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Subject: Welcome to comp.sys.atari.8bit!

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Welcome to the comp.sys.atari.8bit newsgroup! Discussion about 8 bit Atari micros. Welcome to the Usenet newsgroup for discussion about the Atari 8-bit family of computers! These include the Atari 400, 800, 1200XL, 600XL, 800XL, 65XE, 130XE, and 800XE personal/home computers, and the Atari XE System console. The 400/800/1200XL/600XL/800XL computers were marketed from 1979-1984 by Atari, Inc., of Sunnyvale, California, USA, while Atari was a subsidiary of Warner Communications, the media and entertainment conglomerate. The 800XL/65XE/130XE/800XE computers and XE System console were marketed from 1984-1992 by Atari Corp., also based in Sunnyvale, California, USA. Today, remaining intellectual property rights associated with the Atari 8-bit family of computers are owned by Atari Interactive, Inc., a subsidiary of Atari, SA of Paris, France. http://www.atari.com/ ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT Kept by Michael Current, michael@mcurrent.name The latest version of this document is posted to these Usenet newsgroups every 20 days: comp.sys.atari.8bit, comp.answers, news.answers Known web locations for the latest version of this document: ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/faqs/atari-8-bit/welcome http://faqs.cs.uu.nl/na-dir/atari-8-bit/welcome.html http://ftp.eq.uc.pt/usenet/usenet-by-group/comp.answers/atari-8-bit/welcome NEWSGROUP BACKGROUND comp.sys.atari.8bit was created in November 1986 (as part of the Great Renaming) as a direct replacement for: net.micro.atari8 comp.sys.atari.8bit is unmoderated, and has no formal newsgroup charter. The comp.* hierarchy of Usenet newsgroups is managed by the Big-8 Management Board: http://www.big-8.org/ RELATED NEWSGROUPS alt.binaries.comp.atari8bit Programs for Atari's 6502-based orphans. (This newsgroup is not widely propagated.) de.comp.sys.atari [German language discussion about Atari micros.] fr.comp.sys.atari Machines de la gamme Atari. [French language discussion about Atari micros.] pl.comp.sys.atari Grupa dyskusyjna uzytkownikow komputerow atari. [Polish language discussion about Atari micros.] WEB FORUMS Atari 8-Bit Computers forum at AtariAge http://www.atariage.com/forums/forum/12-atari-8-bit-computers/ Atari 8-Bitters Past and Present (Google+ community) https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110499167499504639609 SOFTWARE http://www.atarimania.com/ "The World's Finest Atari Database" http://a8.fandal.cz/ Games, Demos http://www.atarionline.pl/ Games, Demos http://ftp.pigwa.net/ or ftp://ftp.pigwa.net/ "Total Demoscene Archive" http://www.atari8bit.de.vu/ Homesoft's Disk Images (games) XL Search "The Atari 8-Bit File Archive Search Engine" (Bill Kendrick) http://xlsearch.atari.org/ or http://www.newbreedsoftware.com/xlsearch/ Atari SAP Music Archive, http://asma.atari.org/ INFORMATION Atari 8-Bit Computers: Frequently Asked Questions (Michael Current) ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/faqs/atari-8-bit/faq http://faqs.cs.uu.nl/na-dir/atari-8-bit/faq.html http://ftp.eq.uc.pt/usenet/usenet-by-group/comp.answers/atari-8-bit/faq Atari 8-Bit Computers: Vendors and Developers (Michael Current) ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/faqs/atari-8-bit/vendev http://faqs.cs.uu.nl/na-dir/atari-8-bit/vendev.html http://ftp.eq.uc.pt/usenet/usenet-by-group/comp.answers/atari-8-bit/vendev Atari 8-bit New User, Emulator Help FAQ (Bill Kendrick) http://www.sonic.net/~nbs/new_and_emu.html Atari Disk Image FAQ (Steve Tucker) http://www.atarimax.com/ape/docs/DiskImageFAQ/ Atari BBS List (Trevor Holyoak) http://atari.holyoak.com/ATARIBBS.TXT http://www.atariplanet.info/ATARIBBS.TXT Easter Egg Compendium (Digital Press) http://www.digitpress.com/eastereggs/atari8bit.htm Game Solution Maps http://mapy.atari8.info/ AtariWiki (Carsten Strotmann) http://atariwiki.strotmann.de/ Information mainly intended for programmers Atari 8-Bit Cartridges (PitfallJones) http://www.pitfalljones.com/atari.htm USER GROUPS ABACUS - Atari Bay Area Computer User Society http://www.abacusonline.org/ ABBUC - Atari Bit Byter User Club http://www.abbuc.de/ ABBUC RENO - ABBUC Regional Group North http://andymanone.dyndns.org/reno/ ACEC - Atari Computer Enthusiasts of Columbus http://acec.atari.org/ or http://www.angelfire.com/oh4/acec/acec.html AKPV - Atariklub Prostejov http://www.atariada.cz/atariklub/ SCAT - Suburban Chicago ATarians http://www.scatarians.org/ SLCC - San Leandro Computer Club http://slcc.bdgeorge.com/ SPACE - Saint Paul Atari Computer Enthusiasts http://space.atari.org/ or http://www.spaceweb.us/ WASEO - Walkenrieder Anwender-Software Entwicklungs Organisation http://www.waseo.de/ NEWS SOURCES Atari Online News, Etc. -- A-ONE Online Magazine (Dana P. Jacobson) http://www.atarinews.org/ ATARItoday -- Atari web news meta-site (Andreas Bertelmann) http://www.ataritoday.net/ Atari User -- monthly PDF magazine (Anglo Internet Press) http://atariuser.com/