesblog/2011/apr/07/commodore-64-returns
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Re: CUSA makes the BBC news site
« Reply #36 on: April 07, 2011, 11:44:04 PM »
I hate to add to this, 'cause I also think it's kind of a pointless tragedy.

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/04/07/commodore-64-computer-lives-vintage/?test=faces

A friend sent me that link, since he knows I'm an Amiga fan.  Although I never was a C64 fan, I thought they were piles of crap :D  Atari 8-Bit fan here.

Then again, the spiritual ancestor of the Amiga was the Atari 8-Bit anyhow...

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Re: CUSA makes the BBC news site
« Reply #37 on: April 07, 2011, 11:46:22 PM »
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I hate to add to this, 'cause I also think it's kind of a pointless tragedy.

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/04/07/commodore-64-computer-lives-vintage/?test=faces

A friend sent me that link, since he knows I'm an Amiga fan.  Although I never was a C64 fan, I thought they were piles of crap :D  Atari 8-Bit fan here.

Then again, the spiritual ancestor of the Amiga was the Atari 8-Bit anyhow...

slaapliedje

Actually, the spiritual ancestor of the Amiga was an obscure $15,000 Xerox computer.
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Re: CUSA makes the BBC news site
« Reply #38 on: April 07, 2011, 11:56:21 PM »
Nothing succeeds like success:

The new Commodore 64 went on sale on the company's website for the first time Tuesday and sold out within about 24 hours, though Altman isn't saying just how many have been produced to date.

"We're having a hard-time keeping our online store up, because the servers are getting overloaded from the amount of traffic," Altman said. "That's been a bit of a surprise, too."

With HDMI outputs, new users will be hooking up their C64's to their TV's just like the old days (except they are now LCD/LED's instead of CRT's).  This is so "Back to the Future".

Commodore and Amiga have been linked at the hip since the beginning.  Without Commodore resources, the Amiga would probably have never seen the light of day.  

If they have such success with the Commodore line, I can't wait to see what happens with their Amiga line.

Putting things in perspective, the first Amiga I bought was an A1000 in 1986.  It cost me $1295.00.  I also bought the 256KB RAM expansion module, external 3.5" floppy and and 1080 color monitor which brought the total to close to $2000.00.  And I got TextCraft, DeluxePaint and Seven Cities of Gold (don't remember what I paid for them).

Whether these machines can really capture the essence of the old Commodore/Amiga computers remains to be seen.  But they've already done something that all the others since 1994 have failed to do.  Create a sense of excitement.
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Re: CUSA makes the BBC news site
« Reply #39 on: April 07, 2011, 11:57:57 PM »
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 Although I never was a C64 fan, I thought they were piles of crap :D  Atari 8-Bit fan here.

Then again, the spiritual ancestor of the Amiga was the Atari 8-Bit anyhow...

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Re: CUSA makes the BBC news site
« Reply #40 on: April 08, 2011, 12:01:25 AM »
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Nothing succeeds like success:

The new Commodore 64 went on sale on the company's website for the first time Tuesday and sold out within about 24 hours, though Altman isn't saying just how many have been produced to date.


None have been produced to date.

The C64x was only available as a pre-order. How do you sell out a pre-order?
 

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Re: CUSA makes the BBC news site
« Reply #41 on: April 08, 2011, 12:01:58 AM »
Removed double post.

Though Jay Miner was originally from Atari, Atari did not have the resources Commodore had to successfully launch the Amiga.  Commodore produced their own chips so they had better control of costs.  And they had a great revenue stream from their C64 line, to tie them over until the Amiga line became profitable.  Besides, the Commodore Amiga sounds better than the Atari Amiga.
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Re: CUSA makes the BBC news site
« Reply #42 on: April 08, 2011, 12:04:22 AM »
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Without Commodore resources, the Amiga would probably have never seen the light of day.  

Without Commodore, the Amiga would have been an Atari.

And that's an annoyingly long double post - BTW.
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Re: CUSA makes the BBC news site
« Reply #43 on: April 08, 2011, 12:25:22 AM »
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Whether these machines can really capture the essence of the old Commodore/Amiga computers remains to be seen. But they've already done something that all the others since 1994 have failed to do. Create a sense of excitement.

I hate to bang a drum here, but ... you can find out right now.
 
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Re: CUSA makes the BBC news site
« Reply #44 on: April 08, 2011, 08:16:20 AM »
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I hate to add to this, 'cause I also think it's kind of a pointless tragedy.

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/04/07/commodore-64-computer-lives-vintage/?test=faces

A friend sent me that link, since he knows I'm an Amiga fan.  Although I never was a C64 fan, I thought they were piles of crap :D  Atari 8-Bit fan here.

Then again, the spiritual ancestor of the Amiga was the Atari 8-Bit anyhow...

slaapliedje


BBC, LA Times, Guardian, Fox...

Wow, some great media coverage there!

And that tells us, in black on white, how much all those grumpy "but who's gonna be interested in this when it's just a PC in a custom case" kind of comments was worth, hehe! :p ;)

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