Well Jobs was always a lot more media friendly and charismatic than any of the other computer moguls, which greatly increased his profile. Also given that Apple is the giant that it is even if he never returned to the company after '85, his death would still have gotten decent press. Sadly Commodore and Atari are largely a trivia question at this point.
Good point about the charisma. VERY debatable whether Apple would be where it is if Jobs had not returned though. Thus my statement about them receiving similar press. Though, I suspect you're right, Jobs would have probably gotten a little more. But nothing at all like what he did get in this plane of reality, which was my point.
I'm sure a lot of people remember Tramiel even today, just not as many as we'd like. Either way, he'll have a place cemented in the history books for those who care to look. Unbelievably influential to computer history.
--- And, I have no idea about major changes in the 2nd release of the Commodore book, I haven't read the 2nd release.
Edited by Mirage, Thu Apr 12, 2012 6:32 PM.