Re: PET 2001 Fix....WAS: Will pay good money for NON working PET 2001 motherboard.

From: Anders Carlsson <>
Date: Thu, 26 Nov 2009 13:17:31 +0100
Message-ID: <010101ca6e92$6dbb4330$>
Niklas Ramsberg wrote:

> So supposedly the C128's BASIC v7 was so good they had to skip a few
> whole verson numbers ;-)

Speaking of which, I've read Microsoft made Commodore include the copyright 
notice as one of the conditions for licensing Microsoft's Amiga Basic. It 
makes me wonder which version number(s) Amiga Basic uses. I know it was 
shipped with Workbench 1.1 - 1.3 but the programming environment surely has 
its own version numbering. I tried to look it up on the Internet but found 
no obvious sources.

Then again one could look at Microsoft QuickBASIC, released in 1985 
supposedly as QB V1.0. The last version was V4.5 in 1988, so any argument 
that Commodore would've increased the version number on C128 Basic to match 
Microsoft's own programming languages makes no sense. One can also look at 
MSX Basic which pretty much followed the same version numbering as the MSX 
standard itself: MSX1 shipped with Basic V1.0/1.1/1.2, MSX2 shipped with 
V2.0, MSX2+ shipped with V3.0 and so on.

It is quite possible that Commodore Basic V7 has the highest version number 
of all Microsoft derived Basics, only counting classic 8/16-bits. Well, not 
counting V10 in the unreleased Commodore 65 of course. Hm, isn't there a 
semi-official Basic V8 for C128 too?

Best regards

Anders Carlsson

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