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The Amiga is a family of personal computers sold by Commodore in the 1980s and 1990s. [1]

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"Weird Al" Yankovic

Alfred Matthew "Weird Al" Yankovic (born October 23, 1959) is an American singer, songwriter, parodist, record producer, satirist, actor, music video director, film producer, and author.

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Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene

Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) (chemical formula (C8H8)x· (C4H6)y·(C3H3N)z) is a common thermoplastic polymer.

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ACube Systems Srl

ACube Systems Srl is a company that started in January 2007 from the synergy of the Italian companies Alternative Holding Group Srl, Soft3 and Virtual Works.

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AHI (Amiga)

AHI (AHI audio system) is a retargetable audio subsystem for AmigaOS, MorphOS and AROS.

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Aladdin4D

Aladdin4D is a software program for modeling and rendering three-dimensional graphics and animations, currently running on AmigaOS and Mac OS X platforms.

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Altera

Altera Corporation is an American manufacturer of Programmable Logic Devices (PLDs), reconfigurable complex digital circuits.

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AMD Lance Am7990

AMD Lance Am7990 IEEE 802.3 090427 amd.com Ethernet Media Access Controller (MAC) controller were introduced in 1985.

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American Laser Games

American Laser Games was a company based in Albuquerque, New Mexico that created numerous light gun laserdisc video games featuring live action full motion video.

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Amiga

The Amiga is a family of personal computers sold by Commodore in the 1980s and 1990s.

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Amiga 1000

The Commodore Amiga 1000, also known as the A1000 and originally simply as the Amiga, was the first personal computer release by Commodore International in the Amiga line.

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Amiga 1200

The Amiga 1200, or A1200 (code-named 'Channel Z'), was Commodore International's third-generation Amiga computer, aimed at the home computer market.

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Amiga 2000

The Amiga 2000, or A2000, is a personal computer released by Commodore in March 1987.

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Amiga 3000

The Commodore Amiga 3000, or A3000, was the third major release in the Amiga computer family.

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Amiga 3000T

The Amiga 3000T was a computer manufactured by Commodore.

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Amiga 3000UX

The Commodore Amiga 3000UX is a model of the Amiga computer family that was released with Amiga Unix, a full port of AT&T Unix System V Release 4 (SVR4), installed along with AmigaOS.

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Amiga 4000

The Commodore Amiga 4000, or A4000, is the successor of the A2000 and A3000 computers.

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Amiga 4000T

The Amiga 4000T, also known as A4000T, was a tower version of the A4000 computer.

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Amiga 500

The Amiga 500 - also known as the A500 (or its code name "Rock Lobster") - was the first "low-end" Commodore Amiga 16/32-bit multimedia home/personal computer.

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Amiga 500 Plus

The Commodore Amiga 500 Plus (often A500 Plus or simply A500+) is an enhanced version of the original Amiga 500 computer.

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Amiga 600

The Amiga 600, also known as the A600 (codenamed "June Bug" after a B-52s song), is a home computer that was introduced at the CeBIT show in March 1992.

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Amiga Active

Amiga Active was a monthly computer magazine published by Pinprint Publishing, it launched at a time when most other Amiga magazines had already closed, and as a result only had one major competitor Amiga Format.

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Amiga Advanced Graphics Architecture

Amiga Advanced Graphics Architecture (AGA) is the third-generation Amiga graphic chipset, first used in the Amiga 4000 in 1992.

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Amiga CD32

The Amiga CD32, styled "CD32" and code-named "Spellbound", is the first 32-bit CD-ROM based home video game console released in western Europe, Australia, Canada and Brazil.

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Amiga Chip RAM

Chip RAM is a commonly used term for the integrated RAM used in Commodore's line of Amiga computers.

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Amiga custom chips

In addition to the Amiga chipsets, various specially designed chips have been used in Commodore Amiga computers that do not belong to the 'Amiga chipset' in a tight sense.

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Amiga Enhanced Chip Set

The Enhanced Chip Set (ECS) is the second generation of the Amiga computer's chipset, offering minor improvements over the original chipset (OCS) design.

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Amiga Format

Amiga Format was a British computer magazine for Amiga computers, published by Future plc.

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Amiga Halfbrite mode

Extra Half-Brite (EHB) mode is a planar display mode of the Commodore Amiga computer.

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Amiga Sidecar

The Commodore A1060 Sidecar is an expansion hardware device developed by Commodore and released in 1986 for the Amiga 1000 computer.

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Amiga software

Amiga software is computer software engineered to run on the Amiga personal computer.

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Amiga Unix

Commodore-Amiga, Inc., in 1990, did a full port of AT&T Unix System V Release 4 for the Amiga computer family (in addition to the proprietary AmigaOS shipping with these systems by default), informally known as Amix.

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Amiga Zorro II

Zorro II is the name of the general purpose expansion bus used by the Amiga 2000 computer.

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Amiga Zorro III

Released as the expansion bus of the Commodore Amiga 3000 in 1990, the Zorro III computer bus was used to attach peripheral devices to an Amiga motherboard.

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Amiga, Inc.

Amiga, Inc. is a company that holds some trademarks and other assets associated with the Amiga personal computer (originally developed by Amiga Corporation).

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AmigaDOS

AmigaDOS is the disk operating system of the AmigaOS, which includes file systems, file and directory manipulation, the command-line interface, and file redirection.

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AmigaOne

AmigaOne is a series of computers intended to run AmigaOS 4 developed by Hyperion Entertainment.

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AmigaOne X1000

AmigaOne X1000 is a PowerPC-based personal computer intended as a high-end platform for AmigaOS 4.

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AmigaOS

AmigaOS is the proprietary native operating system of the Amiga and AmigaOne personal computers.

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AmigaOS 4

AmigaOS 4, (abbreviated as OS4 or AOS4), is a line of Amiga operating systems which runs on PowerPC microprocessors.

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Aminet

Aminet is the world's largest archive of Amiga-related software and files.

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Amiwm

In computing, the AMIga Window Manager (amiwm) is a stacking window manager for the X Window System.

