Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Aug 2010 23:47 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Hardware, Embedded Systems I'm not really sure what to do with this. I mean, I know how popular the Commodore 64 was and still is, and how significant a machine it really was. So, when Commodore USA sends out a press release that it has acquired the rights to produce an exact replica case of the C64 (but with Intel Atom innards), I knew a lot of people would like this. At the same time, Commodore USA's website always seemed a little... Sketchy to me.
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RE: Best Selling?
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 27th Aug 2010 00:54 UTC in reply to "Best Selling?"
Thom_Holwerda
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2005-06-29

And which one of those sold more than 30 million units?

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RE[2]: Best Selling?
by PlunderBunny on Fri 27th Aug 2010 01:08 in reply to "RE: Best Selling?"
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2009-02-19

No one particular model of IBM compatible (a.k.a the common PC) sold 30 million models because the way computers were made changed - back in those days, the hardware was fixed for years. I'm not doubting the number, and I'm certainly not disparaging the success of the C64, but I think it would be fairer to say that it was the best-selling computer of the pre-PC period.

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RE[3]: Best Selling?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 27th Aug 2010 06:10 in reply to "RE[2]: Best Selling?"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

The IBM Personal Computer, commonly known as the IBM PC, is the original version and progenitor of the IBM PC compatible hardware platform. It is IBM model number 5150, and was introduced on August 12, 1981.


From

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_Personal_Computer

The Commodore 64 is an 8-bit home computer introduced by Commodore International in January 1982


From

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_64


Still think it was pre PC ?

I think you are trying to say what the graphs located here state more clearly:

http://jeremyreimer.com/postman/node/329


IBM PC + Clones dominated, although not a single model of them sold more than c64. Plus check out 1984's market share ( when my dad bought a c64)! It had 40% of the market!

Yeah, I would definitely consider buying an all in one. If it were cheap enough and came with a c64 mode and tv out.

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