In PC Mode, users are able to install and boot from their own choice
of operating system. Currently the Atari VCS supports Windows, various
flavors of Linux, and other operating systems that users may wish to
add such as Steam OS and Chrome OS.
One of the more anticipated features of the Atari VCS is PC Mode,
which allows you to install an operating system onto an external drive
and boot your VCS as a PC. Our goal is to make the Atari VCS as open
and flexible as possible while maintaining the be...
Installing an OS on an Internal vs External Hard Drive -- the boot
order for the Atari VCS is:
* external USB drive
* internal M.2 SSD drive
* Atari native OS
If you install an OS on an external drive, you simply connect the
drive to a USB port ...
You need to use a 64-bit version of Windows with the Atari VCS. We
have tested Windows 10 Home Edition, but you should have no problem
using other versions as long as they meet the 64-bit requirement.
_SELECTING EXTERNAL HARD DRIVES_ -- Windows is a lar...
External Hard Drive(s) -- Linux can run from a traditional USB flash
drive. We have tested both Unbuntu and Debian from flash drives. You
can get by with a 32GB drive, but we recommend a minimum of 64GB so
you have room to add applications and files. For ...
The Atari VCS comes with two 4GB SODIMM RAM modules for a total of 8GB
of RAM. The RAM can be upgraded to a maximum of 32GB.
RAM compatibility -- The Atari VCS is compatible with DDR4-2400 SODIMM
RAM. You must add RAM in pairs, so to achieve the ma...