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Frequently Asked Questions about Amiga

This FAQ about Amiga was compiled and written by Ignaz Kellerer with numerous contributions by others.

Part I: CPU, Custom chips, RAM and other stuff

-1.1 What are 68EC020, 68EC030 and 68LC040?
amiga FAQ: What are 68EC020, 68EC030 and 68LC040?
-1.2 What's an FPU?
amiga FAQ: What's an FPU?
-1.3 Can I use a 3.5' HD in my A1200?
amiga FAQ: Can I use a 3.5' HD in my A1200?

Part II: The Operating System

-2.0 or higher.
amiga FAQ: or higher.
-2.1 Can I use another Kickstart than the builtin?
amiga FAQ: Can I use another Kickstart than the builtin?
-2.2 The Graphical User Interface
amiga FAQ: The Graphical User Interface
-2.3.1 Icon collections and Backgrounds
amiga FAQ: .1 Icon collections and Backgrounds
-2.3 What is MUI?
amiga FAQ: What is MUI?
-2.4 What is the Amiga equivalent of . (Current directory)?
amiga FAQ: What is the Amiga equivalent of . (Current directory)?
-2.5.1 Using PIPE: in a standard AmigaShell environment
amiga FAQ: .1 Using PIPE: in a standard AmigaShell environment
-2.5.2 The Pipe command
amiga FAQ: .2 The Pipe command
-2.5.3 Pipe command support in AmigaShell
amiga FAQ: .3 Pipe command support in AmigaShell
-2.5.4 Quick usage guide
amiga FAQ: .4 Quick usage guide
-2.5.5 Related things
amiga FAQ: .5 Related things
-2.5.6 Troubleshooting
amiga FAQ: .6 Troubleshooting
-2.5 The PIPE: queue-handler
amiga FAQ: The PIPE: queue-handler
-2.6 ARexx, the program control language
amiga FAQ: ARexx, the program control language

Part III: How about Graphics?

-3.1 What are chunky and planar displays?
amiga FAQ: What are chunky and planar displays?
-3.2 What is doublebuffering?
amiga FAQ: What is doublebuffering?
-3.3 What monitors will work on my Amiga 1200/4000?
amiga FAQ: What monitors will work on my Amiga 1200/4000?
-3.4 How do I switch between PAL and NTSC?
amiga FAQ: How do I switch between PAL and NTSC?

Part IV: Programming

-4.10 What are pragmas?
amiga FAQ: What are pragmas?
-4.11 My Compiler/Linker is complaining about missing symbol xxx.
amiga FAQ: My Compiler/Linker is complaining about missing symbol xxx.
-4.12 Where do I find the function xxx?
amiga FAQ: Where do I find the function xxx?
-4.13.1 Current Version
amiga FAQ: .1 Current Version
-4.13.2 Requirements
amiga FAQ: .2 Requirements
-4.13.3 Authors
amiga FAQ: .3 Authors
-4.13.4 Sources for Gcc
amiga FAQ: .4 Sources for Gcc
-4.13.5 Inline Headers
amiga FAQ: .5 Inline Headers
-4.13.6 Amiga Libraries
amiga FAQ: .6 Amiga Libraries
-4.13.7 Installation
amiga FAQ: .7 Installation
-4.13.8 Compiling
amiga FAQ: .8 Compiling
-4.13.9 How to get help
amiga FAQ: .9 How to get help
-4.13 The GNU C compiler: general information and installation
amiga FAQ: The GNU C compiler: general information and installation
-4.1 What documentation do I need as an Amiga programmer?
amiga FAQ: What documentation do I need as an Amiga programmer?
-4.2 What is CATS?
amiga FAQ: What is CATS?
-4.3 Where do I get the Amiga includes?
amiga FAQ: Where do I get the Amiga includes?
-4.4 How do I become a developer?
amiga FAQ: How do I become a developer?
-4.5 What compilers (assemblers) are there?
amiga FAQ: What compilers (assemblers) are there?
-4.6 Those never working Esc sequences!
amiga FAQ: Those never working Esc sequences!
-4.7 Is it possible to use AmigaBasic on the A1200?
amiga FAQ: Is it possible to use AmigaBasic on the A1200?
-4.8 How do I localize my program?
amiga FAQ: How do I localize my program?
-4.9 How to obtain a pointer to a console's window
amiga FAQ: How to obtain a pointer to a console's window

