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Article #509 (730 is last):
From: aa789@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Bruce D. Nelson)
Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.mags
Subject: ST Report: 3-Feb-95 #1105
Reply-To: aa789@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Bruce D. Nelson)
Posted-By: xx004 (aa789 - Bruce D. Nelson)
Date: Sat Feb 18 08:01:46 1995



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      Another week has gone by and the goodies just keep coming for the PC
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 with "cross-platform" compatibility.  Optimization of a system's
 performance is always interesting reading and with the newer software
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      Novell's Perfect Office is truly superb.  The power it yields to the
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      In last week's editorial, mention was made of the successful sales
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                  Weekly Happenings in the Computer World
   
                                Issue #05
   
                    Compiled by: Lloyd E. Pulley, Sr.



                  ******* General Computer News *******
  
  
  
                  >> IBM Claims Outlet Store Triumph <<
  
    IBM Corp. reports that its PC factory outlet store has exceeded sales 
 projections for its first year by 30%. The facility, located at the Tri-
 angle Factory Shops in Morrisville, North Carolina, was created to help 
 the computer maker dispose of discontinued models.
  
    After a grand opening weekend that drew 10,000 shoppers, IBM says the 
 outlet has continued to enjoy steady interest, averaging 400 shoppers a 
 day and beating IBM's own sales projections for the first year.
  
    IBM offers shoppers PC systems at 20% to 50% off their original pri-
 ces. The models range from PS/1 home PCS to ValuePoint business systems, 
 as well as notebook computers, software and accessories.
  
    A discontinued PS/1 desktop with a 66MHz 486DX2 microprocessor, pre-
 loaded software, color monitor and other features can be purchased for 
 less than $1,500, as can a refurbished ThinkPad 350 with color display 
 and a 25MHz 486SL microprocessor.
  
  
                   >> IBM Offers New Leasing Program <<
  
    IBM Credit Corp. has announced a PC leasing program that aims to pro-
 tect customers against technological obsolescence.
  
    With the program, qualifying customers can acquire any IBM PC system 
 on 24-, 36-, 48- or 60-month lease terms.  During the course of their 
 lease, customers can exchange a portion of their leased systems for the 
 most current IBM technology. Additionally, customers can take advantage 
 of several asset management services as well as procurement, distri-
 bution and disposal tools to reduce the high life-cycle costs of a PC.
  
  
                   >> Windows95 to Debut After Aug.1 <<

    Microsoft Corp. announced this week that its much-publicized and 
 long-awaited Windows95 operating system will not be available before 
 Aug. 1.
  
    "Windows95 will not be available before August 1," said Patrick De 
 Smedt, general manager of Microsoft NV, the firm's Belgian unit.
  
    Michel Vermeulen, product manager PSD Benelux, said it was likely 
 Windows95 will be launched between Aug. 1 and mid-September. "The launch 
 date will depend on the results of the third beta (tests) which are 
 expected by the end of March. We want to launch a completely bugs-free 
 product," he said.
  
   
                    >> NEC to Boost DRAM Production <<
  
    NEC Corp. announced this week it will boost its output of both 4- and 
 16-megabit dynamic random access memory (DRAM) chips to meet surging 
 demand for personal computers.
  
    Reports from Tokyo say that NEC will boost its global output of 4-
 megabit DRAMs to 13 million units a month by March, up from the 12 
 million units currently being produced each month. The company last 
 boosted its output of the mainline memory chip in late 1994 to 12 
 million units from 11 million units.
  
    In addition, production of the next benchmark product, 16-megabit 
 DRAMs, will increase to 7 million units a month by the end of 1995. 
 About 3 million units of the sophisticated DRAMs are now being produced.
  
  
                   >> GATEWAY to Pre-Load Windows 95 <<
  
    GATEWAY 2000 Inc. says it will pre-load Microsoft Corp.'s Windows 95 
 on its desktops and portables when the new operating environment is 
 available later this year.
  
    GATEWAY officials said the company and Microsoft have signed a market 
 development agreement that calls for worldwide partnering in marketing 
 and technical support for Windows 95.
  
  
                 >> Data General Offers Hand-Held Unit <<
  
    DataGenie is the newest member of Data General Corp.'s family of 
 hand-held computers. The company says the water-resistant unit is 
 suitable for use in tough environments and uses AA batteries for 200 
 hours of battery life, the longest in the industry.
  
    Reports say the computer, which measures 7.5 inches by 3 inches and 
 weighs 15 ounces, is available for $745 to end users, resellers and 
 system integrators.
  
  
                     >> Faster Pentium Introduced <<
  
    A third-generation Pentium chip set that is said to run Windows pro-
 grams up to 30% faster than other similar products has been introduced 
 by Intel Corp.
  
    Intel officials said the Triton four-component set is available in 
 production quantities at a cost of $41.95 each for orders of at least 
 10,000.
  
    "The Triton is aimed at delivering improved performance in applica-
 tions such as multimedia and video conferencing that need to operate at 
 fast speeds."
   
    The chip set includes versions offering memory between 4MB and 128MB 
 and offers native signal processing technology that enables computers to 
 run several applications, such as voice, data, telephone functions and 
 speech recognition, at the same time.
   
  
                  >> IBM, Toshiba Cut Notebook Prices <<
  
    IBM Corp. and Toshiba America Information Systems Inc have cut prices 
 on several of their notebook computer models. The moves follow price re-
 ductions announced recently by Compaq Computer Corp. and Dell Computer 
 Corp.
  
    IBM says it has cut prices 5% to 24% on four models in its ThinkPad 
 line. The new prices of the ThinkPad 755C, 755CS, 360C and 360CE 
 represent savings of $200 to $1,200 off of IBM's PC Direct price. The 
 four ThinkPad models are available in 17 configurations.
  
    Toshiba has reduced prices on selected Toshiba, Satellite and 
 Satellite Pro color notebook computers by up to 22%.
  
    The affected models include the Toshiba T4700CT, T4800CT and T4850CT; 
 Satellite Pro T2400C and T2450CT; and Satellite T1960C.
  
  
                 >> Apple Forecasts 16 Percent Growth <<
  
    Apple Computer Inc. has forecast it will expand 16% this year in the 
 global personal computer market.
  
    Michael Spindler, Apple's chief executive officer, is reported as 
 saying that estimates PC sales should increase to 54 million units this 
 year, on top of the 18% growth rate in 1994 that translated into 47 
 million units sold.
  
    "We do not need loans to finance this growth," Spindler told a news 
 conference in Frankfurt, Germany.
  
    Apple claims to be the third largest PC supplier with a market share 
 of 8.2%. Compaq tops the list with a market share of 10.5%, ahead of IBM 
 with 9.2%.
  
  
                  >> Microsoft Pledges Apple Support <<
  
    Microsoft Corp. has told reporters and industry analysts it is firmly 
 committed to Apple Computer Inc. systems, despite what some cite as 
 Apple's eroding share of the PC market.
  
    "Macintosh is a big business for us and one that continues to grow," 
 Microsoft Vice President Pete Higgins of the software publisher's desk-
 top applications division said this week, "It's one we're very, very 
 happy with."
   
    Microsoft's Windows for IBM-compatible machines runs on at least 80% 
 of the world's PCS, while Apple's Macintosh computers command less than 
 10% of the market.
  
    Higgins said Microsoft's applications such as word processors and 
 spreadsheets for Apple computer users, reached about $400 million last 
 year, amounting to nearly 9% of Microsoft's total revenue of $4.6 
 billion.
  
    He indicated Microsoft will nearly double the number of software 
 titles developed for the Macintosh this year, that 11 new programs will 
 be added to the current list of 12 titles for the Macintosh, which 
 include Microsoft Office, Excel and PowerPoint.
  
  
                  >> Compaq Offers Two New Notebooks <<
  
    Two new color models have been added to Compaq Computer Corp.'s 
 Contura notebook computer line. The computer maker also has cut prices 
 on selected models of its Aero line, on the Contura 400 and on the LTE 
 Elite product line.
  
    A statement from the firm says the new models, the Contura 410C and 
 410CX, both are powered by Intel Corp. 486DX/50 microprocessors and have 
 350MB hard drives. The 410 CX, with an 8.4-inch color display, is priced 
 under $2,999, and the 410C, with a 9.5-inch display, at about $2,499.
  
    Meanwhile, the price reductions include:

    -:- The Aero 4/25-170, to $999 from $1,199 and the 4/33C models 170 
        and 250, to $1,599 and $1,799, respectively.
    -:- The Contura 400C, to $2,199 from $2,599. The Contura 400CX, to 
        $2,699 from $3,299.
    -:- The LTE Elite 4/40C-170, to $2,499 from $2,899; the 4/40CX-170 to 
        $3,099 from $3,399; the 4/40CX-340 to $3,599 from $3,899; the
        4/50CX-340 to $4,699 from $4,799; the 4/75CX-340 to $5,199 from
        $5,399, and the 4/75CX-510 to $5,499 from $5,799.
  
  
                    >> Macintosh Touchpad Announced <<
  
    Alps Electric USA Inc. has introduced a Macintosh version of its 
 GlidePoint touch surface pointing device.
  
    The device uses the same technology found in the new Apple PowerBook 
 Trackpad. The $99 GlidePoint comes with an Apple Desktop Bus (ADB) 
 connector. Software is included to control the cursor or to program any 
 of the three buttons.
   
    To move the cursor on a computer's screen, the user slides a finger 
 across the GlidePoint's surface. A Taps features allows users to select 
 text and objects by tapping a finger lightly on the GlidePoint's 
 surface.
  
    The GlidePoint features a 400 dpi resolution. It works with System 
 6.0.4 and above.
  
    The PS/2 and serial-port versions of GlidePoint shipped last year.
  
  
                   >> New Newton Unveiled This Week <<
  
    Eighteen months after the initial roll-out, Apple Computer Inc. is 
 unveiling a new version of its Newton MessagePad hand-held computer, 
 boosting memory, polishing the design and improving its power to 
 communicate.
  
    The new Newton, called the MessagePad 120 personal digital assistant 
 (PDA), comes after an earlier revision with better handwriting recogni-
 tion was released last March.
   
    Reports say that many analysts are praising the machine's enhanced 
 ability to communicate through cellular and other wireless networks. 
 Apple said it has been working with several firms, including Motorola 
 Inc. and AT&T Corp., on new services.
  
    The new 120 (which has been available in Germany since September) 
 comes with 1MB of RAM for $599, or 2MB for $699. "It also sports a more 
 readable screen and removable screen cover and comes with more software, 
 including Pocket Quicken, a personal-finance program, in the more 
 expensive version," the wire service says.
  
    Also, the 120:
  
    -:- Can accept a greater variety of optional credit-card sized 
    devices that let it receive data, send faxes and exchange messages.
    -:- And, as with the previous version, has optional software to allow 
    data sharing with both Macintosh and Windows-based personal 
    computers.
  
  
                     >> Corel Cuts Software Prices <<
  
    Prices have been cut on CorelDraw 3 and 4, Corel Ventura 4.2, Corel 
 Photo-Paint 5 Plus and the Ventura 5 upgrade software, effective 
 Wednesday.
  
    In a statement, Corel President/CEO Michael Cowpland said the price 
 adjustments "reflect the increased momentum for name brand software in 
 the consumer channel."
   
    The price changes include:
  
    -:- CorelDraw 3 CD-ROM from $149 to $99, diskette from $199 to $149.
    -:- CorelDraw 4 CD-ROM from $395 to $199, diskette from $595 to $249.
    -:- Ventura CD-ROM from $199 to $99, diskette from $249 to $149.
    -:- Photo-Paint 5 Plus CD-ROM from $199 to $99.
    -:- Ventura 5 upgrades CD-ROM from $199 to $99.
  
    Prices for the diskette versions of Ventura 5 and Photo- Paint 5 will 
 remain at $249.
  
