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Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.mags
From: aj848@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current)
Subject: Z*Net: 26-Apr-91 #9117
Posted-By: xx004 (aa399 - Len Stys)
Reply-To: aj848@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current)
Date: Sat May  4 20:40:21 1991


        ==(((((((((( ==   Z*NET INTERNATIONAL ATARI ONLINE MAGAZINE
        =========(( ===   -----------------------------------------
        =======(( =====   April 26, 1991               Issue #91-17
        =====(( =======   -----------------------------------------
        ==(((((((((( ==      (c)1989-1990-1991, Z*Net Publishing
 
 

                                 CONTENTS

       ATARIUSER MAGAZINE DEBUTS...................................
       Z*NET ATARIWATCH 1991 CALENDAR..............................
       Z*NET NEWSWIRE..............................................
       WORDFLAIR CONFERENCE...................................GEnie
       GRIBNIF SOFTWARE ANNOUNCES PATCH...............Press Release
       CALAMUS TUTORIAL - PART X......................Geoff LaCasse
       SDS ANNOUNCED DESKJET UTILITIES PAK............Press Release
       UNIVERSAL NETWORKING SYSTEM FOR THE ST.........Press Release
       FAST TECHNOLOGY UPDATE.........................Press Release
       TQM ANNOUNCES STREE............................Press Release
       Z*NET SOFTWARE SHELF..........................Ron Berinstein
 
 
 
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                    ATARIUSER MAGAZINE DEBUTS - UPDATE
                    ----------------------------------
 =======================================================================
 
 
 ATARIUSER MAGAZINE will be the Guest in the Real-Time-Conference on
 GEnie this coming Wednesday night, May 1, at 10 PM, 7 PM Pacific time.
 AtariUser is the new FREE Atari monthly magazine, formerly ST JOURNAL.
 John Nagy, John King Tarpinian, and Steve Lesh will be on hand to
 discuss the new all-Atari magazine.  Attendees will get an extra free
 offer... be there.

 The crew of AtariUser will be attending the conference from the CODEHEAD
 QUARTERS BBS, at the birthday party for the first year of operation of
 the BBS.  Ron Berinstein, host of the CodeHead Quarters system and PD/
 Shareware reviewer for Z*NET and AtariUser, also manages the Vine Street
 Bar and Grill in Hollywood, California, and the conference will end in
 an appreciation party for all the system users.  As the name implies,
 CodeHead Quarters BBS is the home base for support of John Eidsvoog and
 Charles F. Johnson's CODEHEAD SOFTWARE.

 Here is the Editor's Viewpoint column from the May issue of AtariUser
 magazine, now on newsstands, dealer shelves, and user group meeting
 tables.  (Reprinted by permission, Copyright 1991 by Quill Publishing,
 all rights reserved.)

 HIGH RESOLUTION:  Viewpoints and Responses from our Atari Community

 Welcome to ATARIUSER MAGAZINE      by John Nagy, Editor In Chief
 
 You are holding a rare commodity in today's world: an Atari specific
 monthly magazine.  In fact, ATARIUSER may be the U.S.'s ONLY monthly
 commercial Atari magazine-format publication.  That's both an exciting
 opportunity and a heavy commitment.

 We USED to be ST JOURNAL, a widely praised but relatively low-production
 ST specific glossy magazine.  Despite ST JOURNAL's popularity (where it
 could be found), we could not afford to print more than 10,000 copies
 with the ad revenues we were earning... and couldn't raise more revenues
 without increasing circulation.  Even while our acceptance and quality
 increased with each issue, the numbers just weren't going to work.

 Enter ATARIUSER MAGAZINE.  Steve Lesh of Quill Publications and I had
 been kicking around the concept of doing a dealer-distributed free
 computer magazine for quite a while.  There are several non-specific
 computer regional magazines that have done well in the "free" format,
 particularly on the West coast.  We decided to risk trying to do the
 first national (international, really) "free" distribution magazine.  By
 a series of trade-offs of production numbers against printing and
 binding methods, ad rates, and distribution schemes, we think it is
 going to work.  We even figure to be able to clinch the title for
 largest circulation Atari magazine in the USA... and provide a FREE
 product.  Every month!  I agreed to become the editor and Steve will
 provide his outstanding layout and art direction.  Also from ST JOURNAL
 are Kevin Horn heading up advertising, Gantry Gappmayer, John King
 Tarpinian as Assistant Editor, and a number of contributors from the old
 JOURNAL staff.
 
 You may have noticed the $1 "Bookstore Price" on the cover... and some
 of you may have had to pay it.  Sorry, but some major bookstores and
 businesses simply can't and won't cope with a totally free magazine.
 Rather than have to give up the substantial potential circulation, we
 allow them to charge meagerly, if they must.  This is not an uncommon
 solution for other, similar "free" publications... but see "Getting
 AtariUser, below!
 
 AtariUser will cover the ENTIRE Atari computer product lineup, including
 the TT, STe, ST, MEGA, MEGA/STe, Portfolio, Lynx, and even the out-of-
 production Atari 8-bit series of computers.  And as Atari's product 
 family grows in the coming months, so will we.  We'll focus on the facts
 that will make life easier for ATARI USERS.  Every month we will try to
 cut to the meat of what is happening, what is available, what it can do
 for you, and how to get it.  And we'll do it FAST, with less than two
 weeks between final edits and distribution.

 We are maintaining close alliances with other magazines and news
 agencies to be sure our information is as current as possible.   We'll
 exchange material with Z*NET INTERNATIONAL ATARI NEWS SERVICE, Germany's
 PD JOURNAL, and several other foreign magazines.

 Our departments will regularly include all Atari product lines, plus
 rotating focuses on DTP, communications, graphics, MIDI applications,
 new software and game reviews, top PD and SHAREWARE software, user group
 news, emulation, hardware hacking, etc.  And I'll be keeping you current
 with ATARI NEWS AND COMMENT, continuing the column I've done for years
 in COMPUTER SHOPPER magazine.

 You'll find two specific constructs recurring throughout our pages:

 * the ALERT BOX
 This will be at the top of each department's column with quick news and
 facts about the subject in general.  You'll be able to keep up with
 developments in each department with a glance.
 
 * the RESOURCES
 Each month we'll feature a RESOURCE FILE for one or more of our
 departments, giving a comprehensive listing of available products,
 dealers, user groups, BBS's, etc.

 We're continuing the advertiser and product indexes that were popular in
 ST JOURNAL.  We'll even do something unheard of since Kris Kringle
 suggested MACY's in MIRACLE ON 34th STREET...recommend you to the OTHER
 Atari publications, let you know what each of them feature in their
 current issue, and how to subscribe!

 We want to make it easier to be an ATARI USER.  Our concept and goal is
 to be your standard monthly reference for all Atari interests... at a
 price Atari Users can truly say is POWER WITHOUT THE PRICE... FREE!  Let
 us know how you think we're doing!

 John Nagy, Editor in Chief, AtariUser Magazine

 GETTING ATARIUSER
 
 We distribute bundles of ATARIUSER to dealers and user groups upon
 request in increments of 50.  Registered Atari User Groups get ATARIUSER
 completely free, all others pay only shipping costs.  Individual
 introductory copies are $1.00 by first class mail.  Preferential home
 delivery is available for a limited time price of $15 per year.  Contact
 ATARIUSER for details... 800-333-3567, 113 West College Street, Covina,
 California, 91723.  FAX 818-332-2869.


 
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                      Z*NET ATARIWATCH 1991 CALENDAR
                      ------------------------------
 =======================================================================
 
 
 Here's the schedule of 1991 Atari appearances as scheduled at this time.
 Entries marked "Bob Brodie at..." are typically speaking engagements or
 appearances at clubs, dealers, or small non-Atari specific shows.
 
