What is Commodore 64?
The Commodore 64 was a flagship PC product from the Commodore company that came onto the market in 1982. It has been widely recognized as the best-selling PC model of all time, with between 10 and 17 million units sold (based on available estimates). However, the Commodore 64 and similar computers were quickly replaced by more advanced models in the years that followed.
Commodore 64 was an 8-bit home computer with 64 kB of RAM. It ran on a Commodore BASIC operating system and had a VIC-II graphics card, an external 170 K floppy disk drive, connections for two joysticks and a cartridge port.
In its time, the Commodore 64 stood out from its competitors in terms of sound and graphics, with multicolored sprites and three-channel sound, which provided the most modern technology for the time. The ability to play Commodore games on the system was only part of the appeal, with a wide variety of business applications built into the early computer system as well. The Commodore 64 was also one of the most popular Commodore models developed under the aegis of the then leader Jack Tramiel, who later left Commodore for Atari.