Commodore - look what else will run OS X

Discussion in 'macOS' started by sined13, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. kasakka macrumors 68000

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    Still don't understand why anyone would pick this over a modern laptop or a desktop PC. There really isn't much to like about it.
     
  2. castlema macrumors member

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    I wonder what the "additional optional hardware" is and how much it will cost. As it stands it's not something that does much for me but if I was in the market for a Mini I would certainly look at it. Now, if it looked functionally the same as the C64, right down to the funky graphics on the keys and the wonderful brown case, I would by one for sheer nostalgia. I might have to find a C64 emulator and my old disk for Castle Wolfenstein or maybe Loadrunner. I know I still have my 5.25" Zork disks somewhere.
     
  3. sined13 thread starter macrumors member

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    It'll be interesting to know what the price will be. As for the optional hardware, I suspect this is a "loophole" approach so that they don't end up the same way as Psystar.

    But anyway, details will be announced in June so it's all speculation until then.
     
  4. chriszzz macrumors 6502

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  5. castlema macrumors member

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    I can see a niche for it for people using their TV as a monitor and wanting something better than a gaming console. It certainly won't be a huge seller.
     
  6. ttopp macrumors regular

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    I like it!!

    have to agree with castlema though it should have looked like the 64 lol though it is retro in design even though its a bit updated..

    should i get one??? ddr2 in a quadcore??? mmmmmmm!!!!
     
  7. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    What a nickel and dime outfit. I'm not trusting my payment information to someone who doesn't even bother to register a domain name.

    Not to mention I can find no indication that this guy has any right to use the Commodore name or logo.
     
  8. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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  9. Donar macrumors 6502

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    This thing looks really ugly. It's sad what crap is now sold under the Commodre brand.
     
  10. FaustsHausUK macrumors member

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    Seriously, "You loved us then, you'll love us again"? Um, the "us" you refer to is not the same "us" that I loved. In fact, the brand has changed hands too many times to count since I loved that "us".
     
  11. sined13 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, they're mainly counting on the nostalgic brand name. Well, we'll see when this thing goes live.
     
  12. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    This has to be one of the shoddiest looking "corporate" websites I've seen, what a joke.

    EDIT: I love that the "configure" page leads to nothing...
     
  13. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    Geez, could they have at least gotten sufficiently high-res images of all the non-MS logos? The Ubuntu one looks like it was originally 128x128.

    And since when is Ubuntu not Linux? (GNU/Linux people, gtfo)
     
  14. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    I thought it was a fake. Still not completely sure it's legit...

    I configured it and then scrolled to the bottom and reloaded because I thought the page didn't load all the way. Terrible.

    I'm curious to know the base price.
     
  15. upaymeifixit macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed.

    I just can't take this thing seriously. I don't like the fact that my keyboard is HUGE and ugly, maybe if it were in the screen.
     
  16. sined13 thread starter macrumors member

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    Wow, I had completely blocked that out of my mind. Good find!
     

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