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Old 17 March 2010, 02:53   #1
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Oh dear......

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Old 17 March 2010, 02:57   #2
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For me it's brilliant idea for computer hidden under keyboard. I need one but I think it will be rare and expensive. Thank you for link.
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Old 17 March 2010, 11:04   #3
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Oddly enough it doesn't state whether it will run C64 software, or whether it will simply be emulated.
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Old 17 March 2010, 11:08   #4
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I think it have nothing with C64, only brand name.
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Old 17 March 2010, 11:10   #5
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I`m liking this!
Run C64 software? why would it? it`ll be just a pc.. emulated I would expect..
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Old 17 March 2010, 11:11   #6
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hmm I see the 'About Us' section is detailed and pretty with floral decor !!
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Old 17 March 2010, 11:16   #7
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My co-worker also want to buy this, patient was also interested seeing it on webpage
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Old 17 March 2010, 11:28   #8
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Better off getting a laptop?
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Old 17 March 2010, 11:36   #9
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LOL! It's just the Zero footprint PC that's been around for years and years, with Commodores name branded onto it! Only I can't even see a Commodore looking design or badge. At least the gaming PC range that came out had that going for it, plus some nifty paint jobs.

http://www.cybernetman.com/
http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=zer...ient=firefox-a

It has always looked the part to be fair and would be a great emulation retro machine. Thought about getting one a while back but they were a little expensive, since I could get a laptop for the same price. Not sure how much they are these days.

I recently got hold of a Fujitsu Siemens C5910 for my Amiga x86 fix. Much cheaper, very small and quiet, easier to upgrade and the keyboard is spill proof since it's not part of the machine. This is rather like buying a laptop without a screen!

In fact, why not just buy a laptop with a broken screen and remove it, leaving you with a smaller flat PC base unit!!! I bet you could get one for dirt cheap!

It is a unique looking thing and does deserve an old school branding to go with the old school look.
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Old 17 March 2010, 11:41   #10
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License Commodore brand name : Check!
License a PC that looks vaguely like a Commodore : Check!
Make big bucks : ...
Let's hope not
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Old 25 March 2010, 03:06   #11
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...and now the damned thing got /.'ed

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Old 25 March 2010, 09:46   #12
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"The Commodore 64 is getting a makeover..."

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Old 25 March 2010, 09:50   #13
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License Commodore brand name : Check!
Really, now that Tulip is bust? (No pun intended.)
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Old 25 March 2010, 09:57   #14
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Really, now that Tulip is bust? (No pun intended.)
Link in the first post : Commodore USA
So at least kinda
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Old 25 March 2010, 20:57   #15
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New Commodore 64 has Amiga Emulation

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/03...dore_64_redux/

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Commodore 64 reincarnated as quad-core Ubuntu box
'Let's fall in love again'
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The Commodore 64 has been reincarnated as a 3GHz quad-core PC with 3D graphics, Gigabit Ethernet, a DVD-RW drive, and a 500GB hard disk. All that's left is the built-in keyboard. And the name.
In this case, that 64 can only mean a 64-bit processor - not 64 kilobytes of memory. Memory's up to a decidedly un-1980s eight gigabytes.
A new American company, Commodore USA, has apparently licensed the old Commodore name, and it intends to launch an updated incarnation of the long lost Commodore 64 this summer, according to the company's website.
"We were in love then," the site says. "Let's fall in love again."
The company's phone lines don't appear to be working, and it hasn't responded to emails requesting additional info. But its website says the reborn Commodore 64 will be available from the web beginning June 1.
Commodore 64 Reincarnate

The 17.5-inch wide by 2-inch tall machine will support Intel Core 2 Duo, Intel Core 2 Quad, Pentium D, and Celeron D processors, running Ubuntu, Windows, or, well, Mac OS X. It will also run Amiga - the late 80s Commodore OS - but only with emulation help. If you'd prefer an 8-bit processor and the old Commodore kernel, you're out of luck.
Commodore 64

When it debuted in August 1982 from Commodore International, the all-in-one Commodore 64 sold for $595, and that already dirt-cheap price soon dropped to a mere $199. "We made machines for the masses," Commodore International founder Jack Tramiel said on the machine's 25th anniversary, before motioning to the lumpen figure of Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak parked on the dais beside him. "They made machines for the classes."
According to Tramiel, the company sold almost half a million Commodore 64s each month before his departure from the company in 1984, and he guessed that between 22 and 30 million C64s were sold before the machine was discontinued in the mid 90s.
Wozniak was unmoved such statistics - or the C64's ultra-low price tag. "[The Apple II] sold for three times as much as the Commodore, but we wanted to build a company that would be around for awhile," he said, without a smile.
But Woz did acknowledge the C64's importance in the brief history of personal computers. And he confirmed that he and Steve Jobs once tried to pimp themselves to Tramiel and company. As soon as they had an Apple II prototype, they showed it to Tramiel lieutenant Chuck Peddle.
"Steve started saying 'All we want to do is offer this to you for like $200,000 and we'll get jobs at Commodore and we'll get stock and we'll be in charge of the whole program,'" Wozniak recalled. "And we got got turned down. We were told, basically, that Commodore decided to build a simpler, lower-cost, black-and-white machine without a lot of the pizazz of the Apple II."
That's what they did. And now someone is intent on resurrecting the thing.
Commodore International declared bankruptcy in 1994, and the brand was soon bought by German retailer Escom, before bouncing from one Dutch firm to another. Eventually, it landed with an outfit dubbed Commodore Gaming, and apparently, they have licensed the Commodore 64 name to its latest foster parent.
Whatever Steve Wozniak may say, it's clear that Commodore has been around for quite a while indeed.
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Old 25 March 2010, 21:08   #16
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Old 25 March 2010, 21:21   #17
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I personally find this "new C64" thing rather silly and pathetic. The C64 was loved for a very good reason as was the Amiga, but this other thing? Groan...
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Old 25 March 2010, 21:26   #18
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It's a marketing trick. Just slap a C64 stamp on a PC...
If you want a C64, C-One is much more interesting.

Oh hell, maybe they will include Kickstarts for Amiga emulation , and we'll see who sues whom.
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Old 25 March 2010, 21:44   #19
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Old 25 March 2010, 21:51   #20
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From what I can make of it, it's a b*tt-ugly laptop without a screen... I really don't see the point of owning this machine with the Commodore brand forced on it. Why not go for a great laptop with the same specs?
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