 
 April 27
 Bob Brodie in Glendale California, addressing 10 groups in a theater
 setting.  An open house follows at a local Atari dealer with several
 developers appearing also.  Contact John King Tarpinian, 818-246-7286.
 
 May 4-5
 The Windsor Atari Users Group of Windsor, Ontario, Canada and the
 Washtenaw Atari Users Group of Ann Arbor, MI are hosting the Windsor/
 Detroit International AtariFest on May 4 and 5 at the St.  Clair College
 of Arts and Technology in Windsor.  Atari Canada and U.S. will both
 attend.  Contact Craig Harvey, WAUG - Ann Arbor at 313-994-5619 or Brian
 Cassidy, WAUG - Windsor at 519-966-0305.
 
 May 18
 Bob Brodie in Orlando Florida

 June 1-4
 Summer Consumer Electronic Show (CES) Las Vegas Nevada

 June 12
 Bob Brodie in Sacramento California

 June 15-16
 PACIFIC NORTHWEST ATARIFEST June 15th and 16th at the Steveston Senior
 Secondary School, 10440 Number Two Road, Richmond B.C. Canada.  This is
 the first major Canadian Atari show west of Toronto, and is just across
 the US border from Seattle.  Contact Terry Schreiber at (604) 275-7944,
 T.Schreiber1 on GEnie, or Node #505 Atari West BBS on F-Net.
 
 July 20
 Bob Brodie at BRACE, Asheville North Carolina (Sheldon Winnick)
 
 July 27
 A third AtariFest is planned at Indianapolis, Indiana on Saturday, July
 27th, sponsored jointly by the user groups at Indianapolis and
 Bloomington known as MIST (Mid-Indiana ST).  MIST AtariFest III will be
 held at CADRE, Inc., 6385 Castleplace Drive, Indianapolis, In.  Leave
 mail on GEnie to (Bill) W.LORING1, or call 812-336-8103.
 
 August 8-11
 GENCON Gamers Convention in Milwaukee Wisconsin
 
 August 23-25
 Dusseldorf Atarimesse.  This is the huge all-Atari show held annually in
 Germany.  Contact Alwin Stumph, Frankfurterstrasse 89-91, 6096 Raunheim.
 Phone 49-6142-2090   fax 49-6142-209180
 
 September 14-15
 The Southern California ATARI Computer Faire, Version 5.0, also known as
 THE GLENDALE SHOW has been confirmed for September 14 and 15, 1991.
 Contact: H.A.C.K.S., 249 N. Brand Bl. #321, Glendale, CA 91203, or call
 John King Tarpinian, Faire Chairperson, 818-246-7286.
 
 October 12-13
 WAACE show Washington DC
 
 October 21-25
 Fall COMDEX Las Vegas Nevada
 
 November 23-24
 Chicago Atari Computer Show BY ATARI.  Contact Larry Grauzas, P.O. Box
 8788, Waukegan, IL 60079-8788, phone 708-566-0671.  Administrated by the
 Lake County Atari Computer Enthusiasts (LCACE).
 
 
 

 
 =======================================================================
                              Z*NET NEWSWIRE
                              --------------
                                Z*Net News
 =======================================================================
 This weeks Newswire was compiled by Jon Clarke, Ron Kovacs, Terry
 Schreiber and Mike Mezaros.
 
 
 ATARI MARKET IMPROVES
 Sales of the Atari product have reduced over the several months in New
 Zealand according to Mr Alex Davidson.  However there is light at the
 end of the tunnel as sales start to pick up for the first time in three
 months.  The STe has proved to be popular with the home user.  When
 asked where the new Atari TT was, Davidson said it would not be here for
 sometime to come.

 
 LINOTYPE-HELL TO INCLUDE CIS PRODUCTS
 Barneyscan announced this week that Linotype-Hell will include selected
 Color Imaging Systems (CIS) products in its highly successful Series
 1000 Scanned Color Publishing System.  The agreement includes
 Barneyscan's CIS 4520 multi-film format transparency scanner, QuickScan
 image acquisition software and CIS ColorAccess color separation 
 software.  The Hi-Performance version of the Scanned Color System
 includes Apple Macintosh Workstations, page layout software, 19-inch,
 24-bit display system, Linotronic 330 imagesetter at 3386 dpi output
 resolution, Cromacheck Dry Color Proofing System and the Barneyscan CIS
 4520 multi-film format scanning system with CIS ColorAccess color
 separation software.
 
 
 COMPUTER SYSOP CHARGED
 A 25-year-old computer user has been charged with sexually assaulting
 two teenage brothers who were drawn to his home because of the
 electronic bulletin board he ran, according to police.  Michael Labbe
 and an associate, Jeffrey Whitman, 23, both of Warwick, were released
 Monday after a bail hearing in Superior Court.  Authorities allege
 Labbe molested the teenagers in 1989, 1990 and 1991.  Whitman allegedly
 molested them in 1990.  Labbe met the boys through his computer bulletin
 board service, which he called Eagle's Nest because he is an Eagle
 Scout, investigators said.  The service, begun in 1984, is the largest
 of its kind in the state, and the boys were 16 and 14 when they met
 Labbe.  They frequently visited his Lincoln Park home, where his
 computer system was set up in the basement.  The bulletin board run by
 Labbe and Whitman is geared to hobbyists and teenagers.  Labbe was a
 leading member of an organization called Relay Net, which is touted as
 the second largest computer bulletin board network in the world.  He has
 been suspended as a member of its steering committee because of his
 arrest.
 
 

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                           WORDFLAIR CONFERENCE
                           --------------------
                  Captured from the GEnie ST Roundtable
 =======================================================================
 
 
  Our guest tonight is Lauren Flanegan-Sellers, president of
 Goldleaf Publishing.  Most of you are familiar with Goldleaf as the
 publisher of Wordflair and Wordflair II.
 
 <[Lauren/John] WORDFLAIR> Thank you Jeff.  We are pleased to announce
 several new products.  We have broken our offerings into three major
 product lines:  Document processing, Digital PrePress and Programming/
 Utilities.  We are proud to announce that we have acquired exclusive
 marketing and distribution rights for North America for the HiSoft
 products and the 3K ComputerBild software and hardware products along
 with a host of hardware peripherals to provide complete publishing
 systems.
 
 These PrePress and Document Processing solutions more than hold their
 own against Mac and PC software.  We are part of an alliance with ISD,
 SoftLogik and Atari to bring high end publishing solutions to the North
 American publishing (vertical) market.  This alliance is known as the
 Direct to Press solutions, and Atari has formed a new division, the
 Professional Systems Group to address the alliance's vertical market
 efforts.
 
 After an initial launch at CEPS (Corporate Electronic Publishing
 Systems) in Chicago, we are very happy to state that the Direct to Press
 solutions turned some heads around about the Atari computer as a viable
 publishing platform.
 
 <[Larry Rymal] LRYMAL> Hi, glad to see you here!  In the recent years,
 ST wordprocessors have been a bit stagnant, in spite of an aggressive
 market entry during the mid-80's.  How do your products compare to Mac-
 type document processors (MacWrite II-ugh!)?

 <[Lauren/John] WORDFLAIR> Hi, this is John Fox.  We think Wordflair II
 compares very favorably to word processors such as MacWrite, MS Word,
 etc.  In addition to giving you multiple font and point sizes, we have
 a built in database, pastable calculation cells, page layout tools, and
 elegant graphics handling.  So, we don't just think we "hold up" against
 other products on the PC and Mac, we think we offer something
 categorically different:  "Live compound document processing" which we
 take to mean as the combination of text, graphics, merged data and
 calculation on a single page.  To do what Wordflair II does as a single
 program you would have to use several programs in a "multitasking"
 environment.
 