  
                 >> Sun Microsystem's Solstice Debuts <<
  
    Sun Microsystems Inc. this week will unveil a software system for 
 managing huge, multiple network, distributed computing systems.
  
    The new software, called Solstice, offers network system managers 
 greater scalability, as well as control from any location.
  
    Several other network management software products already exist on 
 the market, including products form Hewlett-Packard, IBM Corp., and Sun. 
 However Solstice is unique because as scalable software, it can be used 
 to manage networks of 100 computers or hundreds of thousands of 
 computers. It also allows administration and management of a network, 
 including adding people to the network, from any desktop on the system 
 and not just a centralized site.
  
  
                 >> Computer Tycoons Fund Space Probe <<
  
    Money from the pockets of several computer entrepreneurs will be the 
 primary funding source for the world's largest radio telescope that will 
 "eavesdrop" in the search for extraterrestrial life.
  
    Reports are that the five-month project will begin Thursday and take 
 advantage of a rare opportunity to use an Australian radio telescope, 
 the biggest on Earth, to seek signs of ET.
  
    Abandoned by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the 
 project, with costs of $4 million annually, has received private funding 
 from entrepreneurs William Hewlett and David Packard; Gordon Moore, co-
 founder and board chairman of Intel Corp.; and Paul Allen, co-founder of 
 Microsoft Corp. and founder, chairman and chief executive officer for 
 Asymetrix of Bellevue, Washington.
  
    NASA had spent a decade developing specialized equipment for the 
 Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence when the federal funding of 
 $12 million a year ended. Scientists from the nonprofit SETI Institute 
 of Mountain View sought private funding to keep the project viable.
  
    The scientists are searching for cosmic radio transmissions that were 
 either deliberately broadcast in Earth's direction or inadvertently 
 escaped from a distant planet in much the same way some of human radio, 
 television and radar emissions unavoidably leak into space.
  
    The radio telescope in Parkes, New South Wales, Australia, some 210 
 feet in diameter, will be used for what has been dubbed Project Phoenix. 
 About 1,000 Sun-like stars will be scrutinized over the next five years. 
 All the targeted star systems are less than 150 light-years away.
  
   
                   >> Software, OnLine Services Boom <<

    The U.S. Census Bureau says software and OnLine services are setting 
 the pace for the fast-growing service sector of the nation's economy.
  
    The Census Bureau report as finding:
  
    -:- Sales of prepackaged software jumped 253% between 1987 and 1992.
    -:- Information retrieval service is the second fastest growing 
    category, up 229%, reflecting the growth in OnLine computer services.
  
    Putting this in perspective, the 1992 Census of Service Industries 
 says overall the service segment of American business totaled $1.6 
 trillion, up 59% from the previous count. The service sector provided 20 
 million jobs, up 4.8 million from 1987. About half of the service jobs 
 were in health care.
  
  
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 The PS-300, PS-500, PS-1000, PS-4000, and PS-Sub.  

 Retailing from $69.95 per pair, PEAVEY brings its legendary sonic clarity,
 known to the world's leading musicians, to the world of multimedia...
 whether an exacting multimedia professional, a musician with a home
 studio, or a game enthusiast with a sensitive ear, PEAVEY has speakers
 offering professional performance and quality.

 Microphones / Earphones:
 ------------------------
 The PEAVEY TDM-1 microphone/earphone (from $19.99) features a unique
 patent-pending, single point support system that is completely user 
 adjustable for maximized comfort. Designed specifically for speech
 recognition systems, this unit is equipped with audio feedback earphones
 for playback privacy.

 For more information:

                           Orders & OEM Inquiries:
                               (800) 367-7833
                            Technical Questions:
                               (601) 483-5365
                                 CompuServe:
                                  GO PEAVEY

               _______________________________________________



 > LottoMan 1.23 STR InfoFile
   """"""""""""""""""""""""""


                            LottoMan Version 1.23
                            =====================


      LottoMan 1.23 is truly superb.  In the course of using LottoMan for
 the last three weeks, six three number sets and one four number set have
 come in playing Florida's Lotto.  The program is the "_The Lotto Players
 Program_".  As for its features and functions well they are far too
 numerous to mention in one article so, we are going to do things a little
 differently with this program.  Since we too, play Lotto, (doesn't
 everybody?)  We'll keep you informed of our successes on a weekly basis. 
 So far the program has produced minor winners every week that we've been
 using it.  If you are a lotto player, you _need_ LottoMan.  Its available
 for D/L on CompuServe and most popular OnLine Networks and many private
 BBS systems.  LottoMan is shareware and shareware at its very best.  This
 program is well worth the D/L.  And the shareware fee.


 Program Requirements
 --------------------

 This program requires Windows Version 3.1 or later, an 80386 (or better)
 computer with 4 meg of memory and 5.5 meg of free hard disk space.

 First time users will need to download the files LTTMN1.ZIP, LTTMN2.ZIP
 and LTTMN3.ZIP. Extract each file to a blank floppy disk or one temporary
 directory on your hard drive. Run SETUP.EXE.

 If you have installed an older version of LottoMan already, you need only
 download the file LTTMN3.ZIP and extract it to one blank floppy or
 temporary directory. Run UPGRADE.EXE.

 LottoMan is a shareware program. It is not free.  You can register OnLine
 via GO SWREG #3604

                            New In LottoMan v1.23
                            ---------------------

 *  New Edit/Select Feature

      Select by last N records option

 *  New Number Wheel Method

      Hat Trick easy custom wheel function

 *  New Tables Menu Options

      Number History By Pick, Pool Depth By Pick, Pool Depth By Game,
      Repeat Winners, Sector History, Unit Sums

 *  Improved fonts

      Cleaned up fonts in the history table in the main view and the
      perpetual calendar in the number editor

 *  On/Off Indicators for Buttons

      The Pick Control buttons in the main view, the draw day buttons in
      the Game/Edit option and the live dates in the perpetual calendar
      used a three-d up/down look to indicate if the option was on or off.
      This version adds a red/green indicator to make it easier to see
      which state is active.

 *  Automated upgrading

      Upgrading from old versions is now handled via the UPGRADE.EXE
      program in place of extracting and copying files by hand.


                     LottoMan Version 1.23 Feature List
                     ----------------------------------

 *    Any game from 2 to 6 picks with up to 2 bonus digits between 0 & 99.

 *    Both ordered daily type games and unordered lotto type games

 *    Draw histories for most state lotteries (see current history list
      below)

 *    Unlimited data size or number of user plays in the databases

 *    Complete data import, export and printing

 *    Full graphing capabilities including printing of all graphs on
      Windows compatible printers

 *    Analysis by age, delta, frequency and/or trend in any combination

 *    Vector analysis provides accurate forecasts on up/down movement
      direction and distance for each pick

 *    Detailed analysis tables for Number History By Game, Number
      Association between draws, Pairs, Triads, Doubles, Triples, Quads,
      Partitions, Ones Digits, Tens Digits, Duplication Patterns, Number
      History By Pick, Pool Depth By Pick, Pool Depth By Game, Repeat 
      Winners, Sector History, Unit Sums

 *    Full featured number wheel with built in QP wheels, exhaustive
      wheels, guaranteed win wheels, hat tricks and subset selection

 *    Custom wheels are fully supported, includes several sample custom
      wheels for pick 3, pick 4 and lotto

 *    Complete play filtering for hi/low, odd/even, previous wins, ones
      digit duplication, tens digit duplication and number of repeating 
      digits

 *    Exhaustive self test mode to aid you in finding the methods and
      controls that produce winning numbers

 *    Over 1.5meg of in-depth OnLine help and play theory

 *    Multi-media sound support

 *    Permits registered users to upgrade their copies by downloading this
      shareware version

 *    Automated upgrading

                  Data provided with LottoMan Version 1.23
                  ----------------------------------------
      
 Arizona        Fantasy 5      11/01/91 - 10/29/93   
                Lotto          07/05/89 - 10/27/93

 Austria        Lotto          01/03/93 - 10/09/94

 California     Pick 3         04/13/92 - 01/12/95    
                Fantasy 5      02/04/92 - 10/21/94
                Super Lotto    12/18/91 - 10/22/94

 Canada         6/49 Lotto     01/04/89 - 10/22/94
                BC 6/49 Lotto  01/29/92 - 10/22/94

 Connecticut    Play 3         01/02/80 - 12/12/94
                Play 4         01/12/93 - 12/12/94
                Cash 5         04/11/92 - 12/10/94
                Lotto          01/03/89 - 12/09/94

 Colorado       Lotto          01/28/89 - 10/27/93

 DC             Quick Cash     05/01/89 - 10/27/93

 Delaware       Evening Pick 3 01/02/80 - 01/14/95
                Midday Pick 3  05/18/93 - 01/14/95
                Lotto          11/25/88 - 10/26/93

 Florida        Pick 3         04/29/88 - 01/22/95
                Pick 4         10/22/94 - 01/20/95
                Fantasy 5      04/31/93 - 01/20/95
                Lotto          05/07/88 - 01/21/95

 Georgia        Pick 3         08/10/93 - 01/20/95
                Fantasy 5      11/18/94 - 01/20/95
                Lotto          09/18/93 - 01/14/95

 Idaho          Fantastic 5    09/21/90 - 10/12/93

 Illinois       Midday Pick 3  12/20/93 - 11/08/94
                Evening Pick 3 03/14/83 - 11/09/94
                Little Lotto   06/01/88 - 10/21/94
                Lotto          05/07/88 - 10/22/94

 Indiana        Lotto          05/05/90 - 09/25/93

 Iowa           Lotto          07/19/89 - 10/30/93

 Kansas         Lotto          06/04/88 - 10/22/94

 Kentucky       Cash 5         10/11/91 - 10/21/94
                Lotto          10/21/89 - 10/22/94

 Louisiana      Pick 3         10/22/94 - 11/18/94
                Lotto          02/01/92 - 11/12/94

 Maryland       Match 5        10/11/91 - 01/15/95
                Lotto          05/19/90 - 01/14/95

 Massachusetts  Numbers Game   10/22/94 - 01/20/95
                Cash 5         03/28/91 - 01/19/95
                Megabucks      04/03/91 - 01/18/95
                Millions       04/02/91 - 01/20/95

 Michigan       Pick 3         01/01/80 - 01/21/95
                Pick 4         10/08/81 - 01/21/95
                Cash 5         03/20/92 - 01/20/95
                Lotto          12/06/89 - 01/18/95

 Minnesota      Gopher 5       05/24/91 - 01/20/95

 Missouri       SuperCash 5    01/20/92 - 10/22/94
                Lotto          07/12/89 - 10/22/94

 Montana        Lotto          05/11/91 - 10/31/93

 New Jersey     Pick 3         08/01/94 - 01/02/95
                Pick 4         08/01/94 - 01/02/95
                Cash 5         10/07/92 - 12/30/94
                Pick 6         01/02/89 - 01/02/95

 New York       Daily          09/01/94 - 01/20/95
                Win 4          08/01/94 - 01/20/95
                Take 5         01/17/92 - 01/20/95
                Lotto 54       01/16/88 - 01/18/95

 New Hampshire  Lotto          05/11/91 - 10/31/95

 Ohio           Pick 3         01/01/80 - 01/21/95
                Pick 4         04/09/81 - 01/21/95
                Cash 5         05/05/92 - 01/20/95
                Lotto          01/12/91 - 01/18/95

 Pennsylvania   Daily Number   09/06/93 - 01/18/95
                Big 4 Daily    12/18/90 - 01/15/95
                Cash 5         04/23/92 - 01/12/95
           Wild Card Lotto     12/19/88 - 01/13/95

 Powerball                     04/22/92 - 01/18/95

 Rhode Island   Lot-O-Bucks    08/07/84 - 10/28/93

 Texas          Pick 3         10/25/93 - 01/20/95
                Lotto          11/14/92 - 01/18/95

 Tri-State Cash 5              04/28/92 - 10/18/94
                Megabucks      09/14/85 - 10/22/94

 Tri-West  Lotto               02/26/94 - 11/16/94

 Vermont        Lotto          06/02/90 - 10/29/93

 Virginia       Pick 3         05/22/89 - 01/21/95
                Pick 4         09/30/91 - 01/21/95
                Cash 5         02/05/93 - 01/21/95
                Lotto          01/27/90 - 01/21/95

 West Virginia  Pick 3         01/01/91 - 11/30/94
                Pick 4         01/01/91 - 11/30/94
                Cash 25        02/09/90 - 10/29-93

 Wisconsin      SuperCash      07/10/90 - 07/09/93


                          LottoMan v1.23 Bug Fixes
                          ------------------------

 Tables Options: GPF error
 -------------------------
      This version of LottoMan fixes the GPF bug in the Tables menu options
 and a great many other "odd" behaviors related to that bug.  This error
 was typically encountered when running tables on small data sets. The odd
 behaviors appeared with larger data sets.

