Re: Hacking a Commodore PC10-III

From: didier derny <>
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 09:44:58 +0200
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I would have really liked to see the commodore 900 completed and sold.
I saw one at the pet show of 1984 but it still was in cbm 8032 box :)
perhaps that if they had completed this project we would see coherent/X
instead of macos/X :)

I love commodore, I hate PCs...


Le 19/10/2011 08:25, Anders Carlsson a écrit :
> Didier Derny wrote:
>> Commodore and PC ... contradiction the terms...
> I still think it would've been a smash hit if Commodore already around 
> 1982/83 had developed an IBM PC compatible with a PET hardware 
> emulation ISA board and obviously also floppy drives capable of 
> reading both 4040, 8050, 8250 and PC formatted 360K floppy disks. They 
> may have thrown in a SID chip too, just to show off like they did in 
> the CBM-II series. However I don't know how the CBM-900 or Amiga 
> Lorraine lines would have fitted in this scenario where Commodore 
> already would be producing PC compatibles with full PET compatibility.
> Regarding the XT-IDE, I bought two kits but after soldering them none 
> worked. One boots up but doesn't detect any HDD, the other card 
> doesn't even boot up. I chalk that down to my 50% success rate when it 
> comes to soldering, although I'm sure they can be fixed somehow.
> Best regards

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