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    News - Jack Tramiel, founder of Commodore, dies aged 83

    Computer industry pioneer who brought us the C64.
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    Re: News - Jack Tramiel, founder of Commodore, dies aged 83

    Quite sad. Just a shame the Amiga didn't take off like it should have...*

    * Of course I now know that Tramiel went off to Atari before the Amiga came out...
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    Re: News - Jack Tramiel, founder of Commodore, dies aged 83

    This man alongside Sinclair is a legend to home computing. His legacy lives on today and will for years to come.

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    Re: News - Jack Tramiel, founder of Commodore, dies aged 83

    yeap the spectrum, c64, amiga and st brought home computing & gaming to the masses

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    Re: News - Jack Tramiel, founder of Commodore, dies aged 83

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbid View Post
    yeap the spectrum, c64, amiga and st brought home computing & gaming to the masses
    "We need to build computers for the masses, not the classes." - Jack Tramiel
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    Re: News - Jack Tramiel, founder of Commodore, dies aged 83

    RIP!

    I'll always have fond memories of My +4 and Amiga.

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    Re: News - Jack Tramiel, founder of Commodore, dies aged 83

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbid View Post
    yeap the spectrum, c64, amiga and st brought home computing & gaming to the masses
    Not sure the Atari ST was a running success, it was not that popular..

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    Re: News - Jack Tramiel, founder of Commodore, dies aged 83

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbid View Post
    yeap the spectrum, c64, amiga and st brought home computing & gaming to the masses
    Swap that Spectrum for a combo of a ZX81 and a VIC-20 and you've pretty much got a summary of my computing experience up to the point I spent an exorbitant amount on a 486/DX PC (with Windows 3.1)
    Quote Originally Posted by mikerr View Post
    "We need to build computers for the masses, not the classes." - Jack Tramiel
    So true - and looking at OPC, RaspberryPi, etc - perhaps he should be regarded as a visionary. Personally speaking he did 1000x more for my computer career than Steve Jobs and co ever did.

    And I've still got a VIC-20 and an Amiga A1500 in my loft! Just wish there was someway to connect the former to my current computer monitor - be a great thing to show the kids what I had to use when I was their age.

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    Re: News - Jack Tramiel, founder of Commodore, dies aged 83

    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post
    And I've still got a VIC-20 and an Amiga A1500 in my loft! Just wish there was someway to connect the former to my current computer monitor - be a great thing to show the kids what I had to use when I was their age.
    I use a winTV usb stick to do that amongst other things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikerr View Post
    (VIC-20 on a monitor) I use a winTV usb stick to do that amongst other things.
    Good thought - especially as I've got a couple of these lying around - useless since the digital switch-over.

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    Re: News - Jack Tramiel, founder of Commodore, dies aged 83

    RIP Jack. Thank you for your work.

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    Re: News - Jack Tramiel, founder of Commodore, dies aged 83

    Some of my earliest memories computing memories are of the days I spent playing with my Vic 20 and after that my Commodore 64. This is really sad news, and my thoughts are with his family.

    May he Rest in Peace.

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    Re: News - Jack Tramiel, founder of Commodore, dies aged 83

    Quote Originally Posted by Brewster0101 View Post
    Not sure the Atari ST was a running success, it was not that popular..
    The ST was a very popular machine. A lot was made about the Amiga having better graphics but it was never really seen due to most Amiga games being ST ports. They were basically identical gaming machines. The ST was also a superior music platform due to the MIDI interface and it gained a lot of traction because of that.

    I had both - both great machines without a doubt. I remember the days when ST and Amiga gamers used to laugh at PC gamers EGA graphics. Even VGA and SVGA couldn't quite compete.

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    Re: News - Jack Tramiel, founder of Commodore, dies aged 83

    RIP Jack

    Thanks to Jack I'm working in a job I love.


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    Re: News - Jack Tramiel, founder of Commodore, dies aged 83

    RIP.

    I started out with my Dad's ZX-81 programming Basic, then moved to a Vic-20 (class machine that).

    Next was a Commodore 64, which I absolutely loved. Had Commodore monitor for it, the Commodore dot matrix (8 pin mind) printer, 5.25" floppy disk drive... And 'The Final Cartride II' - anybody else have one of those?

    Had endless arguments with friends who had either BBC Micros or Spectrums - the early fanboi days.

    Then got an Atari ST-FM, then an Amiga. Good times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mutley View Post
    I started out with my Dad's ZX-81 programming Basic, then moved to a Vic-20 (class machine that). Next was a Commodore 64, which I absolutely loved. Had ... 5.25" floppy disk drive... Then got an Atari ST-FM, then an Amiga. Good times.
    Wow - that's machine-for-machine my route too!

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