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Analog stick

An analog stick, sometimes called a control stick, joy stick or thumbstick, is an input device for a controller (often a game controller) that is used for two-dimensional input.

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Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol (August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987) was an American artist who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art.

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ANTIC

Alphanumeric Television Interface Controller (ANTIC) is a LSI ASIC dedicated to generating 2D computer graphics to be shown on a television screen or computer display.

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Apple II

The Apple II (styled as apple.

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Apple Inc.

Apple Inc. (commonly known as Apple) is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California, that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services.

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AppleTalk

AppleTalk is a proprietary suite of networking protocols developed by Apple Inc. for their Macintosh computers.

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Application programming interface

In computer programming, an application programming interface (API) is a set of routines, protocols, and tools for building software applications.

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ARCNET

Attached Resource Computer NETwork (abbreviated ARCNET or ARCnet) is a communications protocol for local area networks.

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AROS Research Operating System

AROS Research Operating System (AROS - pronounced "AR-OS") is a free and open source multi media centric implementation of the AmigaOS 3.1 APIs.

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Ars Technica

Ars Technica (Latin-derived for the "art of technology") is a technology news and information website created by Ken Fisher and Jon Stokes in 1998.

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Artist

An artist is a person engaged in one or more of any of a broad spectrum of activities related to creating art, practicing the arts, and/or demonstrating an art.

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Atari

Atari (from a Japanese verb meaning "to hit the target" or "a success") is a corporate and brand name owned by several entities since its inception in 1972, currently by Atari Interactive, a subsidiary of the French publisher Atari, SA (ASA).

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Atari 2600

The Atari 2600, or Atari VCS before 1982, is a home video game console released on September 11, 1977 by Atari, Inc.

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Atari 8-bit family

The Atari 8-bit family is a series of 8-bit home computers introduced by Atari, Inc. in 1979 and manufactured until 1992.

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Atari ST

The Atari ST is a line of home computers from Atari Corporation and the successor to the Atari 8-bit family.

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Babylon 5

Babylon 5 is an American space western television series created by writer and producer J. Michael Straczynski, under the Babylonian Productions label, in association with Straczynski's Synthetic Worlds Ltd.

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BCPL

BCPL (Basic Combined Programming Language) is a procedural, imperative, and structured computer programming language designed by Martin Richards of the University of Cambridge in 1966.

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BeOS

BeOS is an operating system for personal computers first developed by Be Inc. in 1991.

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Betrayed (1988 film)

Betrayed is a 1988 motion picture drama directed by Costa-Gavras, written by Joe Eszterhas and starring Tom Berenger and Debra Winger.

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BIOS

The BIOS (an acronym for Basic Input/Output System and also known as the System BIOS, ROM BIOS or PC BIOS) is a type of firmware used to perform hardware initialization during the booting process (power-on startup) on IBM PC compatible computers, and to provide runtime services for operating systems and programs.

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Blitter

In a computer system, a blitter is a circuit, sometimes as a coprocessor or a logic block on a microprocessor, that is dedicated to the rapid movement and modification of data within that computer's memory.

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Bones (TV series)

Bones is an American crime procedural comedy-drama television series that premiered on Fox in the United States on September 13, 2005.

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Booting

In computing, booting (or booting up) is the initialization of a computerized system.

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Bus (computing)

In computer architecture, a bus (related to the Latin "omnibus", meaning "for all") is a communication system that transfers data between components inside a computer, or between computers.

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Byte (magazine)

Byte magazine was an American microcomputer magazine, influential in the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s because of its wide-ranging editorial coverage.

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C (programming language)

C (as in the letter ''c'') is a general-purpose, imperative computer programming language, supporting structured programming, lexical variable scope and recursion, while a static type system prevents many unintended operations.

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C-One

The C-One is a single-board computer (SBC) created in 2002 as an enhanced version of the Commodore 64, a home computer popular in the 1980s.

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Calvin Harris

Adam Richard Wiles (born 17 January 1984), better known by his stage name Calvin Harris, is a Scottish DJ, record producer, singer, songwriter and remixer.

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CD-ROM

A CD-ROM is a pre-pressed optical compact disc which contains data.

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Central processing unit

A central processing unit (CPU) is the electronic circuitry within a computer that carries out the instructions of a computer program by performing the basic arithmetic, logical, control and input/output (I/O) operations specified by the instructions.

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Channel Z (song)

"Channel Z" is a single by The B-52's from their 1989 album Cosmic Thing.

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Character generator

A character generator, often abbreviated as CG, is a device or software that produces static or animated text (such as news crawls and credits rolls) for keying into a video stream.

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Charge-coupled device

A charge-coupled device (CCD) is a device for the movement of electrical charge, usually from within the device to an area where the charge can be manipulated, for example conversion into a digital value.

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Check mark

A check mark, checkmark or tick is a mark (etc.) used to indicate the concept "yes" (e.g. "yes; this has been verified", "yes; that is the correct answer", "yes; this has been completed", or "yes; this applies to me").

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Chief executive officer

A chief executive officer (CEO in American English) or managing director (MD in British English) describes the position of the most senior corporate officer, executive, or administrator in charge of managing a non-profit or for-profit organization.

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Chief operating officer

A chief operating officer (COO), also called the chief operations officer, director of operations, or operations director, is a position that can be one of the highest-ranking executive positions in an organization on par with the Chief Services Officer, comprising part of the "C-Suite".

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Clone (computing)

In computing, a clone is a hardware or software system that is designed to function in the same way as another system.

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Color depth

Color depth, also known as bit depth, is either the number of bits used to indicate the color of a single pixel, in a bitmapped image or video frame buffer, or the number of bits used for each color component of a single pixel.

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Command-line interface

A command-line interface or command language interpreter (CLI), also known as command-line user interface, console user interface, and character user interface (CUI), is a means of interacting with a computer program where the user (or client) issues commands to the program in the form of successive lines of text (command lines).

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Commodore 64

The Commodore 64, also known as the C64, C-64, C.

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Commodore 64 Games System

The Commodore 64 Games System (often abbreviated C64GS) is the cartridge-based home video game console version of the popular Commodore 64 home computer.

