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Article #312 (730 is last):
From: aa789@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Bruce D. Nelson)
Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.mags
Subject: ST Report: 20-Nov-92 #846
Reply-To: aa789@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Bruce D. Nelson)
Posted-By: xx004 (aa789 - Bruce D. Nelson)
Date: Sat Nov 21 15:15:37 1992



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 November 20, 1992                                                  No.8.46
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 > 11/20/92 STR 846    "The Original * Independent * Online Magazine!"
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     - The Editor's Desk      - CPU Report        - 100Mhz 486!
     - CONCIERGE = SUTRA      - USR NEWS!         - GADGETS NEWS!
     - RS -> MultiMedia too!  - CD ROMS GALORE!   - FALCON030 & KODAK 
     - TRAMIEL COMDEX CO.     - COMPO PC 286      - STR Confidential

                    -* COMDEX FALL'92 ATARI REPORTS! *-
               -* CBM UNVEILS $699.00 32 bit AMIGA 1200! *-
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               WHAT'S NEW IN THE ATARI FORUMS (November 19)

 MIDI MUSIC MAKER
 ----------------
 Version 2.21 of Midi  Music Maker  is now  available in  LIBRARY 5  of the
 Atari Arts Forum (GO ATARIARTS) as file MMM221.LZH.  This program plays 16
 different types of music including SMF. It also  will create  SMF format 0
 or 1  from any  of the  types played. New features include ability to play
 Dr. Ts  (Atari or  Amiga) and  Sound Blaster  CMF files,  full screen file
 display, user  definable keys, selectable drum tracks when transposing and
 several other new features and fixes.

 VERSION 6.4 of WHATIS
 ---------------------
 Version 6.4 of WHATIS is now available for download from LIBRARY 6  of the
 Atari Productivity  Forum (GO  ATARIPRO) as  file WHATIS.ARC. This version
 identifies  over  125  file  types  -  ARCs,  LHarcs,  PRGs,  pics,  ACCs,
 animations, etc...  no more "what kind of file is this?" problems! Runs as
 a PRG or ACC or a TTP-like program  on any  ST/TT in  any rez.  Short docs
 included  in  the  ARC.  All  the features of previous versions, plus adds
 PageStream 2.2 docs and LaserJet II soft fonts to the list.

 PAGESTREAM PATCH
 ----------------
 A  patch  to  convert  PageStream  2.1  (UK)  to  PageStream  2.2  (UK) is
 available for  download as  file UKPATC.ARC  from LIBRARY  11 of the Atari
 Vendors Forum (GO ATARIVEN).  This is equivalent to the US version  of the
 patch which  creates PageStream 2.2 (US). The UK version of PageStream has
 the word 'color' spelled as 'colour' in the Global menu.

 ULTIMATE ADDRESS BOOK!
 ----------------------
 The ultimate Address Book for the PC! Reads and edits Portfolio compatible
 Address Book  files.   Advanced features!  Commercial Quality! Written and
 uploaded by Artisan Software. Even dials  the modem  for you...  just like
 the  Portfolio  dials  over  the  speaker!  Requires  DOS-PC. Save feature
 disabled until registered.

 Download file ADR_BK.ZIP from LIBRARY 6 of the  Atari Portfolio  Forum (GO
 APORTFOLIO).


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 > From the Editor's Desk             "Saying it like it is!"
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     A  little  about  Microsoft's  Windows.   Your experience with Windows
 might be dismal, but I might  add that  your experience  is not  what I've
 experienced.  Windows is not Atari's comfy, easy to use TOS by any stretch
 of the  imagination.   But then,  I find  that Windows  3.1 is  as fast as
 stated.. it  just takes some getting 'used to'.  "Word" is very impressive
 and the file manager of Windows is what  Atari's needed  for a  long, long
 time.   Its nice  to have  one magnanomous  set of exquisite fonts that'll
 work with every program within windows that requires  fonts.   From DTP to
 quickie notes.. (They're TrueType Fonts).

     I too,  have to  admit to  some type  of warped  sense of loyalty to a
 machine thats given me years of fun and productivity, but  when I  look at
 the  company  and  its  approach  to  the market year after year, I say to
 myself why take them  serious when  they don't  appear to  take themselves
 serious.