 <[Mike] M.SQUIRE> Lauren, I'd like to start my question by complementing
 you and your collegues at Goldleaf for the fine customer service that
 you're offering online on GEnie.  What I'd like to know is will Goldleaf
 be selling Wordflair II at the Windsor show and if so, will you be
 offering any "show specials"?
 
 <[Lauren/John] WORDFLAIR> thanks Mike.  The answer is yes, we will have
 a show special for many of our new products.
 
 <[Dave] D.SHORR> Does WordFlair II come with a GDOS printer driver for
 the Atari SMM804?  My previous GDOS program, WordUp 3, did not provide
 one; its Epson and Gemini 9 pin drivers would not work with the SMM804
 because they required 240DPI graphics resolution.  This prevented me
 from using this 'document processor''s more powerful features.

 <[Lauren/John] WORDFLAIR> Yes, we fully support this printer with screen
 and printer fonts.
 
 <[Randy] R.NOAK> If I purchase Retouche, will there be an upgrade path
 to Retouche Pro?

 <[Lauren/John] WORDFLAIR> Yes. This is generally true with all our 
 products.  We try to offer special deals to our registered users.
 
 <[Hugh] H.FALK> technical question:  but first thanks Ron? for the
 upload of the new assign.sysfile for the TT.  I have a TT with two megs
 and a SLM804 laser.  My fonts now load but I still can't print.  The
 print option is grayed out.  Does WordFlair II know I dont have enough
 memory and won't let me print? (Shouldn't it at least try to print and
 say "out of memory")  Or could something else be wrong?
 
 <[Lauren/John] WORDFLAIR> No, unfortunately, GDOS requires at least 2.5
 megs to print to an SLM 805 or 605 printer.  You can never have too much
 RAM, especially on a TT.  Upgrade that puppy, and you will be very happy
 with FSM GDOS's fast scaling and Font Scaling routines.
 
 <[Leland] L.DUMAS> Will there be another upgrade from 1st word plus?  My
 wife likes me to buy things on sale.
 
  1st Word Plus?  That's another company, Leland.  GST Holdings
 does 1st Word Plus.
 
 [Leland] L.DUMAS> You had a trade in offer earlier

 <[Lauren/John] WORDFLAIR> If you mean will we repeat our Swap Offer, the
 answer is not likely.  We had a fantastic response, but don't want to
 cut into our dealer base.  Please support dealers wherever possible!
 
  John, I think that Wordflairs very courageous for doing
 this.  I wonder how much demand you really see for these kinds of
 products in the Atari marketplace.
 
 <[Lauren/John] WORDFLAIR> We don't see a huge demand existing within the
 installed base.  We intend to create a whole new market that will bring
 many sophisticate new users to the Atari machine.  This will benefit the
 entire existing user base by making the market more viable and
 interesting for other developers.  Don't forget what DTP did for the
 Mac!
 
  How does WordFlair II compare to Pagestream?  Thanks.
 
 <[Lauren/John] WORDFLAIR> Wordflair II is a document processor that has
 many of the page layout features of a Page layout program such as the
 excellent PageStream.  Wordflair II is great for quick compound
 documents, intelligent forms and invoices, proposals and the like.
 PageStream is much more full featured and the two products are not
 intended to compete.  They meet different needs.  Our goal in designing
 WF II is that it will comfortable co-exist with most programs on the
 market as its blend of features is unique.
 
  Thanks what is the Image speeder and Didot?
 
 <[Lauren/John] WORDFLAIR> The ImageSpeeder is specially configured tower
 that contains a TT, two special boards (one is for super fast graphics
 co-processing, the other a direct hardware link to a Hell image setter),
 storage devices, peripheral ports, and a beefy power supply.  The Image
 Speeder is designed to be used as a complete digital pre press work
 station.  Didot Line Art is a professional line art and type design.
 
  Do you prices to announce at this time for these products?
 
 <[Lauren/John] WORDFLAIR> program.  All of our pre-press tools take
 advantage of the hardware based halftone screening capabilites of the
 Image Speeder.
 
  Before we continue.. Two things.....Do you have prices on
 these that can be announced at this time?

 <[Lauren/John] WORDFLAIR> Yes, in fact we have a complete .ARC file that
 contains descriptions and pricing on our new line.  We will upload this
 file after the conference.
 
  I'm going to roll a dice that has 67 faces.  Whoever has the
 job number on the face that comes up wins HiSoft ProFlight!
 
 Rolls 1d66 -> 50 = 50 D.BARTLETT1 is the winner! Congrats, D.BARTLETT1.
 Say hi!

  Uh, I never won anything ?

 <[Lauren/John] WORDFLAIR> Congratulations.  Please email us your
 address, and we'll send your copy right away.
 
  Well, you picked a great time to start!  Send email addressed
 to WORDFLAIR, okay?

  That was fun!!!!  Tell us a little about ProFlight, would you?
 
 <[Lauren/John] WORDFLAIR> Suuuure.  ProFlight is the perfect way to take
 a break from a hard day or night of hacking.  This highly realistic
 Tornado flight simulator lets you run a variety of missions, from
 reconaissance to heated battle.  You can fire heat seaking sidewinder
 missiles, Radar guided sky flash missiles, laser guided bombs and
 cannon.  This game should come bundled with a towel to wipe the sweat
 from your brow, but there wasn't enough room in the box.

  Lauren and John.....Do you know if ProFlight runs on a TT?

 <[Lauren/John] WORDFLAIR> Runs in color or monochrome on any ST with at
 least 512 K memory and a floppy drive. SRP $69.95.
 
  TT-compatable?

 <[Lauren/John] WORDFLAIR> Haven't been able to get the programmers off
 our TT long enough to test it.  But will do so soon.  We suspect the
 answer is yes.
 
 <[Ken] K.HULET> This is my first RTC!.  Please tell us about HiSoft
 Highspeed Pascal, price availability, features.  See you in Windsor.

 <[Lauren/John] WORDFLAIR> HighSpeed Pascal is a complete, integrated
 Pascal compiler system, compatible with Turbo Pascal 5 on the PC.  Very
 fast compilation speed with a multi-window interactive editor, linker,
 assembler and on-line help.  This is an ideal product for porting to and
 from the PC.
 
  How does Goldleaf market their ST line, without an
 American ST Magazine?
 
 <[Lauren/John] WORDFLAIR> What do you mean without an American ST
 magazine?  We advertise and sent editorial info to Current Notes, AIM,
 ST Informer and AtariUser.  In addition to this, the digital pre press
 line will be marketed through industry wide media such as Publish!
 American Typographer, Seybold Report and the like.  We also market
 through direct mail, and special dealer promotions.
 
  Will we see Wercs and Lattice C? And when is their
 availability?
 
 <[Lauren/John] WORDFLAIR> Sure will. Lattice C 5 and Wercs are available
 now.  Please see our upload for more info.  Lattice C TT and DevPac TT
 are on their way.  Watch for special pricing in the next issue of ST
 Informer.
 
  Can any of your products handle such things as color
 trapping, color separations (CMY etc) and Postscript graphics etc for
 output to a linotronic?
 
