ST Report: 9-Sep-94 #1037

From: Bruce D. Nelson (aa789@cleveland.Freenet.Edu)
Date: 09/10/94-10:36:47 AM Z

From: aa789@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Bruce D. Nelson)
Subject: ST Report: 9-Sep-94 #1037
Date: Sat Sep 10 10:36:47 1994

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

      Fall is right around the corner, the leaves are turning colors and
 beginning to fall from the trees.... summer is gone.  But it also marks
 our getting closer and closer to Comdex and then... the Holiday Season. 
 This year, the Holidays are significant in a number of ways.  It'll be the
 first Holiday Season where high tech electronics will be the number one
 item, in one form or another certian to be on everyone's wish list.  Also,
 it'll mark the beginnings of the final throes of the shakeouts in the game
 console's international marketplace.  That should prove to be an
 interesting phase of market evolution to observe.  Lastly, it'll prove to
 be the year of the CD-ROM with and without Kodak PhotoCD compatibility. 
 Believe this... if you purchase a CD without PCD capabilities its like
 buying a car without a heater and air conditioning.  In any case it'll be
 hard to do as almost all mechanisms are compliant.  However there are a
 few cheapies out there that are not.  Buyer beware (Caveat Emptor) if the
 CDROM you are seriously contemplating purchasing is not.  It only means
 more expense later on down the road to you.
      The gorgeous high tech color catalogs from Sound Advice, J&R Music,
 Crutchfield's, Circuit City and Radio Shack to name a few, are flying
 around the country like wildfire.  In them can be found the techno-dreams
 of most everyone.  In particular, were the entertainment module and gaming
 centers by JVC, Panasonic and Pioneer.  All were priced to be within reach
 of most everyone's budget from around three hundred to nine hundred
 dollars depending on the modules and features one chose.  A unique feature
 was the cross-manufacturer compatibility of all of Sega's products both in
 CDs and ROM Carts.  It'll be an interesting marketplace to watch.

      On a sad note, it was discovered this past week that DOOM II was
 stolen from one of five trusted places and pirated the world over.  This
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 may wind up costing all of us, yourself included, a great deal more than a
 few extra bucks.  Remember, complete platforms have been crushed by the
 loss of developers due to rampant, brazen piracy.  By the way... it is
 prosecuted as a felony these days.  
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                  Weekly Happenings in the Computer World
                                Issue #37
                    Compiled by: Lloyd E. Pulley, Sr.

                  ******* General Computer News *******

                  ** Analysts Say Online Usage Rising **

    Researchers at SIMBA Information Inc. predict worldwide sales of on-
 line services will reach $17.8 billion by 1998, which would mean a 57% 
 increase over last year's level.

    The group's report "Online Services: 1994 Review, Trends & Forecast," 
 says there were more than 7.7 million subscribers to online services at 
 the end of last year, up 19.9% from the end of 1992.

    Nearly 1.3 million subscriptions were sold in 1993, the study found, 
 making that the second consecutive year in which more than a million new 
 subscribers were added.
    Other observations in the report:
    -:- Revenues for end-user/consumer services such as CompuServe, Pro-
 digy and America Online rose more than 27% in 1993, though revenues for 
 this segment accounted for less than 5% of total industry sales.

    -:- Business and professional services represented 95% of the total 
 online industry in 1993, with brokerage-information services accounting 
 for 44% of industry sales.
                ** Microsoft's 'Chicago' Is Windows 95 **
    Microsoft Corp. this week announced Windows 95 as the official name 
 for the next major release of the Windows operating system, previously 
 known by its code-name, "Chicago."
    The software giant says the name Windows 95 was chosen to make it 
 easier for consumers to identify the most current version of Microsoft 
    "More than 60 million copies of Windows have been shipped to date," 
 says Paul Maritz, senior vice president of Microsoft's systems and tech-
 nology division. "From extensive research worldwide, we have found that 
 most users find our existing version numbering confusing and can't 
 identify the latest version of Windows. Our customers want products that 
 simplify their everyday computing, and our goal is to have both the 
 technology and the name meet that requirement."
    Windows 95, targeted for release in the first half of 1995, is desig-
 ned to make PCs easier to use while delivering enhanced performance. 
 Windows 95 is a fully integrated 32-bit operating system, replacing 
 Windows 3.11, Windows for Workgroups 3.11 and the MS-DOS operating 
 system as the mainstream desktop operating system.
    Windows 95 supports features such as long file names and a revised 
 user-interface design based on customer usability studies. Microsoft 
 notes that Windows 95 will run multiple applications faster, more 
 effectively and with greater safety. It is compatible with existing 
 Windows and DOS software.
    Microsoft Corp. forecasted that it could ship as many as 20 million 
 to 30 million copies of its forthcoming Windows 95 in the first year 
 after its launch.
    Reports say that Paul Maritz, Microsoft's senior vice president for 
 systems, said, "We could have easily 20 to 30 million copies of Chicago 
 go out in its first year."
                    ** IBM Readies WIN-OS/2 Upgrade **

