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Windows 7: Jack Tramiel, man behind Commodore, dies aged 83.

10 Apr 2012   #1
Kari

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Jack Tramiel, man behind Commodore, dies aged 83.

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Jack Tramiel passed away this weekend, aged 83. His name is associated with two great names in 1980s home computing; Commodore and Atari. Mr Tramiel was a Polish Auschwitz survivor. After rescue from the concentration camp he emigrated to the USA where he learned to repair office equipment including typewriters.
Full story: Jack Tramiel, founder of Commodore, dies aged 83 - Industry - News - HEXUS.net

For me Tramiel was an idol long before Gates, Allen, Torvalds, Jobs etc. Rest in peace, thank you for an incredible amount of excellent memories.

Kari


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10 Apr 2012   #2
mr pc

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had a vic20 as a kid - on a black/white t.v. and a cassette tape drive

some favorites - Radar ratrace, Moon patrol, Mole attack, Adventure Land, Voodoo Castle...

had to program some video games before even playing them =)
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10 Apr 2012   #3
boohbah

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respect to the pioneers that allow us to be here today . RIP.
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