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Commodore 65

The Commodore 65 (also known as the C64DX) is a prototype computer created at Commodore Business Machines in 1990-1991.

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Commodore 900

The Commodore 900 (also known as the Z-8000) was a prototype microcomputer intended for business computing and CAD purposes, and created in 1985 by Commodore International in West Germany.

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Commodore CDTV

The CDTV (an acronym for "Commodore Dynamic Total Vision", a backronym of an acronym for "Compact Disc Television", giving it a double meaning) was a multimedia platform developed by Commodore International and launched in March 1991.

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Commodore International

Commodore International (or Commodore International Limited) was a North American home computer and electronics manufacturer.

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Commodore PC compatible systems

The Commodore PC compatible systems are a range of IBM PC compatible personal computers introduced in 1984 by home computer manufacturer Commodore Business Machines.

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Commodore PET

The Commodore PET (Personal Electronic Transactor) is a line of home/personal computers produced starting in 1977 by Commodore International.

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Commodore VIC-20

The VIC-20 (Germany: VC-20; Japan: VIC-1001) is an 8-bit home computer which was sold by Commodore Business Machines.

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CompuServe

CompuServe (CompuServe Information Service, also known by its acronym CIS) was the first major commercial online service in the United States.

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Computer multitasking

In computing, multitasking is a concept of performing multiple tasks (also known as processes) over a certain period of time by executing them concurrently.

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Computer program

A computer program or app is a sequence of instructions, written to perform a specified task on a computer.

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Computer-generated imagery

Computer-generated imagery (CGI) is the application of computer graphics to create or contribute to images in art, printed media, video games, films, television programs, commercials, videos, and simulators.

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Consumer Electronics Show

International CES, more commonly known as the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), is an internationally renowned electronics and technology trade show, attracting major companies and industry professionals worldwide.

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Conventional PCI

Conventional PCI, often shortened to PCI, is a local computer bus for attaching hardware devices in a computer.

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Coprocessor

A coprocessor is a computer processor used to supplement the functions of the primary processor (the CPU).

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Crash (computing)

A crash (or system crash) in computing is when a computer program (such as a software application or an operating system) stops functioning properly.

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CSG 65CE02

The CSG 65CE02 is a 8/16-bit microprocessor developed by Commodore Semiconductor Group in 1988.

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CTIA and GTIA

Color Television Interface Adaptor (CTIA) and its successor Graphic Television Interface Adaptor (GTIA) are custom chips used in the Atari 8-bit family of computers and in the Atari 5200 console.

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D-subminiature

The D-subminiature or D-sub is a common type of electrical connector.

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Dave Haynie

Dave Haynie is the former Commodore International chief engineer on high end and advanced projects.

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Debbie Harry

Deborah Ann "Debbie" Harry (born July 1, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter and actress, best known as the lead singer of the new wave and punk rock band Blondie.

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Debian

Debian is a Unix-like computer operating system and a Linux distribution that is composed entirely of free and open-source software, most of which is under the GNU General Public License, and packaged by a group of individuals known as the Debian Project.

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DECstation

The DECstation was a brand of computers used by DEC, and refers to three distinct lines of computer systems—the first released in 1978 as a word processing system, and the latter (more widely known) two both released in 1989.

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Delta (rocket family)

Delta is a versatile family of expendable launch systems that has provided space launch capability in the United States since 1960.

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Demo (computer programming)

Within the computer subculture known as the demoscene, a non-interactive multimedia presentation is called a demo (or demonstration).

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Demoscene

The demoscene is an international computer art subculture that specializes in producing demos: small, self-contained computer programs that produce audio-visual presentations.

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Desktop video

Desktop video refers to a phenomenon lasting from the mid-1980s to the early 1990s when the graphics capabilities of personal computers such as Commodore's Amiga, the Apple Macintosh II and specially-upgraded IBM PC compatibles had advanced to the point where individuals and local broadcasters could use them for analog non-linear editing (NLE) and vision mixing in video production.

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Device driver

In computing, a device driver (commonly referred to as a driver) is a computer program that operates or controls a particular type of device that is attached to a computer.

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Dick Van Dyke

Richard Wayne "Dick" Van Dyke (born December 13, 1925) is a United States Army Air Corps (WW II) Veteran, actor, comedian, writer, singer, dancer, and producer with a career spanning almost seven decades.

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Digital art

Digital art is an artistic work or practice that uses digital technology as an essential part of the creative or presentation process.

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Digital signal processor

A digital signal processor (DSP) is a specialized microprocessor (or a SIP block), with its architecture optimized for the operational needs of digital signal processing.

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Dire Straits

Dire Straits were a British rock band, formed in 1977 by Mark Knopfler (lead vocals and lead guitar), his younger brother David Knopfler (rhythm guitar and backing vocals), John Illsley (bass guitar and backing vocals), and Pick Withers (drums and percussion).

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Direct memory access

Direct memory access (DMA) is a feature of computer systems that allows certain hardware subsystems to access main system (RAM) memory independently of the central processing unit (CPU).

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Direct-to-disk recording

Direct-to-disk recording (DDR) refers to methods by which analog signals and digital signals such as digital audio and digital video are digitally recorded to optical disc recording technologies such as DVDs, and CD optical discs.

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Disorderlies

Disorderlies is a 1987 comedy film starring the rap group, The Fat Boys, and Ralph Bellamy.

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Display resolution

The display resolution or display modes of a digital television, computer monitor or display device is the number of distinct pixels in each dimension that can be displayed.

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Double density

Double density, often shortened DD, is a capacity designation on magnetic storage, usually floppy disks.

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DragonFly BSD

DragonFly BSD is a free and open source Unix-like operating system created as a fork of FreeBSD 4.8.

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Electronic music

Electronic music is music that employs electronic musical instruments and electronic music technology in its production, an electronic musician being a musician who composes and/or performs such music.

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Escom (computer corp)

ESCOM, previously Schmitt Computer Systems Ltd., was a German computer company, best known in the Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom and the United States as the successful purchaser of Commodore International in 1995.

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Ethernet

Ethernet is a family of computer networking technologies for local area networks (LANs) and metropolitan area networks (MANs).

