Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Nov 2010 21:22 UTC
Legal A little over two months ago, OSNews had a bit of a run-in with Commodore USA's CEO, about how I felt about the company and its rather dubious business practices. This led to a legal threat we laughed away here at OSNews, but laughable or not, a legal threat is a legal threat, and it never sat well with me that it was never retracted or apologised for. Well, that changed today.
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All the best
by fran on Thu 4th Nov 2010 21:41 UTC
fran
Member since:
2010-08-06

I personally wish commodore all the best, and hope they can revive the commodore brand. America need all the techjobs and goodwill towards their companies they can get.

Apologies in these day in age is hard to come by. Mr. Altman gets my respect.

By the way I've been to their website and seen their products and think their cool.

Edited 2010-11-04 21:45 UTC

Reply Score: 6

RE: All the best
by RavinRay on Sat 6th Nov 2010 05:16 UTC in reply to "All the best"
RavinRay Member since:
2005-11-26

I personally wish commodore all the best, and hope they can revive the commodore brand. America need all the techjobs and goodwill towards their companies they can get.

Agreed. But in today's highly globalized society (though this is not always consistent, Commodore, and Amiga for that matter, needs all the help it can get anywhere, much like Linux has gone global. And may this mean a new Geos for the new Commodore.

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Comment by n.l.o
by n.l.o on Thu 4th Nov 2010 21:41 UTC
n.l.o
Member since:
2009-09-14

Bring on the re-badged Chinese crap at 30% markup! ;)

Reply Score: 2

RE: Comment by n.l.o
by bloodline on Thu 4th Nov 2010 23:31 UTC in reply to "Comment by n.l.o"
bloodline Member since:
2008-07-28

Bring on the re-badged Chinese crap at 30% markup! ;)


What's wrong with that!? Apple have been doing it for years! ;)



Just a joke guys, I actually like apple stuff ;)

Reply Score: 8

RE[2]: Comment by n.l.o
by phoudoin on Fri 5th Nov 2010 11:16 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by n.l.o"
phoudoin Member since:
2006-06-09

It's a joke indeed, because it's actually far more than 30% ;-)

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RE[2]: Comment by n.l.o
by aliquis on Fri 5th Nov 2010 12:38 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by n.l.o"
aliquis Member since:
2005-07-23

What's wrong with that!? Apple have been doing it for years! ;)
I don't understand, was that a question? It's already been answered, by yourself.

Edited 2010-11-05 12:38 UTC

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Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Thu 4th Nov 2010 22:21 UTC
Kroc
Member since:
2005-11-10

I can respect that. He’s probably too much of an ’80s power business man to fully understand the best way to interact with potential customers here on the interwebs, and I don’t blame him for that.

Some advice, Barry:

* Demonstrate a good, working product and if exciting enough, the readers will practically do the advertising for you

* Let customers be creative and let go of control of where that goes. The viral stuff happens when people are supported in doing their own thing

* Focus on the details

* Don’t talk business-talk, buzz words and product strategising synergies on the Internets. It simply does not work. Talk technical and honest to us

* Learn to laugh at yourself, as well as others ;)

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RE: Comment by Kroc
by fran on Thu 4th Nov 2010 23:18 UTC in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
fran Member since:
2010-08-06

While we are on lecturing....

We should all take to heart that there is difference between being Dick and being Frank.

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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by gus3 on Thu 4th Nov 2010 23:40 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
gus3 Member since:
2010-09-02

You forgot E[a]rnest!

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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by jgagnon on Fri 5th Nov 2010 11:43 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
jgagnon Member since:
2008-06-24

One can be cooked on a grill and the other... ???

Reply Score: 1

RE[3]: Comment by Kroc
by DoctorPepper on Fri 5th Nov 2010 16:17 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
DoctorPepper Member since:
2005-07-12

The "other" would depend on if your wife is Lorena Bobbit.

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RE: Comment by Kroc
by emerson999 on Fri 5th Nov 2010 04:24 UTC in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
emerson999 Member since:
2007-12-08

Don't forget that he should seek treatment for boneitis if it shows up! It's the bane of the 80s buisnessman!

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RE: Comment by Kroc
by Eddyspeeder on Mon 8th Nov 2010 03:10 UTC in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
Eddyspeeder Member since:
2006-05-10

As for the "demonstrating" part, could the third point ("I would like to ship something") perhaps be interpreted as a promise to send in a machine to the OSNews editorial staff for review? (as was done recently for another product - http://www.osnews.com/story/23969/AT_T_s_Samsung_i897_Galaxy_S_aka_... )

Thom isn't the kind of stoic man who sticks with "I said I don't like it so I won't ever like it." A good example is how he originally compared aluminum Macs to his IKEA frying pan, then buys an improved design little over a year later (see links below). If the Commodore should exceed his expectations, he'll change his opinion and be honest about that.

http://www.osnews.com/story/21953/Apple_One_Large_Depressing_Metall...
http://www.osnews.com/story/23917/Apple_Unveils_Stunning_New_MacBoo...

Reply Score: 2

....
by poundsmack on Thu 4th Nov 2010 22:51 UTC
poundsmack
Member since:
2005-07-13

Well, 2 months is kind of a long time but then again it takes a while to acquire the taste of 'humble pie' some times.... better late than never.

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Great !
by bugjacobs on Fri 5th Nov 2010 01:14 UTC
bugjacobs
Member since:
2009-01-03

Nice, Commodore USA !

Good News ! :-)

Best of luck bringing out the PC64 !

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SuperDaveOsbourne
Member since:
2007-06-24

They all seem to have the same surname. All made in china, all commercialized boutique attempts to market now. Funny how people line up to buy surname product and then joke/defend their positions.

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n.l.o Member since:
2009-09-14

They all seem to have the same surname. All made in china, all commercialized boutique attempts to market now. Funny how people line up to buy surname product and then joke/defend their positions.


There you go, highlighted the key words for you.

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viton Member since:
2005-08-09

All made in china

Assembled in china. Apple do not rebrand china products (sticking a label to some crap stuff). Lenovo is genuine china computers today on the other hand =)

Edited 2010-11-05 12:21 UTC

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Good Move
by OSGuy on Fri 5th Nov 2010 04:52 UTC
OSGuy
Member since:
2006-01-01

Everyone makes mistakes and as long as one regrets for his/her moves in the past, they can be forgiven.

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Comment by Raffaele
by Raffaele on Fri 5th Nov 2010 13:07 UTC
Raffaele
Member since:
2005-11-12

Quod Erat Demonstrandum...

I hope they learned well the lession of being reasonable and humble.

If they want to sell REAL products, I will welcome them...

If they just want to sell unuseful cr*p products, then it is better for them to leave this market, because Amigans have learned well the lesson with Amiga Inc. and the period under the management of Bill Mc Ewen as CEO.

Edited 2010-11-05 13:18 UTC

Reply Score: 2