The Retrobits Podcast
Old Skool Computing, Modern Day Fun!
 

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Welcome to Show #104!  This week's topic: The Unix Operating System!

RetroGamer Magazine caters to the vintage gamer - have a look at their web site!
A Computer Called LEO - a business thinking about automation - in the 1930s?  Here's an Amazon link for the book...
Virtual II, an Apple II/II+/IIe emulator for Mac OS, has just released a new version!
Haven't heard about the SCO/Linux controversy?  You can read about it at Wikipedia...
Wikipedia also has a very comprehensive article on Unix itself!
Check out the home page of one of Unix's creators - Dennis Ritchie...
And here is the promised link on the Unix timeline!

Be sure to send any comments, questions or feedback to retrobits@gmail.com.

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Our Theme Song is "Sweet" from the "Re-Think" album by Galigan.

Thanks for listening!

- Earl

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Direct download: RBP-2007-11-29-104.mp3
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Amiga gives you a creative edge.  (From a 1985 ad...)

Welcome to Show #103!  This week's topic: The Commodore Amiga!

How did we view computers in the 1960s?  Not too much differently than today!  See for yourself in this YouTube video...(will start playing on launch of the URL).
The Computer History Museum will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Commodore 64 in December - the lineup includes Jack Tramiel, founder and CEO of Commodore.  More info here on the Museum's events page.
The full-blown, unabridged history of the Amiga can be found on the Amiga History Site...there's lots of material, ranging from the beginning years to fairly recently.
Emulate the Amiga in style with the Amiga Forever package from Cloanto!

Be sure to send any comments, questions or feedback to retrobits@gmail.com.

For online discussions on Retrobits Podcast topics, check out the Retrobits Podcast forum on the PETSCII Forums page!

Our Theme Song is "Sweet" from the "Re-Think" album by Galigan.

Thanks for listening!

- Earl

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Direct download: RBP-2007-11-12-103.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:22 AM