Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Jan 2006 19:12 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Commodore, famous for revolutionizing the personal computer space, has had many ups and downs. But now the name is back, emblazoned on a handheld that does the lot - the Commodore Combo. The Combo is a portable NAV/MP3/MP4/CE device based on a Windows CE platform.
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Thats odd
by muffenme on Thu 5th Jan 2006 20:23 UTC
muffenme
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2006-01-05

The C64 had it's os made by Microsoft but back then Microsoft had less bugs with its os.

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RE: Thats odd
by stew on Thu 5th Jan 2006 21:25 in reply to "Thats odd"
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2005-07-06

AmigaBASIC was written by Microsoft as well.

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RE: Thats odd
by AmigaRobbo on Fri 6th Jan 2006 10:19 in reply to "Thats odd"
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2005-11-15

It is said that Commodore bought Microsoft Basic for a low figure and then used it in all the vic-20, cmd 64s, 128 etc all for the one off payment, Jack Trammel was the only person to get one over Bill Gates when it came to money!

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RE[2]: Thats odd
by jack_perry on Fri 6th Jan 2006 13:45 in reply to "RE: Thats odd"
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2005-07-06

Jack Trammel was the only person to get one over Bill Gates when it came to money!

Uh-huh. Where is Jack Tramiel now? and what became of the companies he led? Commodore drove him out; Atari collapsed under his rule.

Gates leveraged the ubiquity of Microsoft (their BASIC was also on the TRS-80 computers and a few others, and of course there was the fortuitous MS-DOS score) into what we see today. Maybe Gates understood better that having your name everywhere the big players were would, eventually, make you bigger.

Then again, maybe he was just young & lucky :-)

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