Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Apr 2012 19:51 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Very sad news indeed. Jack Tramiel, founder of Commodore International and the man behind Atari, has passed away this past weekend. At 83, he passed away, surrounded by family and friends. People like this don't come in dozens, so we lost one of the great men of computing.
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RE[4]: Old pc`s..
by ParadoxUncreated on Fri 13th Apr 2012 14:27 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Old pc`s.."
ParadoxUncreated
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2009-12-05

Yes I remember some guys around here had the falcon. It was little known though. But yes it had 16bit sound, as I said, everyone had moved to 16 bit then. Soundblaster 16 was also available for PC, although probably mostly usable in dos. Windows had many years, probably until XP, before it was fully usable with multimedia.

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RE[5]: Old pc`s..
by ParadoxUncreated on Fri 13th Apr 2012 14:54 in reply to "RE[4]: Old pc`s.."
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2009-12-05

They still have that onebutton joystick leetness?
Combine that with tac-2 that inflicts physical pain each time you push the button, and you have the greatest gaming experience.

http://pressthebuttons.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/02/09/...

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RE[6]: Old pc`s..
by ParadoxUncreated on Fri 13th Apr 2012 15:23 in reply to "RE[5]: Old pc`s.."
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2009-12-05

One could point out a lot of stuff that is clearly not innovation. Even on the c64, one button was retarded.

And on OS`s, Ken Sakamura made this in 1984 (!)

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

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