 Filter By Ones digits
 ---------------------
      A subtle bug in the Filter Your Plays option for filtering plays
 based on Ones digits was uncovered. The Ones digits option was using the
 settings for the ten digits in making it's filtering choices.

 800x600 Main View Table Length
 ------------------------------
      In this one mode, the history table appeared as 26 lines in place of
 the normal 25 and there were associated problems with draw selection,
 editing and deletion.

                 ___________________________________________



 > PERFECTOFFICE 3.0 STR Spotlight
   """""""""""""""""""""""""""""""



                 NOVELL SHIPS PERFECTOFFICE 3.0 FOR WINDOWS
                 ==========================================


 PerfectOffice 3.0, Novell's first desktop applications suite is available
 on retail shelves.

 PerfectOffice 3.0 combines WordPerfect, the best-selling word processor of
 all time, with award-winning applications in six different categories. The
 new product goes beyond traditional suites by offering superior program
 integration with PerfectFit technology, task automation with the first
 cross-application scripting language and network benefits for both end
 users and IS managers. PerfectOffice 3.0 is also the first suite to
 include workgroup publishing tools for collaborative computing across
 networks.

      PerfectOffice 3.0 has already received industry acclaim since its
 announcement in June 1994. PC/Computing gave the product a 4.5 (out of
 five) star rating, the highest score in its suite review (November 1994)
 and called it "the best all-around suite for integration." The Nov. 14,
 1994 issue of InfoWorld claimed that the product "has a definite shot at
 the office suite title." The Oct. 25 issue of PC Magazine predicted that
 "PerfectOffice may well change what we expect from suites." The January
 issue of PC World reports that PerfectOffice has "the best integration
 we've seen yet in suite products."

      "We are thrilled to see such a tremendous early response to this
 product," said Ad Rietveld, president of WordPerfect, the Novell
 Applications Group. "We are confident that PerfectOffice offers the best
 integrated software solution on the market and will begin to define the
 next generation of network applications."

 Beta Users Discover Innovations in PerfectOffice
 ------------------------------------------------

      "The installation routine was easy, especially for a network
 administrator," said Tim Hickernell of Commonwealth Edison Co. in
 Chicago. "It provides centralized management of user defaults in
 far more detail than in other suites."

      "The user interface makes sense," said Bruce Norton of
 Norton Innovation in Lititz, Pennsylvania. "There are QuickTasks
 and Experts all over the place so you can spend more time using
 the product and less time learning it."

      "The scripting language, PerfectScript, is like nothing else
 I've seen in other office suites," said Paul Dalton, of Jackson &
 Walker, a Texas law firm. "It's a really nice, easy-to-learn,
 cross-application approach."

 Two Versions of PerfectOffice Now Shipping
 ------------------------------------------
  
      PerfectOffice is now shipping in two versions Standard and
 Professional. PerfectOffice Standard includes the following products:

      WordPerfect 6.1               (word processor)
      Quattro Pro 6.0               (spreadsheet)
      Presentations 3.0             (presentation graphics)
      InfoCentral 1.1               (personal information manager)
      Envoy 1.0                     (workgroup publishing tool)
      GroupWise 4.1 client license  (integrated e-mail, calendaring
                                    and scheduling)

      PerfectOffice Professional will include all of the above products as
 well as Borland International's Paradox 5.0, a relational database, and
 Novell AppWare (formerly Visual AppBuilder), a fifth-generation visual
 custom development tool. 
      
      A third version, PerfectOffice Select, will offer the industry's
 first "create your own" suite solution and is scheduled for release in
 first quarter 1995. Using new CD-ROM- based technology, customers will be
 able to select from any of the applications in the Standard and
 Professional versions, as well as certain Novell GroupWare applications,
 WordPerfect Main Street products, and a variety of integrated third-party
 applications.

 PerfectFit Integration Dramatically Improves Ease of Learning
 -------------------------------------------------------------

      PerfectFit technology provides each of the PerfectOffice components
 with unparalleled program integration including a consistent user
 interface, common tools, and PerfectScript, the first cross-application
 scripting language to be included in a suite. Each of the programs in
 PerfectOffice shares consistent toolbars, pull-down menus and common key
 dialog boxes. PerfectFit ensures that each PerfectOffice program looks and
 feels alike, so users can easily learn each of the applications.

      PerfectFit technology also provides PerfectOffice users with the most
 extensive set of common suite tools in the industry. The speller,
 thesaurus, drawing module, grammar checker, file manager, Coaches, Experts
 and QuickCorrect feature are shared among applications. In addition to
 consistency, users benefit from conservation of system resources and
 memory. 

      In addition to PerfectFit technology, PerfectOffice is the first
 suite to offer support for Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) 2.0
 functionality in five applications. Users can easily drag and drop data
 among PerfectOffice programs. With "in-place" editing, users can edit
 "objects" (such as a Quattro Pro spreadsheet) directly from WordPerfect or
 other PerfectOffice applications.

 QuickTasks Help Users Focus on Tasks Rather than Applications
 -------------------------------------------------------------

      PerfectOffice goes beyond the traditional ease-of-use features found
 in competing suites to automate entire tasks for users, independent of
 individual applications. New QuickTasks, accessible from the Desktop
 Application Director (DAD), automatically perform simple and complex tasks
 directly from the desktop, letting users concentrate on tasks rather than
 applications. QuickTasks don't force the user to open individual
 applications in order to get work done. Users can access more than 50
 QuickTasks to automatically create letters, faxes, spreadsheets and slide
 shows; update InfoCentral records; schedule meetings; open e-mail;
 generate mail merges or perform other common tasks. Users can also use the
 QuickTask Expert to create their own customized QuickTasks.

 PerfectOffice Leverages the Network to Help Users Work Together Better 
 ----------------------------------------------------------------------

      "The merger of WordPerfect and Novell, and the acquisition of Quattro
 Pro, has helped the new Novell create the industry's first network suite,"
 said Mark Calkins, general manager of Novell's Business Applications
 Division. "Being the first network suite means much more than just running
 on a network. PerfectOffice is the first suite to begin to integrate
 network and workgroup services with desktop applications, making it the
 best solution for end users, as well as for system administrators who
 manage software across an enterprise." 

      PerfectOffice is the only suite to include a workgroup publishing
 tool for collaborative computing. Envoy lets users electronically view,
 annotate and distribute documents across the network while keeping all
 graphic design elements intact even if they don't have the software that
 was used to create the document. The innovative compression technology in
 Envoy often reduces files to one-third their size, conserving network
 resources as documents are distributed.

      PerfectOffice integrates all of its products with GroupWise, Novell's
 leading GroupWare solution. From within each of the PerfectOffice
 applications, users can access GroupWise to send e- mail, schedule
 personal and group appointments, check calendars, and assign and manage
 workgroup tasks. 

      For system administrators, PerfectOffice supports Novell's NetWare
 Navigator, giving them the ability to easily install and update software
 across a network. PerfectOffice includes two network installation models:
 the Corporate model allows administrators to control the settings for an
 enterprise from a central location and the Professional model lets users
 define their own settings.

 Industry's Best Toll-Free Customer Support
 ------------------------------------------

      Novell is the only software vendor to offer toll-free, no- fee
 support for its business applications (Microsoft and Lotus offer toll
 support only). PerfectOffice users can receive six months of toll-free,
 no-fee Classic Service, after which they can choose from a variety of
 other support options.

 Pricing and System Requirements
 -------------------------------

     During the period December 1, 1994 to March 31, 1995, the Standard
 Upgrade packages in both 3.5" disk and CD versions will be offered at
 special introductory pricing of approximately $199 in stores and $209
 directly from Novell.  The Standard Tradeup packages in both 3.5" disk and
 CD versions will be offered at approximately $239 in stores and $249
 directly from Novell. 

      For new users, the suggested retail price of PerfectOffice Standard
 is $659 (US). The suggested retail price of PerfectOffice Professional is
 $859 (US), upgrade price is $359 (US) and users of competitive products
 can upgrade for a suggested retail price of $399 (US).    

      PerfectOffice requires a 386-25MHz machine or better with 8MB RAM,
 and Windows 3.1 or higher.

      For more information about PerfectOffice 3.0 for Windows, customers
 can call (800) 451-5151.


       ______________________________________________________________



 > PCNet-OnLine STR FOCUS!     BIG DOIN'S & CHANGES - TO BETTER SERVE
   """""""""""""""""""""""



                                PCNet-OnLine
                                ============
                                on CompuServe


 The first thing you'll see is the friendly welcome...


 Welcome to PCNet-OnLine!

 Your OnLine PC resource for over 10 years.

 What is PCNet-OnLine?
 ---------------------
 The PC Users Network started over a decade ago as the IBM Users Network
 or IBMNET. While not affiliated with IBM it was an authorized IBM users
 group and at the time the IBM PC was about the only "IBM compatible"
 computer available.

 Over the years compatibles became major players and the scope of the
 forums expanded to include all PCS. After a lot of consideration and
 despite the goodwill associated with the old name we elected to change it
 to reflect the true nature of the forums.

 Nothing else has changed, you'll still find the same folks and same
 excellent shareware and the "old" IBMNET forum "go" words will continue to
 work just fine.

 If you're just hooking up with PCNet-OnLine don't be confused when you
 see references to the old IBMNET forums, the "go" words, libraries and
 other references will stuff apply.

 What are we?
 -----------
 We are a group of PC users that have a special interest in all aspects of
 personal computers.  In addition to our message and conference areas
 you'll find a wide variety of excellent software in our libraries.  The
 Forums are very similar to a users group although you have access 24 hours
 a day, 7 days a week.  Beyond your hourly CompuServe connect charge
 there's no additional fee associated with your membership in PCNet-OnLine.

 Each PCNet-OnLine forum can be accessed from the GO PCNET menu or you can
 use the GO navigational command to go directly to the forum.  The GO
 "quick reference word" for each forum is included in the area descriptions
 that follow:

 PC New User's Forum/Welcome Center - GO PCNEW
 ---------------------------------------------
 If you're just getting started with the PC or with downloading and the
 various file types this is the best place to start.  You'll get fast
 responses to your questions, find special files that will help you get the
 most out of CompuServe, hints and tips on reading messages and
 downloading.

 The old sawbuck about "The only dumb question is the one not asked"
 applies here!  Don't be shy, there's no need to struggle through a problem
 that's been solved many times before.  You'll find very helpful members
 who will do their best to quickly resolve any problems.

 PC Hardware Forum - GO PCHW
 ---------------------------
 Have a question about a piece of equipment?  Can't get that printer to
 work?  Would you like a viewpoint from another user on a particular piece
 of equipment before you plunk down your money?  The PC Hardware Forum is
 our area for discussing hardware related issues.  In addition to reviews
 and other comments on hardware, there are hardware diagnostic programs,
 hardware specific utilities (printer utilities, disk managers, special
 video programs and drivers) and other hardware specific software in the
 libraries.

