Re: Commodore PCs

From: Clockmeister <>
Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2015 06:34:49 +0800
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On 16/10/2015 5:17 AM, Anders Carlsson wrote:
> silverdr wrote:
>> built-in "normal" mouse port (so called "bus mouse" AFAIR)
> As far as I understand, other PC manufacturers also had their own bus 
> mice including the Microsoft InPort mouse.

Yep, pretty common at one time. I might still have one here somewhere.

> Although Amiga and Microsoft mice aren't directly compatible, the 
> signals seem to be somewhat similar so adapters probably could've been 
> made, just like some 3rd party mice were switchable between Amiga and 
> Atari ST.
> But yes, it was cool that Commodore used their own, otherwise 
> proprietary interfaces where those were superior to IBM standards.

Whilst I love the true C= 8 bitters my recollection of Commodore PC 
ownership is that Commodore made a bunch of frustratingly proprietary PC 
semi-compatibles that often wouldn't play nice with standard expansion 

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