Commodore USA, LLC was founded by Barry Altman in April of 2010, with the
express purpose of reviving and re-establishing the famous and much loved
Commodore computer brand. Commodore played a major role in the micro-computer
era, which was a hot-bed of activity and innovation in technology. It was an era
of distinctive platforms each with different capabilities and focus. Commodore's
influence on the computing landscape was unparalled, arguably even by the likes of
Apple, Atari and IBM, their traditional rivals. When Commodore met its
premature demise in the mid-nineties, we believe something of great value was
lost in the tech world. Many Commodore fans and users were devastated, feeling
that the magic had gone. Almost twenty years later there continues to be a huge
cult following for the various generations of Commodore computers produced, with
countless websites devoted to them, and thousands of enthusiasts who regularly
meet at annual events all around the world. At Commodore USA, LLC we are
striving to rekindle that magic that had left the world, to renew the fanbase,
and to take the brand to new heights. To fight back against Apple revisionism.
To start a new revolution.
influence on the computing landscape was unparalled....
great value was lost in the tech world....the magic had gone."
Having recently secured licensing rights to both the Commodore and AMIGA brands,
Commodore USA, LLC will be releasing a series of all-in-one computers, desktops,
notebooks and tablets in the coming years and months. We believe these much
loved icons of the golden age of computing continue to have value and we will
endeavor to produce competitive and innovative products in a manner befitting
their heritage. We are excited to bring back the Commodore 64 (the greatest
selling computer model of all time) as a modern keyboard computer suitable for
every day usage. The Commodore AMIGA was considered the pinnacle of Commodore's
technological prowess. It therefore also gives us great pleasure to reboot the
famous AMIGA line of computers with cutting edge technology matching, and in
some cases, exceeding that which you would expect
in today's personal computers.
"Beautiful, High-Performance, Home Computers for Creativity and Entertainment."
At Commodore USA, our goal is to restore both the Commodore and AMIGA brands to
their former glory. Our mission statement is to produce "Beautiful, High-Performance, Home
Computers for Creativity and Entertainment". Our reboot and re-imagining of the
classic AMIGA line-up will showcase the latest and greatest Personal Computer
Hardware and Operating System technology available today.
"the latest and greatest Personal Computer Hardware and Operating System technology available today."
Our modern day AMIGA incarnation will feature
"AMIGA Workbench 5", a distinctive,
attractive, advanced and stable Operating System experience, that will come
pre-loaded with dozens of the latest and greatest productivity and creativity
software the open source world has to offer. Featuring dozens of exciting 3D
games, the latest web browsing technology, a Microsoft Word compatible Office Suite, advanced graphical manipulation programs, 3D ray-tracing
software, advanced software development tools and languages, photo and movie editing and sound and music composition programs,
there is no task too big or too small for a Commodore or AMIGA to accomplish. Workbench 5 will also be 100%
Commodore compatible, able to run classic 8-bit, 16-bit and 32-bit era software
via emulation. All our machines will also provide optimum software flexibility
optional extra to run Windows software either from a dual boot menu at start up, or seamlessly integrated within
Workbench 5 itself.
"I'm a Commodore!
I'm an AMIGA!"
We call upon all those with fond memories of the
Commodore and AMIGA brands, that are sick of the status quo in the current
computing landscape, to join us in rekindling the magic that was Commodore and
recreating a legend. With your help in spreading the word, your evangelism, your
suggestions and your support, we hope to take the fight back to Apple, and to
take on the ubiquitous PC vendors of the world, like Dell. It is time for a
revolution against the ordinary. Think different, be different. Don't follow the
herd. Exclaim, I'm not a PC. I'm not a Mac. I'm a
Commodore! I'm an AMIGA!