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C-64

Introducing Commodore OS VisionCommodore OS Vision is a community driven Linux distribution for Commodore enthusiasts that is designed to unleash your creative potential and help you enjoy your computing experience to the fullest. Commodore computers were well known for their unique operating environments, so we seek to do the same, by providing a distinctive, attractive, advanced and fun operating system experience. Its look is inspired by the Commodore 64 and original Commodore Amiga Workbench user environments but with a modern spin, which includes many slick graphical effects which showcase the capabilities of our new Commodore machines.Intended for pre-installation on all future Commodore USA hardware, Commodore OS Vision comes pre-loaded with dozens of the latest and greatest productivity, creativity and entertainment 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 raytracing 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 computer to accomplish.
Commodore OS Vision will be available for free download by the general public shortly.
Commodore OS Vision is beta software under continual development.
There are no warranties whatsoever regarding its usage or applicability for any purpose.
The focus has been on the system working well on Commodore hardware and usage on other systems may vary.
Commodore OS Vision is 64-bit software only, to make the most of the latest technology.
Commodore ROMs are provided with our machines or purchased media only.

            
Software Included

E-mail and Chat
Chat with friends and colleagues through Pidgin which integrates Yahoo, Google Talk, MSN, AIM and many more.
Evolution gives you e-mail, an address book and a calendar and works well with colleagues and friends using MS Outlook.
Use Skype to video chat with friends.

Photos
Upload photos from your camera or phone to F-Spot which can view, manage, tag, share and sort your photos.
You can also upload your photos easily to your favourite social network or photo-sharing sites including Flickr, Facebook, Picasa and many more.

Office Applications
Create professional documents, spreadsheets and presentations with LibreOffice.
LibreOffice is compatible with most office applications including Microsoft Office.
You can also create databases, draw flowcharts and design logos.
GnuCash is financial accounting software perfect for personal and small business use.

Get the Most out of the Internet
Mozilla Firefox and Chromium(based on Google Chrome) browsers are included with useful add-ons.
Share content with the world using qBittorent.
Filezilla is the FTP client of choice for transferring files across the internet.
Connect to remote machines with a terminal server client.
Google Earth allows you to explore and search the planet and runs fantastically on the new Commodore 64.

Music and Videos
Use Rhythmbox to download, store, buy and play music.
Share playlists with your friends.
Access Last.fm directly through Rhythmbox to stream your favorite music.
Stream and play video from YouTube, BBC and others.

Use SMPlayer or VLC to play practically every video format in existence.

XMBC is a Media Center program that helps you organise and view your video and music collection as well as stream online content. Commodore OS Vision provides the option to boot into XMBC automatically to simplify access in your living room.

Create Graphics
GIMP(Graphical Image Manipulation Program) is an advanced image editor similar to Photoshop.
Simple Paint programs are provided including an Amiga Deluxe Paint clone called GrafX2.
Inkspace can create and edit Scalable Vector Graphics images perfect for corporate logos.
Scribus is a Desktop Publisher providing professional layout and publishing features as well as PDF creation.
Software is also provided to scan documents and input photos from iPods and iPhones.
Blender is an advanced 3D ray tracer that can be used to create 3D models and animations.
Sweet Home 3D provides a fun way to interior design your dream home and view previews in 3D.

Make Movies
Openshot is a flexible and simple to use video editor which includes numerous transitions and effects.
Export your film to DVD, YouTube, Vimeo and many other common video formats.
Cinelerra-cv is an advanced non-linear video editor and compositor for professional use.

Make Music
The Linux MultiMedia Studio(LMMS) allows you to create melodies and beats, synthesize and mix sounds and arrange samples. You can even use your MIDI-keyboard for input.
Have fun creating beats with the Hydrogen Drum Machine.

Edit Sound
Audacity is a simple to use sound file editor and recorder that can work with many popular formats.
Ardour is a multi-channel digital audio workstation that delivers professional quality sound manipulation tools.
Software is also provided to help you convert between various popular sound formats.

Play Games
Commodore OS Vision comes with many dozens of the best games available in the free open source world, too numerous to mention, covering all popular genres, such as Action, Arcade, First Person Shooters, Platorm, Shoot’em’up, Racing, Simulation, Adventure, Flight Sim, Sports and Strategy. We include an extensive collection of remakes of classic games.
We also bundle some great free 2D and 3D Windows games!

Options to run Windows software
Commodore OS Vision installs a graphical boot menu allowing you to select which operating system you would like to load.
If you install Windows it will be on the OS selection menu, allowing you to access the strengths of each particular operating system you install. (A video tutorial will be provided)
Commodore OS Vision also comes with WINE, which is a Windows compatibility layer capable of running some Windows software directly.
We also include virtualization software called VirtualBox which allows you to install and run Microsoft Windows within Commodore OS Vision. A seamless mode even merges Windows software with the Commodore OS Vision desktop, making it look as though Commodore OS Vision was running this software directly.