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Exec (Amiga)

Exec is the multi-tasking kernel of AmigaOS.

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Eyetech

Eyetech Group Ltd is a company founded in 1983, in order to provide commercial companies with automatical data collection systems.

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Field-programmable gate array

A field-programmable gate array (FPGA) is an integrated circuit designed to be configured by a customer or a designer after manufacturing hence "field-programmable".

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Filename

A filename (also written as two words, file name) is a name used to uniquely identify a computer file stored in a file system.

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Filename extension

A filename extension is an identifier specified as a suffix to the name by syntax, often separated from the base filename (by, e.g., a dot, a space), that indicates, e.g., the encoding (file format), the usage, of a computer file.

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Firmware

In electronic systems and computing, firmware is a type of software that provides control, monitoring and data manipulation of engineered products and systems.

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Floating-point unit

A floating-point unit (FPU, colloquially a math coprocessor) is a part of a computer system specially designed to carry out operations on floating point numbers.

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Floppy-disk controller

A floppy-disk controller (FDC) is a special-purpose chip and associated disk controller circuitry that directs and controls reading from and writing to a computer's floppy disk drive (FDD).

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Framebuffer

A framebuffer (frame buffer, or sometimes framestore) is a portion of RAM containing a bitmap that is driven to a video display from a memory buffer containing a complete frame of data.

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Gateway, Inc.

Gateway Inc. was an American computer hardware company based in Irvine, California, which developed, manufactures, supports, and markets a wide range of personal computers, computer monitors, servers, and computer accessories.

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Genesi

Genesi is an international group of technology and consulting companies in the United States, Mexico and Germany.

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Genlock

Genlock (generator locking) is a common technique where the video output of one source, or a specific reference signal from a signal generator, is used to synchronize other television picture sources together.

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Graphical user interface

In computer science, a graphical user interface or GUI, pronounced ("gooey") is a type of interface that allows users to interact with electronic devices through graphical icons and visual indicators such as secondary notation, as opposed to text-based interfaces, typed command labels or text navigation.

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Graphics tablet

A graphics tablet (also digitizer, digital drawing tablet, pen tablet, digital art board) is a computer input device that enables a user to hand-draw images, animations and graphics, with a special pen-like stylus, similar to the way a person draws images with a pencil and paper.

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Hard disk drive

A hard disk drive (HDD), hard disk, hard drive or fixed disk is a data storage device used for storing and retrieving digital information using one or more rigid ("hard") rapidly rotating disks (platters) coated with magnetic material.

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History of video game consoles (fourth generation)

In the history of computer and video games, the fourth generation (more commonly referred to as the 16-bit era) of games consoles began on October 30, 1987 with the Japanese release of Nippon Electric Company's (NEC) PC Engine (known as the TurboGrafx-16 in North America).

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Hold-And-Modify

Hold-And-Modify, usually abbreviated as HAM, is a display mode of the Commodore Amiga computer.

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Home computer remake

A home computer remake is a re-creation or re-implementation of classic home computer hardware, usually using updated technology, such as FPGAs.

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Hyperion Entertainment

Hyperion Entertainment CVBA (formerly Hyperion Entertainment VOF) is a Belgian software company which in its early years focused in porting Windows games to Amiga OS, Linux and Mac OS.

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I Created Disco

I Created Disco is the debut studio album by Scottish recording artist Calvin Harris, released on 15 June 2007 by Columbia Records.

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IBM PC compatible

IBM PC compatible computers are those similar to the original IBM PC, XT, and AT and able to run the same software as those.

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IBM Personal Computer

The IBM Personal Computer, commonly known as the IBM PC, is the original version and progenitor of the IBM PC compatible hardware platform.

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Icon (computing)

In computing, an icon is a pictogram displayed on a computer screen in order to help the user navigate a computer system or mobile device.

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IEEE 1394

IEEE 1394 is an interface standard for a serial bus for high-speed communications and isochronous real-time data transfer.

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Individual Computers

Individual Computers is a German computer hardware company specializing in retrocomputing accessories for the Commodore 64, Amiga, and PC platforms.

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Individual Computers Catweasel

The Catweasel is a family of enhanced floppy disk controllers from German company Individual Computers.

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Industry Standard Architecture

Industry Standard Architecture (ISA) is a retronym term for the 16-bit internal bus of IBM PC/AT and similar computers based on the Intel 80286 and its immediate successors during the 1980s.

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Input/output

In computing, input/output or I/O (or, informally, io or IO) is the communication between an information processing system, such as a computer, and the outside world, possibly a human or another information processing system.

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Instruction pipeline

An instruction pipeline is a technique used in the design of computers to increase their instruction throughput (the number of instructions that can be executed in a unit of time).

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Integrated circuit

An integrated circuit or monolithic integrated circuit (also referred to as an IC, a chip, or a microchip) is a set of electronic circuits on one small plate ("chip") of semiconductor material, normally silicon.

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Intel

Intel Corporation (commonly referred to as Intel) is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

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Inter-process communication

In computer science, inter-process communication (IPC) is the activity of sharing data across multiple and commonly specialized processes using communication protocols.

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Internet forum

An Internet forum, or message board, is an online discussion site where people can hold conversations in the form of posted messages.

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Intuition (Amiga)

Intuition is the native windowing system and user interface (UI) engine of AmigaOS.

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Irving Gould

Irving Gould (1919 - 2004) was a Canadian businessperson credited with both saving and sinking Commodore.

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Jack Tramiel

Jack Tramiel (Idek Trzmiel; December 13, 1928 – April 8, 2012) was a Polish American businessman, best known for founding Commodore International.

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Japan

Japan (日本 Nippon or Nihon; formally or Nihon-koku, "State of Japan") is an island country in East Asia.

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Jay Miner

Jay Glenn Miner (May 31, 1932 – June 20, 1994) was an American integrated circuit designer, known primarily for developing multimedia chips for the Atari 2600 and Atari 8-bit family and as the "father of the Amiga".

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Jean Giraud

Jean Henri Gaston Giraud (8 May 1938 – 10 March 2012) was a French artist, cartoonist, and writer, who worked in the Franco-Belgian ''bandes dessinées'' tradition.