    IBM has announced that it will offer a WIN-OS/2 or "fullpack" version 
 of the next release of OS/2, code named Warp.

    The WIN-OS/2 version will provide an upgrade path to Warp function-
 ality for OS/2 2.1 and 2.11 users who currently run Windows applications 
 under OS/2. IBM says the product will deliver all of the performance, 
 usability, installability and value improvements currently being tested 
 in Warp Beta 2 and the BonusPak applications beta, along with the 
 ability to run DOS and Windows applications.

    "The millions of customers who have made OS/2 the industry's leading 
 32-bit operating system continue to be extremely important to us, even 
 as we reach out to new markets," says Wally Casey, director of 
 marketing, personal operating systems, for IBM's Personal Software 
 Products division.

    IBM says it plans to offer the WIN-OS/2 or "fullpack" version of Warp 
 at an "attractive upgrade price" shortly after the release of the 
 version currently in beta test. Registered OS/2 users will be notified 
 directly by IBM with details of the upgrade offer. The current Warp beta 
 program is targeted at Windows 3.1 users who already have Microsoft's 
 Windows operating system installed on their computers.
                   ** Microsoft Unveils New Keyboard **

    Microsoft Corp. has unveiled the Microsoft Natural Keyboard, a 
 Windows-specific computer keyboard designed for increased user comfort 
 and productivity.

    According to Microsoft, the Microsoft Natural Keyboard incorporates 
 hardware features that permit users to maintain a more relaxed, natural 
 position while typing. It also offers hardware and software features 
 that are designed to make computing in the Windows environment -- 
 including the Windows 3.1, Windows for Workgroups and Windows NT Server 
 operating systems -- easier and more enjoyable.

    Microsoft notes that the keyboard is ergonomically designed for 
 greater user comfort. Keypads are split and rotated outward to encourage 
 a straighter wrist position. The width and angle of the keyboard helps 
 users keep their shoulders straighter and arms more relaxed while 
 typing. A built-in palm rest provides a surface on which users can rest 
 their hands between periods of typing. A wrist-leveling rail, located 
 under the palm rest, adjusts the height of the front edge of the 
 keyboard to help maintain a straighter wrist while accommodating a 
 variety of desk and chair heights.

    The Microsoft Natural Keyboard has 104 keys, three more than standard 
 keyboards. Two of these are Windows- specific keys that provide easy 
 access to the new Task Manager. In future versions of the Windows 
 operating system, the Windows-specific keys will allow system-level 
 commands to be brought to the user. The third new key is an application 
 key. Microsoft plans that in future applications, this key will be used 
 to create context- sensitive shortcuts and other application-specific 
 functionality to help make the applications easier to use.

    The Microsoft Natural Keyboard is scheduled to be widely available in 
 early October through authorized distributors and resellers for an 
 approximate retail price of $99.95.
                  ** Intel Joins Modem Standard Move **

    Chipmaker Intel Corp. is joining other firms - including Hayes Micro-
 computer, AT&T Corp. and Rockwell International - to work on a standard 
 modem to allow computer users to talk and send data over a single phone 
    Intel officials said the specification will eliminate the need for 
 two separate phone lines -- one for voice and one for data -- when using 
 two-way applications, such as desktop personal conferencing or 
 interactive games.

    The firms intend to release the specification by November and demon-
 strate products based on the standard later this year.
                    ** IBM to Launch New Home PCs? **

    Word is circulating that IBM is set to replace its PS/1 series of 
 home computers with a new line called Aptiva.

    In two weeks, says the Wall Street Journal, IBM will begin running 
 ads for the new line, that includes seven models. The paper says the 
 base model is expected to sell for a little more than $1,000, which 
 includes a color monitor, stereo sound and a CD-ROM player.

