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The last of the 8-Bits

 
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The Commodore 128, the Atari 130XE and the Apple IIGS all came out either after or at the same time as their companies were releasing more powerful 16-bit computers. While less-expensive than the new generation of machines, the 8-bit computers were simply too far behind technologically to ever create much more than a niche in the market (although tens of thousands, if not more, of the Apple IIGSs remain in use in schools around the world due to their ability to both run older 8-bit Apple II software and access Appletalk networks with Macintoshes).

 
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