The Apple II was one of the first mass-market computers, one of three released in 1977. It proved successful, and Apple had a hard time following up on it. The Macintosh was the third attempt, and it eventually proved successful. Apple II vs Macintosh ended up not being much of a comparison. But it took a while for the Mac to catch on. Here’s what set the Mac apart from its widely successful predecessor.
Computers in 1980 were rather different from computers of today. They could do the fundamental things a computer of today can do, but by modern standards, they were much smaller and less powerful. In the mid 1980s, Commodore Grace Hopper said we had the Model T, computing-wise. In 1980, we weren’t quite at the Model T yet.
Still, computers in 1980 were interesting. We’d never seen anything like them.
The IBM PC and Commodore 64 were introduced about a year apart. The PC came out in 1981. The 64 followed in 1982. They were two of the most important machines of the 1980s, and both have long legacies. Here’s the story of the Commodore 64 vs IBM PC.
Although the two machines share a legacy, for the most part they existed in different worlds.
What does IBM do now? What does IBM make now? IBM’s days as the dominant PC maker ended long ago, but IBM is still #32 on the Fortune 500 list.
If you’ve ever looked at the back and wondered what all the Commodore 64 connectors are for, wonder no more. I’ll explain them to you.
The Commodore 16 and Commodore 64 certainly look a lot alike, but there were a lot of differences inside between the two models. And when it came to success, the two machines couldn’t be more different. The technical differences had a lot to do with that. Here’s a look at the Commodore 16 vs 64.
Prodigy was a late 1980s online service that later morphed into an Internet service provider. It survived into the early 2000s but faded as its business model disappeared. Here’s what happened to Prodigy Internet.
The ill-fated Atari 5200 doesn’t use the same power supply as the more popular Atari 2600. If you need a replacement power supply, here are Atari 5200 power supply specs that will work.
There are any number of common power supplies from other consoles that will fit, but most of them will damage the console, so you have to be careful.
The Commodore 64 is the most popular computer model of all time. That also means it’s the most common vintage computer, but high demand and parts scarcity drives up its value. If you’re wondering how much your Commodore 64 is worth or want a price check on Commodore 64 value, read on.