 The PC Hardware forum also has a special section for mainframes that spans
 both hardware and software.

 PC Applications Forum - GO PCAPP
 --------------------------------
 Here you'll find the "core" applications for the PC; word processing, data
 base management, business and personal accounting, business graphics, desk
 top publishing, educational software and much more.  You'll find most
 "mainstream" applications in the libraries of this forum.

 PC Utilities/Systems Forum - GO PCUTIL
 --------------------------------------
 Here you'll find the latest and greatest in general utilities and
 information on the various operating systems and environments available
 for the PC including Windows and OS/2.  In the libraries here you'll find
 various utility programs including operating system additions, power
 tools, desktop utilities and all those small (and sometimes not so small)
 programs that make living with the PC easier.

 PC Programming Forum - GO PCPROG
 --------------------------------
 If it concerns programming for the PC the Programming forum is for you.
 Assemblers, source code in a variety of languages and help from fellow
 members can be found here.  PCPROG not only contains valuable information
 for experienced programmers but also contain hints, tips and tutorials for
 those just starting to program.

 PC Communications Forum - GO PCCOM
 ----------------------------------
 The Communications Forum bridges two areas; hardware and software.  In
 this Forum you'll find discussions on how to use various communications
 programs and hardware.  In the data libraries, you'll see the best public
 domain and shareware communications software available, including one of
 the best CompuServe specific programs going; Autosig (and it's free to
 boot!).

 PC Bulletin Board Forum - GO PCBBS
 ----------------------------------
 The BBS forum contains bulletin board programs, utilities, door programs
 and the discussion of issues concerning bulletin board operators and
 users.  You'll find a wide variety of bulletin board programs, bulletin
 board utilities and helpful advice from other bulletin board operators if
 you currently run a board or plenty of getting started advice if you're
 interested in starting one.

 PC Fun Forum - GO PCFUN
 -----------------------
 The Fun forum is just that, loads of outstanding entertainment related
 files ranging from the very latest graphic wonders, music related
 programs, arcade shoot 'em ups to classic adventure games.

 If you're looking for some stress reduction or to just put your feet up on
 the desk and have some fun this is the place to find it.

 Shareware/ASP Forum - GO ASPFORUM
 ---------------------------------
 The Association of Shareware Professionals (ASP) is a non-profit group has
 dedicated itself to educating computer users about the "try before you
 buy" software marketing concept and set standards for the author and user
 community.  If you'd like some info on shareware, joining the ASP or just
 want to discuss shareware issues drop by and add your two cents.

 PC Vendor Forums
 ----------------
 The PC Vendor Forums started as an experiment in using the multiple
 sections of the forum software to multiple vendors to share a forum to
 provide support for their products through the electronic medium.

 The original PC Vendor forum (PCVENA) proved to be so popular the concept
 has been expanded into multiple additional forums.  New vendors are added
 frequently and you can use the Support Directory (GO SUPPORT) to search
 for product support locations.

 PC File Finder - GO PCFF
 ------------------------
 If you finding a specific file seems daunting there is a special database
 containing information on all PCNet-OnLine and most PC related forum
 files.  The PC File Finder will allow you to search on filename or keyword
 or use a variety of search methods that will help you quickly locate files
 of interest.

 Other PCNet-OnLine Tips and Hints
 ---------------------------------
 All uploads to PCNet-OnLine are carefully checked before being made
 available to members.  Since our members are the source of our library
 files it's a perfect opportunity to communicate your likes and dislikes
 directly to the author.  For more info on the libraries please consult the
 library announcement in each forum.

 The PCNET-OnLine Forums are independent and are not affiliated with any
 specific vendor.

 If you have any problems getting started in PCNET please GO PCNEW and
 review the announcements and help files there.  If you have any questions
 the SysOps are here to help, so be sure and post a message if you run into
 a problem.

                       SysOp Don Watkins [76703,750]


                  ________________________________________



 > ProCom Plus 2.1 STR InfoFile
   """"""""""""""""""""""""""""

 DATASTORM will release on February 13, 1995, PROCOMM PLUS for Windows
 version 2.1--an update to our best selling product.   Registered users
 of PROCOMM PLUS for Windows 2.0 can acquire the update for free.  

 Choose the update option that is easiest for you:

 1.  Download from the DATASTORM BBS at 314.875.0503 (ANSI, N, 8, 1)
 2.  Download from the CompuServe DATASTORM Forum "GO DATASTORM"
 3.  Download by connecting into several Internet FTP sites such as
     ftp.cica.indiana.edu in directory /pub/pc/win3/patches or
     wuarchive.wustl.edu in directory /vender/datastorm
 4.  Order a disk and printed supplement guide direct from DATASTORM
     ($7.50 shipping & handling)


                 __________________________________________

     

 > OPTIMIZING MEMORY STR FOCUS!   MAKING THE 640K PIA WORK FOR YOU!
   """"""""""""""""""""""""""""

      As promised..  Here are the boot up files used for the STR systems.

      With these files and the expert help of Staff member Glenwood Drake, 
 getting these files set-up properly was relatively easy.  We now boot both
 systems with 632k free and 27k or more still free in high memory.

      Remember, this is all out the first mb which is where it all "takes
 place". 

 AUTOEXEC.BAT
 ------------
 @ECHO OFF
 SET PCTOOLS=h:\pctools\data
 SET BLASTER=A220 I10 D1 H6 P300 E620 T6
 SET SOUND=D:\SB16
 SET MIDI=SYNTH:1 MAP:E MODE:0
 prompt $P$G
 SET DIRCMD=/O /P
 H:\DOS\MODE CON: RATE=30 DELAY=1
 D:\SB16\DIAGNOSE /S
 D:\SB16\AWEUTIL /S
 D:\SB16\SB16SET /P /Q
 SET MSINPUT=H:\MSINPUT
 PATH H:\DOS;H:\PCTOOLS;H:\POP;C:\BATCH;C:\WINDOWS;H:\PKWARE;D:\SB16
 LH H:\MSINPUT\MOUSE\MOUSE.EXE /Q
 PATH=%PATH%;
 SET TEMP=C:\TEMP
 SET TMP=C:\TEMP


 CONFIG.SYS
 ----------
 BUFFERS=10,0
 FILES=40
 DOS=UMB,HIGH
 BREAK=ON
 LASTDRIVE=S
 STACKS=0,0
 SHELL=H:\DOS\COMMAND.COM H:\DOS\ /E:512 /p
 DEVICE=H:\DOS\HIMEM.SYS /TESTMEM:OFF
 DEVICE=H:\DOS\EMM386.EXE HIGHSCAN I=C800-EFFF I=B000-B7FF FRAME=C800 RAM
 DEVICEHIGH=C:\SCSI\ASPI4DOS.SYS /f12 /n4
 DEVICEHIGH=C:\SCSI\ASPIDISK.SYS /D
 DEVICEHIGH=C:\WINDOWS\IFSHLP.SYS
 INSTALLHIGH=H:\DOS\MSCDEX.EXE /D:MTMIDE01 /D:MSCD001 /M:8 /E
 INSTALLHIGH= H:\DOS\SMARTDRV.EXE 2048 256 /X
 DEVICEHIGH=H:\DOS\MTMCDA.SYS /D:MTMIDE01
 DEVICEHIGH=H:\TEAC\TEAC_CDA.SYS /D:MSCD001 /P:220 /T:0
 DEVICEHIGH=C:\WINDOWS\TWAIN\IX4015\SI4A.SYS
 REM DEVICE=D:\SB16\DRV\CSP.SYS /UNIT=0 /BLASTER=A:220

 And now, the same two files for the STReport Support BBS system:

 AUTOEXEC.BAT
 ------------ 
 @ECHO OFF
 SET BLASTER=A220 I2 D1 T4
 SET SOUND=C:\SBPRO
 C:\SBPRO\SBP-SET /M:12 /VOC:12 /CD:12 /FM:12
 PATH
 C:\DOS;C:\WINDOWS;C:\MACH32;C:\MSINPUT;C:\PCTOOLS;C:\IM;C:\MOUSE;C:\BATCH;
 D:\WILDCAT;D:\WM40;C:\FM;C:\PKWARE;C:\
 prompt $P$G
 SET DIRCMD=/O /P
 C:\DOS\MODE CON:RATE=30 DELAY=1
 LH C:\DOS\SHARE
 SET MSINPUT=C:\MSINPUT
 LH C:\MSINPUT\MOUSE\MOUSE.EXE /Q
 SET TEMP=C:\TEMP
 SET TMP=C:\TEMP
 SET IM=C:\IM
 SET WILDMAIL=D:\WM40
 SET FILEMGR=C:\FM
 SET WCNODEID=1
 SET DIRCMD=/O /P
 CAT

 CONFIG.SYS
 ----------
 BUFFERS=10,0
 FILES=40
 DOS=UMB,HIGH
 BREAK=ON
 LASTDRIVE=P
 STACKS=0,0
 SHELL=C:\DOS\COMMAND.COM C:\DOS\ /E:512 /P
 DEVICE=C:\DOS\HIMEM.SYS /TESTMEM:OFF
 DEVICE=C:\DOS\EMM386.EXE HIGHSCAN I=C800-EFFF I=B000-B7FF FRAME=C800 RAM 
 INSTALLHIGH=C:\DOS\SMARTDRV.EXE 2048 256 /X
 DEVICEHIGH=C:\SCSI\ASPI4DOS.SYS /F12 /N4
 DEVICEHIGH=C:\SCSI\ASPIDISK.SYS /D
 INSTALLHIGH=C:\DOS\MSCDEX.EXE /D:CD70001 /L:H /M:8 /E
 DEVICEHIGH=C:\CD7\CD7ASPI.SYS /N:7 /D:CD70001


 The key expression in both setups is:

      EMM386.EXE HIGHSCAN I=C800-EFFF I=B000-B7FF FRAME=C800 RAM 

      Try this expression.  Of course, you must fit it into your config.sys
 file.  That should be easy.  Its yield, as far as memory is concerned,
 will surprise you.  If you have any questions send them along and we'll do
 our best to get right back to you.



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                           MAC/APPLE SECTION (II)
                           ======================
                         John Deegan, Editor (Temp)




 > DIGITAL'95 Conference STR FOCUS!
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                           Digital '95 Conference
                           ======================

 Watch for more details:
 http://sunsite.unc.edu/nppa/dig95.html



 The theme of this year's conference is preparing yourself for a smooth
 ride on the information superhighway.

 Print publications of all types are beginning to offer text and photos
 to readers in new electronic forms, including OnLine services,
 bulletin boards, The Internet's World Wide Web and interactive
 multi-media such as CD-ROM. Photographers, photo editors and systems
 managers are looking beyond the basics of scanning to more powerful
 ways of managing images and networks that will serve the needs of
 pagination systems and OnLine information sources.

                           CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

 Wednesday, March 1 should be your travel day. The registration desk
 will be open from noon to 5:30 p.m. and the opening reception (cash
 bar) with hors d'oeuvres will run from 6 to 8 p.m.

 The program begins on Thursday, March 2 with three general sessions
 and two breakout sessions. Friday will feature two general sessions
 and three breakout sessions. Most breakout sessions will repeated.

 The vendor show runs 9 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and 9
 a.m. to 12 p.m on Saturday.

 WHO WILL SPEAK?

 See the below for a list of the major general sessions and the
 breakout sessions.

 HOW DO I REGISTER?

 Use the form below and mail, fax, or e-mail to Planners Network. (513
 728-4671, fax 513 728-4672 e-mail: planners@plink.geis.com).

 GETTING AROUND

 San Francisco International is 15 miles from the Marriott. A taxi will
 cost $20; shuttle bus runs $11.

