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Old 12-08-2007, 01:09 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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(CNN) -- Like a first love or a first car, a first computer can hold a special place in people's hearts. For millions of kids who grew up in the 1980s, that first computer was the Commodore 64. Twenty-five years later, that first brush with computer addiction is as strong as ever.

Commodore 64 still loved after all these years - CNN.com
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Old 12-08-2007, 10:49 AM
 
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Goes to show that newer doesn't always mean better.
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Old 12-08-2007, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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I couldn't afford a Commodore 64 back then, so I bought a Commodore Vic 20 with 5K of ram and a tape drive. My next computer was a Commodore 128...sweet!
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Old 12-09-2007, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Fairbanks Alaska
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I miss the game POGO JOE on the C64.
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Old 12-10-2007, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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I couldn't afford a Commodore 64 back then, so I bought a Commodore Vic 20 with 5K of ram and a tape drive. My next computer was a Commodore 128...sweet!
I'm still using an Abacus 64-BC, and I think that was the year it was made too...

My 2008 New Year's resolution is to get a 286, with Windoze 3.11
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Old 12-10-2007, 06:54 PM
 
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I miss the game POGO JOE on the C64.
Then you should get it and play it.

Pogo Joe: Q-bert for C64 Emulator « portable arcade games (http://tinyurl.com/24tksq - broken link)
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Old 12-10-2007, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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I'm still using an Abacus 64-BC, and I think that was the year it was made too...

My 2008 New Year's resolution is to get a 286, with Windoze 3.11
I dunno Mike. You're making a VERY BIG LEAP to a 286 AND that unproven Windows operating system. I may be going out on a limb, but I predict you're future will involve ever maddening increases in processing speeds (faster than 3GHz whatever that is), exponential increases in memory to maybe, 4GHz (there's that GHz thing again...I'll have to look it up in my Webster's dictionary, 1st Ed), and never ending "tweaks" to Windows operating systems until you reach the point where you'll rebel and revert back to a previous OS. I also see "in your cards" that you'll add to your computer things that make your computer sound better and view better (just think of the possibilities playing PACMAN).
Oh yeah...I also see that you will make some nerd named Bill Gates very rich!
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Old 12-11-2007, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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My 2008 New Year's resolution is to get a 286, with Windoze 3.11
Be careful. Windows 3.11 will only run in Standard mode on a 286 machine; you need a 386 for Enhanced mode, and Real mode was discontinued after Windows 3.0. I think...?

I would recommend PC/GEOS instead, say a nice copy of Breadbox Ensemble (the re-branded Geoworks Ensemble for old fogies like me).
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Old 07-02-2014, 11:54 PM
 
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I love my Commodore 64!!!!

If anyone else here loves it as much as ME please feel free to join us here also

www.lemon64.com/forum
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Old 07-03-2014, 01:29 PM
 
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Dude111 thanks for the link, will check it out. I still have my Commie and Amiga and all my software still works, including my Ivory BBS software. I used to run a very popular pirate board back in the day. In fact, one of my closest friends today was a user on my board 25 years ago before we ever met in person. Great times, those!
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