Your friend is correct, the C-64 is now a Super-CPU equipped C-64. But you are incorrect if you think it is not at all a C-64 anymore. What do you think makes it a C-64? Is it the microprocessor? Is it the I/O chips? Is it the version of Micro$oft BASIC that it runs? Is it the plastic case or the keyboard? Is it the software that it runs? Take a look at the differences between the Apple IIgs and the original Apple II. They managed to add all kinds of cool new features including acceeleration, enhanced graphics and built-in I/O ports and STILL maintain 99% software backward-compatibility with the original Apple II. As part of the package, they provided developers with a new, 16-bit OS on which to build more powerful applications. Was it still an Apple II? Many asked this question, but in the end, Apple II loyalists agree that the IIgs was a great machine. --- Miika Seppanen <email@example.com> wrote: > >I like that idea. All the C-64 motherboards (20 + > >million or so) will eventually be dead anyway. We > >might as well replace them if we have the > opportunity. > > Sure this is a good point, but... > > >I won't be satisfied until I can connect my > >cable-modem to my Super-64 and browse the web with > >full graphics :) > > > ...would the result be a C64, or even a Commodore > any more at all? ;-) > > (This just came to my mind, since I'm just having a > debate with my friend > about speeding up a C64. For his opinion, a C64 > equipped with a SuperCPU is > not a C64 any more.) > > -Miika > > - > This message was sent through the cbm-hackers > mailing list. > To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail firstname.lastname@example.org. ===== Get a FREE 6Mb webmail box from go6502! - http://www.geocities.com/profdredd As low as 2.99% Intro APR from NextCard! - http://www.nextcard.com/index6.html?ref=aff0074521 PayPal is the FAST FREE and SECURE way to send money! - https://secure.paypal.x.com/refer/pal=profdredd%40yahoo.com __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Yahoo! Auctions - buy the things you want at great prices http://auctions.yahoo.com/ - This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail email@example.com.
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