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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2003 9:37 pm 
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Breaking news!
The following article (hopelessly translated by me, but hey: you try to translate English in readable Dutch :wink: ) was in a major Dutch newspaper last saturday (12 Juli 2003):

"TULIP REVIVES THE COMMODORE"
Computer manufacturer Tulip is working on the comeback of the Commodore 64, the Nestor of the first Personal Computers.
Tulip wants to launch the computer again worldwide.
The company made an agreement with Ironstone partners. The computer won't return in it's old form. Ironstone is going to produce software for Tulip to turn existing PC's into Commodores. Tulip is the owner of the trademark 'commodore'. Tulip says that 6 million people worldwide are still using Commodore computers. The computer manufacturer has conficence in a REVIVAL of Commodore products "because it's still one of the most powerful names in the industry" says a Tulip spokesman.
Computer-enthusiasts are also able to play old Commodore games again.
Ironstone's also building a website for Commodore fans. The more or less 300 commercial websites that already are using the 'Commodore' trademark will be tackled by Tulip."

Well, friends, isn't THIS an eyeopener! :D

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Computer-enthusiasts are also able to play old Commodore games again.

WOW!!! It's a miracle! 8)

It all sounds pretty funny to me!

Rob
(I'll post this also on Lemon, if it isn't being discusses already :shock: )

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2003 9:43 pm 
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Oh dear!
Sorry guys, just hopped to Lemon, and it's already a thread 8 pages LOOOOONG! :oops:
Well, I thought I HAD something interesting here :)

See, since the new zzaprrap board I stopped visiting Lemon regularly...
Tssk, tsk...
Well, I'm off now...

mumble, mumble

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biggestjim wrote:
See, since the new zzaprrap board I stopped visiting Lemon regularly...
Tssk, tsk...


You're lucky you can even visit it -- my IP won't let me access the Lemon URL (along with Amazon UK and all Geocities sites -- I have no idea why). So for me this was a useful and interesting piece of news... :)

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Basically the original news came from Tulip - Thats the one stating that they will be tackling C64 sites that don't go throught their 'official' portal.
Now though their partners Ironstone seem to be (hopefully) backing down and asking people to send in suggestions for their C64 site. Maybe they have realised that its gonna be pretty hard to police over 300 C64 sites?!

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gordon wrote:
You're lucky you can even visit it -- my IP won't let me access the Lemon URL (along with Amazon UK and all Geocities sites -- I have no idea why). So for me this was a useful and interesting piece of news... :)

g.


That's a shame - you can't visit my site! :lol:

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That's a shame - you can't visit my site! :lol:


I know -- I tried :(

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Well, I know people hate GeoCities, but I wouldn't have thought an IP would hate them so much that it would bar you from visiting! :lol: Even an ISP would have to have a real grudge to do that!

Oh well, hopefully I'll get alternative hosting soon, then you'll be able to visit all you like....hehe!

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