The Commodore (Name) May Live Again

Paul Lilly

Like most old school geeks, we have some fond memories of Commodore computers. We probably typed Load"*",8,1 a million times, but those were simpler times, back before 3D graphics cards and double-clicking icons.

Well, the Commodore is back , though don't go dusting off your Epyx Fast Load cartridge or your floppy bin. Barry Altman, president and CEO of Commodore USA , filed all the necessary paperwork to secure rights to the Commodore name, which he'll use to market and sell a keyboard computer.

It will come branded with the same Commodore logo you remember from three decades ago, but the hardware is nothing like your old C64. Altman says you can expect an Intel Core 2 Duo or Core 2 Quad processor, up to 2TB of disk space, up to 4GB of memory, a DVD burner, four USB 2.0 ports, dual-link DVI port, memory card reader, and other modern day amenities.

No word yet on this revival will take place or how much it will cost.

Image Credit: Commodore USA

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