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[2]: Best Selling?
by fewt on Sat 28th Aug 2010 14:19 UTC in reply to "RE: Best Selling?"
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The Guinness Book of World Records lists the Commodore 64 as the best-selling computer model of all time. Having been a part of that generation, I would agree with their assessment. Certainly IBM PC clones sold many tens of millions of personal computers, however all different models. The record is for the best selling computer model, not best selling computing platform.

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RE[3]: Best Selling?
by WereCatf on Sat 28th Aug 2010 15:10 in reply to "RE[2]: Best Selling?"
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2006-02-15

The Guinness Book of World Records lists the Commodore 64 as the best-selling computer model of all time. Having been a part of that generation, I would agree with their assessment.

I too am old enough to have lived during the Commodore-era and I can say that it was a HUGE thing back then, even here in Finland. I have absolutely no doubt that it could have been the best selling personal computer model of all time. And it's no wonder they were so popular: they were easy to modify, very cheap, and they had very good sound and video capabilities for the time.

Many people seem to not understand that PC clones are not a single model, it's a platform and there can be really big differences between all the models. An IBM PS/2 for example would be a specific model, whereas IBM PC-compatible is a platform.

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