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Jeri Ellsworth

Jeri Ellsworth (born 1974) is an American entrepreneur and autodidact computer chip designer and inventor.

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John C. Dvorak

John Charles Dvorak (born April 5, 1952) is an American columnist and broadcaster in the areas of technology and computing.

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Joystick

A joystick is an input device consisting of a stick that pivots on a base and reports its angle or direction to the device it is controlling.

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JPEG

JPEG is a commonly used method of lossy compression for digital images, particularly for those images produced by digital photography.

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Kickstart (Amiga)

Kickstart is the bootstrap firmware of the Amiga computers developed by Commodore.

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Kilobyte

The kilobyte is a multiple of the unit byte for digital information.

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Ku Klux Klan

The Ku Klux Klan (KKK), or simply "the Klan", is the name of three distinct past and present movements in the United States that have advocated extremist reactionary currents such as white supremacy, white nationalism, and anti-immigration, historically expressed through terrorism of groups or individuals they opposed.

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Larry Kaplan

Larry Kaplan is an American video game designer and programmer best known for the 1981 Atari 2600 game, Kaboom!.

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LaserDisc

LaserDisc (LD) is a home video format and the first commercial optical disc storage medium, initially licensed, sold, and marketed as MCA DiscoVision (also known as simply "DiscoVision") in North America in 1978.

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Laurence Gartel

Laurence Gartel (born June 5, 1956) is considered a pioneer of Digital Art.

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Library (computing)

In computer science, a library is a collection of non-volatile resources used by computer programs, often to develop software.

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LightWave 3D

LightWave 3D is a 3D computer graphics software developed by NewTek.

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Linux

Linux (pronounced or, less frequently) is a Unix-like and mostly POSIX-compliant computer operating system (OS) assembled under the model of free and open-source software development and distribution.

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List of Amiga games

This is a list of games for the Commodore Amiga computer system, organised alphabetically by name.

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LocalTalk

LocalTalk is a particular implementation of the physical layer of the AppleTalk networking system from Apple Computer.

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London Transport Museum

The London Transport Museum, or LT Museum based in Covent Garden, London, seeks to conserve and explain the transport heritage of Britain's capital city.

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Mac OS

Mac OS is a series of graphical user interface–based operating systems developed by Apple Inc. for their Macintosh line of computer systems.

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Mac OS 8

Mac OS 8 is an operating system that was released by Apple Computer on July 26, 1997.

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Macintosh

The Macintosh (branded as Mac since 1998) is a series of personal computers (PCs) designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc. Steve Jobs introduced the original Macintosh computer on January 24, 1984.

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Macintosh LC

The Macintosh LC (meaning low-cost color) is Apple Computer's product family of low-end consumer Macintosh personal computers in the early 1990s.

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MAME

MAME (an acronym of Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator) is an emulator application designed to recreate the hardware of arcade game systems in software on modern personal computers and other platforms.

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Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson; June 1, 1926August 5, 1962) was an American actress, model, and singer.

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Mary-Anne Fahey

Mary-Anne Fahey (born 19 August 1955 as Mary-Anne Waterman) is an Australian actress, comedian and writer.

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Max Headroom (TV series)

Max Headroom is a British-produced American satirical science fiction television series by Chrysalis Visual Programming and Lakeside Productions for Lorimar-Telepictures that aired in the United States on ABC from March 1987 to May 1988.

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Max Tundra

Ben Jacobs, more commonly known by the stage name Max Tundra, is an English multi-instrumental musician, singer and music producer.

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McGraw Hill Financial

McGraw Hill Financial, Inc. is an American publicly traded corporation headquartered in New York City.

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Megabyte

The megabyte is a multiple of the unit byte for digital information.

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Memory management unit

A memory management unit (MMU), sometimes called paged memory management unit (PMMU), is a computer hardware unit having all memory references passed through itself, primarily performing the translation of virtual memory addresses to physical addresses.

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Memory protection

Memory protection is a way to control memory access rights on a computer, and is a part of most modern operating systems.

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Menu bar

A menu bar is a graphical control element which contains drop down menus.

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Miami Vice

Miami Vice is an American television crime drama series created by Anthony Yerkovich and produced by Michael Mann for NBC.

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Michael Jackson's Ghosts

Michael Jackson's Ghosts is a 1997 short film starring Michael Jackson, co-written by horror novelist Stephen King and directed by film director and special effects guru Stan Winston which could also be classified as a long-form music video.

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Micro Mart

Micro Mart is a weekly computer magazine published in the United Kingdom by Dennis Publishing Ltd., as of 2014 it had a circulation of 6,212.

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Microkernel

In computer science, a microkernel (also known as μ-kernel) is the near-minimum amount of software that can provide the mechanisms needed to implement an operating system (OS).

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Microprocessor

A microprocessor is a computer processor that incorporates the functions of a computer's central processing unit (CPU) on a single integrated circuit (IC), or at most a few integrated circuits.

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Mini-ITX

Mini-ITX (Information Technology eXtended) is a low-power motherboard form factor developed by VIA Technologies in 2001.

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Minicomputer

A minicomputer, or colloquially mini, is a class of smaller computers that developed in the mid-1960s and sold for much less than mainframe and mid-size computers from IBM and its direct competitors.

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Minimig

Minimig (short for Mini Amiga) is an open source re-implementation of an Amiga 500 using a field-programmable gate array (FPGA).

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MINIX

MINIX (from "mini-Unix") is a Unix-like computer operating system based on a microkernel architecture.

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Modem

A modem (modulator-demodulator) is a device that modulates signals to encode digital information and demodulates signals to decode the transmitted information.

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Money for Nothing (song)

"Money for Nothing" is a single by British rock band Dire Straits, taken from their 1985 album Brothers in Arms.

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Money for Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies*

"Money for Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies*" is a song by "Weird Al" Yankovic.

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Monochrome

Monochrome describes paintings, drawings, design, or photographs in one color or values of one color.

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MorphOS

MorphOS is an AmigaOS-like computer operating system.

