Driven by Atari! - and Linux
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:
- Microsoft Internet Explorer
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
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
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
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