Commodore PET and 64 Computers

  • Gerard O’Regan


Jack Tramiel founded Commodore Business Machines, and it played an important role in the development of the home computer industry in the 1970s and 1980s. It is especially remembered for its Commodore PET computer (which was very popular in the education field) and its Commodore 64 home computer. The Commodore Personal Electronic Transactor (PET) home computer was introduced in 1977, and it used the MOS 8-bit 6502 microprocessor. The Commodore 64 (C64) was introduced in 1982, and over 15 million of the Commodore 64 machines were sold.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerard O’Regan
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  1. 1.SQC ConsultingMallowIreland

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