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10.12.07

Před čtvrt stoletím byl C64 králem...

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Back in the 1980s, prospective computer buyers looked to the Commodore 64 for its tremendous software collection -- more than 10,000 programs were published by the time the machine was discontinued 12 years after its release.


But, as some joked, you could die waiting for any of those programs to finish loading. While the C64 had a cartridge slot, many programs came on a floppy disk, or worse yet, a data cassette tape -- each of which required expensive, slow, failure-prone peripherals to transfer data.


On the upside, display and controller connectivity was a cinch. The unit could be connected directly to a TV, and with two standard 7-pin connectors, most any paddle, mouse or joystick of the era could plug right in, including those for the wildly popular Atari 2600.

Image: Commodore

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