Commodore 64 still running auto shop after 25 years

A small auto repair shop still runs its business from a Commodore 64, released over 25 years ago.

@anthony256
Published Thu, Sep 29 2016 11:29 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:58 AM CST

For those old enough to remember the Commodore 64, can you believe that one is still being used to run a small auto repair shop?

Commodore 64 still running auto shop after 25 years | TweakTown.com

Commodore USA's official Facebook page reads: "This C64C used by a small auto repair shop for balancing drive shafts has been working non-stop for over 25 years. And despite surviving a flood it is still going...". That's a great achievement, because most PCs wouldn't last 25 more years and still be operational like that (for the most part, anyway).

The Commodore 64 was released all the way back in 1982, featuring a whopping 64KB of memory at the time, with its CPU running at a blistering 1MHz, with a 16-color graphics chip. It was the highest-selling single computer model of all time according to the Guinness World Records.

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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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