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- What is MUI?
- What is Double Buffering?
- What is PostScript and how do I use it?
- What's the difference between 2.5 and 3.5 inch hard drives?
- How come most games and demos don't show up on the Workbench?
- What do the pull-down menus do on Workbench?
- Why is the Amiga so slow?
- What is ARexx?
- What is a file system?
- Can I use PC CD-ROMs?
- Why should I get a hard drive?
- Which is better, SCSI or IDE?
- Why is some memory faster?
- What is Virtual Memory?
- What's the difference between Bitmap and Structured image?
- What's the difference between Zorro II and Zorro III interfaces?
- Can I upgrade my OCS/ECS Amiga to AGA?
- How fast is my Amiga compared to PC and Apple Macintosh?
- Can I network my Amiga with another Amiga or PC?
- Can I emulate an Amiga on my PC?
- Can I use an accelerator/memory card and a PCMCIA product together?
- What are ToolTypes?
- What is an animated icon?
- How many colours can an icon have?
- What is the Demo Scene?
- What is the Siamese System?
- How much memory has my Amiga got?
- Can I use a VGA monitor on my Amiga?
- What is a Volume?
- What is a partition?
- What is Usenet?
- What is Directory Opus?
- What is Executive?
- What kind of modem can I use on my Amiga?
- If I expand my Amiga will I have to get a new power supply as well?
- Can I read and write Amiga disks on my PC?
- Can I connect a PC high density drive to my Amiga?
- What are Guru numbers?
- How do I capture pictures from my video and save them for use on Amiga?
- Should I upgrade my Kickstart to OS3.1?
- What type of soundcard does my Amiga have?
- What is AHI?
- Can I use Zorro II cards in a Zorro II slot?
- What type of memory do I need to play back samples in Octamed?
- What will happen to my Amiga during the year 2000?
- Can I expand my Amiga 1200 beyond 2Mb?
- Can I use Virtual Reality glasses with my Amiga?
- Can I play RealAudio on my Amiga?
- Can I play MPEG audio on my Amiga?
- Can I use my A500 accelerator on my A1200?
- What is the screen resolution is of the Philips 8833 monitor?
- Where I can find the AmigaGuide documents for writing my own guide?
- What PD programs support the gif89a format as used on the Internet?
- Is there a datatype or other means for viewing Windows BitMaP (BMP) files?
- Where can I find more on the second-generation LZX files that are now owned by Microsoft?
- I want to monitor how many times my site is hit. Is there an easy solution?
- I have a number of .DBM files. How do I play them?
- Can I extract DMS files directly to my hard drive or do I have to copy them to disk?
- What is the ELF format?
- On my browser for sending files and e-mails there are three options. What do they mean?
- What is Enforcer?
- Where can I find drivers for flatbed scanners?
- Do Amiga graphics cards use Chip RAM, Fast RAM, or their own memory?
- What is IconX?
- Can I use an LS120 SuperFloppy with my Amiga?
- What software can I use to write CDs on the Amiga?
- Is there a program that can convert a MOD file into an Audio CD track?
- Can I network an Amiga with a Windows-Based PC?
- Can I use Photo CDs on my Amiga?
- Is there a free application that will help me recover data from a previously formatted Amiga disk?
- How can I prevent Multiview from printing in red ink on my colour printer?
- How can I sample directly to hard drive on my Amiga?
- What scanners are Amiga compatible, and how do I find OCR software for them?
- What is an E-Mail signature?
- I need to Telnet to another machine. What software can I use?
- How do I view .WMF files?
- What is the best way of getting a PC and Amiga to use the same monitor, keyboard and printer?
- Why do I need a buffered IDE interface?
- I have an A1200 fitted with a Zorro Z3i board. Does this mean I can now use Zorro III cards?
- Can I buy a graphics card for the A1200?
- What accelerators can be bought for the A500?
- What accelerators can be bought for the A600?
- Is there any way I can place my Amiga and PC in the same tower case?
- Which Zorro graphics card is better, Cybergraphx or Picasso?
- A game tells me to unplug my external disk drive or disable my hard drive. Is there anything I can do about this?
- When using a particular piece of hardware with my Amiga it begins to heat up. Is there something wrong with it?
- Which one should I buy, accelerators or memory cards?
- Can I upgrade my machine from just 2Mb Chip RAM?
- Can I use more than one SCSI interface at the same time?
- Can I view Adobe Acrobat files?
- Is there anyway that I can change my background, boot picture, and sound samples so that they boot randomly?
- If I add Zorro slot to my A1200, will they interfere with the PCMCIA port?
- What software do I need to get on the Internet using my Amiga?
- I have read about a program that increases the memory speed on the PowerPC cards. Do you know where I can get it from?
- What niche markets do other systems fill?
- What is the CD32?
- Can I use a CD32 Kickstart 3.1 Rom in an A1200?
- How do I read Mac disks on my A1200?
- Inside my A2000 I have noticed a 26 way pin strip in front of the serial port. What is it?
