Great guide and thought into walking a novice through ATalk... This particular post sticks out to me also relative to the "high school sweetheart" vs "upgrade".. Since I have gotten back into vintage computing going on I am thinking 15 years now (wow time going fast) I have gone through several phases if you will.. I have a 1200 upgraded with various modern upgrades, flat screen tv etc., Vampired A500 (speaks for itself) and other such.. Now after all this time I find those sitting in boxes on the shelf and I am back where I started with the 500. Why.. Well long story but short version is my friend in High School had one (we couldnt afford a computer in house) and I spent so much time his house on that thing. I mean really I learned computers on that 500. The one I have now is far upgraded over that original one but MOSTLY period correct upgrades ex: A590 hard drive etc. Anyway I wanted to mention that after all this time I have found I want to go back to pure period old stuff. Good ol CRT 1084 monitor with WB 1.3. I also dont want to forget a mention on the 1000 as my OTHER friend had one of those at that time but I didnt spend as much time on that one but it was still and Amiga and a blast...Shot97 wrote: ↑Mon Jan 02, 2017 2:51 pmIn their love for all things Amiga I feel people often forget about their high school sweetheart in favor of the upgraded blond bombshell... But love is not only an attraction, it is a choice. My enjoyment is in finding all the new and fantastic things I can do with my first crush there. I've done the 1200 thing via emulation... I had it browsing the world wide web, I had this high resolution picture of the Enterprise as a wallpaper... Not saying it can't be fun, but I will say loudly there's a lot more fun to be had on the good old 500 than most people realize. They don't even need to upgrade the kickstart. I've got MagicWB on mine, which is not even supported, but can be done. I love finding new and impressive ways to be more of a power user on that thing... Because as nice as the blond bombshell might be, at the time she was introduced there were more impressive models coming from the PC world... When introduced the Amiga blew everything away, and that very same model was still blowing off socks into the mid 90's because of what she could do with what she had. Older but damn impressive. Everyone can flock to the newer Amiga's because of ease or because they do more, but "impressive" they never were. Now if I had a 1200 I'm sure I'd get some use out of it, but it's the 500 I love, and it's the 500 I "choose".