    The Journal also reports the Aptiva units offer a few unusual 
 features, such as voice control to allow computers to respond to spoken 
 commands, a phone-answering system and a feature that allows the 
 computer to automatically operate at a designated time.
                    ** New Video Camera Links to PC **
    What is being touted as the world's first commercially available 
 miniature video camera that can capture and incorporate images directly 
 onto a portable computer has been developed by Edinburgh, Scotland, -
 based VLSI Vision.

    Reports from London say VVL is selling the credit-card sized camera, 
 which has been on trial with companies for some months, for about 600 
 stg, including connections and software.

    "The camera can take black and white snapshots or sequences of stills 
 and incorporate them into documents on the computer screen," reports 
 say, adding sound is expected to be added soon.

    VVL was formed in 1990 by a professor and a computer engineer and 
 also is developing video systems for Donnelly Corp. (which holds a 
 minority stake in VVL).
                  ** HP Exits Small Hard-Disk Market **
    Hewlett-Packard Co. says it will discontinue its 20MB and 40MB HP 
 Kittyhawk 1.3-inch hard disk drives. The company notes that the target 
 markets for the smaller drives haven't materialized to the degree it and 
 industry analysts expected.
    HP says it will continue to supply the products to its customers on a 
 lifetime-buy program and will honor warranty and support agreements.
                     ** Digital Claims Fastest CPU **
    Digital Equipment Corp. says it's offering the first microprocessor 
 capable of issuing more than 1 billion instructions per second.
    The company notes that the Alpha AXP 21164 chip is also the computer 
 industry's most powerful device and the first to break the 300MHz 
    According to Digital, the 9.3 million transistor Alpha microprocessor 
 delivers performance at speeds previously possible only in large multi-
 processing systems, such as expensive supercomputers. It notes that the 
 chip is more than two times faster than Pentium, PowerPC and MIPS 
                   ** Survey Says PCs Edging Out TV **
    A new "customer satisfaction survey" commissioned by computer maker 
 AST Research Inc. suggests the PC is replacing the television as "the 
 dominant information appliance" in homes that have both.
    Conducted among 1,200 randomly selected purchasers of new AST Advant-
 age computers, the survey indicates that among people in equivalent age 
 and income figures the average new home computer purchaser spends 13 
 hours a week using the computer, compared with about nine hours watching 
 prime-time TV.
    "These results," says AST Marketing Director Dennis Cox in a state-
 ment, "strongly indicate that the personal computer is seen as a more 
 useful and important tool in the home than the television set. As 
 consumers become more aware of the possibilities of home PCs ... the 
 home PC will evolve as the central appliance in the home, controlling 
 video, audio and telephones and faxes from a single machine."
    Cox also reads the results as signaling the beginning of "tele-
 convergence," by which he says he means "how many separate electronic 
 devices in the home such as telephones, answering machines, CD players, 
 and ultimately TVs, can be 'swept up' into a single intelligent device."
                   ** Compaq Aims to Up Market Share **
    The head of Compaq Computer Corp. said this week the company aims to 
 increase its share of the world personal computer market to 20% from 15% 
 by 1996 or 1997.
                      ** DEC Unveils Five New PCs **