 <[Lauren/John] WORDFLAIR> Color trapping is controlled through our page
 composition program Didot Professional.  This program does full CMYK
 separations, as does Retouche Professional CD.  Both programs print
 Postscript to disk for output to a Linotronic.  For highest quality and
 speed, you would output directly to a Hell Image Setter.  Eventually the
 entire Lino/Hell range of image setter will be supported by the Image
 Speeder.  While Postscript is a great standard, its halftone screening
 algorythms and processing speed is inadequate for professional quality
 work.  We use a proprietary system for outputting complete rasterized
 images directly to the video port of an image setter.  This system of
 pre rasterization ensures that a page is exposed in one smooth motion.
 The higher quality screening process eliminate problems of registration,
 banding and moire patterns associated with Postscript.
 
 In sum, our system reads and writes proprietary file formats (Type I and
 Calamus fonts, TIFF images, EPS and PS) but when it comes to actually
 producing camera ready film, we think our system is superior.
 
 <[JOHN MORALES] ATARI-MIDI> A two fold Question guys, what is Atari's
 commitment to Goldleaf and how are they going to assist in helping you
 reach the vertical markets..with your high end products.
 
 <[Lauren/John] WORDFLAIR> Atari has a very high level of commitment to
 the Direct to Press solutions which include the products from ISD,
 SoftLogik, and Goldleaf as developed by DMC, 3K ComputerBild and others
 in Germany.  I think that Atari has realized that the vertical
 publishing market is one of its last opportunities to grab a piece of
 the US computer market at a cost they can afford.

 For the moment anyway, these products offer a technical lead over
 similar products on the Mac and PC.  Look for a bold presence at Seybold
 in October, and alliance with high end VARS and resellers, and a much
 improved marketing program.
 
  Let's do another giveaway.....What is Harlekin?

 <[Lauren/John] WORDFLAIR> Harlekin is a compendium of useful desk
 accessories such as a: flexible scrap book, mini word processor, diary,
 calendar, RAMdisk, printer spooler, terminal program and more.  See our
 upload for more info.
 
  Okay.....I'll roll another 66-faced die again for Harlekin.
 13 = 13  Ha ha! Lauren....You're not eligible.  We'll try that again.
 36 = 36
 
  JD!!!!!! Da Winna! Congrats, Dude!

 <[John] J.COLE18> Lauren/John, You say your getting into lanugages?  How
 about a C++ compiler?  Also when is the next MAJOR relese of WFII due?
 Peeking under WFII's skirt is fun, but I want more docs open, and better
 drawing tools! :-)
 
 <[Lauren/John] WORDFLAIR> Look at our upload for all the languages we
 are offering.  As for WFII, two more upgrades are planned for this year.
 Registered users are always the first to know.
 
 <[RICK] R.HARRIS34> I have several DT pub. & Text processors, but only
 one, PS supports HP laserjet emulation, will most of your products
 support a non atari laser printer?
 
 <[Lauren/John] WORDFLAIR> Currently, GDOS support for the HP line of
 printers is available from Migraph.  The new FSM GDOS includes drivers
 for a number of printers including the Deskjet and Laserjet.  All of our
 document processing and pre-press products will ultimately support the
 FSM GDOS standard.  WFII is one of the first to do so.
 
 <[Dave] D.SHORR> I use DevPac ST 2.09 and would like to know what the
 latest and greatest version is and what your upgrade policy will be.
 
 <[Lauren/John] WORDFLAIR> Please contact us for info on current versions
 and upgrade policies.  We will offers support for registered users by
 phone and on GEnie.
 
 <[John & TT030] J.FOURNIER> Do your products support advanced ST and TT
 features like math co-processors and higher [color] graphics  modes?
 And when will we see FSM-GDOS?
 
 <[Lauren/John] WORDFLAIR> Yes. For instance Retouche Professional takes
 advantage of TT medium res. Wordflair II runs in TT hi res.  As for FSM
 GDOS, ask Atari.  Our understanding is 45-60 days.  Whatever happens,
 registered users of Goldleaf products will get the best possible price.
 
  John, is the Image speed a VME product? does it use VME bus
 technology?
 
 <[Lauren/John] WORDFLAIR> No, it's actuallya stand alone machine that
 takes advantage of VME and DMA.
 
 <[JR] J.WENZEL2> Lauren/John:  I was wondering if you might tell us
 what some of the special features of Retouche and Retouche Pro are.  And
 what diferentiates the 2?
 
 <[Lauren/John] WORDFLAIR> Thanks for the question, but the differences
 are too complex.  Our upload file GLP_PROD.ARC has a wealth of info, and
 you can always contact us with any specific questions.  We'll add new
 topics to our GEnie Cat 35.
 
  In multi-platform environments, are you looking into h/w
 support for exchanging data with macs and PC's?
 
 <[Lauren/John] WORDFLAIR> Great question, Dave.  We are pushing for
 Ethernet as the most viable networking solution.  For more local needs,
 we are anxious for Local talk, and floppy drives that read/write the
 Mac and PC format at up to 1.44.  How bout a Spectre ROM chip?

  Mac drives can be done, but most people don't prefer
 SneakerNet when they can avoid it.  I saw a decent Ethernet at Cebit in
 the UNIX platforms there, plugged into VME, with a Mega extension card
 if you needed it.

 <[Lauren/John] WORDFLAIR> Also, we are supporting software file
 standards such as PIL (Page Interchange Language) for exchanging
 document architechture and component files amongst various software and
 platforms.  Long live standards and open systems!

 <[Lauren/John] WORDFLAIR> Now let's close with a WFII giveaway.  Where's
 our hot dice roller?  Stop eating that burrito and get to work!!!

  Yes.   Sounds good to me.  Now we'll give away a copy of
 WordflairII. 31 = 31 HAINES!!!!!  The Winner! Congrats, HAINES.
 
 [EDITORS NOTE:  This conference is Copyright (c)1991, GEnie ST RT.  To
 participate in future GEnie Conferences you have to join.  Leave email
 in FNET to Node 593 for more information.  Next week, we will include
 sign-up information for GEnie.)  PS:  We couldn't locate the sign-up
 info we used to have on file and apologize for causing you to wait!
 
 
 
 
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                     GRIBNIF SOFTWARE ANNOUNCES PATCH
                     --------------------------------
                              Press Release
 =======================================================================
 
 
 NeoDesk(R) 3.01 to 3.02 Patch Program
 
 As a gift to our loyal customers, we are releasing a special patch
 program that will upgrade copies of NeoDesk 3 (version 3.01) to the
 newer 3.02 version.  This newer version fixes several small bugs while
 adding a couple minor enhacements.
 
 The "freeware" method of distribution of this patch will make it
 available to NeoDesk 3 users with a minimal amount of hastle and cost.
 
 It requires that a U.S. copy of NeoDesk 3 (version 3.01).  The archive
 itself is almost 200K, and can be ordered direct from us (see order
 form).  Customers can contact us at (413) 584-7887 for more information.
 
 Also Available from Us
 
 In conjunction with the release of this upgrade, two new disks are also
 available directly from us:
 
 NeoDesk Accessories Disk, Volume I
 
 This disk, designed to be used with NeoDesk 3.02 or above, includes two
 new desk accessories:
 
 1.  Call NeoDesk
 This amazing NeoDesk Accessory lets you open a window to the NeoDesk
 desktop inside any standard GEM program!  As long as NeoDesk is
 resident, you can have complete access to it.  The NeoDesk drop-down
 menus appear inside the window and you can scroll and resize it just
 like any other window.  Best of all, it does all of this in less than
 7K!
 
 2.  Item Chooser
 This NeoDesk Accessory will select any group of items (files or folders)
 from your topmost NeoDesk window which match any of the specified
 criteria.  These can include:

 o Up to four different file templates
 o Item size (less than, greater than, or equal to)
 o Item date (less than, greater than, or equal to)
 o Item time (less than, greater than, or equal to)
 o Item type (read only, archive bit)
 
 For example, you could have it select from the topmost NeoDesk window
 all files matching the template of "*.C" which have a file date newer
 than 01/01/91.  The Item Chooser would go through the window and select
 all files which match that specification.
 