                               DIGITAL '95
                         CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

 FAX this form (if paying by credit card) to (513) 728-4672
 Mail this form (with US $) to
 Digital 95 c/o Planners Network
 8952 Winton Road
 Cincinnati, OH 45231

 Make checks payable to NPPA Digital 95
 Registration Fees (in US $):

 By 1/31

       NPPA Member.....$150
       Non-Member..... $175
       Student.........$150

 After 1/31

      NPPA Member.........$175
       Non-Member......... $200
      Student.............$150

 (Please Print Clearly)

 Name: ____________________________________

 Organization: ______________________________

 Title: _____________________________________

 Address: __________________________________

 City ______________________________________

 State: ___________ Zip Code: ____________ Country: ______________

 Work Phone: (_____)______________________

 FAX (____)__________________________

 NPPA Member:____________

 Non-Member __________

 Student: ____________

 Registration Fee Enclosed: ______________

 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

 (If paying by credit card)

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 NOTE: NPPA does not honor American Express

 Name (as printed on card): _________________________________________

 Card #: ___________________________________

 Exp. Date: _________________________________

 Signature: __________________________________
 (All credit card orders must be signed)

 MAC TRAINING REGISTRATION

 (You may register for one class in each category- Please circle
 choices)

       PhotoShop Beginning or Intermediate
      QuarkXPress Beginning or Intermediate
       Internet: Browsing the Web

 For more information, Call (513) 728-4671

                        *************************

 PROGRAM CONTENT

 THE BRAVE NEW WORLD

 OF ONLINE NEWSPAPERS Kurt Foss of the University of Wisconsin
 moderates a panel of editors of OnLine newspapers, exploring why some
 have chosen to go with commercial services, some have set up their own
 dial-in systems, and others have put their systems on the World Wide
 Web of the Internet. And they'll talk about the strategic reasons they
 have chosen to be the pioneers.

 Foss and his panelists will also gaze into the future and speculate
 how high bandwidth networks and ever more sophisticated "information
 appliances" will change the direction of these OnLine offerings.

 GROUND BREAKING MULTIMEDIA

 Rick Smolan, producer of the best-selling CD-ROM "From Alice to Ocean"
 and the "Day in the Life" book series, shows a preview of his
 soon-to-be released project "Passage to Vietnam."

 Smolan took seventy of the world's top photojournalists to Vietnam and
 had unprecedented access to produce this in-depth profile of the
 country today. The project includes a book, an interactive CD-ROM and
 a high definition television program. Planned from the outset as a
 multimedia project, the CD takes interactivity to new levels,
 featuring an editing sessions with magazine photo editors and a
 virtual tour of the careers of some of the leading photojournalists
 who worked on the project.

 DO YOU KNOW THE WAY IN SAN JOSE?

 David Yarnold, worked his way up through the graphics department to
 recently become managing editor of the San Jose Mercury.

 Yarnold has built a graphics team that won so many picture editing
 awards in the 1993 Pictures of the Year we can't list them all. He'll
 chair a panel that includes A.M.E. for Graphics Bryan Monroe, Director
 of Photography Geri Migielicz, Features Design Director Nuri Ducassi
 and Picture Editor Sue Morrow. Yarnold and company will talk about the
 role of leadership in building a quality visual product and how to
 structure the newsroom to bring about that success.

 They'll also share their thoughts about how the newsroom will interact
 with the paper's Mercury Center OnLine effort.

 ARCHIVING

 David Cole, newsroom veteran and publisher of the "Cole Papers,"
 assembles a panel of experts to assess the state of the art in
 archiving and image management.

 DIGITAL CAMERAS

 A panel of manufacturers, moderated by Shelly Katz, a Dallas-based
 freelancer, will discuss their cameras and the state of this emerging
 technology.

 AP-LEAF USERS GROUP

 Join the top managers of AP photo technology to find out what's coming
 down the road in term of picture delivery and dialup access to the AP
 Preserver. Craig Porter, Assistant Director of Photography at the
 Detroit Free Press, will moderate the session.

 MACINTOSH TRAINING

 Sign up for beginning or intermediate training in PhotoShop and
 QuarkXpress. New this year, learn how to cruise the Internet via World
 Wide Web browsers.

                        ************************

 BREAKOUT SESSIONS

 (partial list; most sessions repeated)

 OnLine newspapers: Chris Gulker of the San Francisco Examiner tells
 how the newspaper strike presented an opportunity for the Electric
 Examiner on the Internet.

 Photo Editing: Eric Meskauskas explains how the New York Daily News
 uses Photo CD technology to scan 60-80 rolls of film a day and how it
 impacts the editing process.

 Archiving: Hal Buell and staff demonstrate the dial-up AP Preserver
 coming soon; browse AP's photo database, download directly by modem or
 order deliver via Photostream.

 Systems Editors: Jeff Adams of the Dayton Daily News moderates a trio
 of sessions: Introduction to Local Area Networking; Constructing an
 On-Ramp to the Information Highway and Newspaper Database: One Size
 Fits All.

 Photography: Former Geographic photographer Jim Sugar on how digital
 imaging fits into the career of a freelancer.

 Image Management: Jerome McClendon of the Los Angeles Times explains
 what technology he uses to manage what is probably the largest desktop
 operation in American newspapers.

 Calibration: Los Angeles Times Quality Assurance manager Mike Feasey
 talks about the tools he uses to maintain consistency from scanner to
 monitor to image setter to press.

 Multimedia: Brian Masck and Grover Sanschagrin of the Michigan PPA on
 producing your first CD-ROM.

 Photo editing: Scott Henry of the Marin (CA) Independent Journal
 explains his secrets for trolling the Internet for story and picture
 ideas. Henry is Director of Photography and database coordinator for
 the paper.





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                           ATARI/JAG SECTION (III)
                           =======================
                            Dana Jacobson, Editor




 > From the Atari Editor's Desk              "Saying it like it is!"
   """"""""""""""""""""""""""""


      Shudder!  Thar's a blast of chilly air coming down from the north
 that's making things feel like winter is really here.  Ironic, isn't
 it!?  I was hoping that we'd continue the nice calm form of winter that
 we've been experiencing.  Oh well...

      It's been fairly quiet, an understatement, on the computing side
 of things.  We're keeping you up to-date on the latest announcements as
 they arrive, as well as other interesting tidbits of industry news as
 they happen.

      Also, CIS Editor Joe Mirando keeps us informed with helpful hints
 as found on CompuServe, in his "People Are Talking" column each week.

      So, as the news makes its way to us in one form or another, we'll
 get it to you.  I, like you, wish that there was a plethora of news to
 report that we'd have to suppress some each week due to lack of space.
 Wouldn't that be a novel idea!?

      On with the show!  Until next time...




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                ____________________________________________



     ===================================================================
    ACE '95   ACE '95   ACE '95   ACE '95   ACE '95   ACE '95   ACE '95 
     ===================================================================
         EXHIBITORS  EXHIBITORS  EXHIBITORS  EXHIBITORS  EXHIBITORS
                                        

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     NEWS RELEASE 9: THE TORONTO ATARI FEDERATION PRESENTS.....ACE '95!!
           *******************************************************
         EXHIBITORS  EXHIBITORS  EXHIBITORS  EXHIBITORS  EXHIBITORS
    
    _/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/
 _/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/_/
          _/_/ 
         _/_/        _/_/_/_/       _/_/_/_/_/ 
        _/_/     _/_/_/_/_/_/    _/_/_/_/_/_/    Software Demos! 
       _/_/     _/_/    _/_/    _/_/            Hardware Demos!
      _/_/     _/_/_/_/_/_/    _/_/_/_/_/      Membership!
     _/_/     _/_/_/_/_/_/    _/_/_/_/_/      Phoenix Newsletter!
    _/_/     _/_/    _/_/    _/_/            16/32 Bit Library!
   _/_/     _/_/    _/_/    _/_/            Monthly Meetings!
  _/_/       _/    _/_/      _/            Flea Market!
   _/                                     Seminars!
                                         Raffles! BBS!
      #*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#           Support! GRAPHICS!
                                       SPREADSHEETS! DATABASES!
      #*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#*#         DESKTOP PUBLISHING!
                                     TELECOMMUNICATIONS! MIDI!
                                    WORDPROCESSING! MUCH MORE!
    
