Category: Retro Computers

The Atari ST's classic "Busy Bee" icon.

Atari ST “Busy Bee” Icon Wallpaper

Continuing the run of the Atari ST’s clever icons in the TOS operating system, the ‘system busy’ state was represented by the Busy Bee. This downloadable ZIP file contains a 400×400 transparent PNG, and...

Amiga “Preferences” Icon Wallpaper

Workbench 1.0 through 1.2 included a classic and unique icon. “Preferences” featured a wonderful digital silhouette of the Amiga 1000, fronted by a bold orange question mark – simply inviting users to click and explore. This,...

Amiga "Say" icon wallpaper.

Amiga “Say” Icon Wallpaper

The Amiga was one of the first computers to include built-in speech synthesis. Packaged with the Workbench OS was a program called “Say“, which was little more than a simple CLI/Shell’ish box that allowed the user...

Workbench 3.0 Startup Screen.

Amiga Workbench 3.0 Startup/Boot screen Wallpaper

Released in 1992 along with the brand new Amiga 1200 and 4000 computers, Workbench 3.0 was an evolution of Workbench 2. It’s major changes included support for Commodore’s new AGA chipset. For the Workbench...

MyDOS version 3.11 for the Atari 8-bit computers.

Atari 8-bit MyDOS 3.011 Main Menu Wallpaper

There were several third-party operating systems available for the Atari 8-bit computers, and one of the most popular with enthusiasts was called MyDOS. Written by Charles Marslett through his company Workmark, Charles has released the...

Workbench 3.1 Startup Screen Wallpaper.

Amiga Workbench 3.1 Startup/Boot screen Wallpaper

By 1994, Commodore was dying, and dying quickly. Amiga marketshare was rapidly shrinking and the only profitable parts of the company left were the operations in Germany and the UK. Never-the-less, the engineering teams quashed tons...

AtariDOS 2.5 Main-Menu Screen.

AtariDOS 2.5 Main-Menu Screen Wallpaper

1983 started out very poorly for Atari’s home computer division. The 1200XL, quickly thrown together to battle the Commodore 64 and launched in January of that year, was ludicrously overpriced and stumbled out the...

Amiga Workbench 2.05 Bootscreen.

Amiga Workbench 2.0 Startup/Boot screen Wallpaper

Released in 1990 to coincide with the launch of the Amiga 3000, Workbench 2 was a familiar, yet different experience for veteran Amiga users. The colorful palette from Workbench 1.x was replaced by a...