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Titolo: The Real Inside Story of How Commodore Failed
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https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/17/10/12/2155230/the-real-inside-story-=<br /> of-how-commodore-failed<br /> <br /> bignamino: Un paio di ingegneri che erano in C=3D hanno scritto un libro su=<br /> i perch=C3=A9 e percome del fallimento e sul tubo c'=C3=A8 'sta intervista/=<br /> chiacchierata/promo di mezzora. =C3=88 la prima volta che viene fatto diret=<br /> tamente da gente &quot;in the know&quot; :)<br /> <br /> <br /> Al solito, la parte migliore sono i commenti; ne riporto un paio che ho tro=<br /> vato interessanti (la maggior parte degli altri sono discussioni sui meriti=<br /> e demeriti delle varie piattaforme).<br /> <br /> --------<br /> by Toad-san ( 64810 ) on Friday October 13, 2017 @12:25PM (#55362903)<br /> <br /> &quot;I developed a CW (Morse Code) send-and-receive training system for the US =<br /> Army Special Forces Radio School in '84 using networked (!) C-64's and stan=<br /> dard issue CW keys, a networked hard drive, and amber monitors. Worked wond=<br /> erfully well, the Army got a hell of a deal (it was my first work as an ind=<br /> ependent programmer, a &quot;proof of me&quot; sort of thing). Commodore BASIC, 6502 =<br /> assembly language, great stuff! The little C-64's held up just fine ... exc=<br /> ept for the sound chip :-( The constant barrage of CW tones (all one freque=<br /> ncy, pretty much) would burn them out after a month or two and the school h=<br /> ad to find a local guy to replace that particular chip on the motherboard. =<br /> Other than that, no issues whatsoever, with the C-64's or the Canadian-made=<br /> network card that plugged into them.&quot;<br /> <br /> --------<br /> by SharpFang ( 651121 ) on Friday October 13, 2017 @08:09AM (#55361413)<br /> <br /> &quot;What about AMIX? SUN wanted to create cheap, Amiga-based workstations runn=<br /> ing UNIX. This could have borne a new line of architecture directly competi=<br /> ng with PC in the office and standard computing, while bearing familiarity =<br /> to home and multimedia computing of classic Amiga line. And to be completel=<br /> y honest, the PC architecture was horribly clunky at the time. Nobody reall=<br /> y *liked* the PC - it was a work machine, and the only available work machi=<br /> ne that was reasonably priced.<br /> <br /> It was the sheer untamed greed of the Commodore CEO that killed the deal, b=<br /> ecause instead of tackling the ticket to a new, big market and doing everyt=<br /> hing in his power to make it work, he demanded SUN to pay such outrageous l=<br /> icensing fees the product, if ever created, could never compete with existi=<br /> ng products price-wise, never mind the (outdated) specs.&quot;<br /> <br /> https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amiga_Unix<br /> ------<br /> <br /> mai sentito, AMIX ^_^;;;<br /> <br /> Sempre nei commenti, varie indicazioni di filmati e libri e altro, che racc=<br /> ontano la vicenda (es. &quot;The Deathbed Vigil&quot; https://www.youtube.com/watch?=<br /> v=3DBaTjwo1ywcI )<br /> <br /> CYA

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da leggere zfkirone@gmail.com 14/10 09:35
The Real Inside Story of How Commodore Failed
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