              ~~~ THE TORONTO ATARI FEDERATION ~~~
           Largest Atari User Group in North America!
   ~~~ (416) CALL-TAF (225-5823) For ACE '95 Information ~~~
            ~~~   TAF OnLine BBS (416) 421-8999  ~~~
    
 The following is the updated (as of February 1st, 1995) Official 
 ACE '95 Exhibitors List!
    
 LLLL Gribnif Software!
 LLLLL TOAD Computers!
 LLLLLL Branch Always Software!
 LLLLLLL Cybercube Research (Cyrel)!
 LLLLLLLL DMC Publishing!
 LLLLLLLLL Scarborough Computers!
 LLLLLLLLLL Missionware Software!
 LLLLLLLLLLL ICD INC/4Play/Black Cat Designs!
 LLLLLLLLLLLL It's All Relative!
 LLLLLLLLLLLLL ABC Solutions!
 LLLLLLLLLLLLLL Esquimalt Digital Logic (OMEN)!
 LLLLLLLLLLLLLLL GEnie Information Services!
 LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Suzy B's Software (& CDS)!
 LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL chro_Magic!
 LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Clear Thinking!
 LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Schauzmoll Software (Orbit BBS formerly 
 LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Oracle - the first GUI BBS for Atari)!
 LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Anodyne Software (ExtenDOS)!
      
      THE LIST IS GETTING LONGER!! More and more Exhibitors are
 signing on! We're looking forward to CGS Computerbild's presence
 too, as well as Oregon Research Associates, COMPO, Migraph,
 Lexicor, C-LAB and *many* more!!
     
                          ===---===---===---===
        We're getting a *great* response from User Groups. There 
        are quite a few Groups mobilizing their members into travel
        packs (packs of Atari users? Look Out!!), and making 
        plans to attend ACE'95. Carloads from Nova Scotia, North 
        Carolina, Alberta, Pennsylvania, Quebec, New York, 
        Ontario, Ohio, Manitoba, Michigan and many more 
        points North, South, East & West. Why not consider 
        car-pooling with some of your own User Group members?
                          ===---===---===---===
    
 ACE'95 is being held in the NORTH YORK CIVIC CENTER, 5110 Yonge 
 St. in Toronto, Canada - April 1-2, 1995. The Exhibition is 
 located in the Civic Center Complex at the MEMORIAL HALL 
 EXHIBITION FACILITY! Show hours are: Saturday April 1 - 9AM-6PM 
 & Sunday April 2 - 9AM-5PM. Tickets are $6 per day at the door 
 (or in advance) & $10 for a Weekend Pass at the door (or in 
 advance). If you place a phone/mail order for tickets, we will
 have them available for you at the door when you arrive. Please 
 also call us for Hotel reservations at the Novotel (located at 
 the ACE'95 Show Site (in the Civic Center Complex)! We have a 
 large block of rooms set aside just for ACE'95. We can also 
 suggest other hotels/motels in the area!
    
 ]]]]]]]]]]]]]  American visitors will have unprecedented BUYING 
 ]]]]]]]]]]]]]  POWER at ACE'95 .... the US dollar is worth 
 ]]]]]]]]]]]]]  nearly $1.40 Canadian! In addition, *EVERYONE*
 ]]]]]]]]]]]]]  exhibiting at ACE'95 will have tremendous SHOW 
 ]]]]]]]]]]]]]  SPECIALS .... 
 ]]]]]]]]]]]]]  Nearly *ALL* of the Exhibitors have scheduled 
 ]]]]]]]]]]]]]  DEMOS of their top products: Calamus lecture by 
 ]]]]]]]]]]]]]  Mario Georgiou - NeoDesk/Geneva lecture by Dan 
 ]]]]]]]]]]]]]  Wilga - Flash II lecture by John Trautschold - 
 ]]]]]]]]]]]]]  Data Diet 2 & Edith Professional lecture by 
 ]]]]]]]]]]]]]  Howard Carson - GEMulator lecture by Darek 
 ]]]]]]]]]]]]]  Mihocka - Notator lecture by Lorant Oswald - 
 ]]]]]]]]]]]]]  SARA-CD lecture by Peter Zalesak; many, many 
 ]]]]]]]]]]]]]  more. As well, just about all the 
 ]]]]]]]]]]]]]  Exhibitors booths will have RUNNING DEMOS of 
 ]]]]]]]]]]]]]  their SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE! As a matter of fact, 
 ]]]]]]]]]]]]]  ESQUIMALT DIGITAL LOGIC (OMEN) will have their 
 ]]]]]]]]]]]]]  wonderful Multitasking Operating System running 
 ]]]]]]]]]]]]]  on an ST (or a Falcon), a PC and a MAC!!
     
               ================================================
               Getting to ACE'95 is *easy*. Toronto is directly 
               accessed by Highway 401 or the Queen Elizabeth Way, 
               or Highway 400/69. Crossing the US/Canada border at
               Detroit, Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Ft. Erie, 
               Ogdensburg, Kingston, etc. will lead you directly to
               Highway 401 or the Queen Elizabeth Way. Take the 
               Yonge St. Ramp north off the 401 and drive to 5110 
               Yonge St.  If you take the Queen Elizabeth Way, 
               follow the signs to get to highway 401. *ANY* AAA 
               or CAA or other Motor League can provide you with 
               a map of Ontario, Canada and Toronto. Please call us
               if you have any trouble! Pearson International 
               Airport is only 15 minutes away! Toronto Transit 
               subway access is direct, too - there's a subway stop
               at the Civic Center!
               ================================================
     
               *CALL US*  416-225-5823 or 416-752-2744  *CALL US*
     
 ACE'95
 North York Civic Center
 Memorial Hall Exhibition Facility
 5110 Yonge St. (at Parkhome Ave.)
 Toronto
 April 1-2, 1995
 Saturday 9AM - 6PM
 Sunday   9AM - 5PM
     
 ~~ Howard Carson, ACE'95 Chief Organizer ~~~
    
                       _______________________________


 > STR InfoBits
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                 -/- Survey: Computer Phobia Fading -/-

     A new survey suggests computer phobia is fast becoming a thing of
 the past.

     Reporting on its recent nationwide poll of 1,000 adults age 18 to
 60, EDK Forecast, a newsletter that tracks women consumers' attitudes,
 lifestyles and values, says it found:

     -:- 74 percent of the sample use computers either at work or at
         home and 37 percent have computers in both places.
     -:- 82 percent think that in the next decade most households will
         have to own a computer.
     -:- 68 percent think computers already are making their lives
         easier.
     -:- A mere 6 percent say they fear they will ruin something when
         they use a computer.
     -:- Only 16 percent said they have no idea how to use one at all.
     -:- 41 percent are enthusiastically exploring computers, but almost
         as many (37 percent) aren't as interested in new functions as they
         are in just ensuring that their machines work.

     "There's no gender gap in the wonderful world of computing,"
 publisher Ethel Klein said in a statement from New York. "Women are
 just as likely as men to embark on a 'computer safari.' Age and
 education level are the real indicators of computer literacy."

     The statement says middle age also doesn't preclude computer
 fascination, noting that the survey suggested 44 percent of Americans
 age 50 to 60 were interested in learning more about computers.

     "For many," the statement said, "cyberspace is the unexplored final
 frontier. About half (49 percent) of computer users are ready to go
 'where no one has gone before' -- including 38 percent who are ready
 to get on the 'information superhighway' and 11 percent who already
 are on it and searching for the passing lane. But 37 percent of
 computer users admit that they are not even sure what 'information
 superhighway' means."


                 -/- Feds Won't Press Piracy Charges -/-

     In Boston, federal prosecutors have decided not to press charges
 against a 21-year-old Rockville, Maryland, college student accused of
 running the biggest software piracy scheme in history.

     Last April, David LaMacchia, a computer science major at the
 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was indicted for allegedly
 running a bulletin board system that gave users free copies of more
 than $1 million worth of copyrighted software.

     However, as reported earlier, U.S. District Court Judge Richard
 Stearns last month threw out the indictment, saying federal law covers
 only piracy committed for profit or personal gain, and that LaMacchia
 had committed no crime by giving away the expensive programs via the
 Internet.

     Now U.S. Attorney Donald Stern has told United Press International he
 won't appeal the judge's ruling, though he believes the case
 "underscores the desirability of prompt congressional action which
 would remove any uncertainty that willful, multiple infringements of
 copyrighted software, even where there is no commercial motive, is
 illegal."

     The attorney said he will urge Congress to toughen the law to make the
 theft of copyrighted computer software a federal crime, whether it's
 stolen for profit or not.

     As noted, LaMacchia is alleged to have used an MIT computer lab to
 run his BBS. UPI says the declines to say whether it will take
 disciplinary action against him now that the case is over.


                     __________________________________



                               JAGUAR SECTION
                               ==============


 Cannon Fodder!  Zool2 Tips!
 New Jaguar Incentive Deal!
 And more!



 > From the Editor's Controller  -  Playin' it like it is!
   """"""""""""""""""""""""""""

      Puxatawny what?!?!  Hasn't that groundhog left town by now?  A
 number of reports claimed the old harbinger of winter didn't see his
 shadow; that must mean the Jaguar CD is only a few weeks away, right?
 Well, this IS the Jaguar section - what did you think I was referring
 to, more winter?  
   
     Anyway, it's been quiet on the Jaguar front, for the most part.
 Atari has been quiet for a reason - that being that the next batch of
 games rumored to be coming next are from the 3rd party developers.
 Atari leaves it up to those developers to make the announcements as
 they're ready to do so.  We know that Cannon Fodder is imminent, as
 well as a few others.  Next week should start to see at least one new
 3rd party game.  Meanwhile, Atari is forging ahead to make sure that
 the CD games are completed soon so that we can get our hands on that
 new piece of hardware.

      Atari has also announced a new Jaguar incentive deal which will
 essentially give a new buyer two free games with a new system purchase.
 Some have wondered why Atari just didn't lower the price of the Jag
 base unit, instead, as a money-inducing incentive.  Well, if you really
 think about it, the price is pretty close to rock-bottom without Atari
 losing money on them.  Users are getting an excellent system for the
 buck!

      What Atari is focusing on, once the CD player and games are
 released, is to get more games out.  That has to be a primary concern
 for Atari right now.  They're also depending on the 3rd party
 developers as well.  If you think that Atari doesn't realize all of
 this, you're kidding yourself.  Everybody wants to see more and more
 games.  They're coming folks; I realize it's not easy playing the
 waiting game.
  
      Let's get to this week's issue, and sit back and relax.  Me, I'm
 going to be anxiously awaiting Cannon Fodder and whatever else is on
 the way so we can have some more interesting reviews for you shortly.

      Until next time...

                 __________________________________________



 > Jaguar Catalog STR InfoFile  -   What's currently available, what's
   """""""""""""""""""""""""""      coming out.

    Current Available Titles ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    CAT #   TITLE                 MSRP      DEVELOPER/PUBLISHER

     J9000  Cybermorph           $59.99         Atari Corp.
     J9006  Evolution:Dino Dudes $49.99         Atari Corp.
     J9005  Raiden               $49.99     FABTEK, Inc/Atari Corp.
     J9001  Trevor McFur/
            Crescent Galaxy      $49.99         Atari Corp.
     J9010  Tempest 2000         $59.95     Llamasoft/Atari Corp.
     J9028  Wolfenstein 3D       $69.95       id/Atari Corp.
     JA100  Brutal Sports FtBall $69.95          Telegames
     J9008  Alien vs. Predator   $69.99     Rebellion/Atari Corp.
     J9029  Doom                 $69.99        id/Atari Corp.
     J9036  Dragon: Bruce Lee    $59.99         Atari Corp.
     J9003  Club Drive           $59.99         Atari Corp.
     J9007  Checkered Flag       $69.99         Atari Corp.
     J9012  Kasumi Ninja         $69.99         Atari Corp.
     J9042  Zool 2               $59.99         Atari Corp
            Bubsy                $49.99         Atari Corp
            Iron Soldier         $59.99         Atari Corp
            Val D'Isere Skiing   $59.99         Atari Corp.

     Available Soon ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

     CAT #   TITLE               MSRP          DEVELOPER/PUBLISHER

             CatBox              $69.95               ICD
             Cannon Fodder        TBD               Virgin
             Hover Strike        $59.99              Atari

     Hardware and Peripherals ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

     CAT #   TITLE               MSRP          MANUFACTURER

     J8001  Jaguar (complete)   $249.99        Atari Corp.
     J8904  Composite Cable     $19.95      
     J8901  Controller/Joypad   $24.95         Atari Corp.
     J8905  S-Video Cable       $19.95
            Jaguar CD-ROM       $149.99        Atari Corp.


                   ______________________________________
   

 > Industry News STR Game Console NewsFile  -  The Latest Gaming News!
   """""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""

                    -/- Konami Creates U.S. Base -/-

     Japanese game software maker Konami Co. said today it will upgrade
 its research and development center in the United States to a wholly
 owned subsidiary.

     From Tokyo, the Jiji press service reports the Illinois- based
 Konami Computer Entertainment Chicago Inc., capitalized at $3 million,
 will continue research and development work.

     "Konami made the move to achieve quicker commercialization of
 products tailored to meet U.S. consumer tastes," Jiji says.
     Jiji is a regular feature of NewsNet, accessible through the
 IQuest gateway (GO IQUEST).



 > Jaguar Developers STR InfoFile  -  Current Developer Lists & Titles
   """"""""""""""""""""""""""""""

 To Cody and everyone!

 Cannon Fodder has entered into final assembly today!  We will start
 shipping the middle of next week.  We are arranging our shipping so that
 all dealers large and small will receive it on the same day, most likely
 Monday February 13.

 All of the 3rd party publishers need your support, if you are planning to
