• Judland's Commodore Blog

  • by judland

These are the ramblings of a happy Commodore computer user since 1983. I cover topics on both the C64 and C128, reviewing my favorite games and applications, as well as share some of my favorite memories from the 8-bit era. If you'd like to read more, you can visit my blog at: http://www.my64.in.nf


Top 10 reasons C64 is better than Win7 or a Mac

Give me some ideas for this little project I'm doing for the office.

For our next IT department meeting, I want to have some fun with the group and present a top ten list (Letterman style) as to why a C64 is better than a Win7 or Mac PC.

I have my ideas listed here, but if you can think of any witty reasons of your own, I'd like to read them.

  • 10. You can use a C64 hooked up to any T.V.
  • 9. A C64 boots up in less than 4 seconds.
  • 8. The C64 uses the only operating system that Bill Gates ever wrote that doesn't crash.
  • 7. C64 users do not have to deal with constant upgrades, bug fixes and patches. 17 million units of the same model C64 was sold during it's production run between 1982 and 1994.
  • 6. You can never accidentally remove a file from a C64's operating system.
  • 5. If a C64 becomes infected by a computer virus, you simply power it off and back on again to start over with a clean system.
  • 4. The only cookies you need to worry about with a C64 are the kind that leave crumbs on the keyboard.
  • 3. Peripherals for a C64 are true "plug-and-play"; no drivers required.
  • 2. A blue screen on a C64 is actually a good thing!
  • 1. C64 users aren't as arrogant as Mac users and are more intelligent than Windows users.

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    airwolf 7/29/2012

    its awesome to see the comme is still alive and well. I even still remember q-link aka AOL. but some of the bbs programs really shined through and the pc world was not happy about the software because of the online grx. C*base v3.0 was a great bbs as i know there was many out there but the 2 i ran was C*Base v3.0 and Dmbbs. we had bbs parties that rocked. writing demos back then had a purpose now a days a demo is a game and people have no clue what once was. even many of the intros attached to games from many of the cracking groups. Well its a shame the commodore was just thrown to the side to make wave for the PC world. Its still a great reliable system and can still be used in today world and internet! I haven wrote code for the commodore in over 27 years. Damn i am old. lol

    judland 8/1/2012

    Yes, it's really unfortunate that Commodore management dropped the ball, back in the '90s. Obviously they had wonderful products.