     We are  now beginning to hear all the typical hype coming from Comdex,
 yet as it all foams out,  we find  that a  thirty work  station display is
 missing  some  of  the  biggest  names,  most familar names and to a large
 degree, almost all of the US Developers...  Why??   What gives?    Is this
 indicative of  a company who is forging ahead blazing a positive upturn in
 its future?  Tough questions, I know, but then they must be  asked as they
 are  on  the  minds  of  most  of  the users worldwide.  Granted, Atari is
 attempting to establish a new  market  niche  of  its  own,  but  when one
 carefully looks  over the 'theme' they are "presenting" at Comdex and then
 realizes who is really there in the Atari  booth demonstrating "marvelous,
 market-shaking" new  software that  specifically supports  the new line of
 computers...  one can only wonder what is really going on.

     Atari had better get on the stick!    The  fat  lady  is  climbing the
 stairs to  the stage  of the Atari Platform.  Unfortunately, the folks who
 are running the show are very busy telling themselves and  everyone around
 them that she's there to "play with a Falcon".  Duh!
    
     Atari's booth  at Comdex  is huge,  4000 sq  ft. with 30 equipped work
 stations.  In fact, its the largest display in the Sands Hotel Annex.  Why
 then was  it not  crowded with  hungry spectators  and eager developers in
 those 30 or so equipped work stations?  Also, why weren't those spectators
 elbow to  elbow as  in the  not too distant past?  Could it be that almost
 every exhibit at Comdex has the  Kodak schtick  too?   Or could  it be the
 Falcon is not getting the rave reviews and ohh and ahhs we've been told it
 is?   You bet.  We're busy watching the tote board.

     By the way, aren't those nifty Falcon Ads and Lynx Ads, not to mention
 the dynamite  1040 &  MSTE ads  for Christmas  just marvelous?   It really
 great to see the loyal Atari dealers and the "hundreds" of newly signed up
 dealers (Namm  Quotes) getting  the support they justifiably deserve.  Its
 wonderful to see Atari doing all  the right  things in  time for  a banner
 holiday sales season!  _NOT!_  

     My sincerest  hopes are  for the Falcon to soar with eagles worldwide.
 The beauty of it all is the machine is or, at least can be the catalyst to
 catapult Atari back into the mainstream.
   
     Thanksgiving is  this coming  week and  with that in mind, I'd like to
 wish everyone a warm, cozy holiday enjoyed with their loved  ones.  Please
 don't drink and drive.
   
                 Ralph @ STReport International Online Magazine






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          Lucien Oppler       Brad Martin              Judith Hamner
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                    Steve Spivey        Doyle C. Helms

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          Brian Converse      Oliver Steinmeier        Tim Holt
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                      STR'S "BELIEVE IT?  OR.. WHAT?"
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                "There is no comparison!  The Atari Falcon
                   is far superior to the PC platform."


                                                  Sam Tramiel, 08/92


          "As I said before, all marketing announcements will be made at
          Duesseldorf.  I will not comment on future models of the Falcon.

                 WE ARE TALKING TODAY ABOUT A MACHINE.....
                    WHICH WILL BE SHIPPING NEXT WEEK."


                                                  Sam Tramiel, 08/92


     "I've just returned from Asia, where I saw the first Atari Falcon
     production coming off the lines.  Let's hope this new offering will
     make it in North America.  I know that the specs are great."


                                                  Sam Tramiel, 08/92

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 > CPU STATUS REPORT               LATE BREAKING INDUSTRY-WIDE NEWS 
   =================
  


    Issue #47


    Compiled by: Lloyd E. Pulley, Sr.
  

  -- Commodore Unveils Low-Cost Amiga
  
 Commodore Business Machines Inc. has unveiled a new low-cost Amiga, the 
 Amiga 1200.  The Amiga 1200 incorporates Commodore's 32-bit Advanced 
 Graphics Architecture (AGA) and comes with a 3.5-inch floppy drive, 2MB 
 of RAM and an internal IDE interface and has a suggested retail price of 
 $699.

 "The high performance Amiga 1200 featuring AGA, CrossDOS, PCMCIA expand-
 ability, an entry level price point and compact design is a great choice 
 as a home computer," said James Dionne, Commodore's president.  "These 
 powerful features also make it an ideal portable presentation or train-
 ing delivery system for the professional user. The A1200 is another step 
 forward for Commodore as we continue to pursue a greater share of the 
 home and professional multimedia markets."



  -- Virus Destroyed Report on Drug Lord Say Colombian Officials

 Colombian politicians allege a mysterious computer virus this week wiped 
 out conclusions of a Senate investigation into the jailbreak of cocaine


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