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MOS Technology 6502

The MOS Technology 6502 (pronounced "sixty-five-oh-two") William Mensch and the moderator both pronounce the 6502 microprocessor as "sixty-five-oh-two".

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MOS Technology CIA

The 6526/8521 Complex Interface Adapter (CIA) was an integrated circuit made by MOS Technology.

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Motorola

Motorola, Inc. was a multinational telecommunications company based in Schaumburg, Illinois, United States (U.S.). After having lost $4.3 billion from 2007 to 2009, the company was divided into two independent public companies, Motorola Mobility and Motorola Solutions on January 4, 2011.

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Motorola 68000

The Motorola 68000 ("'sixty-eight-thousand'"; also called the m68k or Motorola 68k, "sixty-eight-kay") is a 16/32-bit CISC microprocessor core designed and marketed by Motorola Semiconductor Products Sector (now Freescale Semiconductor).

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Motorola 68000 series

The Motorola 680x0/m68000/68000/m68k/68k series is a family of 32-bit CISC microprocessors.

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Motorola 68020

The Motorola 68020 ("sixty-eight-oh-twenty", "sixty-eight-oh-two-oh" or "six-eight-oh-two-oh") is a 32-bit microprocessor from Motorola, released in 1984.

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Motorola 68030

The Motorola 68030 ("sixty-eight-oh-thirty") is a 32-bit microprocessor in Motorola's 68000 family.

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Motorola 68040

The Motorola 68040 ("sixty-eight-oh-forty") is a 32-bit microprocessor from Motorola, released in 1990.

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Motorola 68060

The Motorola 68060 ("sixty-eight-oh-sixty") is a 32-bit microprocessor from Motorola released in 1994.

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Motorola 68851

The Motorola 68851 is an external Memory Management Unit (MMU) which is designed to provide paged memory support for the 68020 using that processor's coprocessor interface.

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MP3

MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 Audio Layer III, more commonly referred to as MP3, is an audio coding format for digital audio which uses a form of lossy data compression.

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Multicast

In computer networking, multicast (one-to-many or many-to-many distribution) is group communication where information is addressed to a group of destination computers simultaneously.

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Multimedia PC

The Multimedia PC (MPC) was a recommended configuration for a personal computer (PC) with a CD-ROM drive.

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Multiplexing

In telecommunications and computer networks, multiplexing (sometimes contracted to muxing) is a method by which multiple analog message signals or digital data streams are combined into one signal over a shared medium.

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Museum of New Art

The Museum of New Art, better known as MONA is the first popup museum, founded in 1996 and run by artists since then.

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Music tracker

Music trackers (usually referred to simply as trackers) are a type of music sequencer software used to create music.

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NASA

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is the United States government agency responsible for the civilian space program as well as aeronautics and aerospace research.

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NE2000

The NE1000/NE2000 is an early line of low cost Ethernet network cards originally produced by Novell.

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NetBSD

NetBSD is an open-source, Unix-like operating system that descends from Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD), a Research Unix derivative developed at the University of California, Berkeley.

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NewTek

NewTek, Inc. is a San Antonio, Texas–based hardware and software company that produces live and post-production video tools and visual imaging software for personal computers.

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Nolan Bushnell

Nolan Kay Bushnell (born February 5, 1943) is an American engineer and entrepreneur who founded both Atari, Inc. and the Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza-Time Theaters chain.

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North American video game crash of 1983

The video game crash of 1983, known as Atari shock in Japan, was a massive recession of the video game industry that occurred from 1983 to 1985.

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NTSC

NTSC, named after the National Television System Committee,National Television System Committee (1951–1953),, 17 v. illus., diagrs., tables.

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Nyquist frequency

The Nyquist frequency, named after electronic engineer Harry Nyquist, is half of the sampling rate of a discrete signal processing system.

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OctaMED

OctaMED is a popular sound tracker for the Commodore Amiga, written by Teijo Kinnunen.

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Open source

In production and development, open source as a development model promotes a universal access via a free license to a product's design or blueprint, and universal redistribution of that design or blueprint, including subsequent improvements to it by anyone.

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OpenBSD

OpenBSD is a Unix-like computer operating system descended from Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD), a Research Unix derivative developed at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Operating system

An operating system (OS) is system software that manages computer hardware and software resources and provides common services for computer programs.

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Original Chip Set

The Original Chip Set (OCS) was a chipset used in the earliest Commodore Amiga computers and defined the Amiga's graphics and sound capabilities.

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Original equipment manufacturer

Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) is a term used when one company makes a part or subsystem that is used in another company's end product.

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OS/2

OS/2 is a series of computer operating systems, initially created by Microsoft and IBM, then later developed by IBM exclusively.

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PA-RISC

PA-RISC is an instruction set architecture (ISA) developed by Hewlett-Packard.

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Paddle (game controller)

A paddle is a game controller with a round wheel and one or more fire buttons, where the wheel is typically used to control movement of the player object along one axis of the video screen.

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PAL

Phase Alternating Line (PAL) is a colour encoding system for analogue television used in broadcast television systems in most countries broadcasting at 625-line / 50 field (25 frame) per second (576i).

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Palomar Observatory

Palomar Observatory is an astronomical observatory located in San Diego County, California, United States, southeast of Los Angeles, California, in the Palomar Mountain Range.

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Parallel ATA

Parallel ATA (PATA), originally, is an interface standard for the connection of storage devices such as hard disk drives, floppy disk drives, and optical disc drives in computers.

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Parallel port

A parallel port is a type of interface found on computers (personal and otherwise) for connecting peripherals.

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PC Card

In computing, PC Card is a configuration for computer a parallel communication peripheral interface, designed for laptop computers, mostly no longer used for laptops (or elsewhere), nor is its successor.

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PC World

PC World, stylized PCWorld, is a global computer magazine published monthly by IDG.

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PDP-11

The PDP-11 is a series of 16-bit minicomputers sold by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) from 1970 into the 1990s, one of a succession of products in the PDP series.

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PEEK and POKE

In computing, PEEK is a BASIC programming language extension used for reading the contents of a memory cell at a specified address.

