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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.
  http://corporate.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 10 days: comp.sys.atari.8bit, comp.answers, news.answers

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   http://www.faqs.org/faqs/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 USENET NEWSGROUPS
  alt.binaries.comp.atari8bit
    Programs for Atari's 6502-based orphans.

  comp.sys.atari.advocacy
    Attacking and defending Atari computers.

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

  comp.sys.atari.programmer
    Programming on the Atari computer.

WEB FORUMS
  Atari 8-Bit family (forum sponsored by Atari, Inc.)
  http://www.ataricommunity.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=524

  Atari 8-Bit Computers forum at AtariAge
  http://www.atariage.com/forums/index.php?showforum=12

SOFTWARE
  http://www.atarimania.com/ "The World's Finest Atari Database"
  http://atari.fandal.cz/ Games, Demos
  http://www.atarionline.pl/ Games, Demos
  http://ftp.pigwa.net/ or ftp://ftp.pigwa.net/ "Total Demoscene Archive"

  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://www.faqs.org/faqs/atari-8-bit/faq/
  http://www.faqs.org/faqs/atari-8-bit/faq/preamble.html (multipart edition)

  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://www.faqs.org/faqs/atari-8-bit/vendev/
  http://www.faqs.org/faqs/atari-8-bit/vendev/preamble.html (multipart ed.)

  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/
  
  Cartridge List for the Classic Atari 800/XL/XE Computers  (Andrew Krieg)
  http://my.execpc.com/~krieg/links/8bit.carts

  Atari BBS List  (Trevor Holyoak)
  http://atari.holyoak.com/ATARIBBS.TXT

  Easter Egg Compendium and Contest  (Digital Press)
  http://www.digitpress.com/eastereggs/ --Atari 400-800-XL-XE-XEGS computers

USER GROUPS
  ABACUS - Atari Bay Area Computer User Society
  http://www.abacusonline.org/

  ABBUC - Atari Bit Byter User Club
  http://www.abbuc.de/

  ABBUC HAR - Hanover ABBUC Regional Group
  http://www.bertelmann.org/har/

  ABBUC RAF - Frankfurt ABBUC Regional Group
  http://www.abbuc-raf.de/

  ABBUC RENO - ABBUC Regional Group North
  http://andymanone.dyndns.org/reno/

  ACEC - Atari Computer Enthusiasts of Columbus
  http://acec.atari.org/

  AKPV - Atariklub Prostejov
  http://atariklub.prostejov.cz/

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

  SCAT - Suburban Chicago ATarians
  http://www.scatarians.org/

  SLCC - San Leandro Computer Club
  http://william_george.tripod.com/slcc/

  SPACE - Saint Paul Atari Computer Enthusiasts
  http://space.atari.org/

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

  ATARItoday  (Andreas Bertelmann)
  http://www.ataritoday.net/

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