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Article #456 (635 is last): From: xx004@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Atari SIG) Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.news Subject: SpartaDOS Project by Nelson Nieves Reply-To: xx004@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Atari SIG) Date: Thu Oct 17 17:32:49 1996 PRESS RELEASE November 30, 1995 To all ATARI 8-bit users who use SpartaDOS as their main disk operating system. My name is Nelson Nieves. I want to announce my intentions to support the ATARI 8-bit computer and users running SpartaDOS. The programs are modeled after MS-DOS and Norton Utilities on the IBM platform. Among the following programs in development are: vUnErase - view and/or unerase deleted files or directories; recover partial deleted files to other disks or hard-drive partitions. XCopy -- will use the extra 64k on 130XE computers for faster read and write operations; SpartaDOS 3.2x users will be able to take advantage of archival copies when used in combination with FAtr. DeFrag -- a two part utility, defragmentor with a separate directory optimizer. I have created a sample file (in ARC format), it contains full working versions of several of the programs that will be released commercially in mid 1996, a list of programs under development, and a questionnaire for you to fill in and mail back. The sample files are NNTOOLS.ARC and NNTOOLS.TXT. They are now available on the Internet at FTP site: atari.archive.umich.edu atari/8bit/New It will be moved by the keeper of the 8bit archives (Jody Lenn) when he gets a chance. A link to it should also be in "Newitems" at the same time that it is moved. I'm guessing it'll be put in the "Spartados" directory. NNTOOLS.ARC should also be available on GEnie and BBSes across the U.S. For those of you who cannot ftp or get the file from GEnie send $10.00 U.S. dollars for the sample file to: Nelson Nieves, ATTN: ATARI 8-bit project, P.O. BOX 1702, Hatillo, PR 00659-1702 Let me know in which disk format: [ ] ATARI 8-bit SpartaDOS [ ] IBM 360k 5 1/4 [ ] IBM 1.2Mb 5 1/4 [ ] IBM 720k 3 1/2 [ ] IBM 1.44Mb 3 1/2 Questions? Call 1 (809) 820-3135. From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. eastern standard time. Ask for Nelson.