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[Web] Commodore is backANN.lu
Posted on 25-May-2000 09:31 GMT by Christian Kemp26 comments
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Guess who's back? Apparently, a company called ComputersNational Inc. has bought the Commodore name and plans to build Commodore-branded PC's and a "next generation" C64...

Commodore is back : Comment 1 of 26ANN.lu
Posted by jools on 24-May-2000 22:00 GMT
cashing in on the c= name.. doesnt look like
anything special. if you want a more powerful
c64/128 then its better to just add a SUPERCPU
or so. VICII, SID and so is what makes the 64
what it is. for me its the same with amiga,
and an amiga to me must have a copper
and blitter and paula (and a 680x0) :)
i never understand this need for more and more computing
power, when people have never really fully used
the potential of their current machine. i compute for fun
at home and for me, amiga is fun. as long as i
enjoy it i will continue to use it. i think people
should listen less the media and corporation rubbish
that `faster is better` and spend more time being
creative and using what they have to the fullest.
oops. i seem to have gone off on one..
sorry :)
Commodore is back : Comment 10 of 26ANN.lu
Posted by redrumloa on 24-May-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 9 (ben):
500mhz 6502???!? No I have never heard of that:-) Fastest variant of the 6502 I've heard of is 20mhz, the CPU that is in SuperCPU. If there -*WAS*- a 500mhz 6502 I'd still be using my C128:-)
Commodore is back : Comment 11 of 26ANN.lu
Posted by buzz on 24-May-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 9 (ben):
if it has a 6502 onboard then it wont
be very c64 compatible since
c64 uses 6510 which has more undocumented (but used)
i dont really think they know
what they are tlaking about. it will probably just be a pc
with an emulator :)
Commodore is back : Comment 12 of 26ANN.lu
Posted by Jon Mines on 24-May-2000 22:00 GMT
Technically, the CPU in the SuperCPU is the 65816, the 16bit version of the 6502. The same company, WDC, has had plans for years now about making a 32bit version - of course called the 65832. The 65816 can be overclocked to 40mhz.
Commodore is back : Comment 13 of 26ANN.lu
Posted by Sven Harvey on 24-May-2000 22:00 GMT
One question comes to mind....
Will this new Commodore put forward a proposal to license the new Amiga reference designs and build them.... Wouldn't that be ironic,..
Commodore is back : Comment 14 of 26ANN.lu
Posted by Mitch Carter on 24-May-2000 22:00 GMT
Well... the first prediction I made regarding the return of CBM / Amiga to power appears to be coming to pass... Now if #2 and #3 come to pass, even the most cynical of Amigans will be satiated.
Time will tell.
Commodore is back : Comment 15 of 26ANN.lu
Posted by Frederik on 24-May-2000 22:00 GMT
Sounds like an Iwin Joke.
Now I did kind of believe in Iwin, maybe because that was the alternativ (among others)
But not this ne, I don't believe...
Commodore is back : Comment 16 of 26ANN.lu
Posted by redrumloa on 24-May-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 11 (buzz):
Well 6502 is the generic term used to describe the family of processors. Typically everyone refers to the c64/c128 cpu as a "6502", but we know it's a 6510.
Someone else mentioned overclocking a 6516 to 40mhz?? Ultra cool:-) How fast can I overclock the Z80 in my C128?? :)
Commodore is back : Comment 17 of 26ANN.lu
Posted by ian on 24-May-2000 22:00 GMT
Just looking at the specs this "next generation C64" looks like a crack induced delusion. As far as I can tell it'll be a WinTel box running a C-64 emulator. Imean, why have a 6502 on board with another 500Mhz CPU when a CPU that fast can emulate it faster than the original hardware? Durgs, man. Just say no or you'll end up with dumb ass ideas like this.
Commodore is back : Comment 5 of 26ANN.lu
Posted by Cartman on 24-May-2000 22:00 GMT
I wish they'd continue development of the C64DX/C65 for specially interested... I'd sure as hell like one.
Commodore is back : Comment 6 of 26ANN.lu
Posted by redrumloa on 24-May-2000 22:00 GMT
Huh? Is this IwinNG? Hehehe.. Actually no it doesnt look like it. Looks like this may be a better product than that god *AWEFULL* "Commodore64 WebIt" that came out a few years back. As long as they don't put a Micro$haft OS in it like was in the C64-WebIt(Win3.1), and as long as you can plug in legacy devices, I will probably actually buy one!! Could be a fun toy.
