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Atari 8-Bit Computers: Frequently Asked Questions
Section - 10.1) What programs can log in to other computers via modem?

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Here are some of the more popular PD/freeware/shareware terminal emulator and
related programs available.  Use one of these programs for accessing a dial-up
Bulletin Board System (BBS) with your Atari, or for accessing a dial-up "shell
account" with your Internet Service Provider (ISP).  Dial-up shell accounts
are no longer widely available here in the 21st century!  (There is no
general-purpose PPP capability for the 8-bit Atari that I am aware of.)

ATAR-Z-MODEM 1.2, 5/29/94, shareware by Larry Black
     Emulates: n/a
     Text: 40 columns in gr.0
     File Xfer: ZMODEM download
     Autodial: No
     Backscroll buffer: No
     Capture-to-disk: no
     Summary: Intended to be used as an external ZMODEM receive utility in
       conjunction with other terminal programs, especially BobTerm

BobTerm 1.23, 1993, shareware by Bob Puff
     Emulates: VT52
     Text: 40 columns in gr.0; 80 col. w/ XEP80
     File Xfer: XMODEM, YMODEM, FMODEM
     Autodial: Yes
     Backscroll buffer: No
     Capture-to-disk: Yes
     Summary: Feature-filled; best for BBSing
     Available: http://www.nleaudio.com/css/ (version 1.21 complete package)
     http://www.mixinc.net/atari/download_a8/datacom/bobt123.lzh (ver. 1.23)

FlickerTerm 80 v.0.51, freeware by LonerSoft (Clay Halliwell)
     Emulates: VT100, IBM ANSI
     Text: 80 column via a special Graphics 0 screen (no hardware required)
     File Xfer: None
     Autodial: No
     Backscroll buffer: No
     Capture-to-disk: No
     Summary: Fast and complete VT100 emulation; readability a minus

Ice-T XE v2.72 (128K XL/XE) or Ice-T 800 v1.1 (48K), 1997, by Itay Chamiel
     Emulates: VT100
     Text: 80 column via a fast-scrolling graphics 8 screen
     File Xfer: X/Y/ZMODEM download
     Autodial: Yes (2.72) or No (1.1)
     Backscroll buffer: Yes--8 screens (2.72) or One screen (1.1)
     Capture-to-disk: Yes--up to 16K (2.72) or No (1.1)
     Summary: Outstanding flicker-free high-speed VT100 emulation.Recommended!

Kermit-65 3.7, PD by John R. Dunning
     Emulates: VT100
     Text: 40 columns in gr.0; 80 col. in gr.8; 80 col. w/ XEP80 (sort of)
     File Xfer: Kermit
     Autodial: No
     Backscroll buffer: No
     Capture-to-disk: No
     Summary: Excellent VT100 emulation; rock-solid Kermit Xfers
     filenames:   k65v37.arc ; k65doc.arc - docs ; k65src.arc - source

OmniCom by CDY Consulting (David Young)
     Emulates: VT100
     Text: 80 columns in gr.8
     File Xfer: XMODEM, Kermit
     Autodial: No
     Backscroll buffer: No
     Capture-to-disk: No
     Summary: Only option combining VT100, XMODEM, Kermit
     filename: omnicom.arc

PabQwk 2.0, 1 Feb 1994, shareware by Low-Budget Productions (Pab Sungenis)
     Requires: 128K XL/XE
     Emulates: n/a
     File Xfer: QWK upload/download
     Summary: The Professional QWK reader for the Atari 8-bits.  (QWK is a
     packet format created in the IBM BBS community for reading mail
     offline.) 

Term80 1.6 (8.25.95), by CTH Enterprises (Tom Hunt)
     Requires: MIO or Black Box
     Emulates: ANSI
     Text: 80 columns in gr.8
     File Xfer: XMODEM receive, YMODEM send/receive     
     Autodial: Yes
     Brackscroll buffer: No
     Capture-to-disk: Yes
     Summary: Designed for calling IBM ANSI BBSs at the highest possible
        speeds supported by the MIO and Black Box (14.4 Kbps)

VT850 B1, shareware by Curtis Laser
     Emulates: VT100/VT102 (plus complete VT220 keymap)
     Text: 40 columns in gr.0; 80 col. w/ XEP80
     File Xfer: None
     Autodial: No
     Backscroll buffer: No
     Capture-to-disk: Yes
     Summary: Only option for VT100 emulation on the XEP80; 1200bps top speed
     filename: vt850b1.arc

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