Commodore 64 (C64, CBM 64/CBM64, C = 64, C-64, VIC-64, THEC64 Mini) is an 8-bit home computer developed by Commodore International in August 1982 at an initial price of 595 dollars. It happens to the Commodore VIC-20 and the Commodore MAX Machine, presenting 64 kilobytes (65,536 bytes) of RAM, with graphics and sound far above other contemporary equipment.
It used a cassette drive in addition to a 5 1/4-inch type floppy. It had a very robust professional keyboard, different connection sockets and possessed countless video games, applications, graphics and multimedia. It had a palette of 16 colors and a BASIC interpreter. It accepted the direct connection of peripherals without need of a connection interface, (like one of its more direct competitors) incorporating two ports of connection of controllers of game (joysticks), ports serial IEC, RS232 and C2N, output to television, outputs of Composite and audio Video using a high-fidelity DIN Connector and an expansion port for cartridges. Some cartridges incorporated programming languages such as COBOL, or a more advanced BASIC, or RAM expansion, plus some utilities to freeze the games and copy them. His watch worked less than 1 megahertz, but his excellent graphics and sound capabilities made it the favorite personal computer of millions of home users. Today there are programs that emulate their full operation, for GNU/Linux, Windows and other operating systems.