Commodore is back : Comment 7 of 26ANN.lu
Posted by ACGregory on 24-May-2000 22:00 GMT
the website has a kinda iWin "feel" to it....lots of products, lots of support,
, glitzy graphics, more advanced computers, etc,
Maybe what this guy wants is people to order stuff by internet, he will get their credit card numbers, and off to the races he goes!
This is a very cynical view, but he is not really offering any C64-C128 stuff,
nor amiga stuff, only rehashed Pc stuff....
Commodore is back : Comment 8 of 26ANN.lu
Posted by Graham on 24-May-2000 22:00 GMT
When a story is promoted from unmoderated to moderated, it would make sense to keep the comments surely?
Commodore is back : Comment 9 of 26ANN.lu
Posted by ben on 24-May-2000 22:00 GMT
I would be very intersted to see better spec's.....It appears that this will
be a dual processor machine......REASON..."200-500mhz CPU....6502 onboard"..
If there is a 200-500 mhz 6502, I have never read about it....
Has anyone...?
Commodore is back : Comment 2 of 26ANN.lu
Posted by Filip Mirowski on 24-May-2000 22:00 GMT
This is the funniest hunk since iWin corporation :)))
Commodore is back : Comment 3 of 26ANN.lu
Posted by Frans van Egmond on 24-May-2000 22:00 GMT
I hope it's not a joke, I'd love to buy a next generation C128
Commodore is back : Comment 4 of 26ANN.lu
Posted by Andretti on 24-May-2000 22:00 GMT
If they fit it all into a keyboard it might be interesting. I almost made the
mistake of buying a 128D way back when, thank god I bought an Amiga.
Commodore is back : Comment 23 of 26ANN.lu
Posted by Mart on 25-May-2000 22:00 GMT
I ment, In comment to nr 21........ sorry...
Commodore is back : Comment 24 of 26ANN.lu
Posted by AmigaLord on 25-May-2000 22:00 GMT
This is a humongous hoax if I've ever seen one. Whoever believes this needs to have their heads examined. The dicks behind this were probably inspired by that iWin thing. Believe you me, I'll be laughing my backside off when they tell the truth sometime soon. :D
Commodore is back : Comment 18 of 26ANN.lu
Posted by Graham on 25-May-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 16 (redrumloa):
Dunno about the Z80 in your C128, but you can get 80MHz z80s, or eZ80s as they are known. Lets not forget the z180, z280 and z380, which are pretty nice for modified 8bit processors.
But what I really really want is a 486sx-33. Honestly, this was the best design of processor ever. :-)
Commodore is back : Comment 19 of 26ANN.lu
Posted by Amike on 25-May-2000 22:00 GMT
Looks erm, lie a pile of crap.
BTW, my dog could probably do a better copy of the C= logo than these guys!
Commodore is back : Comment 20 of 26ANN.lu
Posted by Slim on 25-May-2000 22:00 GMT
Why in the world would somebody want to buy a new computer that can run old c64 programs?
Commodore is back : Comment 21 of 26ANN.lu
Posted by XDelusion on 25-May-2000 22:00 GMT
Well if it is real (also I am assuming it is a dual CPU system), I would be interested in
one, as long as the price is right. I never liked the classic C64 though because the hardware
was not sturdy, and usually stopped working (I remember swaping a lot of keyboards out to get
the systems to boot), but maybe new hardware would be more stable!??!
What I would really like though is a 500Mhz Atari XE!!!! :O)
Now that would be heaven!!!
Commodore is back : Comment 22 of 26ANN.lu
Posted by Mart on 25-May-2000 22:00 GMT
- Anyone considered the posibility of a transmeta crusoe, C64 CPU module, and at 500 Mhz......
- comment on nr 22 - What about an Amiga at 500 Mhz ?
OK, thanks for boring you with these stupid comments :)
Commodore is back : Comment 25 of 26ANN.lu
Posted by Phoenix on 26-May-2000 22:00 GMT
It`s would be a weak joke! C-64 in 500MHz. Ha...Ha...Ha...
And who wants a new computer with Basic ROM and C64 Software compatibility?
I want a G4 Amiga.
Commodore is back : Comment 26 of 26ANN.lu
Posted by Cartman on 28-May-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 21 (XDelusion):
I've had three C64s and I never had any problems with them... Two breadbox C64s and one "new" design (the slim white one)
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