 Gribnif Utilities Disk, Version 2.0
 
 This updated version of our popular utilities disk includes the
 following new additions:
 
 1.  Memfile 3.0 - Latest version of Dan's amazing File/Sector/Memory
 editor.  Runs it its own GEM window and now lets you cut & paste from
 any destination to any source.  This is the type of program you would
 expect to pay Big Bucks for.  Interfaces with the NeoDesk 3 desktop as
 a "NeoDesk Accessory".
 
 2.  FormDoIt! - This utility is causing quite a stir!  Place FormDoIt!
 in your AUTO folder and see how the standard system dialog and alert
 boxes are instantly enhanced with keyboard equivalents, enhanced text
 field editing, and much more!
 
 3.  Plus our other already very popular utilities, including:

 o NewBell - Replace the system bell with any digitized sound of your
 choice.
 o 24 Pin Printer Driver - Perform screen dumps on any 24 pin printer.
 Includes aspect ratio control.
 o and more!
 
 Some other commercial products from us that you might be interested in:
 
 NeoDesk CLI
 The NeoDesk CLI is a complete add-on command line interpreter for the
 NeoDesk 3 desktop replacement package.  It runs out of its own GEM
 window and includes a very complete batch programming language.  This
 allows for such things as the creation of powerful batch files which let
 you automate your computer.  The NeoDesk CLI uses both MS-DOS and UNIX
 style commands to simplify its use.  The package includes a 70 page
 manual.  A freeware demo version is also available.
 
 CardFile(TM) 3
 CardFile 3 is the complete personal information manager for your Atari.
 With CardFile you can create a Rolodex(R) style address books and phone
 lists.  A powerful filter function lets you instantly find any specific
 information.  CardFile's appointment calendar keeps track of all your
 appointments and important dates.  It can even print a daily or weekly
 agenda.  CardFile also can insert an address directly into your word
 processor, address envelopes, or even dial the phone.  Program and desk
 accessory versions are included, which allow access to your data at all
 times.  A freeware demo version is also available.

 KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN FOR OTHER EXCITING PACKAGES, SOON TO BE ANNOUNCED!!

 HOW TO ORDER
 
 If you wish to order any of the above mentioned disks or programs, the
 PATCH302 program, or have your disk upgraded by us, follow these easy
 instructions:
 
 1.  Enclose the correct amount:

  a.  "NeoDesk Accessories Disk, Volume I"..........$10.00  ________
  b.  "NeoDesk Utilities Disk, Version 2.0".........$10.00  ________
  c.  PATCH302.PRG Upgrade Program..................$ 5.00  ________
  d.  Have your 3.01 disk upgraded to 3.02 by us....$ 5.00  ________
  e.  NeoDesk CLI (includes complete manual)........$29.95  ________
  f.  CardFile 3 (includes complete manual).........$39.95  ________
  g.  Shipping & Handling (REQUIRED on any order)
      (USA $2.00, Canada $3.00, Foreign $5.00)............  ________
  h.  If ordering from MA, enclose 5% sales tax...........  ________

 2.  Make sure payment is in U.S. Funds on a U.S. Bank Account.  If you
 wish to pay by MasterCard/Visa you must include your card number,
 expiration date, bank name, cardholder name exactly as it appears on
 card, and the cardholder's signature (authorizing the charge).
 
 3.  Enclose your NeoDesk 3 serial number...............   ____________
 
 4.  Enclose a note with your name, address, and a daytime phone number
 (in case we have any questions about your order).
 
 5.  If we are upgrading your NeoDesk Master Disk (option "d"), be sure
 to include your original (registered) NeoDesk 3 "Master Disk".

 Any questions?  Feel free to call us at (413) 584-7887.  We'll be glad
 to help you out.  You can also order all items except "d" by phone
 (please have your credit card handy).

 Legal Stuff

 "NeoDesk" is a registered trademark of Gribnif Software.  "CardFile" is
 a trademark of GT Software.  All other trademarks belong to their
 respective holders.

 
 
 
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                        CALAMUS TUTORIAL - PART X
                        -------------------------
                   Multi-page, Multi-column Documents 3
 =======================================================================
 Copyright by Geoff LaCasse, GXR Systems, Vancouver, B.C.
 
 
 Retrieve your document from last session.  At this point we have a four
 page double-sided document layout with dissimilar header frames on its
 odd and even pages, a visible page numbering system, but no text frames
 or graphics.
 
 PROTECT (FRAMES, FRAMES GENERAL FUNCTIONS) the header frames on pages
 one and two.  Protect prevents any alteration to their position or size.
 Go back to page one (document page three).
 
 Set HELP LINES VISIBLE, and SNAP TO HORIZONTAL/VERTICAL AUXILIARY LINES.
 The first defines the frame positioning, the second is an aid to frame
 placement.  Go to TEXT, set text values to Justified (i.e. right as well
 as left), leading 2.0, paragraph spacing 6.0, Times font, ink colour 1,
 12 point.  These will be our default values for text imported into the
 document.  In session 8 we created columns equals 3 for all pages.
 Margins included 2.00 for the top, 1.25 bottom, 1.25 left, and 0.75
 right.
 
 Notice that although Calamus allows us to create a double-sided
 document, the program is unable to display the necessary odd/even column
 guide format correctly (toggle between pages one and two to see the
 problem).  Instead, we will be forced to re-display column guides
 separately for the two different page formats.  With the pointer tool
 onscreen, create three frames for the three columns (the Snap-to feature
 will ease placement).  At this point we need to add Piping (text flow).

 From the FRAMES icon pad, click on FRAMES SPECIAL FUNCTIONS.  This icon
 pad, which we used previously, contains the Piping functions.  With this
 document, unlike our previous, we need to add another element: piping
 from page to page.
 
 Piping is complex and, as you will probably find out, occasionally 
 frustrating to use.  Keep to the following order.  Highlight DISPLAY
 PIPING CHAINS.  Go to page one of your document and select the lefthand
 text frame.  Highlight the icon (upper right corner of pad) PIPING FROM
 FRAME TO FRAME (it will stay highlighted until de-selected.  With the
 frame still selected, click on PIPING FROM LAST PAGE.  A piping symbol
 {>} will appear in the upper left corner of the frame, indicating Piping
 from last page established.  Click on the middle, then right frames.
 The frame-to-frame piping symbol {-->} will appear in the bottom right
 of the left and mid frames, showing text flow is established.  Finish
 piping on the page by clicking on PIPING TO NEXT PAGE.  Move to page
 two, and repeat the process: click on lefthand frame, PIPING FROM LAST
 PAGE, middle frame, right frame, and PIPING TO NEXT PAGE (de-select HELP
 LINES VISIBLE if it becomes difficult to see the text frames amongst
 other lines).  The piping symbol PIPING FROM FRAME TO FRAME on adjacent
 pages will appear when both page layouts are complete.
 
 Note that because you choose the piping order, it is possible to pipe to
 frames which are neither adjacent, nor on the same page.  We could just
 as easily have ignored the middle frame on page one, and piped from the
 lefthand to the righthand.  (Or two separate frames placed in one column
 guide -- but click off SNAP-TO AUXILIARY LINES before creating -- such
 as you might find in a newsletter.)
 
 We now need to copy our text frame layout (including its position) from
 pages one and two to the following pages.  Go to COPY LAYOUT (in the
 PAGES drop-down menu) and select OK when a dialogue box appears.  Move
 to page two and repeat the process.
 
