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Recalling classic computers upon the passing of Commodore International founder Jack Tramiel

The passing this week of Commodore International founder Jack Tramiel at the age of 83 has triggered a flood of memories for those who grew up using Commodore 64, VIC-20 and other early alternatives to Apple computers and IBM compatibles. William Shatner, mainstream retailers and others helped to bring the early and relatively cheap ($595 for the C64 when it rolled out in 1982) microcomputers into millions of homes.

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