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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 Inc. (WCI), the media and entertainment conglomerate.

The 800XL/65XE/130XE/800XE computers and XE System console were marketed from
1984-1992 by Atari, Corp./Atari Corporation, 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 S.A. of Paris, France. http://www.atari.com/

ABOUT THIS DOCUMENT
Kept by Michael Current, mic...@mcurrent.name

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

It is also kept at: https://mcurrent.name/atari-8-bit/welcome.txt

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
https://atariage.com/forums/forum/12-atari-8-bit-computers/

Atari 8-Bit Computers forum at atari.io
https://forums.atari.io/forum/15-atari-8-bit-computers/

SOFTWARE
http://www.atarimania.com/ "The World's Finest Atari Database"
https://a8.fandal.cz/ Games, Demos
https://www.atarionline.pl/ Games, Demos
http://ftp.pigwa.net/ or ftp://ftp.pigwa.net/ "Total Demoscene Archive"
http://www.mushca.com/f/atari/ Homesoft's Disk Images (games)

MUSIC
http://asma.atari.org/ Atari SAP Music Archive

INFORMATION
Atari 8-Bit Computers: Frequently Asked Questions (Michael Current)
https://mcurrent.name/atari-8-bit/faq.txt
http://www.atari800xl.eu/

Atari 8-Bit Computers: Vendors and Developers (Michael Current)
https://mcurrent.name/atari-8-bit/vendev.txt

Easter egg list (Atari Compendium)
http://www.ataricompendium.com/game_library/easter_eggs/a48/atari8bit.html

AtariWiki (Carsten Strotmann)
https://atariwiki.org/

Atariki - the Online Encyclopedia of atari.area (Polish)
http://atariki.krap.pl/

Atari 8-Bit Cartridges (PitfallJones)
http://www.pitfalljones.com/atari.htm

Atari 8-bit Software Preservation Initiative
http://www.a8preservation.com/

USER GROUPS
ABBUC - Atari Bit Byter User Club
https://abbuc.de/

ABBUC Regionalgruppe Frankfurt / Main (RAF)
https://abbuc.de/~raf/

ACEC - Atari Computer Enthusiasts of Columbus
http://acec.atari.org/ or https://www.angelfire.com/oh4/acec/acec.html

Atari klub - s.p.h.v.t.
http://www.atariklub.cz/

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

SLCC - San Leandro Computer Club
https://slcc.wdgeo.com/

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

Southern California Atari Users Group (SCAUG)
http://galacticjourney.org/scaug/

MAGAZINES IN PRINT
PRO(C) ATARI -- print, quarterly, German/English editions (Markus Roesner)
https://proc-atari.de/

Excel -- print, bimonthly (Robert Stuart)
https://excel-retro-mag.co.uk/
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