Saturday, November 12, 2011

Introducing Commodore OS Vision

Computer history in the making.

11.11.11 was the historic day when Commodore USA rose like a phoenix, ushering forth a new OS that die hard C64 and Amiga fans have been waiting for. The screenshots of Commodore OS Vision show the beauty of the OS, modern in design, internet friendly, with the ability to program your own Commodore games, play classic games like Tron, Space Invaders, design graphics, edit movies, create music or program in BASIC, Amiga, Java, C/C++, PHP, Perl, VB.NET, C#, Python, Linux, HTML and much much more.

Windows 8 step aside. Android move over. iOS take notice. The Legend is back, and with over 17 million units sold in the 1980s, Commodore is the best-selling personal computer of all time.

According to Commodore USA:

"Commodore OS Vision is a 64-bit Linux distribution, based on Linux Mint, created for Commodore enthusiasts purchasing Commodore USA hardware, such as Commodore 64, VIC series and the upcoming high-performance line of Amiga computers. These are essentially restore disks for pre-installed Commodore systems. Commodore OS Vision uses the classic GNOME 2 interface and features extensive Compiz/Emerald desktop effects. It includes dozens of games of all genres (FPS, Racing, Retro etc), the Firefox and Chromium web browsers, LibreOffice, Scribus, GIMP, Blender, OpenShot and Cinellera, advanced software development tools and languages, sound editing through Ardour and Audacity, and music composition programs such as the Linux MultiMedia Studio. It has a classic Commodore slant with a selection of applications reminiscent of their classic Amiga counterparts."

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