    Five desktop PCs in a line called Celebris, priced from $1,949, are 
 being unveiled by Digital Equipment Corp. Three are based on Intel 
 Corp.'s high-end Pentium microprocessor and the other two on the Intel 
 '486 chip. They will be in modules for easy assembly.
    Valigra called this a first step in what Digital describes as a major 
 new product roll-out this fall. Auer said the firm chose the name 
 Celebris rather than a model number to make Digital personal computers 
 friendlier to customers, adding, "This is a precursor to our retail 
    Auer said Digital plans to start selling computers through retail 
 stores this fall and will add portable computers and servers to the line 
 by December.
    Digital is counting on the new Celebris products comprising 25% of 
 Digital's Intel-based personal computer system sales for the fiscal year 
 ending June 1995.
    Market researchers at Dataquest Inc. estimate Digital shipped 494,000 
 PCs in 1993 and predict 1994 sales could approach a million units.
                    ** Anand Defeats Chess Computer **
    India's Viswanathan Anand twice defeated the Premium Chess Genius 2 
 computer this week in Intel's Chess Grand Prix, but then went on to lose 
 to Ukrainian Vassily Ivanchuk in a sudden-death playoff.
    Reports say the computer, playing in the semifinals, made a 16th move 
 that experts said was a beginner's error, leaving a weakness that Anand, 
 playing black pieces, exploited to win in 54 moves.
    As reported last week, the computer in earlier rounds knocked cham-
 pion Garry Kasparov out of the tournament, then defeated Bosnian 
 grandmaster Predrag Nikolic.
    Anand said, "I didn't have any time to specifically prepare for the 
 computer and my main game plan was to stay as objective as possible no 
 matter was happening on the board. I felt that both Kasparov and Nikolic 
 were winning against the computer but once they had lost the advantage, 
 they failed to adapt to the new situation and hence they lost."
    The computer combined a new high-speed processing chip with British 
 software and could analyze 100,000 moves per second. Sources say that 
 the players felt the computer had an advantage in this tournament, where 
 all moves must be completed in 25 minutes.
                   ** Six Accused of Computer Fraud **
    Five men from Louisiana and one from New York have been named in a 
 nine-count federal indictment in New Orleans, accused of stealing credit 
 card numbers and using them to buy $210,000 in gold coins and high-tech 
    Charged with conspiracy, computer fraud, access device fraud and wire 
 fraud are Dwayne Comeger (known in the computing underground as "Dr. 
 Demonicus"), 22; Brian Ursin, 21; John Christopher Montegut ("Renegade"),
 24; Timothy Thompson ("Revelation"), 21; James McGee, 25; and Raymond 
 Savage ("Wiseguy"), 25, of Richmond Hill, Queens New York.
    U.S. Attorney Eddie Jordan Jr. said the government believes the men 
 used their computers to gain access to credit reporting service systems 
 and search for credit card numbers of people with good credit and active 



 > LapLink for Windows STR InfoFile


 New Version Integrates Remote Control and File Transfer

 BOTHELL, Wash., Sept. 6, 1994 -- Traveling Software Inc., today announced
 LapLink for Windows with integrated remote control and SpeedSyncTM for the
 fastest modem file transfer available.

 "With over 80% of remote control software users performing file transfer,
 we saw a tremendous opportunity to combine world-class remote control with
 the best file transfer," said Mark Eppley, chairman and CEO of Traveling
 Software.  "Traveling Software stays at the cutting edge of communications
 software solutions for portable computer users, telecommuters and
 technical support professionals with its new LapLink for Windows."

 Windows Interface

 The graphical interface in LapLink for Windows provides a flexible working
 environment allowing users to customize file transfer, remote control and
 chat windows to meet their needs.  For the first time, users will be able
 to scale a remote control image to fit any size window, and/or view
 multiple machines simultaneously. Convenient toolbars also provide
 push-button access to commonly used functions. 

 Remote Control

 LapLink for Windows' remote control capabilities enable users to run a
 database, e-mail and other applications on a distant PC which is running
 either DOS or Windows. The initiator (guest) controls a remote computer
 (host) and runs its applications as though the user were sitting at the
 host site, using the host keyboard and mouse. This gives the remote user
 total access to their desktop applications, even while away from the
 LapLink for Windows lets users run remote machines at higher resolutions
 than their own. In contrast to other remote control programs, LapLink for
 Windows utilizes a universal video driver to minimize setup difficulties.
 And, LapLink for Windows supports high-end video types up to
 1280x1024x16.7 million colors. 

 LapLink for Windows has superior remote control graphics performance,
 making screen re-drawing faster. LapLink for Windowsstores display
 elements for reuse, improving performance over the duration of a remote
 control session.

 LapLink for Windows provides comprehensive security, including the ability
 to reboot the host computer when a remote control session is terminated.
 This is helpful for users who are accessing data such as email that is
 password protected, because it prevents the next caller from using the
 prior logon. LapLink for Windows also provides screen blanking and host
 keyboard/mouse disabling to prevent unauthorized observation or input
 during a remote control session. New callback security limits user access
 to pre-defined locations.


 SpeedSync is a patent-pending technology for modem file transfers that can
 increase LapLink file transfer speeds by up to 800%. Instead of
 transferring the entire file, SpeedSync recognizes what changes have
 occurred in the file and then transfers only the changes. For example, a
 salesperson who is on the road can send or retrieve database updates
 withouttransferring the entire database over the phone lines. This cuts
 down on the user's time and long-distance phone charges.