 purchase a title any title (Troy Aikman, Cannon Fodder, Pinball
 Fantasies, Air Cars, etc) pre-book it with your dealer now create that
 demand and get the dealers, mainly the large chains, "turned on to the
 smaller publishers"

 We would appreciate your support and I am sure that all of the other
 3rd party publishers would also.

 Cannon Fodder is a great game with great music with 72 levels of play.
 Check out the February Issue of EGM they did a full 2 page review on
 the game.

 To any dealer or distributor looking for Cannon Fodder, you can call
 Computer West directly at (805)546-9036 or E-Mail me here.

  Peter Curry
  Computer West
  Publishers of Cannon Fodder, Pinball Fantasies and more for the Jaguar

                     __________________________________


 > Jaguar Easter Eggs/Cheats/Hints STR InfoFile  -  Solving Those Riddles!  
  """""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""

 Sb: #Zool 2 Codes
 Fm: SYSOP*Jeff Kovach 70761,3015
 To: All

 I just got these codes for Zool 2 off the Internet.  I don't have the
 game, so I wasn't able to test them to make sure they're valid:

 Zool 2 Cheats

 First stage of Bulberry Hill                  77749
 First stage of Tooting Common                 88563
 First stage of Snaking Pass                   33666
 First stage of Mount Ices                     11968
 Start of Mental Blockage                      91266
 Automatic access to Bonus
 Round after each stage                        31867
 Infinite health                               11275
 99 Lives                                      31965

 Would someone let me know if these work?

                  _________________________________________


 > Jaguar Online STR InfoFile         Online Users Growl & Purr!
   """"""""""""""""""""""""""

 Watch your retailer and popular gaming magazines for a hot new Jaguar
 promotion...

 Qualified purchases of a complete Jaguar system made between
 January 31, 1995 and before May 3, 1995 qualify for not one, but TWO
 great FREE bonuses by mail.

 First, gamers may pick either Wolfenstein 3D or Tempest 2000 as a free
 cartridge. Secondly, gamers will also receive a free joypad controller
 for two-player games.

 This offer requires a legible and valid dated sales receipt of a
 complete Jaguar game system, the UPC symbol from the outside of the
 Jaguar box and the claim coupon. The in-store coupons and counter
 displays are on their way now if not already in stores. Complete details
 are available on the in-store coupons.

 If you've been holding out on a Jaguar! Hold out no longer. Get a great
 deal, PLUS be ready for the exciting release of the CD-ROM soon!

  -- Don Thomas
     Atari Corporation


            _____________________________________________________



 > ONLINE WEEKLY STReport OnLine          The wires are a hummin'!
   """""""""""""""""""""""""""""
         
          
              
                            PEOPLE... ARE TALKING
                            =====================
             
              
 On CompuServe
 -------------
 compiled by
 Joe Mirando
 CIS ID: 73637,2262


      Hidi ho friends and neighbors.  Well, yet another week has come and
 gone... I just don't know where the time goes.  As the term "Surfing the
 'Net" becomes more popular, I have to wonder if some of the folks
 bandying the term about have a true understanding of what the 'Net
 actually is.  Well, I guess that if they don't now, they will soon.  With
 the access to the Internet that services such as CompuServe provide (and
 the expanded access that's still to come), and the as yet fabled ability
 to access data via cable systems, it's sure to become more popular than
 ever.  The only problem with access to all that information is that we'll
 never have the time to read it all.  Oh well, I guess we'll just have to
 rough it .

 Okay, let's take a look at what's going on right here on CompuServe...


 From the Atari Computing Forums
 ===============================

 Martin Murafsky posts:

   "I am living in Austria and I own an ATARI 1040 STE with 1 Megabyte of
   memory. I want to get new software which needs more megabyte of RAM.
   So i am thinking of upgrading my system to an FALCON 030. It is the
   first time I have been into this forum and so I thought I could ask you
   some questions concerning the ATARI computer line.
   
   I have a MEGAFILE 60. Would it be possible to connect this HD to a
   FALCON?  What kind of monitor would I need? Are there any programs to
   access INTERNET or COMPUSERVE with an ATARI computer? Can I connect a
   CD-Rom to my STE or to a FALCON? I read that a wordprocessing tool
   called PAPYROS (i do not know of spelled it correctly) needs
   SPEEDOS-GDOS to run. Do you think this program would also run with NVDI
   3.0?
   
   Is the FALCON still produced and is still software developed for it?
   What are the prices for the FALCON. Can I also get it in Europe?
   
   I hope I did not bother you to much with my questions, but in Austria,
   there is no way to get any information about ATARI computers."

 Gee, it sounds like Australia _is_ just like every place else in the
 world .  Bob Retelle tells Martin:

   "If you have an STe model, you can very easily add memory to it, and
   quite cheaply.
   
   The STe was the only model of the ST line which used standard SIMMs
   memory modules, so you could just pop in more memory without having to
   do extensive hardware modifications.
   
   If you now have a 1040 STe, there will be four 256K simms in it.  What
   you would need to get is four 1 Megabyte SIMMs to replace them, which
   will give you a total of 4 megabytes of memory.  (4 megabytes is the
   maximum amount any ST computer can handle)
   
   If you need more memory than that, a Falcon or TT would be the way
   you'd have to go... be sure though that you check to see that the
   software you want to run is compatible with the Falcon.. there are some
   conflicts with some programs.
   
   Essentially there are no Atari computers being produced any more.
   There may be some left in warehouses and on store shelves, but they are
   not being actively replaced.  This means that support will continue to
   dwindle.
   
   (There IS a deal with a third-party company to produce more Falcons,
   but that is probably going to be a very limited and specialized market
   niche.)
   
   The ST line of hard drives, such as your MEGAFILE 60 can NOT be used
   with a Falcon.
   
   You CAN add a CD-ROM drive to both the ST and Falcon.  You'll need to
   obtain the proper software drivers, and for the ST, a SCSI host
   adapter. The Falcon has a SCSI interface built in.
   
   There are a limited number of Internet access programs available for
   the Atari platform.. I've used the one we have available here in our
   software library called  KA9Q  and while it's a little crude, it does
   work.  There are no World Wide Web browsers available for the ST at
   this time though.
   
   We have an "offline message reader" for the ST that works with
   CompuServe called  QUICKCIS  that's available here in the software
   libraries too.. it's not a "GUI" system like CIM for the IBM, but it IS
   quite effective at automating your CIS sessions.
   
   And...  welcome to the Atari Forums here on CompuServe..!"

 I'll tell you folks, I just can't say enough about Bob and all the other
 Sysops that make using CompuServe a joy.  I don't know of any place else
 that offers knowledgeable, helpful folks like CIS.  But I digress.
 Albert Dayes of Atari Explorer Online Magazine tells Martin:

   "If I remember correctly the 1040 STe has simm slots so memory can be
   upgraded pretty easily.  CD-ROM drives can be used with all Atari
   ST/STE/TT/Falcon computers.  Using software like ExtenDOS is one such
   method.  There is a list in the library of 700+ CD-ROM titles that can
   be used on the Atari.
   
   From what I recall MegaFile 60 requires a DMA/ASCI connection.  The
   Falcon only has a SCSI connector on the back ... not the DMA connect
   that is on the back of all other Atari ST models.
   
   Atari Europe has a CIS account and they frequent the forum from time to
   time.  SO hopefully they can provide you more info on the European side
   of things.
   
   I believe the newest version of Papyrus can work with NVDI 3.x but I'm
   not sure on that point.
   
   The Falcon is no longer being made by Atari corp.  But there are
   supposed to be some other companies that will be making Falcon clones."

 Steven Russell posts:

   "Hello all, this may sound like a dumb question, at least it does to
   me, How do I chain a Megafile 30 to a SCSI drive. The SCSI drive is
   hooked up through AdSCSI plus. When I turn on the computer while the
   Megafile and Maxtor are turned on, the Megafile locks up and does not
   boot. I used to know how to fix this problem, but it has been so long
   since I have done anything of this sort, I have forgotten how. Thanks
   in advance for your help."

 Sysop Jim Ness tells Steven:

   "Chances are that the drives are each set up with the same SCSI unit
   ID.  Try changing the second drive to Unit 1, since the first drive is
   probably set as Unit 0."

 Jim makes it sound sooooo easy, doesn't he?  Well, I guess that's what
 Sysops are supposed to do.  Meanwhile, Steven takes a short course in
 serendipity:

   "I was talking with the wife about something that had nothing at all
   to do with the computer and I think that I may have solved my problem.
   The second drive is still set-up as an auto boot drive at system turn
   on and the two are conficting  with each other. I am going to give it a
   try and let you know what I come up with."

 Michel Vanhamme posts:

   "I'm a (registered!) Connect user (version 2.46 from March 5 1994).  If
   there's anyone out there using Connect to their satisfaction with CIS,
   would they -please- tell me how they configured it to work well with
   CIS (File Transfer, Port Settings, Compatibility...) as well as their
   Profile settings on CIS? I've had problems trying to do this on my own,
   so if anyone can help..."

 Yat Siu of Lexicor Software tells Michel:

   "Here is what you shuold do, go to the setup menu and inthe option
   compatilbity mode select strip 8th bit, and it should work fine with
   CIS if you use the regular 8bit parity settings that come with
   connect."

 And just to prove that we STReport editors don't know everything, Our
 own Dana Jacobson asks:

   "Does anyone know whether or not the CIS Mac navigators will work with
   Spectre?  If so, any recommendations?  With the activity here in the
   Atari forums, I may be able to save some time using an OLR.  I should
   probably also check out QuickCIS again too, but I figured there may be
   something else as an alternative option also."

 Rob Huggins tells Dana:

   "I have used previous versions of MacNav in the past with Spectre and
   they worked OK but I haven't tried the latest version (v3.2.1p1).  At
   the moment, I don't have room for the ST to be set up."

 Sysop Keith Joins tells Dana:

   "Both Mac Nav and MacCIM in their current versions work with Spectre."

 Dana asks:

   "Are MacNav and MacCIM in the Macintosh forums, or in a special area
   within CIS?"

 Rob Huggins tells Dana:

   "GO MCIMSOFT to download MacCIM.  MacNav is not available for
   downloading - you'd have to purchase a kit - GO ORDER.
   
   The two are actually complementary - MacCIM being an interactive
   browser (cruise the unfamiliar areas online and find stuff you like)
   and MacNav being an offline nav program (when you know what you want
   use it to specify what you want, let MacNav retrieve it all and log
   off, you review the results offline while you're not paying for the
   time)."

 John Raymond posts:

   "I am new to comms and am having some difficulty downloading files.  I
   am using an Atari STFM and comm package called Connect.  When I try to
   download I keep getting garbled sector/time out/ crc error messages
   which dont mean much to me.  Can anyone advice on setting up the
   parameters of the program or give me some pointers.  I also would like
   to locate a program to unzip .zip files. that is if I can get to the
   download stage in the first place."

 Albert Dayes of Atari Explorer Online Magazine tells John:

   "There is a program called ST ZIP v2.6 which handles zip files very
   well in the library.  Have you tried using serial fix version 2.x?  It
   fixes some problems with serial communications on the Atari ST.  It can
   also be found in the library as well."

 Mike Myers posts:

   "Let's start out with a minor fact. I'm not sure of anything about
   this, so it's very easy to correct this set of questions. I have heard
   of some kind of module, perhaps called "Spectre", that enables an Atari
   to run IBM compatible programs. Is it so? How good is it? I've got 2-3
   areas, including a bill payment service that have programs, nice
   programs, but not Atari programs. Next question. How much? and do they
   show up used on the market? Again, what sort of a price for a good used
   one? if they exist used and for sale, where? Also, same questions about
   anything for Mac?"

 Boy, is today Mike's lucky day or what?  Sysop Bob Retelle tells him:

   "You've got it pretty close...  actually the Spectre IS a Macintosh
   emulator, not an IBM emulator.
   
   It's an excellent product that lets your ST run a lot of Macintosh
   software directly from the Mac disks.  There are some limitations, and
   it won't run the newest Mac operating system, but it IS very good.
   
   As for IBM emulators, there used to be a "software only" emulator that
   didn't need anything extra to run IBM programs called "pc ditto".  The
   problem with it was that it was EXTREMELY slow, and it only emulated a
   CGA color monitor.
   
   Copies of the original pc-ditto show up used from time to time if
   you'd like to experiment with it.
   
   Then there are the more capable hardware emulators where you have to
   add a special circuit board inside your ST which essentially is a small
   IBM computeron a board and which uses your ST's keyboard, monitor and
   drives to run IBM software.  These are much faster and far more useful.
   The problems with them are that they often only emulate an 80286
   computer (IBM AT), and their graphics output is still only at the CGA
   or sometimes EGA level (the limiting factor is that the ST itself can't
   display anything more than EGA).  There are some which do emulate an
   80386, and probably in the mythical land of Germany there may be 80486