Part V: Applications

-5.1 Text Editors
amiga FAQ: Text Editors
-5.2 What word processors are there?
amiga FAQ: What word processors are there?
-5.3 Desktop Publishing
amiga FAQ: Desktop Publishing
-5.4 What is TeX and where can I get it?
amiga FAQ: What is TeX and where can I get it?
-5.5.1 Amiga Font Formats
amiga FAQ: .1 Amiga Font Formats
-5.5.2 Frequently Requested Amiga Fonts
amiga FAQ: .2 Frequently Requested Amiga Fonts
-5.5.3 Commercial Font Sources
amiga FAQ: .3 Commercial Font Sources
-5.5.4 Non-Latin fonts on the Amiga
amiga FAQ: .4 Non-Latin fonts on the Amiga
-5.5.5 Amiga Font Installation
amiga FAQ: .5 Amiga Font Installation
-5.5.6 Amiga Font Utilities
amiga FAQ: .6 Amiga Font Utilities
-5.5.7 Making Outline Fonts
amiga FAQ: .7 Making Outline Fonts
-5.5.8 Problems and Possible Solutions
amiga FAQ: .8 Problems and Possible Solutions
-5.5 Are there any Postscript interpreters?
amiga FAQ: Are there any Postscript interpreters?
-5.6.1 Japanese editors and viewers
amiga FAQ: .1 Japanese editors and viewers
-5.6.2 Chinese text viewers
amiga FAQ: .2 Chinese text viewers
-5.6 How to deal with Non-Latin texts?
amiga FAQ: How to deal with Non-Latin texts?

Part VI: Emulators

-7.1 Can I run Unix on my Amiga?
amiga FAQ: Can I run Unix on my Amiga?
-7.2 Is it possible to use the Amiga as X11 terminal?
amiga FAQ: Is it possible to use the Amiga as X11 terminal?
-7.3 Is there a way to start MS-Dos programs?
amiga FAQ: Is there a way to start MS-Dos programs?
-7.4 How to mount MsDos-formatted Syquests on Amiga
amiga FAQ: How to mount MsDos-formatted Syquests on Amiga

Part VII: Miscellaneous

-8.1 Is there any unix version of LhA?
amiga FAQ: Is there any unix version of LhA?
-8.2 What are files ending with ...?
amiga FAQ: What are files ending with ...?
-8.3 Is there a Stacker-like utility to pack my hard drive?
amiga FAQ: Is there a Stacker-like utility to pack my hard drive?
-8.4 Where do I get Fish disk xxx?
amiga FAQ: Where do I get Fish disk xxx?

Part VIII: Where and how do I get software and other informations?

-9.10 Other FAQ's
amiga FAQ: Other FAQ's
-9.1 Files and databases on freely distributable software
amiga FAQ: Files and databases on freely distributable software
-9.2 A collection of tests
amiga FAQ: A collection of tests
-9.3 Getting files from a FTP server
amiga FAQ: Getting files from a FTP server
-9.4 Getting files from a Mail server
amiga FAQ: Getting files from a Mail server
-9.5 Getting files from a mailbox
amiga FAQ: Getting files from a mailbox
-9.6.1 The Amiga Library disks
amiga FAQ: .1 The Amiga Library disks
-9.6.2 The Fresh Fish CD-Roms
amiga FAQ: .2 The Fresh Fish CD-Roms
-9.6 The Fish PD series
amiga FAQ: The Fish PD series
-9.7 How do I Read and write MS-Dos disks?
amiga FAQ: How do I Read and write MS-Dos disks?
-9.8 How do I split large files?
amiga FAQ: How do I split large files?
-9.9 Discussing things
amiga FAQ: Discussing things









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