Win cool Jaguar
Brought to you in association
with Atari Workshop,
MyAtari is pleased to be able to offer its readers the
opportunity to win either a fabulous Iron
Soldier poster, a superb Alien vs Predator poster
or a collectable Jaguar sticker!
All you need to do is... complete
the Atari puzzle below and send your answers to MyAtari
at firstname.lastname@example.org (one entry per reader). Three winners will
be chosen at random from the correct entries received
1st June 2001.
Tip: I recommend getting hold of a
copy of The Atari A to Z.
When submitting your entry, please
include your e-mail address and place the following
prizes in order of preference (Jaguar
Soldier or Alien
vs Predator poster). Good
- A process that erases the contents
of a floppy disk.
- What a computer does when turned
- The name of Atari's multi-tasking
- What Atari computers very rarely
do but PC's do quite frequently ;-)
- The version of GDOS using the
Bitstream Speedo Font Scaler technology that replaced
- Typically eight bits in length
and usually the smallest unit of access to memory
in many computers.
- A monitor has thousands of them.
The greater number of them, the greater the
- Otherwise known as TOS 1.04.
- A type of software that is released
into the public domain for which no payment is required.
- Short for "American Standard
Code for Information Interchange".
- The port found on the ST-TT range
of computers consisting of a 19-pin D male socket
which supports the connection of external devices.
- This disk was bundled with almost
all Atari computers in the ST-TT range.
- A GEM dialog that allows the
user to select files, paths and drives from predetermined
- A games console manufactured
by Atari that was years ahead of its time!
- Atari's attempt at a portable
laptop computer. It had an internal hard drive and
LCD screen but suffered from poor battery life.
- From TOS 1.04, it was possible
to do this from the keyboard by pressing the [Control],
[Alternate] and [Delete] keys together.
- An interface standard used for
linking up to seven other devices to a computer.
Commonly used for hard drives and scanners.
- A name of a device port capable
of transmitting data simultaneously which is often
used to connect a printer.
- The GEM mouse cursor icon that
is displayed whenever the ST-Falcon range of computer
is processing data.
- An area of memory that has its
contents maintained by the power from a small battery
which may be updated using appropriate software.
- The ST-Falcon range of computer
had these ports built in from the start which contributed
to its popularity and wide-spread use.
- A US based company that produces,
among others, the 68000 (as used in the ST and Jaguar)
and 68030 (as used in the Falcon030).
- A small graphical symbol used
to represent a file, folder or hardware such as
a program file or a disk drive. Commonly found,
but not restricted to, the desktop.
- An area of memory that can be
read but not written to.
- A weapon of destruction that
is displayed on ST-Falcon screens when programs
- An area of memory that
contains highly detailed information about the microcomputer,
its software and hardware capabilities and current
settings. Also, an object in the kitchen that contains
- A compact memory expansion
board which can be found in some STE computers.
- A type
of image or font that is constructed from a grid
- A working environment
implemented on the ST-Falcon range of computers
that is a form of GUI.
- A hardware device that is commonly
used as a form of copyright protection (as used
by Steinberg Cubase and EMAGIC Notator).
- A word that doesn't really mean
anything! The Falcon030 was supposed to be this
(and more!) because it could display and manipulate
data (text, images, audio and video) in weird and
wonderful ways. Often hyped.
- The corporation we all knew and
loved but has since died (RIP).
- What you see is what you get!
Clear and simple ;-)
- High-speed, read-write memory.
- A microcomputer manufactured
by Atari and was the successor to the STFM.
- The Control Panel accessory written
for TOS that had the ability to load and unload
modules on the fly.
- The name of the ill fated Atari
microcomputer without a keyboard or mouse.
- Atari's version of a hard disk
- The name of the operating system
found in the ST-Falcon range.
- A type of software that is released
into the public domain which may be used (usually
for a specified amount of time or under conditions
specified in the accompanying documentation) before
payment is required.
- The part of TOS that provides
the window/icon interface.
- A device receives electrical
input and produces output on paper or card. Output
can be either B&W or in colour.
- Commonly the principle input
device to a microcomputer. The device can be separate
or integral to the microcomputer.
- This term is used to describe
the size of a screen. The ST range is limited to
three as does the TT range while the Falcon030 has
these and more!
- The name of the hand-held games
console by Atari that, in my opinion, was twice
as good as Nintendo's GameBoy.
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