 The dialogue box asks if you would like to repeat your layout on page
 one (or two) to following odd (or even) pages until the end of the
 document.  Check pages three and four to see that they have received the
 proper format.  You could also copy the layout, instead, up to a
 specified page number (although we would need more than the four in our
 present document), and have later pages take a different form.
 
 Let's change the layout on page one from 3 columns to 2.  Select the
 middle column.  Click on DELETE FRAME OUT OF PIPING CHAIN.  Highlight
 SET AUXILIARY COLUMN GUIDES, and create a 2-column layout, but keep the
 other values the same.  DELETE (the trashcan in FRAME GENERAL FUNCTIONS)
 the middle frame.  Highlight SNAP TO AUXILIARY LINES and stretch the two
 remaining text frames to new inner margins.  Do not copy the new layout
 from page one, it will only overwrite that on page three.  This is
 important if you want to add pages to the document.  In that case, copy
 the layout from pages three and two to pages beyond page four.  Select
 PAGE NUMBERING from the PAGES drop-down menu, and click on OK to display
 page numbering on the new pages.  Or, at this point, you can select a
 different page numbering scheme, with a new start value (number or
 letter).  Experiment with your document format.
 
 If we wanted to make space for graphic frames we could move, for
 example, the bottom margin of the righthand frame on page one up to the
 six inch mark (positioned with auxiliary lines), and the bottom margins
 of both the mid and right frames to the six inch mark on page two.  But
 there is an easier way.  Place a Raster graphic frame at the bottom of
 page one, on top of the right text frame (but within its width).  Import
 a Raster graphic.  On page two, create a Vector graphic frame which
 overlaps (but not necessarily completely stretches the width of) two of
 the three frames and import a drawing.  If needed, set ideal size, then
 PROPORTIONAL DRAWING for both, and resize for available space.
 
 Now LOAD DICTIONARY, highlight HYPHENATION AFTER IMPORT ON, and import
 your text file.  Hyphenation prevents excessive word spacing when using
 narrow columns and Justification.  If everything is correct, your file
 will flow from frame to frame as you move through the document.  Text
 will flow under the graphics we placed previously.  Return to page one,
 select the text frame beneath the graphic, go to FRAMES, FRAMES SPECIAL
 FUNCTIONS (the question mark--for text frames), and click on PLACE TEXT
 AROUND GRAPHIC (mid, top row--in midst of piping commands).  Now select
 the graphic frame and click again on PLACE TEXT AROUND GRAPHIC.  Text
 will reflow such that none will lay inside the graphic frame borders;
 additional text length will be absorbed into remaining column space on
 the document's last page.
 
 On page two, select each text column separately, and flow text around
 each.  Click on a text frame, then PLACE TEXT OVER GRAPHIC (icon to
 right of Place Text Around Graphic) when you want to remove text flow-
 around.  When in TEXT mode, text will appear to reflow into graphic
 boundary, but will properly reformat when this icon-pad is exited.
 Save your document.
 
 Next session, I wrap up this introductory Calamus tutorial.  Topics will
 include the HLP file, macros, rotating text, merging documents, third
 party utilities, tips, and whatever else can be fitted in.  The week
 after, I begin a column which will focus on Atari computers, software,
 and its application to the high-end user base.

 
 
 
 
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                   SDS ANNOUNCES DESKJET UTILITIES PAK
                   -----------------------------------
                              Press Release
 =======================================================================
 
 
 Software Development Systems is proud to announce: THE DESKJET UTILITIES
 PAK which includes:
 
 Deskjet Setup Accessory
 
 - Font, character set, and print attribute configuration
 - Printing of Degas, Degas Elite, MacPaint, and GEM .IMG files
 - Deskjet Active Talk won't let other applications reset your
   configuration
 
 Deskjet CPX
 
 - Font, character set, and print attribute configuration
 - Works with Atari's new Extensible Control Panel
 - Only 9k of memory required.
 
 Deskjet Mailing Label Printer
 
 - Imports word processor and database files for format and print on
   Avery Laser Labels
 - Can import almost any delimited format file
 
 Deskjet Disk Labeler
 
 - Reads and formats the directories from floppy disks and outputs them
   to Avery Laser Labels
 - Allows user configuration on many options
 
 Deskjet 1st Word Drivers
 
 - Finally a driver set for one of the most popular Atari word processors
 - Includes a driver to access Compugraphic Times and Letter Gothic fonts
   on the Deskjet 500
 
 Deskjet Envelope Printer (PRG/ACC)
 
 - Prints envelopes from the Deskjet's envelope tray
 - Maintains multiple return addresses to save typing
 - Application and Accessory version included
 - Makes special use of the Deskjet 500
 
 Shareware & Freeware included on disk:
 
 - ALT-HELP screen dump replacement
 - ASCII text compressor (saves paper!)
 - Picture format converter
 - Text files on how to get the most from your Deskjet
 
 Also included:
 
 - Neodesk 3.0 icons for graphic display
 - 32 page manual with helpful graphics and tutorials
 
 All of this is included for only $34.95 U.S. plus $2.50 shipping
 (California residents add 7% sales tax).  To order, contact your local
 dealer or buy direct from us:
 
 Software Development Systems
 996 Redondo Ave. #404
 Long Beach, CA  90804
 (213) 595-9799
 

 
 
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                  UNIVERSAL NETWORKING SYSTEM FOR THE ST
                  --------------------------------------
                              Press Release
 =======================================================================
 
 
 After 16 months of programming, the developers of UIS III are now
 introducing Universal NETwork (tm).  Universal NETwork is a hardware
 independent software solution that can work with all network devices
 currently on the market.  Universal NETwork can multi-task between
 network nodes, while simultaneously carrying out foreground tasks.
 Universal NETwork is the FINAL ANSWER TO YOUR NETWORK PROBLEMS.
 
 Universal NETwork is powerful: Choose whether you have multiple or
 single hard drives in the network.  Now an office can run from one
 single hard drive or many.  With Universal NETwork, everyone could be
 served from a central location, or from distributed servers.
 
 Universal NETwork is easy to use: Access the network as though it was
 just another drive on your machine.  Using the network will become
 second nature.  Copy, move, rename and delete files - even run programs
 - through the network.
 
 Universal NETwork is flexible: Users can share hard drives, printers,
 etc., on a peer-to-peer (bus) network with unmatched ease of use.  Do
 you have more than one type of network hardware?  Universal NETwork can
 be the link between different network devices.
 
 Universal NETwork is compatible: The network software has been fully
 tested on every version of ST TOS and with many different hard drive
 adaptors and drives.  Work is continuing, with the cooperation of Atari,
 on LAN port drivers for Mega STe and TT computer models.  Additionally,
 third party devices are being developed that could link older machines
 into a uniform, high speed system.
 
 Universal NETwork is available.  Universal NETwork is shipping as of
 4/19/91.  Included with the network software are installation and
 configuration editing programs, programmer tools, and a background file
 transfer utility.
 
 POWERFUL, FLEXIBLE, EASY TO USE, COMPATIBLE and AVAILABLE.  Universal
 NETwork is priced at $89.95 per node - one node required for each ST in
 your network.  One meg minimum RAM per ST recommended - but will work in
 512K.  Volume discounts available.  Contact A&D Software, 280 Peach
 Street, Merlin, OR 97532 or phone (503) 476-0071.
 
 PLUS, PLUS, PLUS: Don't have any network hardware?  Try our MIDI-net
 adaptors.  They plug into the MIDI ports of any ST and allow you to use
 ordinary phone wire to network your STs.  Cost for MIDI-net adaptors:
 $30 per ST - volume discounts available.
 
