Commodore

The Commodore Plus/4

The Commodore Plus/4 was released in June 1984 and was to become Commodore’s new flagship replacing the Commodore 64. The name Plus/4 refers to the four-application on-board ROM office suite (word processor, spread sheet, database, and graphing). Originally the Plus/4 was called the Commodore 264 during the prototype stage, and at least one unit bearing the 264 nameplate (without the intergrated… Read More »The Commodore Plus/4

The Commodore VIC-20

The Commodore VIC-20 started life in June 1980.  Initially it was going to be called the Micro-pet but due to the 6056 chip ‘Video Interface Chip‘ which was engineered and manufactured specifically for the Commodore VIC, the Commodore Executive, Michael Tomczyk, added the ’20’ part simply though that it sounded good. Despite the VIC-20’s development starting in 1979, it only… Read More »The Commodore VIC-20