- When I open a text file from a PC disk a extra blank line is displayed after each line of text. I have tried using the tools that came with CrossDOS to no avail. What can I do?
- Do I need a Memory management Unit to use virtual memory?
- When I try to copy some game disks to hard drive a message appears saying "NOT A DOS DISK." Does this mean that I cannot install these games to hard drive?
- I have seen a program that claims to allow the user to write to any CD drive. Does this work?
- What are AmigaGuide files?
- What sort of memory does the GVP 1230 accelerator take?
- On the A1200 and A4000 motherboards there is a jumper which allows you to swap between 2Mb and 8Mb of Chip ram. Is there any way that this can be set to 8Mb?
- Does the AmigaOS have a scripting language?
- Does the AmigaOS support Java?
- Does the AmigaOS support 16-bit and 24-bit colour?
- What machines does the AmigaOS run on?
- How much of the AmigaOS is portable?
- Does the AmigaOS support QuickTime?
- Could AmigaOS ever be developed to the set-top market?
- Does the AmigaOS support TCP/IP?
- Can I run BeOS on my PowerPC-based Amiga?
- What is a Cookie?
- What is a FPU?
- What is the maximum hard disk size the AmigaOS can support?
- What type of keyboard interface should I buy for my A1200T?
- What is a MMU?
- How can I get requestors to appear directly under my mouse pointer?
- How long can file/folder names be?
- Can I upgrade my OCS Amiga to ECS?
- How do I pronounce AmigaOS?
- Is the AmigaOS a real time OS?
- Where can I get an ARexx manual?
- Can I scan double my Amiga display?
- I have heard about the updated version of the Zip drive, ZipPlus. Does this drive have built in termination?
- What is the Video Toaster?
- What is the Amiga Deathbed Vigil Story?
- Is there anyway that I can program my Playstation using my Amiga?
- What is Warp3D?
- I find that 31 characters are not enough for my filenames. Is there anything that will allow longer names?
- Is there any way of replacing the standard workbench scroll bars?
- How can my Amiga read web pages to me using a program such as AWeb or IBrowse using the Amiga speech synthesiser?
- When I boot Workbench a disk icon appears with the name "RAM 0", what is it?
- Can I attach a parallel port Zip drive to my Amiga?
- Is there a Macro program for the Amiga, similar to Recorder on the PC?
- Why can't I run many of my older applications and games?
- How easy is it to remove the Kickstart ROM from an A1200?
- What is ICQ and can my Amiga use it?
- How do I display the Early Startup Screen on my VGA monitor?
- Where can I find documentation on the AGA chipset?
- Can I upgrade my CDTV to AmigaOS 3.1?
- What advantages does Workbench 3.1 have over the standard 3.0 ROM currently in my A1200?
- I am about to buy an Ateo tower and an Eyetech EZ Tower case. Will this combination work as expected?
- My hard drive capacity is written on the drive but when I format, it is around 5 megabytes less. Is something wrong with the drive?
- How can I read CD-ROMs with Windows 95 long filenames on the Amiga?
- I'm looking for a program that can sample directly from CD to the hard drive without the need for a sound sampler. Where can I find one?
- I am looking for a new, free file system for use with my Amiga hard drive. What options are available?
- Why did Gateway buy the Amiga?
- Where can I find a screen grabber that works with Gfx cards?
- Who was Joe Pillow?
- I have seen 4Gb+ hard drives available but have heard that the Amiga cannot handle these as standard. Is this true?
- My accelerator does not seem to be as fast as it should be. What can I do?
- Are there any Amiga-specific Amiga Internet Service Providers available?
- Is there a FAQ for the Apollo accelerator cards available?
- Can I use ASDL on my Amiga?
- My phone company charges online time by the minute. How do I keep track of my phone bill?
- What is the second ROM socket for in the CD32?
- I have heard about all of these devices that plug onto the clock header, where exactly is it?
- What is the best Ethernet solution for an a1200?
- Can I plug a faster processor into the socket of my current one without buying a new accelerator?
- Is there a program available that create a complete backup of your hard drive, similar to Drive Image on Windows?
- Can I compile Java programs on the Amiga
- What is the best way to learn HTML quickly?
- Are there any Internet games available for the Amiga?
- Is it possible to access the internet through a standard modem from another computer via LAN, so both computers are connected at the same time?
- Can I overclock my processor to a faster speed?
- I have a Pace 56, is there any way I can upgrade the flash rom with the latest firmware?
- Is it possible to play a Quake death match over a null modem cable using an Amiga and a PC?
- I need a program that can download part of a website without having to visit all of the pages and manually saving them myself.
- Can I use Rexx under Linux?
- Can I use PowerUP software under WarpOS?
- Where has Linux come from?
- What are the differences between Amiga Incorporated, Amiga Technologies, and Amiga International?
- Can I read FAT32 hard disks on the Amiga?
- Why have Gateway used the Amiga name to produce a machine that has nothing to do with the Amiga?
- Who owns the rights to the Commodore 64 and other 8-bit machines?
- How do digital cameras work?

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