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+Hatari is an Atari ST and STE emulator for Linux, BSD, BeOS, Mac OS X and
+other systems that are supported by the SDL library. The Atari ST was a
+16/32 bit computer system which was first released by Atari in 1985. Using
+the Motorola 68000 CPU, it was a very popular computer having quite a lot
+of CPU power at that time.
+Unlike many other Atari ST emulators which try to give you a good
+environment for running GEM applications, Hatari tries to emulate the
+hardware of a ST as close as possible so that it is able to run most
+of the old ST games and demos.
+Hatari is open source software and is distributed under the terms of the
+GNU General Public License (GPL). The SF project page is available at:
+Before you can actually run the emulator, you also need a TOS image
+file. TOS is the built-in operating system of the Atari 16/32 bit
+computers. Since it is not possible to ship one of these image files
+with Hatari, you either have to create your own image from your Atari
+or you have to use EmuTOS, a free TOS replacement.
+It's also possible to download the ROM images from the net. See the
+package hatari_tos_roms, also on
+EmuTOS is included in this package, so you can run at least some ST
+applications without installing the real ROMs, but not many programs
+work with EmuTOS (especially not games).