 Remember A&D Software's motto, "ANYTIME, ANYWHERE." (tm)
 


 
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                    FAST TECHNOLOGY ANNOUNCES TURBO 20
                    ----------------------------------
                              Press Release
 =======================================================================
 
 
 The WORLD'S FASTEST 68000 ACCELERATOR!
 
 TURBO20 is the successor to the most popular Atari ST accelerator ever..
 the TURBO16.
 
 TURBO20 operates at the BLAZINGLY FAST speed of 20 Mhz, incorporates a
 more sophisticated cache design, and includes a TRUE 8Mhz operating mode
 for TOTAL hardware and software compatibility with all Atari ST
 products.
 
 YES, SPECTRUM 512 works!!!!
 
 TURBO20 uses a 16K high speed static ram instruction/data cache to help
 the 20Mhz processor buzz-saw through your software.  Our CPUs are
 specially selected 16Mhz Motorola 68000 chips which are rated to operate
 in typical computing environments at 20Mhz.  FAST TECHNOLOGY has been
 testing 68000 reliability at high speeds-vs-temperature for many months
 and we are confident that the TURBO20 will be completely reliable.
 
 TURBO20 is the world's first truly GENERIC 68000 accelerator, and with a
 single pal programming change, the TURBO20 can be used in ANY 68000
 based computer.  TURBO20 has been tested in the ST/STE, Amiga, Mac Plus
 and Classic, HP9000, AlphaMicro, and many others.  So if you invest in a
 TURBO20 and later move to a different platform, you can take the speed
 of the TURBO20 with you...just send it back for a conversion.
 
 TURBO20 uses all CMOS components to minimize power usage, and SMD
 surface mount construction to maximize reliablility.  FAST TECHNOLOGY's
 quality manufacturing has proven itself in the over 1500 TURBO16 boards
 installed around the world.
 
 TURBO20 includes a hardware switch to allow selection at bootup of
 either 8Mhz operation or 20Mhz operation.  TURBO20 has also been
 designed to support our future MegaSTE compatible autoswitcher,
 providing complete compatibility with future MegaSTE autoswitching
 software...such as the Extended Control Panel.  On the fly switching of
 both cache enable and operating frequency will be supported.
 
 TURBO20 is designed for use in all ST/STE computers, the STE computers
 require an optional adapter.  Our STE adapter is in the test stage and
 will be available in a few weeks.
 
 TURBO20 has been specially tuned for use with High Resolution video
 boards such as the ISAC, Moniterm, and Matrix boards.  For DYNACADD
 users FAST TECHNOLOGY has a special FPU version of TURBO20 that
 incorporates the excellent JRI FPU coprocessor board for floating point
 performance TWICE that of the MegaSTE.
 
 TURBO20 installation in the ST computers requires a high degree of
 technical skill to replace the 68000 processor with the provided high
 quality socket.  FAST TECHNOLOGY requests that you seek the assistance
 of a dealer with a good technical department for the installation.
 
 TURBO16 owners upgrading or STE users will find the TURBO20 an easy
 install, simply PLUG IT IN!!!  All you will require is a phillips head
 screwdriver and a pair of needlenose pliers.
 
 To Top it All Off!!!
 
 TURBO20 is bundled with TURBOST, the world famous "software blitter"
 which brings out the best in any ST, especially one equiped with the
 TURBO20.
 
 HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
 
 TURBO20 is considerably more complex than the TURBO16, and this added
 complexity COSTS.  But we have held the price of the TURBO20 down to
 $329.00 US.
 
 THE UPGRADE DEAL!!
 
 TURBO16 owners can take advantage of a limited time offer, to upgrade
 to the new TURBO20 accelerator.
 
 Simply purchase a TURBO20 directly from FAST TECHNOLOGY, install it,
 then send us your TURBO16 board.  FAST TECHNOLOGY will mark your TURBO16
 and return it to you with a rebate of $89.  You may then sell the 
 TURBO16 to further reduce the cost of your upgrade.
 
 FAST TECHNOLOGY will mark the board so that the same board doesn't visit
 us too many times ;-) So act soon to take advantage of the upgrade deal,
 the offer expires on July 1st, 1991.
 
 The BOTTOM LINE----HOW FAST IS IT?
 
 The TURBO20 is 20-25% faster than 16Mhz 68000 speedups currently
 available.  This is especially true of the MegaSTE.  The following
 benchmarks are fairly familiar to most folks, all tests were run on a
 Mega4 ST, in monochrome, with TOS 1.4 and blitter...unless stated
 otherwise.
 
 I wish to thank Darek M. of QuickST fame for his excellent QuickIndex
 benchmark program, rev 2.1 which yeilds the following:
                                                       TURBO20 
                 ST      MegaST   "16Mhz"    TURBO20   1280x960
              --------- --------  --------  ---------  --------
                  w/TST    w/TST     w/TST      w/TST    w/TST 
 
 CPU Memory   100       100       165        200          200  
 CPU Register 100       100       204        254          254  
 CPU Divide   100       100       204        254          254  
 CPU Shift    100       100       208        259          259  
 Bios Text    100  330  110  329  169  534   195  680     659        
 Bios String  100 1338  106 1338  162 2001   187 2807    2526 
 Bios Scroll  100  136  132  138  139  144   142  145      24 
 Gem Draw     100  288  133  309  209  495   240  565     537 
 
 CODEHEAD's 
 ZOOMTEST     8.82sec   8.82sec   5.21sec    4.51sec
 Dhrystones   1268      1268      2126       2586
 TempusII
 Scroll of
 300K file    18secs    18secs    12secs     9secs
 
 TURBO20 Combined with JRI's FPU
 
 Atari's MANDEL.PRG FPU chip demo: 
    
   MegaSTE w/FPU: 195secs, TURBO20 w/JRI FPU: 86secs
 
 DYNACADD DEMO "OLS" screen regen- 4secs!! 4.5secs at 1280x960!!!
 
 For those with Amigas
 
 Using the AIBB2 benchmark: Amiga 500 w/1Meg FastRam, in stingy mode
                   AMIGA      ADSPEED      TURBO20
                   -----      -------      -------
 WRITE PIXEL        100         157.7       209.3
 DHRHYSTONE         100         177.2       218.6
 SORT               100         190.3       255.3
 
 SEIVE              100         187.4       233.1
 SAVAGE             100         170.5       232.6
 MATRIX             100         202.2       277.7
 
 ***** The Punch Line *****
 
 So that's the lowdown on the TURBO20.  It's fast, inexpensive, and all
 around awesome.  As usual FAST TECHNOLOGY brings the highest of high
 tech to the ST market, always first and always best.  We will be making
 adapters and some addons that will enhance TURBO20 further, so you won't
 be left behind.
 
 We are taking orders now, if you are interested either Email an order to
 us on GEnie, or contact:
 
 FAST TECHNOLOGY
 P.O. Box 578
 Andover Ma. 01810
 (508)-475-3810
 

 
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                   TQM ANNOUNCES STREE - HARD DISK SCAN
                   ------------------------------------
                              Press Release
 =======================================================================
 
 
 There's a file you *know* is on your hard disk somewhere but you can't
 remember just where.  Looks like it's time to dig out that unfriendly
 TTP file finder.  If you can remember where that is, and what you're
 supposed to type in the launch box.
 
 Or maybe installing a big new application has gone wrong.  It seems to
 have created new folders and files on several partitions, but you're not
 sure what they're called or where they are.  Looks like you'll have to
 use the desktop to check each folder in turn.  Or perhaps you could dig
 out that command line shell and work out a simpler way to do it.
 Perhaps not...
 
