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Re: Atari ST? (Re: My first computer was... )

by YuckFoo (Abbot)
on Jul 12, 2003 at 17:03 UTC ( #273645=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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in thread My first computer was...

Atari 1040ST rocks! A whole freakin' meg of memory for a sweet price. Graphics were great. The built in MIDI port was cool. I was damn near as productive with the GFA Compiled Basic as I am with Perl. Well, maybe productive is the wrong word, but it had the fun factor. Now if I can just find my boot disk...


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Re: Re: Atari ST? (Re: My first computer was... )
by hatter (Pilgrim) on Jul 17, 2003 at 09:54 UTC
    GFA Basic was certainly excellent, both compiler and interpreter, junked a lot of the bad things about basic, added in a handful of C-like and assembly options, even a reasonable IDE.

    I'm guessing the ST isn't on the list though because it was never very big in the US; the amiga was more popular, whereas in europe the ST was the hobbyists choice. It wasn't my first computer, but I've still got a 520STfm and a Mega STE.

    the hatter

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