   emulators too.
   
   Another problem with most of these is that they require tricky
   installation inside the ST.  There was one model of hardware emulator
   which came in a separate external box and just plugged into the ST,
   which made it very easy to hook up, called the "SuperCharger".
   
   Unfortunately most of these are no longer being made, so you have to
   find them on the used market.
   
   For the kinds of applications you've mentioned wanting to run, the
   software emulator, pc-ditto, might actually be acceptable if you can
   find a copy of it for sale anywhere..."

 Rob Rasmussen posts:

   "I got Image Copy 3.52, and I'm still trying to decide which color ink
   jet printer to get. I want 720 dpi in color, and I'm trying to decide
   between the Epson Color Stylus and the Canon BJC-600e. Image Copy has a
   STYLS720.INF driver in the Printer folder, yet it doesn't show up in
   the "Printer type" dialog. From the manual, I assume I would select
   Epson Inkjet, and it says to set print density for 50%. It seems like
   it would let me select Stylus in the Printer Type dialog. Do you know
   if the Canon, which also does 720 dpi color, can use the driver(s) in
   Image Copy?
   
   You had said the Epson LQ-xxx driver in AtariWorks will work with a
   lot of different printers. Is there anything special about these higher
   rez color ink jets that wouldn't work with the drivers for the 360 dpi
   ink jets? Of course the salesmen have no idea what I'm talking about
   when I tell them I want it to work with my Atari. The guy selling the
   Canon said it had the advantage of separate color cartridges, while on
   the Stylus if you run out of one you have to change the whole thing.
   But again, that may not be a problem."

 Steven Russell of Glacier Enterprises tells Rob:

   "I'm not sure if the Canon BJC-600e can use the printer drivers that
   come with Image Copy. I haven't gotten my upgrade yet.
   
   As long as the printer is Epson compatible. Meaning it will emulate an
   epson style of printer.
   
   No. When you use the 360 dpi driver for the 720 dpi inkjet, you will
   not have the same output as with the 720 dpi driver would give you.
   
   I know what you mean. I was looking at the Epson Stylus last week and
   was considering buying the printer, but I am unsure if I have a
   compatible driver in Calamus for it. As for the ink cartridge, I like
   you don't see a problem with it. I did like the output that I seen in
   the store, but you cannot always go by what see in the store because
   things change when you get the product home and find out that you are
   missing something that you need in order for the printer to work with
   your set-up. I will do some checking and get back with you on ct about
   the printers and ImageCopy."

 On the subject of possible CD titles for the Atari Jaguar, the Hot
 64-bit game system, Chris Miller posts:

   "I still think a "classic" gaming CD would make the ultimate pack-in
   with the Jag-CD.  I'd buy one if it came with 1 "new" game and a
   "classics" CD that contained games like Air, Sea Battles.....Yar's
   Revenge..... Warlords.....  Adventure.....Haunted
   House.....Breakout.....Combat and others.  I bet they would sell a lot
   of machines based on that alone.  (Of course, I'll probably buy one
   anyways...but it would be nice ).
   
   Atari needs to play up the nostalgia thing a little more.  How about
   "Combat 2000" as a pack in for the Jag.  That would be great!!!"

 Max Yokell tells Chris:

   "...I love the idea of a Classics Disc/Cart however they want to do it
   and I would even cough up some cash to get one. ...[but] all the games
   could be put on one Disk with a ton of left over space and trying to
   supply an Idea for what to do with the left over space.
   
   Yeah I know I will end up buying one anyways too. I think  Atari should
   take advantage of the CD format by releasing some quick Demos and or a
   monthly Jag CD mag for it. From what I have heard the cost of making
   CDs is not very high so if they hit me up for $9.99 to $14.99 for a
   quarterly JagCd mag I would subscribe and even if it were Bi-monthly. I
   do not think they would want to attempt a monthly one as there might
   not be enough to fill a monthly one."

 Craig Harris adds his thoughts on the subject:

   "Interviews with the designers, the original commercials...
   
   Or how about a virtual playroom, where you virtually go to the tv,
   pick up the virtual cartridge you want to play, stick it in the virtual
   2600...
   
   Aw, heck...too much work."

 Chris Miller adds:

   "I think that would be a heck of an idea.  It could have demos of up
   coming games and the newest edition of an Atari CD Magazine.  Atari
   could even put previews of up coming games on the CD with new releases
   (provided there is enough space).  The possibilities are endless...."

 Max Yokell asks:

   "Do you have any news on the new version of Battlezone? I remember
   reading about a Battle Zone 2000 here but have not seen anything on
   this lately. Can you tell us if anyone is currently working on it?"

 Craig Harris tells Max:

   "From what I understand, Battlezone 2000 has become Hover Strike."

 Laury Scott at Atari tells us:

   "I don't know if you have ever seen a software title progress through
   its development.  To me it seems as if the sequence of events goes like
   this-
   
   For a long time it seems as if no progress is being made.  They get a
   figure of sorts up on the screen.  Then make it do something (rotate or
   fly).  Next comes some placeholder art backgrounds and maybe even some
   placeholder sounds.
   
   At this point you start to wonder if the game is ever going to play
   and if it does who would buy it.  (For any programmers reading this I
   fully understand what kind of 'hell' you have gone through getting that
   far but to an outsider this is the way it looks.)
   
   Next the game starts to take shape and things actually happen.
   Everything comes together and IS or Tempest 2K appears.  However at
   that moment something that looked good on paper or in the 'slow
   development' stages no longer looks as nice.  You then have to fix it.
   In this case the best fix was the delete key."



 From the Graphics Support Forum
 ===============================

 Well, the big news in the graphics world is still the decision of
 Unisys to enforce their patent on the compression routines contained in
 the GIF graphics format.

 On the subject of the patent, Thomas Leathley tells Larry Wood (of the
 Graphics Support Forum):

   "Next time you talk to the Unisys troops, ask them if they have any
   answers for GIF toolkit developers like me (Ryle Design) who develop
   and sell tools, not end user GIF apps.  I still don't have a clue what
   my situation is if I want to sell source and object code that imports
   and exports GIF images.  I am not in the end-user app business, but my
   customers are, and they certainly will have to have an LZW license, but
   what about me?  I've talked with Unisys by voice and email, and the
   voice discussion was entirely unsatisfactory  as I posted when it
   happend - basically the Unisys guy said anyone who sells code for
   $100-$300 a pop was a total idiot for selling it that cheap.  The email
   discussions I've had said "OK - we hear you - we'll get back to you".
   Never happened.
   
   If you have a channel into these guys (who appear more and more to be
   total clowns - no wonder they are going down the tubes) then please
   pass along this message."

 Larry tells Thomas:

   "Unisys is aware of the special circumstances of toolbox authors.  We
   expect to be able to give special number to contact in regards to these
   issues soon now (I know, I know ... we have been saying that for days
   now)."

 Shortly thereafter Larry posts:

   "Unisys has authorized me to announce that they now have a GIF/LZW or a
   GIF/TIFF/LZW developer agreement ready for the developer community to
   consider.  The follow is my reading of the agreement.
   
   GIF/LZW ... $25 license fee up front, creditable to future
   registrations; a .45% royalty on total selling price, per unit, not to
   be less than $0.10 per unit nor more than $10.00 per unit.
   
   GIF/TIFF/LZW ... $50 license fee up front, creditable to future
   registrations; .65% royalty on total selling price, per unit, not to
   be less than $0.20 per unit nor more than $25.00 per unit.
   
   For further information and a copy of the written agreement, call (215)
   986-4411.  Please advise them if you are a CompuServe-'Go Graphics'
   Group Shareware author.  We don't get a kickback [g], but we want them
   to know where the registrations come from.
   
   As I read the agreement, there are no unfavorable terms which would
   preclude any developer from making use of this agreement to
   cost-effectively continue GIF and/or GIF/TIFF development.
   
   I will be available later tonight to answer further questions.  Please
   keep questions one to a message so I can handle what I am sure will be
   a flood of questions."

 Jeff Woods of deltaComm Dev. tells us (well, actually he's telling
 Larry, but let's listen in anyway):

   "I have several problems with the contract we just received from
   Unisys.  I shall address the points in order of appearance:
   
   Section 1.e., definition of "Field of Use", seems to explicitly
   prohibit those of use who develop communications software from
   including .GIF viewers in our software if we also happen to run a BBS.
   "Additionally excluded is software provided by on-line service vendors
   to their customers to access the on-line service, software for
   operating network access servers, web servers, Internet servers, or
   bulletin boards..."
   
   Section 2.c, restricts customers to only ONE backup.  Now, I don't know
   about you, but I rotate my backups in sets, meaning I usually have
   several copies at a time in "backup".  As far as I know, most tape
   backup manufacturers recommend this method of backup management.
   
   Section 3 (this one is a biggie) requires a license fee for "each
   Dispositoin of Licensed Software hereunder (including updates,
   improvements and enhancements)..."  Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but
   Unisys should only be entitled to royalties ONCE, unless the developer
   materially enchances the GIF/LZW portion of the program.  The way its
   worded now, I owe Unisys 0.45% on all updates, even if said update
   doesn't even TOUCH the GIF/LZW code, and leaves it completely
   unchanged.  This is wrong, and unacceptable.
   
   Section 14.a(1) attempts to define shareware in a manner which I am
   guessing, in my capacity as Vice President of STAR (Shareware Trade
   Association and Resources) will be offensive and unacceptable to our
   members, and perhaps to members of the ASP as well, though I can't
   presume to speak for that organization.  The offensive word is
   "requested".  Shareware is that software which can be evaluated prior
   to purchase, but for which payment to the program author is *required*
   for licensed use beyond a defined evaluation period.
   
   Section 14.d attempts to put a price tag on shareware, which isn't
   acceptable.  Right now, we have a $99.00 shareware product, but if I
   sign this license, I'm precluded from pricing our shareware product as
   we deem suitable for the marketplace.  That's unacceptable to me.
   
   Section 14.f shall preclude the inclusion of a GIF viewer in most
   shareware versions, since authors will be averse to adding a fixed
   screen such as that to the software.  Also, this section needs to be
   clarified so that it is clear that the registered, licensed version of
   the software need not display such a message (if retail-ware doesn't
   have to, the registered shareware shouldn't have to).
   
   Section 14.f(b) needs similar clarification, stating that only
   unregistered shareware needs these extra statements in the
   documentation.  Again, if retailware shouldn't have to do this, then
   neither should fully licensed, paid for, registered shareware.
   
   (i.e. it seems to me that counsel for Unisys hasn't got a real grasp on
   exactly what shareware is, or how it works).
   
   Section 15.b seems to want to charge me royalties for using my OWN
   software that I wrote, as if I had sold it to myself. Huh?  Did I miss
   something?
   
   I look forward to Unisys' addressing of these issues."

 Dan Richardson posts his own thoughts on the document:

   "I get the impression Unisys spent a month carefully loading and
   aiming the gun so they could shoot themselves in the other foot. I hope
   they post this agreement. It sounds like a hoot."

 Jeff Woods tells Dan:

   "Had I the time, I'd type it in here for review (since the "Agreement"
   contains a clause about keeping things confidential, that might be a
   problem, but I haven't signed a damn thing *yet* and revealing the
   contract before signing it would not be in violation of anything I've
   agreed to, ex post facto laws being what they are).  Sorry, but I don't
   have that spare time."

 Larry Wood tells us:

   "Unisys did not upload it as a file because they wanted to opportunity
   to review it with some developers who were asking for it before having
   it posted publically.  Neither they, nor we have any problem with it
   being in public view, therefore Diana's message containing the typed in
   version will be moved back into public view this morning."


 Well folks, it's a complex issue to be sure.  Each side had their own
 views, with good reasons for them.  We can only hope that the issues
 involved will be settled in the near future.  It's not just because of
 this one, immediate, issue either.  It might not seem so right now, but
 we're currently observing one of the growing pains of the Electronic
 Superhighway.  As more and more users appear, more and more options and
 services will appear also.  It's only smart to use compression to speed
 transmission of data... it's more cost-effective for both the sender and
 receiver.  But will the fact that compression is used end up being a boon
 or a bane to those who depend on it?  Only time will tell.  Remember the
 ancient Chinese curse: "May you live in interesting times"?  Well, it
 looks like someone cursed us! 

 Be sure to tune in again next week, same time, same station, and be
 ready to listen to what they are saying when...

                             PEOPLE ARE TALKING


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