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Saturday 30th June 2018

Actually there never was a 16Mhz version. They considered using the 68020 at 16Mhz but late in development the switched over to the 68030 running at 32Mhz. They kept tha bus at 16Mhz for technical reasons and for compatibility with ST apps though.

Sunday 22nd April 2012
Pieter van der Meer (Nederland)
Lineout homepage

The Atari TT was a success in some circles. Certainly it wasn''t a flop. But it wasn''t the big success that the Atari ST was. It was simply too pricey. Even if "Power without the price" was still true for this machine, it was more capable than the PCs or Amiga''s of its time. The latter all had bigger price tags. The reason why it wasn''t the success the ST was, was because the thing was aimed solely at business, while Atari had a loyal home computing following.
Anyway, it was a splendid machine. Every bit as reliable as the ST, but super fast and with even greater connectivity.

Thursday 29th December 2011

A few bits of information:
The TT/X with UNIX featured the standard TT hardware, the only difference that I am aware of was having the UNIX system pre-installed. It appears to have been very rare, even by TT standards, though it was not vaporware, and a few have turned up.

The Appletalk LAN port never had any software released to support it, though TOS 3.x (TT TOS) does "see" it. Appletalk LAN was also provided on the Falcon, so Atari seemed pretty confident that they would do something with it eventually.

Apparently the 256 colour TT-Low resolution (an odd addition to a system aimed mainly at high-res DTP and CAD/CAM applications) was apparently a hang over from the STe. The STe was originally intended to have this resolution but it was $ped from that design for some reason, but picked up again in the TT. Also, the "Spectrum" mode is not an "official" mode, but can be done using programming "tricks", and can actually use the full 4096 colours of the palette. The same tricks can be done on the STe and stock STs (with 512 instead of 4096 cols, due to their smaller palette). The name comes from the Spectrum 512 image editor, which famously used this trick in a very elegant way.

Finally, just to correct the RAM specification. The system can support up to 256mb TT-RAM (on a dedicated RAM card). ST-RAM was less, though I''m not sure of the upper limit.

Wednesday 18th August 2004
Melchior-Christoph v. d. Brincken (Germany / Berlin / wannaberupublic of Kreuzberg)

The Atari TT was a success. It completed the ST Line with an "professionel" machine. This encouraged the software developers. Especialy grafic apps got a boost. Calamus S and later SL (DTP), Retouche Pro (kind of Photoshop), Didiot Professional (DTP), Avantvektor Pro (kind of Illustrator) and Turbo CAD ST/TT version were published. The TT was a huge success.

Wednesday 30th October 2002
Karol (Poland)

I search atari tt I'm from poland

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