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Cbm Hardware: Amiga, Commodore 64, Commodore Pet, Commodore 128, Kim-1, Commodore Plus-4, Commodore 64 Games System, Commodore 16

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Published August 12th 2011
ISBN : 9781157315575
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38 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 37. Chapters: Amiga, Commodore 64, Commodore PET, Commodore 128, KIM-1, Commodore Plus/4, Commodore 64 GamesMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 37. Chapters: Amiga, Commodore 64, Commodore PET, Commodore 128, KIM-1, Commodore Plus/4, Commodore 64 Games System, Commodore 16, Commodore SX-64, Commodore CDTV, Commodore CBM-II, Commodore 65, Commodore MAX Machine, Commodore PC compatible systems, Commodore Educator 64, Commodore 900, Commodore LCD. Excerpt: The Amiga is a family of personal computers that was sold by Commodore in the 1980s and 1990s. The first model was launched in 1985 as a high-end home computer and became popular for its impressive graphical, audio and multi-tasking abilities. The Amiga provided a significant upgrade from 8-bit computers, such as the Commodore 64, and the platform quickly grew in popularity among computer enthusiasts. The best selling model, the Amiga 500, was introduced in 1987 and became the leading home computer of the late 1980s and early 1990s in much of Western Europe. In North America success was more modest. The Amiga went on to sell approximately six million units. Second generation Amiga systems (A1200 and A4000) were released in 1992. However, poor marketing and failure to repeat the technological advances of the first systems meant that the Amiga quickly lost its market share to competing platforms, such as the fourth generation game consoles, Apple Macintosh, and IBM PC compatibles. Based on the Motorola 68000 series of microprocessors, the machine sports a custom chipset with graphics and sound capabilities that were unprecedented for the price, and a pre-emptive multitasking operating system called AmigaOS. The Amiga was particularly popular for gaming and demoscene activities. It also found a prominent role in the desktop video, video production, and show control business, leading to affordable video editing systems such as the Video Toaster. It was also a less expensive alternative to the Apple Macintosh and IBM-PC as a g...