 This new technology is built on the third generation of Traveling
 Software's Universal Communications Object (UCO) technology, providing
 modem file transfer speeds that are superior to any competitive remote
 control product.


 LapLink for Windows meets both local and remote connectivity needs.
 LapLink for Windows supports serial and parallel cables for in-office
 connections and AirShareTM wireless radio modules for synchronizing a
 laptop and desktop computer.  For remote connectivity, LapLink for Windows
 supports modems and peer-to-peer Novell network IPX connections. In
 addition, a support technician can make simultaneous connections for
 remote diagnostics and support of machines in different locations.

 File Transfer

 With LapLink for Windows, users have the ability to transfer files from
 one PC to another even during a remote control session. For example, a
 technical support person who has established remote control connections
 with several users can use LapLink's drag-and-drop feature to transfer
 files simultaneously between the different machines, regardless of the
 type of connection they have established.

 LapLink for Windows includes a DriveBar for accessing commonly used file
 transfer features such as copying, deleting and moving. The buttons also
 provide a quick and easy way to sort files by name, file extension, date
 or size.

 Pricing and Availability

 LapLink for Windows includes a serial and parallel cable, software and
 documentation. The product is available now through resellers nationwide
 at a suggested retail price of $199.95.  Registered users of a previous
 version of LapLink, CommWorks or other Traveling Software product can
 upgrade to LapLink for Windows for $79.95 by calling the Traveling
 Software Upgrade Center at 800-765-2480. 

                         FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 Q.  Why have you added Remote Control to LapLink for Windows?

 A.  First and foremost, our customers asked for it. Remote control is a
 natural extension of file transfer.  For example, now tech support people
 can use LapLink for Windows before and after a file transfer to view and
 diagnose what is happening on the remote machine.  Mobile users find
 remote control effective for checking e-mail and accessing corporate
 applications that can't easily be installed on their portables.

 Q.  Will you still sell and support your DOS version?

 A.  Yes, we will continue to support and sell LapLink V.  

 Q.  Will the Windows version talk to the DOS version?

 A.  Because of the significant enhancements made to the Windows version,
 such as remote control, LapLink for Windows will not talk to previous

 Q.  Can I control a DOS PC from my Windows PC?

 A.  Yes, and you can also switch back and forth between DOS and Windows
 sessions without breaking the connection.

 Q.  How is remote control different than remote access?

 A.  Remote control allows you to take over the remote PC and use its
 programs, as well as its files and printers.  LapLink Remote Access makes
 only the files and printers available; you use the programs on your local
 PC. While this type of remote access is satisfactory for many situations,
 remote control can be a better solution for troubleshooting and using
 vertical or custom applications and large databases on a remote basis.

 Q.  How is LapLink for Windows' Remote Control different or better than
 other remote control products?

 A.  Our greatest advantages are SpeedSync file transfers, concurrent
 multiple connections and services, universal video driver, image scaling,
 and the ease of use of integrated remote control.

 Q.  How does LapLink for Windows handle different screen resolutions on
 each end of a remote control connection?

 A.  A larger image can be scrolled or decreased in size to fit within the
 window. A smaller image can be viewed as is, or expanded. The viewing
 window can be adjusted to any convenient size.

 Q.  Are my existing LapLink cables compatible with LapLink for Windows?

 A.  Yes, both the serial and parallel cable are fully compatible.

 Q.  Does LapLink for Windows support cellular and PCMCIA modems? V.Fast

 A.  Yes, in fact LapLink for Windows includes support for more than 250

 Q.  Can I use or import my LapLink V phonebook?

 A.  Yes, you will be able to convert your LapLink V phonebook.

 Q.  Will you offer upgrades?

 A.  Yes, upgrades will be available to LapLink users.  Registered users
 can order directly from Traveling Software by dialing (800)765-2480. 
 Users can also purchase LapLink for Windows at retail stores and receive a

 For more information contact:
                           Traveling Software Inc.
                         Marci Maule, 1-206-483-8088

                        Hastings Humble Giardini Inc.
                         Laura Luthi, 1-503-226-8236

         Traveling Software was founded in 1982. The company designs and
 develops communications software products that link computers and
 computing environments, including laptops, notebooks, palmtops, pentops,
 and desktop PCs. Its product line includes CommWorksTM for Windows,
 LapLink. Wireless, LapLink V and LapLink Remote AccessTM. The company's
 OEM division has strategic alliances with leading manufacturers including
 Apple, AST, Casio, COMPAQ, Gateway 2000, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, National
 Semiconductor, NEC, NCR, Samsung, Seiko, Sharp Electronics, Texas
 Instruments and Toshiba. The company has three subsidiaries around the
 world including the United Kingdom, France and Germany, and its products
 are sold in six languages in 50 countries worldwide.

