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HP Computer Museum - hp2100 running a magnetic tape operating system

HP Computer Museum - hp2100 running a magnetic tape operating system

In 1985 Commodore revolutionized the home computer market by introducing the high end Commodore Amiga with a graphic power that was unheard of by that time in this market segment. Based on the Motorola 68000 microprocessor series the Amiga was most successful as a home computer, with a wide range of games and creative software, although early Commodore advertisements attempted to cast the computer as an all-purpose business machine.

In 1985 Commodore revolutionized the home computer market by introducing the high end Commodore Amiga with a graphic power that was unheard of by that time in this market segment. Based on the Motorola 68000 microprocessor series the Amiga was most successful as a home computer, with a wide range of games and creative software, although early Commodore advertisements attempted to cast the computer as an all-purpose business machine.

Sharp  MZ 80B... As the German magazine "mc" reported in its January 1981 first edition, the MZ-80B was shown first on the German Hannover show, in April 1981. The MZ-80B was one of the nicer, if not the nicer, and well designed home computer ever built. It also featured an innovative 'Intelligent' cassette deck which was able to find and load a program anywhere in the cassette tape. All the cassette functions were remote controlled by software.

Sharp MZ 80B... As the German magazine "mc" reported in its January 1981 first edition, the MZ-80B was shown first on the German Hannover show, in April 1981. The MZ-80B was one of the nicer, if not the nicer, and well designed home computer ever built. It also featured an innovative 'Intelligent' cassette deck which was able to find and load a program anywhere in the cassette tape. All the cassette functions were remote controlled by software.

Retro Computer Friday - The Digital PDP-8!!     At one time, this was the best selling computer in the world. It also happened to be one of the first computers available to the general public for less than $20,000.     CPU: 1 Mhz, RAM: 4K of 12 Bit Words     Here's a copy of the PDP-8 programming manual if you've lost yours.     http://www.pdp8.net/pdp8cgi/query_docs/tifftopdf.pl/pdp8docs/dec-08-asac-d.pdf

Retro Computer Friday - The Digital PDP-8!! At one time, this was the best selling computer in the world. It also happened to be one of the first computers available to the general public for less than $20,000. CPU: 1 Mhz, RAM: 4K of 12 Bit Words Here's a copy of the PDP-8 programming manual if you've lost yours. http://www.pdp8.net/pdp8cgi/query_docs/tifftopdf.pl/pdp8docs/dec-08-asac-d.pdf

The Osborne 1, the world's first commercially successful portable computer, was released on April 3, 1981.

The Osborne 1, the world's first commercially successful portable computer, was released on April 3, 1981.

1990 - Steve Jobs, president and CEO of NeXT Computer Inc., shows off his company's new NeXTstation after an introduction to the public in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

1990 - Steve Jobs, president and CEO of NeXT Computer Inc., shows off his company's new NeXTstation after an introduction to the public in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

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