Programming
Commodore OS Vision aims to provide the best programming tools for an array of programming languages, with options for beginners all they way up to IT professionals.
Several integrated development environments are included as Commodore OS Vision Extras allowing you to program in BASIC, Java, C/C++, PHP, Perl, VB.NET, C#, Python and HTML. There are also an array of web technologies and frameworks available.
An extensive list will be provided shortly, and this will grow through subsequent releases.

The Software Center
Commodore OS Vision comes with nearly 8 Gigabytes of the best free open source software available covering almost every conceivable use case.
However, we invite you to explore, download and install even more software titles through the included Software Manager.

Integrated Tutorials
The huge array of software available and coming to grips with the advanced features they provide can sometimes be a daunting prospect. The biggest barrier to your creative digital endeavours is often knowing where to start. What information do I need and what help is available if I get stuck? Commodore OS Vision has an integrated Tutorial section in every menu, that links to various web resources(documentation and video) to help you gather all the information, tips and cheats for your desired tasks. With the aid of the new Commodore community congregating around our products we are intent on making this grow to become a substantial information resource. Please visit our community and support forum at www.Commodore-Amiga.org.

That Retro Feeling
Aimed at Commodore enthusiasts, Commodore OS Vision bundles remakes of classic Commodore software.
Compose music the Amiga way with MilkyTracker which works with the much loved MODs music format.
Edit graphics the Amiga way with GrafX2, a Deluxe Paint clone, which can work with popular Amiga formats.
Manage files the Amiga way with a Dopus-like 2-pane filemanager.
Chat with fellow Commodore users through an IRC(Internet Relay Chat) client with a retro feel.
We even include and integrate a Ram Disk.

Classic Commodore
Feeling nostalgic? A goal of Commodore OS Vision is to simplify classic Commodore compatibility, with integrated features to launch classic 8-bit, 16-bit and 32-bit era software via emulation. As Commodore OS Vision continues to develop, we will continue to improve this feature through updates, that further allow PET, VIC-20, CBM-II, C16, C64, C128 and Commodore AMIGA software to be launched effortlessly. The is no need to bother with floppy disks these days, as many games can be legally puchased and downloaded from the internet directly on to your computer. Commodore OS Vision even has an option to boot directly into full screen C64 emulation with the READY prompt. (ROM files and classic games are provided with our machines and purchased media only)

 

 

 

  Additional Information

The Commodore OS Vision project was created as an operating system option for Commodore enthusiasts purchasing Commodore USA computers. It is but the first step on the path to creating the ultimate Commodore experience for our customers. This retro-futuristic OS experience takes design cues in its appearance from classic Commodore and Amiga operating systems and evolves them further to create a distinctive and modern 21st century look which adds personality to our new Commodore machines. The selection of software included also has a retro slant which would be familiar to many Commodore fans, making them feel at home. It features the latest iteration of the classic Gnome 2.x user interface, which many prefer for its simplicity, stability and straight forward access to applications.

Commodore OS Vision stands on the shoulders of giants, with a lineage that traces back to fantastic linux operating system distributions such as Debian, Ubuntu and Mint, which you might also be interested in installing on our machines. Commodore OS Vision auto-installs a graphical operating system boot menu facilitating this further, making your new Commodore machine a technology tinkerers delight.

Commodore OS Vision has entered beta testing. If you would like to become a beta-tester, lend your extensive Linux software experience to further developing this exciting new project or are interested in developing software for our upcoming app store, please e-mail Leo at [email protected]. (Please note that due to the enormous amount of enquiries we have received we will now only consider applicants who have purchased Commodore USA products). Note also that for testing, a high bandwidth internet connection will be required and a dedicated primary hard disk partition will be used (not VMs or Live USB).

We would like to thank all our customers for placing their faith in us, and hope you enjoy your new machines. We would also like to thank all our supporters for their patience, as we attempt to revive the legendary Commodore brand. It has surely been a difficult road but we believe you will enjoy the final product. The best is yet to come.

Commodore® trademark used under exclusive worldwide license by Commodore USA, LLC for its line of AIO (All-In-One) keyboard computers, and is the trademark of Commodore Licensing, BV, registered in the United States and other countries. Amiga® trademark used under exclusive worldwide license by Commodore USA, LLC for its line of AIO (All-In-One) keyboard computers, and is the trademark of Amiga Inc., registered in the United States and other countries.

 

Prices from :  $349