 For more information, please contact:
                           Traveling Software Inc.
                          18702 North Creek Parkway
                            Bothell, Wash. 98011
 Traveling Software and LapLink are registered trademarks. LapLink Remote
 Access, CommWorks and SpeedSync are trademarks of Traveling Software Inc. 
 Other company and product names mentioned herein are trademarks or
 registered trademarks of their respective companies.


 > CIS & Internet STR InfoFile


 Full Range of Consumer & Commercial Offerings Including IP Networking

 CompuServe Incorporated, the world's leading provider of online
 information and data networking services, unveiled a comprehensive family
 of Internet and Internet Protocol (IP) networking services.  Beginning in
 November 1994, CompuServe's Network Services Division will offer
 commercial customers high-speed dedicated Internet and IP access via its
 FRAME-Net(r) frame relay service, and asynchronous access via
 point-to-point protocol (PPP) for dial-up sessions.  For consumers, the
 CompuServe Information Service will expand its current Internet access
 offering to include both telnet and File Transfer Protocol (FTP) sessions,
 available in late 1994 with additional Internet access features and
 capabilities scheduled for introduction in 1995.

 "This opportunity perfectly leverages the resources and technologies of
 our Information Services and Network Services Divisions to provide
 enhanced services for both corporate and consumer customers," said Maury
 Cox, CompuServe president and chief executive officer.  "As the Internet
 expands at an unprecedented pace, so does the number of individuals and
 businesses feeling its global impact.  CompuServe is providing consumers
 with even more access to vast information resources while continuing to
 enhance technology that will allow our members to easily navigate the
 Internet.  For business customers, our IP networking services, including
 remote access, will extend the global reach of their private TCP/IP
 networks as well as links to the public Internet."

 CompuServe intends to aggressively pursue opportunities in the Internet
 marketplace while remaining aware of the Internet's unique culture and
 heritage, and today announced it has joined the Commercial Internet
 eXchange (CIX).  "Cooperation and competition lie at the heart of the
 Internet culture," said Bill Washburn, CIX executive director.  "It is an
 exciting opportunity to fully welcome CompuServe into the commercial
 Internet community.  Clearly, the decision of CompuServe to join the CIX
 association marks the official arrival of a new phase in the ongoing,
 dynamic development of the expanding Internet."

 Joel Maloff, a highly-respected Internet consultant and president of The
 Maloff  Company, commented on CompuServe's unique position in the
 industry.  "By far, CompuServe has the resources and expertise needed to
 be the leading provider of enhanced Internet service offerings," said
 Maloff.  "Users worldwide will benefit from the combination of
 CompuServe's extensive experience in both providing access to remote
 information databases and efficient network connectivity solutions."

 Positive Impact upon the Commercial Customer.

 To address the needs of its corporate customers, CompuServe's Network
 Services Division is expanding its broad range of networking solutions
 with both dial-up and dedicated IP connectivity and value-added services.

 Dial-up sessions will be established with the point-to-point protocol
 (PPP), enabling Mosaic and other front-ends to connect across CompuServe's
 global asynchronous network at speeds up to 14,400 bits per second (bps). 
 Testing is also currently underway for 28.8 kbps and Integrated Services
 Digital Network (ISDN) access.  CompuServe will also provide options for
 front-end software to enable a PPP connection.  Pricing will be similar to
 CompuServe's current dial-up service offerings to commercial customers.

 Also, CompuServe will offer dedicated services at speeds up to T-1 (1.536
 mbps), utilizing FRAME-Net and CompuServe's X.25 services.  These services
 will enable access to both a company's private TCP/IP network and to the
 public Internet.  Pricing for FRAME-Net connectivity will be competitive
 with other providers of dedicated access.