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Pegasos

Pegasos is a MicroATX motherboard powered by a PowerPC 750CXe or PowerPC 7447 microprocessor, featuring three PCI slots, one AGP slot, two Ethernet ports (10/100/1000 & 10/100), USB, DDR, AC'97 sound, and FireWire.

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Personal computer

A personal computer is a general-purpose computer whose size, capabilities and original sale price make it useful for individuals, and is intended to be operated directly by an end-user with no intervening computer operator.

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Pizza box form factor

In computing, a pizza box is a style of case for computers or network switches.

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PlayStation

is a series of video game consoles created and developed by Sony Computer Entertainment.

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Pointer (computer programming)

In computer science, a pointer is a programming language object, whose value refers to (or "points to") another value stored elsewhere in the computer memory using its address.

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Pokémon Gold and Silver

are the second installments of the ''Pokémon'' series of role-playing video games developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo for the Game Boy.

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POKEY

The Pot Keyboard Integrated Circuit (POKEY) is a digital I/O chip found in the Atari 8-bit family of home computers and many arcade games in the 1980s.

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PowerPC

PowerPC (an acronym for Performance Optimization With Enhanced RISC – Performance Computing, sometimes abbreviated as PPC) is a RISC instruction set architecture created by the 1991 Apple–IBM–Motorola alliance, known as AIM.

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PowerUP (accelerator)

PowerUP boards were dual-processor 68k–PowerPC accelerator boards designed by Phase5 Digital Products for Amiga computers.

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Preemption (computing)

In computing, preemption is the act of temporarily interrupting a task being carried out by a computer system, without requiring its cooperation, and with the intention of resuming the task at a later time.

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Printed circuit board

A printed circuit board (PCB) mechanically supports and electrically connects electronic components using conductive tracks, pads and other features etched from copper sheets laminated onto a non-conductive substrate.

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Progressive rock

Progressive rock, also known as prog rock or prog, is a rock music subgenre that originated in the United Kingdom with further developments in Germany, Italy, and France, throughout the mid-to-late 1960s and 1970s.

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Promiscuous mode

In computer networking, promiscuous mode (often shortened to "promisc mode" or "promisc. mode") is a mode for a wired network interface controller (NIC) or wireless network interface controller (WNIC) that causes the controller to pass all traffic it receives to the central processing unit (CPU) rather than passing only the frames that the controller is intended to receive.

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Proprietary software

Proprietary software, non-free software (in the sense of missing freedoms), or closed-source software is software, where the developers or distributors reserve all freedoms and rights.

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Pulse-code modulation

Pulse-code modulation (PCM) is a method used to digitally represent sampled analog signals.

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PWRficient

PWRficient is the name of a series of microprocessors designed by P.A. Semi where the PA6T-1682M was the only one that became an actual product.

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Random-access memory

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of computer data storage.

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Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is a series of credit card–sized single-board computers developed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation with the intention of promoting the teaching of basic computer science in schools and third world countries.

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Raster graphics editor

A raster graphics editor is a computer program that allows users to create and edit images interactively on the computer screen and save them in one of many popular "bitmap" or "raster" formats such as JPEG, PNG, GIF and TIFF.

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Read-only memory

Read-only memory (ROM) is a class of storage medium used in computers and other electronic devices.

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Real-time clock

A real-time clock (RTC) is a computer clock (most often in the form of an integrated circuit) that keeps track of the current time.

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Reduced instruction set computing

Reduced instruction set computing, or RISC (pronounced 'risk'), is a CPU design strategy based on the insight that a simplified instruction set (as opposed to a complex set) provides higher performance when combined with a microprocessor architecture capable of executing those instructions using fewer microprocessor cycles per instruction.

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Retr0bright

Retr0bright is a chemical mixture used to remove yellowing from ABS plastic computer and electronics cases, including computers that were manufactured by Commodore and Apple in the 1980s and 1990s, and various video game consoles and cartridges.

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Richmond Sound Design

Richmond Sound Design Ltd. is a theatre sound design and show control systems and software developer and manufacturer.

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Rock Lobster

"Rock Lobster" is a song written by Fred Schneider and Ricky Wilson, two members of The B-52's.

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Rock music

Rock music is a genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and the United States.

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Rolf Harris

Rolf Harris (born 30 March 1930) is an Australian entertainer whose career encompassed work as a musician, singer-songwriter, composer, comedian, actor, painter and television personality.

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RS-232

In telecommunications, RS-232 is a standard for serial communication transmission of data.

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Sam440ep

Sam440, also known by Sam or its codename Samantha, is a line of modular motherboards produced by the Italian company ACube Systems Srl.

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Sam460ex

Sam460ex is a line of modular motherboards produced by the Italian company ACube Systems Srl.

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SCSI

Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) is a set of standards for physically connecting and transferring data between computers and peripheral devices.

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SeaQuest DSV

SeaQuest DSV is an American science fiction television series created by Rockne S. O'Bannon.

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Sega CD

The Sega CD, released as the in most regions outside North America, is a CD-ROM accessory for the Sega Genesis video game console designed and produced by Sega as part of the fourth generation of video game consoles.

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Sega Saturn

The is a 32-bit fifth-generation home video game console that was developed by Sega and released on November 22, 1994 in Japan, May 11, 1995 in North America, and July 8, 1995 in Europe as the successor to the successful Sega Genesis.

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Serial port

In computing, a serial port is a serial communication physical interface through which information transfers in or out one bit at a time (in contrast to a parallel port).

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Show control

Show control is the use of automation technology to link together and operate multiple entertainment control systems in a coordinated manner.

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Soft core (synthesis)

A soft core (also called softcore) is a digital circuit that can be wholly implemented using logic synthesis.

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Sound Blaster

The Sound Blaster family of sound cards was the de facto standard for consumer audio on the IBM PC compatible system platform, until the widespread transition to Microsoft Windows 95, which standardized the programming interface at application level (eliminating the importance of backward compatibility with Sound Blaster), and the evolution in PC design led to onboard motherboard-audio, which commoditized PC audio functionality.

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Sound card

A sound card (also known as an audio card) is an internal computer expansion card that facilitates economical input and output of audio signals to and from a computer under control of computer programs.

