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Apple II.jpg|[[Apple II]].
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Apple II.jpg|[[Apple II]]
Atari 800 - Computer.jpg|[[Atari 8-bit]].
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Atari 800 - Computer.jpg|[[Atari 8-bit]]
Atari ST - 520ST.jpg|[[Atari ST]].
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Atari ST - 520ST.jpg|[[Atari ST]]
Commodore 64.jpg|[[Commodore 64]].
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Commodore 64.jpg|[[Commodore 64]]
Commodore VIC-20.jpg|Commodore [[VIC-20]].
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Commodore VIC-20.jpg|Commodore [[VIC-20]]
 
IBM 5150 PC - With 5151 Monitor.jpg|[[IBM Personal Computer]]
 
IBM 5150 PC - With 5151 Monitor.jpg|[[IBM Personal Computer]]
PCjr - Booting.jpg|IBM [[PCjr]].
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PCjr - Booting.jpg|IBM [[PCjr]]
Macintosh 128k.png|[[Macintosh Classic]].
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Macintosh 128k.png|[[Macintosh Classic]]
Tandy 1000.jpg|[[Tandy 1000]].
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PC-8801 - Advertisement.jpg|[[PC-8800]]
TRS-80 Color Computer - Package.jpg|[[TRS-80 Color Computer]].
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PC-9801 - Original Model.jpg|[[PC-9800]]
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Tandy 1000.jpg|[[Tandy 1000]]
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TRS-80 Color Computer - Package.jpg|[[TRS-80 Color Computer]]
 
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Revision as of 15:40, 9 October 2020

The Commodore 64 is one of the best-selling single computer models in history.

A computer model is a specific model of computer. In the early days of computers, every new computer was essentially a completely new combination of hardware and software. For example, the Commodore VIC-20 was incompatible with software and hardware designed for previous Commodore PET and the subsequent Commodore 64. By the mid-1980s, computer models started to be released in lines of multiple models that ran compatible software like the Amiga which had over a dozen models featuring mostly-compatible software and hardware. By the late-1980s, most computer models were designed by cloning one of the most popular existing systems in order to be able to run their operating systems and software. By the mid-1990s, the computer model was largely irrelevant and it really mattered which operating system the computer could run.

Personal

Throughout my life I have used many different computer models and own several older 8-bit models. I began using various 8-bit home computer models in the 1980s, but my family's first computer was a Packard Bell 386 SX which ran MS-DOS 5.0 and Windows 3.0 with multimedia extensions.

Computer Models

These are computer models that are important to me. For all computer models, see the category.

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