Re: Commodore PCs

Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2015 11:17:21 +0200
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> On 2015-10-15, at 23:17, 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.

Yes, true. But at least in this part of the universe everyone heard about Yeti and some even claim to have seen it. The same couldn't be told about the PCs with mice connected to something else than the "COM" port. The same would obviously be true for the CBM PCs if we weren't some CBM freaks... ;-)

> But yes, it was cool that Commodore used their own, otherwise proprietary interfaces where those were superior to IBM standards. If Commodore would've begun to make PC compatibles a few years earlier than they did, I'm absolutely sure they would have integrated at least one SID chip into every PC clone they made, just because they could.


I think the more common belief is that if they haven't started making them at all, Amiga would be ruling the world :-)


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