The new MyDos 4.5 cart

From: Michael Current (aa700@cleveland.Freenet.Edu)
Date: 03/26/98-02:09:33 PM Z

From: aa700@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current)
Subject: The new MyDos 4.5 cart
Date: Thu Mar 26 14:09:33 1998

From: tikk@alt.anonymous.messages (tikk)
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 1998 02:29:37 GMT

Here are my impressions and the text from the new MyDos 4.5 cart.

First, is it worth the money? I don't know.

The software comes in a standard 16k Atari cart (like basic) with
a paper label taped to the front. There are 2 2764's in the cart.
Anyway, this means you can't stack it and because you have to hot
unplug it after booting, no other cart can be installed.  Actually,
other than the fixed MEM.SAV (I seldem ever used it in the first
place), it is a pain to use. I just don't like the idea of pluging
in then pulling out the cart over and over if something locks up.
I thought I was going to be smart and copy the system to a disk
after I formated but after rebooting I got a screen full of junk and
an endless reboot attempt. You have to boot from the cart then pull it
unless I'm doing something wrong.

So if you were thinking about getting this cart, you might want to
think it over. Twenty bucks isn't much and if nothing else, it's
another item to add to the collection.

Oh, it only works on XL/XE's with 64k or more ram.
Michael Current,
8-bit Atari FAQ and Vendor Lists,
Cleveland Free-Net Atari SIG, telnet:// (go atari)
St. Paul Atari Computer Enthusiasts,

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