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Web browsing on the Atari ST with a CosmosEx

This screenshot shows CAB rendering my personal website. This instance of CAB is running on an Atari Mega STe.

Probably the best retrocomputing purchase I’ve made in recent years is the CosmosEx, a cool peripheral for Atari ST, STe, TT, and Falcon computers.

Soon after I bought it, creator Jookie added “screencasting”, a feature which lets you control your Atari remotely through a web browser. Amazing!

Around that time, Jookie was also working on a replacement STiNG-compatible internet driver. The idea was to provide TCP-IP to the Atari through the CosmosEx. Internet apps which support STiNG, such as CAB, the Crystal Atari Browser, would “just work.”

Fast-forward to this week. I decided to see if Jookie ever got the drivers were working. Turns out he did!

Keep reading to see how I set everything up.

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Happy birthday, Atari Jaguar

The Atari Jaguar 64-bit interactive multimedia system.

The Atari Jaguar 64-bit interactive multimedia system.

This week marks the 20th anniversary of the release of the Atari Jaguar in San Francisco and New York City.

Last year I wrote about Christmas 1993 when my parents surprised me and my brothers with an Atari Jaguar. Because the Jaguar wasn’t available nationwide yet, my parents teamed up with an uncle in California to obtain it.

In the 20 years since then, I sold or gave away all my other old Ataris — the 2600, 800, 130XE, 520ST and 1040STe — though I wish I still had all of them.

But the Jaguar remains — and it has new life because my kids now enjoy it.

Here’s a look back at this console that meant so much to us.
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The FBI’s Atari files

Did you know Atari was investigated by the FBI over a scheme in which they imported Japanese DRAM chips to the U.S. from their plant in Taiwan and resold the chips at greatly inflated prices?

Neither did I, until tonight, when I stumbled across an awesome website called AtariLeaks.

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