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Commodore for Workgroups

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Commodore for Workgroups

More than 20 years ago, most of us got their first taste of networked computers when we installed Microsoft’s Windows for Workgroups on our PCs. For many of us, it was the first time our computers could actually “talk” to other computers in a network. Over the past 2 years, I’ve written a couple of […]

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Traces of history

When I’m at a garage sale or thrift store, next to looking for remnants of the 8-bit era, I tend to browse through the many books that are for sale there for a few cents. It’s not just for the books, but it’s also for the little references that people have left in the books […]

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The Commodore Basics

With the developer preview of Microsoft’s OS, Windows 8 available for download, I looked back at Commodore’s history of its prime OS: Basic. Did it get to “8” as well? Why was there Basic in the Commodore machines and was it any good? Let’s start with the last question. Yes, it was “good”, in the […]

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Happy Birthday Microsoft Windows!

It’s 1985… Ronald Reagan has become President of the United States…  Mikhail Gorbatsjov becomes leader of the Soviet Union… together, they will end the cold war… This is the backdrop for another duo that will enter history: the Apple Macintosh and Microsoft Windows. This week indeed, Microsoft Windows will celebrate its 25th birthday, as on […]

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Happy birthday Windows95!

Wow, 15 years already… time does indeed pass by faster than expected. I remember it well, my very first computer course I gave as an instructor at the VDAB Antwerp, where I was a lecturer on computer technology and application usage. My first class of students didn’t even all have a computer at home, but […]