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The pages on this site are Copyright © 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, Terry K. Ross
Hardware used:
Atari 1040STe, Atari TT030, Nova Graphics Card.
Digital Celebris 1100xl (P120) with Definite Linux & Caldera Open Linux
Software used:
Everest Text Editor with occasional assistance from HTML3_UC.KRZ or Joe, and CAB (The Crystal Atari Browser) Versions 1.5, 2.0 and 2.7. All graphics are original (with the exception of some buttons to remote sites) and were created, manipulated or converted using TruePaint, Invision Elite and GrafTool on the Atari side.
On the Linux side, I primarily use gEdit, GXedit and occasionally Netscape Composer for creating the pages, and The GIMP for graphics.
Pages were tested using:
Personal hardware:
  • ST Medium resolution
  • ST High resolution
  • TT Low resolution
  • TT Medium resolution
  • TT at various resolutions and color levels w/Nova card.
  • PC: Linux, Windows 98, Windows NT at various resolutions and color levels.
  • CAB 1.5/2.0/2.7
  • The Light of Adamas browser
  • WENSuite browser
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer, Netscape and Amaya with Win98/WinNT
  • Netscape, Amaya and Lynx with Linux.
Other input received from users of:
  • iBrowse
  • Netscape
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Lynx

Why Atari?

Why not? It's what I like. Don't misinterpret me, I fully understand and respect the capabilities of todays PCs and Macs, they just don't interest me.

I've been involved with computers for about twenty years now. I've owned or used, and programmed, everything from single board computers with 256 bytes of RAM, a hex keypad and an 8-digit LED display, through mainframes, so I have a pretty good idea of my likes and dislikes.

I prefer Ataris over PCs for the same reason that I would prefer walking or motorcycling over taking an airplane or a bus. I like to get my hands dirty, see the scenery, and feel I'm taking an active part in the adventure. I don't get that feeling with a PC. With a PC (which I use every day at work), I feel like I'm just along for the ride. I don't need some programmers in Redmond figuring out where I'd like to go today, thank you.

Terry K. Ross

The author is
a member of
The HTML Writers Guild

Handcrafted in Maine, with Atari and Linux.