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Article #1163 (1170 is last):
From: cd827@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Jeffrey J. McWilliams)
>Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.spec.8bit
Subject: Re: FTe buys out Newell!
Reply-To: cd827@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Jeffrey J. McWilliams)
Date: Wed May 25 06:28:05 1994

In a previous article, bz284@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Mike W. Todd) says:

>If I recall correctly, OSNXL doesn't support the PBI.  Now, its been a while
>since I had my 130 with OSNXL/OmniMon out so I might be wrong.  Still,
>when I get back to the house I'll have to hook that system up and see how
>it works with an extra MIO.  Still, shouldn't be to hard for Mike to add
>PBI support, maybe even 816 support?  I'm just glad he stepped in and
>saved all the old Newell products - Never did get an OmniView, maybe I'll
>put that next on my list of things to get...should work well with my ATR
>in CPM mode.

That is correct.  I used to own an MIO,and it wouldn't work with either
the Omniview 256 or OSNXL chips, due to lack of PBI code.  Of course,
like you said, we can openly speculate about how PBI code and
816 support could be added to the OS, as well as upgrade OMNIMON
for the 816 as well.



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