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Sound design

Sound design is the process of specifying, acquiring, manipulating or generating audio elements.

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Spanish language

Spanish (español), also called Castilian, is a Romance language that originated in the Castile region of Spain and today has hundreds of millions of native-speakers.

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Status bar

A status bar is a graphical control element which poses an information area typically found at the window's bottom.

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Susumu Hirasawa

, nicknamed and, is a Japanese music artist and composer.

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Television Interface Adaptor

The Television Interface Adaptor (TIA) is the custom computer chip that is the heart of the Atari 2600 game console, generating the screen display, sound effects, and reading input controllers.

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The B-52's

The B-52s (styled as The B-52's prior to 2008) are an American new wave band, formed in Athens, Georgia in 1976.

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The Comedy Company

The Comedy Company was an Australian comedy television series first aired from 16 February 1988 until about 11 November 1990 on Network Ten, Sunday night and was created and directed by Ian McFadyen, and co directed and produced by Jo Lane.

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Time base correction

Time base correction is a technique to reduce or eliminate errors caused by mechanical instability present in analog recordings on mechanical media.

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Todd Rundgren

Todd Harry Rundgren (born June 22, 1948) is an American multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and record producer.

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Token ring

MAU b) Using several MAUs connected to each other Token ring network IBM hermaphroditic connector with locking clip Token ring local area network (LAN) technology is a protocol which resides at the physical layer and the data link layer of the OSI model.

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Tom Berenger

Tom Berenger (born Thomas Michael Moore; May 31, 1949) is an American television and motion picture actor.

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Trademark

A trademark, trade mark, or trade-mark is a recognizable sign, design, or expression which identifies products or services of a particular source from those of others, although trademarks used to identify services are usually called service marks.

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TRIPOS

TRIPOS (TRIvial Portable Operating System) is a computer operating system.

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TRS-80

The TRS-80 Micro Computer System (TRS-80; later known as the Model I to distinguish it from successors) is a desktop microcomputer launched in 1977 and sold by Tandy Corporation through their Radio Shack stores.

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TurboGrafx-16

The TurboGrafx-16 Entertainment SuperSystem, originally known in Japan as the, is a home video game console joint-developed by Hudson Soft and NEC, released in Japan on October 30, 1987, and in the United States on August 29, 1989.

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UAE (emulator)

UAE is a computer emulator which emulates the hardware of the Commodore Amiga range of computers.

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UHF (film)

UHF (released internationally as The Vidiot from UHF) is a 1989 American comedy film starring "Weird Al" Yankovic, David Bowe, Fran Drescher, Victoria Jackson, Kevin McCarthy, Michael Richards, Gedde Watanabe, Billy Barty, Anthony Geary, Emo Philips and Trinidad Silva; the film is dedicated to Silva who died shortly after principal filming.

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UNIX System V

UNIX System V (pronounced: "System Five") is one of the first commercial versions of the Unix operating system.

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USB

USB, short for Universal Serial Bus, is an industry standard developed in the mid-1990s that defines the cables, connectors and communications protocols used in a bus for connection, communication, and power supply between computers and electronic devices.

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Video capture

Video capture is the process of converting an analog video signal—such as that produced by a video camera or DVD player—to digital video.

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Video game

A video game is an electronic game that involves human interaction with a user interface to generate visual feedback on a video device such as a TV screen or computer monitor.

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Video production

Video production is the process of creating video by capturing moving images (videography), and creating combinations and reductions of parts of this video in live production and post-production (video editing).

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Video Toaster

The NewTek Video Toaster was a combination of hardware and software for the editing and production of standard-definition video in NTSC, PAL, and resolution independent formats on Commodore Amiga computers and subsequently on computers running the Windows operating system.

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Volume (computing)

In the context of computer operating systems, a volume or logical drive is a single accessible storage area with a single file system, typically (though not necessarily) resident on a single partition of a hard disk.

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Warner Communications

Warner Communications, Inc. was established in 1972 when Kinney National Company spun off its non-entertainment assets due to a financial scandal over its parking operations, and changed its name.

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Whitespace character

In computer science, whitespace is any character or series of whitespace characters that represent horizontal or vertical space in typography.

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Window manager

A window manager is system software that controls the placement and appearance of windows within a windowing system in a graphical user interface.

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Windowing system

In computing, a windowing system (or window system) is a type of graphical user interface (GUI) which implements the WIMP (windows, icons, menus, pointer) paradigm for a user interface.

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WindowLab

WindowLab is an X window manager for Unix-like systems.

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Windows NT

Windows NT is a family of operating systems produced by Microsoft, the first version of which was released in July 1993.

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Workbench (AmigaOS)

Workbench is the graphical file manager of AmigaOS developed by Commodore International for their Amiga line of computers.

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Workstation

A workstation is a special computer designed for technical or scientific applications.

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X Window System

The X Window System (X11, X, and sometimes informally X-Windows) is a windowing system for bitmap displays, common on UNIX-like computer operating systems.

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Xilinx

Xilinx, Inc.

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Yellow Dog Linux

Yellow Dog Linux (YDL) is a free and open-source operating system for high-performance computing on multi-core processor computer architectures.

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YouTube

YouTube is a video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California, United States.

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ZX Spectrum

The ZX Spectrum (pronounced "Zed-Ex") is an 8-bit personal home computer released in the United Kingdom in 1982 by Sinclair Research Ltd.

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16-bit

16-bit is also a term given to a generation of microcomputers in which 16-bit microprocessors were the norm.

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24-bit

Notable 24-bit machines include the SDS 930 and SDS 940, the ICT 1900 series, and the Datacraft minicomputers/Harris H series.

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32-bit

32-bit is also a term given to a generation of microcomputers in which 32-bit microprocessors are the norm.

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3D computer graphics software

3D computer graphics software produces computer-generated imagery (CGI) through 3D modeling and 3D rendering or produces 3D models for analytic, scientific and industrial purposes.

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8-bit

8-bit is also a term given to a generation of microcomputers in which 8-bit microprocessors were the norm.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amiga

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