 Makes you wonder why you bought a machine with a user-friendly graphical
 user interface.
 
 Maybe you should be using STree.

 STree is an amazing new desktop accessory for the Atari ST/STE/TT which
 lets you search for files on your hard disk matching a specification and
 then manipulate them using a TT style desktop.
 
 Just click on STree in the accessory menu and up pops a dialog box.  You
 can then enter your search specification, including:-

 o File mask with full Unix(tm) style wildcarding.
 o Drive partitions to search.
 o Path to start searching from on each drive.
 o Depth of folders to search down to.
 o File attributes (read only, hidden, system & archive).
 o Date stamp range.
 o Time stamp range.
 o File size range.
 o ASCII or hex strings to search for within a file.

 STree will then begin its search, building up a list of matching files.
 Once this is complete, a window will open containing the list.  From
 here you can carry out all the standard file operations, just like the
 Desktop: copy, move, delete, print, rename, change file attributes, text
 file view, saving and printing the file list as well as being able to
 sort the list by folder, filename, type, date and size.  And there's the
 same keyboard shortcuts you'll find on Atari's new desktop.

 If you've got a hard disk then you *need* STree.  And even better, it's
 low-priced shareware!  Look out for it soon on your favourite online
 service.

 TQM Communications
 BCM Box 225
 London  WC1N 3XX   England

 Tel / Fax: +44 81 509 0729
 Usenet: steveh%tharr.uucp@ukc.ac.uk
 Dialcom: 10074:MIK1278
 
 


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                           Z*NET SOFTWARE SHELF
                           --------------------
                            by Ron Berinstein
 =======================================================================
 
 
 So, because I was up in the office slaving away at writing last week's
 column the girls waiting down stairs in the restaurant for me and their
 chance at my new custom jacuzzi didn't wait and went elsewhere!  Proof
 I guess that that everything software oriented doesn't have a Walt
 Disney ending!
 
 On a much better note... congratulations are in order!  Yes folks step
 right up and for the donation of one thin ten dollar bill you too can
 enjoy a year of CodeHead Quarters BBS!  And that's a promise CodeHead
 Quarters BBS made good.  May 1, 1991 marks our first birthday!  CodeHead
 Quarters BBS began with three users, 15 messages and about 15 files in
 our download library.  Now, thanks to the supporters and their interest
 in the BBS CodeHead now sports about 1400 files in the download section!
 Messages have risen up to about 13000!  That's a lot of software and
 computer talk in the space of just 12 months.  The Birthday Party is at
 Vine St. Bar & Grill on May 1st at 8:00 p.m. and you're all invited.
 More information about the party is available on the board.  213
 461-2095
 
 DCBITSET.ARC will set the archive bit on files for you provided that you
 use TOS 1.0 or 1.2.  This might provide the help you need if your back
 up program requires that the archive bit be set.
 
 COLORIMG.ARC will provide the programmer types amongst us and others
 interested in ST & TT graphics with a verbose explanation of what those
 color image files are all about.  Some source code examples are also
 provided.
 
 P-38.SEQ  will appeal to airplane fans!  This is a .SEQ animation of a
 CAD .3D2 P-38 Airplane flying over a canyon. 94,000 uncompressed bytes-
 741 blocks.
 
 VENUS.LZH  has a Venus de Milo Sculpture (3D Animated Rendering) as its
 feature subject.  An animated 360-degree rotation converted from
 Autodesk Animator to FILM format by David Ramsden.  This 3D Rendering
 looks beautiful in TT Hypermono (256-gray level) mode, but ST owners can
 enjoy it.  It uses a blue palette to simulate 16 shades on a standard
 ST.  I've also included an STe/TT/JRI gray scale palette for CyberPaint
 owners with a machine that supports 16 RGB levels.
 
 DICECH.ARC  has Dice Check in it.  With same you can check for bias in
 your dice by each face or by groups of sides.  Great for D&D or other
 game players.
 
 ROCK.ARC  has a simple classic game of Rock-Scissor-Paper played against
 the computer in it.
 
 PORTABLE ADDICTION #000  contains a new monthly online newsletter for
 people interested in the Lynx and Portfolio.
 
 For those of you out there that use the PD terminal program UNITERM
 (v.2.0e), XYZ2.MAC will give you a macro to making running XYZ.TTP (v.2
 or later).
 
 WHATDAY.LZH (freeware) will return various values to a program that
 calls it depending upon what you ask of it.  It can return the date in
 two different formats and many other options.  It will also write to a
 file if you wish.
 
 With all the current talk about the LA Police and whether the chief
 should resign in the wake of publicly shown news coverage of an alleged
 brutality case, the clip art contained in POLICE.ARC may seem timely.

 SPL<>SD  REPLAY <> SOUND DESIGNER  is a pair of GFA v.2 programs which
 allow you to take a REPLAY4 sound file and convert it to one in the
 SOUND DESIGNER file format, or vice versa.

 Ah, for some the sound of a hard drive spinning is poetry, for others it
 is the look of a million colors available on screen, but for some it is
 the work of Elizabeth Barrett Browning.  Though the program is only a
 DEMO, BROWNDEM.ARC will allow you to see 5 of the 44 complete sonnets
 she wrote for Robert Browning and examine them.
 
 ACC13.ARC version 1.3 was posted this week.  It will allow you to load
 all of your accessories from an ACCS folder.  It is an auto folder
 program that fixes the prior versions known bugs.

 So you want to see your software go so "Fast" that it will be hard to
 see?  Download TURBO20.TXT and find out what FAST TECHNOLOGY is up to..
 They are announcing their TURBO20 20 Mhz accelerator!

 If you live in the LA area you might of received a flyer announcing that
 The Computer Network has TTs in stock..  In other parts of the country
 check with your local dealer for availability.  TT_ASSGN.ARC is a fully
 commented GDOS file that you can run on your new TT along with GDOS 1.1
 or newer versions of G+Plus.  It has screen pointers for all the new TT
 resolutions.

 How well does Digispec work when converting GIF to SPC format?  Well you
 could spend your time trying it yourself, perhaps converting the picture
 of an old barn or something, or, you could quickly download DSFO4_S.LZH
 and view a female nude converted from GIF as no doubt an important part
 of a unique scientific experiment!

 PC BBS users may value the opportunity to download version 1.3 of
 MaxiMiser, MAXMSR13.LZH, an ST Q-Mail reader.  Still in development, but
 useable. 

 UZSHL.PRG  contains UZ_SH111.PRG a command shell for ST_UNZIP v.1.11.
 This version corrects a few bugs that could be found in versions 1.0 and
 1.10 and gives access to all of the commands available in ST_UNZIP.
 Long command lines are now OK.  This file wasn't ARCed or LZHed because
 the program is already internally compacted.

 QCNEW.LZH   QuickCIS v1.60c  This is the program file only, for
 upgrading QuickCIS to the new version.  See QWKCIS.TOS on CompuServe for
 the full package including docs and support files.
 
 RDYSTE.LZH   Rdy for ste computers only!   Rdy is a reset proof ramdisk.
 IT WILL NOT WORK on PRE STE models!

 The above files were compiled by Ron Berinstein co-sysop CodeHead
 Quarters BBS (213) 461-2095 from files that were either directly
 uploaded to CodeHead Quarters BBS, or downloaded from GEnie, Compuserve
 and Delphi online services.
 
 

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                Z*Net International Atari Online Magazine
                      Issue #91-17,  April 26, 1991
   Copyright (c)1989-1990-1991, Z*Net Publishing/Rovac Industries Inc.
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Michael Current   '93|           Internet : currentm@carleton.edu         
Carleton College     | Cleveland Free-Net : aj848 
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