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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 video game system.

The 400/800/1200XL/600XL/800XL computers were produced from 1979-1984 by
Atari, Inc., of Sunnyvale, California, USA, while Atari was a division of
Warner Communications.

The 800XL/65XE/130XE/800XE computers and XE game system were produced from
1984-1992 by Atari Corp., also based in Sunnyvale, California, USA.

Today, the Atari computer intellectual property rights, along with the
home market rights to the Atari trademark itself, are owned by
Atari Interactive, Inc., a subsidiary of Atari, SA of Lyon, France.

Kept by Michael Current,

The latest version of this document is posted to these Usenet newsgroups
every 10 days: comp.sys.atari.8bit, comp.answers, news.answers

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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

    Programs for Atari's 6502-based orphans.

    Attacking and defending Atari computers.

    Atari related hard/software announcements. (Moderated)
    Moderator: Kevin Savetz
    comp.sys.atari.announce web page: 

    Programming on the Atari computer.

  Atari 8-Bit family (forum sponsored by Atari, Inc.)

  Atari 8-Bit Computers forum at AtariAge

SOFTWARE "The World's Finest Atari Database" Games, Demos Games, Demos or "Total Demoscene Archive"

  XL Search "The Atari 8-Bit File Archive Search Engine" (Bill Kendrick) or

  Atari SAP Music Archive,

  Atari 8-Bit Computers: Frequently Asked Questions  (Michael Current) (multipart edition)

  Atari 8-Bit Computers: Vendors and Developers  (Michael Current) (multipart ed.)

  Atari 8-bit New User, Emulator Help FAQ  (Bill Kendrick)

  Atari Disk Image FAQ  (Steve Tucker)
  Cartridge List for the Classic Atari 800/XL/XE Computers  (Andrew Krieg)

  Atari BBS List  (Trevor Holyoak)

  Easter Egg Compendium and Contest  (Digital Press) --Atari 400-800-XL-XE-XEGS computers

  ABACUS - Atari Bay Area Computer User Society

  ABBUC - Atari Bit Byter User Club

  ABBUC HAR - Hanover ABBUC Regional Group

  ABBUC RAF - Frankfurt ABBUC Regional Group

  ABBUC RENO - ABBUC Regional Group North

  ACEC - Atari Computer Enthusiasts of Columbus

  AKPV - Atariklub Prostejov

  IMAGE - Indiana-Michigan Atari Group Exchange
  20087 Roosevelt Rd, South Bend IN 46614-5026, USA

  SCAT - Suburban Chicago ATarians

  SLCC - San Leandro Computer Club

  SPACE - Saint Paul Atari Computer Enthusiasts

NEWS SOURCES (in addition to comp.sys.atari.announce)
  Atari Online News, Etc. -- A-ONE Online Magazine  (Dana P. Jacobson)

  ATARItoday  (Andreas Bertelmann)

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