Commodore


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commodore

1. the senior captain of a shipping line
2. the officer in command of a convoy of merchant ships
3. the senior flag office of a yacht or boat club

Commodore

 

(1) A high rank in knightly medieval and religious orders.

(2) A high rank in the hierarchy of Masonic lodges.

(3) In the USSR (before 1926), Western Europe, and the USA, the title of the president of a yacht club.

(4) The head administrator of horse, ski, bicycle, motorcycle, automobile, and other races and tours.

(5) In Great Britain, the Netherlands, and several other countries, the rank of a commander of a group of ships who does not hold the rank of admiral.

(6) In Russia from the early 18th century to the early 19th, the naval rank (Russian, komandor) between captain first class and rear admiral fourth class.

Commodore

One of the first personal computer companies. In 1977, Commodore Business Machines, West Chester, PA, introduced the PET computer and launched the personal computer industry along with Apple and Radio Shack. In 1982, it introduced the Commodore 64 (64K RAM) and later the Commodore 128. These were popular home computers, and more than 10 million were sold.

In 1985, Commodore's new Amiga series offered advanced imaging and video capabilities at affordable prices. A line of IBM-compatible PCs was also introduced, but the Amiga line was Commodore's mainstay until 1994, when the company filed for bankruptcy. See Amiga and Commodore 64.


The Commodore PET
In 1977, the Commodore PET, Apple II and TRS-80 launched the personal computer industry. The USD $595 PET (Personal Electronic Transactor) contained its own tape cassette (visible on the left) and a whopping 4K of RAM. (Image courtesy of Steven Stengel, www.oldcomputers.net)







Amiga and Video Toaster Software
The Amiga and Video Toaster were touted as the most affordable broadcast-quality video editing system on the market. Digital effects were created in the Amiga and converted to the analog tape decks in real time. (Image courtesy of NewTek, Inc.)
References in classic literature ?
A few weeks after the departure of the troops, Commodore Warren sent a small vessel to Boston with two French prisoners.
They were so incensed at the conduct of the British Commodore Knowles, who had impressed some of their fellow-citizens, that several thousands of them surrounded the council chamber and threw stones and brickbats into the windows.
They ascended the accommodation ladder, were greeted by the Commodore, hat in hand, and passing along the quarter-deck, the marine guard presented arms, while the band struck up 'The King of the Cannibal Islands'.
Bonnycastle had found him half an hour before; looked also at the commodore, who, on her bosom, seemed to breathe again with his widow's respirations.
Cathie Goodridge, Past Commodore Hans Sommer and Les Goodridge.
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Commodore Plastics competes against some of the biggest PS foam processors in in the world.
Gaines, Ann Graham, Commodore Perry Opens Japan to Trade in World History (Enslow, 2000).
The acquisition provides Commodore with a unique opportunity to improve its services and product offering to its clients, while leveraging the distribution infrastructure and strong sourcing capabilities of SupportPlus in China.
The commodore is proud of the fact that the 15-member club has scheduled a full season of regattas in just its second full season, and has had the privilege of having the host site of several other significant events.
A Commodore C-64/Excelerator plus Disk Drive (without a monitor) computer system was listed at $249.
On April 15, 2008 the court declared bankruptcy of Commodore International BV based on procedural mistakes as earlier announced on April 21 2008.