An Auto Shop In Poland Still Uses A Commodore 64 To Run Their Shop

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In the 80s I was a full-blown Commodore 64 fanboy, and I still believe the C64 was the best computer in its time due to the fact that it was user friendly, affordable and had floppy discs so you could share games with your friends.

Now as much as I loved my C64 back in the day I haven't had one since the 90s, and I would never trade my modern PC for a classic Commodore, but some people don't feel the need to upgrade.

In fact, there's a small auto repair shop in Gdansk, Poland that is still using a Commodore 64 to run their operation, a computer they've been using for over 25 years that has survived a flood and keeps on keeping on.

Almost makes me want to buy a C64 again...never mind, I found an emulator.

-Via Sploid


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That doesn't look like the Commodore 64 we had in the 1980s. Or the Commodore 64 that's pictured in the ad. Look at the big area behind the keyboard. And the door of the disk drive: it has a pivoting lever, not the push-in-and-up latch on the Commodore's disk drive.
That Polish computer might be an Apple.
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I still see 80s era computers used to run CNC machines, or as simpler motor controllers for things like spectrometers. At least for CNC machines someone eventually gets around to replacing the computer with something more modern, or has a more modern computer feeding commands one at a time so they can have network and usb access. For the spectrometers, instead seems to involve people just hoping it runs forever. I still know of people with demand for 8 inch floppy disks to keep some of that equipment going.
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