The Oric Atmos is one of the machines I used a lot in my youth. Alas my old one broke down and we swapped it away. Also alas so far have not found back tapes of the programs I wrote back then.
One of the best looking 8-bits ever made.
For me, the Oric is one of the best looking 8 bits ever made. Very beautiful case in black and orange colours. Also an excellent BASIC dialect with a good manual as well. Enabled programming in HIRES quite easily. Was never very popular in the Nethetlands back then, so did not have much commercial software with it.
Recently re-acquired my present Oric Atmos. Still a great looking machine. Added several parts of new hardware to make it more usable with modern mass storage. In the end it became a pan-European collection:
- main unit from Sweden (obtained privately via Facebook group)
- power supply unit from Spain via MiComputer
- SCART video cable from the UK via RetroComputerShack
- Erebus SD memory tape emulator from the UK via 8Bit-Tronics
- Cumana Reborn USB to floppy emulator from Poland via SellMyRetro