 To address the security requirements of commercial customers accessing the
 Internet, CompuServe will also provide secure "firewall" solutions for
 multiple environments.  These range from easy-to-use, self-administering
 "point-and-click" firewall graphical user interfaces (GUIs) to more
 advanced, feature-rich security servers for "networks-within-networks"
 campuses.  These security solutions will be implemented and supported by
 CompuServe's global network of specially-trained personnel.

 Positive Impact upon the Consumer.

 CompuServe's consumer Information Service will continue its strategy of
 enhancing Internet access for members by providing new services, including
 the fullrange of Internet applications.  

 The Information Service will build on its existing Internet access for
 e-mail and USENET Newsgroups along with its accessibility from the
 Internet.  File Transfer Protocol (FTP) and telnet capabilities will be
 available by the end of 1994.  CompuServe further announced a commitment
 to deliver access to World Wide Web (WWW) and Gopher servers on the
 Internet to CompuServe members beginning in the first half of 1995.

 CompuServe also announced its intent to offer WWW consulting and
 management services to Information and Service Providers (ISPs) who wish
 to establish a presence on the Internet.  A letter of intent has been
 signed for CompuServe to fund a new company dedicated to WWW services, and
 a formal announcement of this relationship will be forthcoming later this
 quarter.  CompuServe billing and customer care expertise, recognized
 across the industry, will also be part of the offerings intended to aid
 ISPs achieve effective exposure to Internet users.  CompuServe is also
 committed to making selected Information Service products available in WWW
 format to Internet users, and will be expanding upon the existing
 prototype WWW page (http://WWW.COMPUSERVE.COM) in the months ahead.

 Finally, CompuServe is also committed to develop products to allow
 individual CompuServe members access to the Internet using dial PPP.  This
 service which is planned for release in 1995 will provide technically
 sophisticated computer users with the ultimate in power and flexibility
 for cruising the Internet.

 Contact:                                R. Pierce Reid
                                         CompuServe Incorporated
                                         Information Services

                                         Andy Boyer
                                         CompuServe Incorporated
                                         Network Services

 CompuServe Network Services provides local- and wide-area networking
 services including frame relay, remote LAN access, electronic mail,
 business information services and software to major corporations and
 government agencies worldwide.

 Established in 1979, the CompuServe Information Service provides databases
 and services to meet both business and personal interests for its 2.25
 million members worldwide.  CompuServe can be accessed by any
 modem-equipped personal computer utilizing the CompuServe Information
 Manager or general communications software.

 CompuServe, with world headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A., is an H&R
 Block (NYSE:  HRB) company.




 LEXINGTON, Ky., September, 1994 ... Lexmark International, Inc. today made
 printing as easy and efficient as using Windows(TM) by introducing three
 new printers that are uniquely designed for the 55 million users of the
 Microsoft(R) Windows operating system.  The WinWriter 100, WinWriter 200
 and the WinWriter 400 utilize Microsoft At Work printing software and
 offer optimal performance for Windows printing.

      Jointly developed with Microsoft Corporation, Lexmark's WinWriter 
 printers, with anticipated street prices ranging from $279-$749, will be
 sold through Lexmark's rapidly expanding retail channel as well as through 
 traditional channels and are aimed directly at home and business users.  
 Following the market acceptance of the Lexmark WinWriter 600, introduced
 last January, this family of printers offers users a variety of print
 technologies, resolutions and output speeds, suiting most computing
 environments and budgets.  
      The WinWriter family delivers ease-of-use, performance and What You 
 See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) output.  The WinWriter printers are
 completely compatible with future versions of the Microsoft Windows
 operating system, including "Chicago," now formally known as Windows 95. 
 The WinWriter printers that customers purchase today will work with
 Microsoft technology tomorrow and beyond, without purchasing new hardware
 or software. 

      The printer and attached PC perform intelligent load balancing to 
 increase efficiency and improve ease of use in the Windows operating
 system environment.  Selection of printing attributes, such as paper size, 
 resolution, and half-toning methods are represented graphically on the PC
 and can be easily selected by the user.  In addition, troubleshooting is 
 streamlined since the printer communicates problems such as "out of
 paper," "toner low," and "cover open" directly to the user.
      "We've taken the familiar ease of use associated with Windows and 
 extended it to printing," said Charles A. McNulty, vice president of 
 marketing and sales, Lexmark personal printers.  "We've broadened our 
 distribution strategy to include local, regional and national retailers,
 so these printers are as simple to purchase as they are simple to use."
      John McIntyre, director of the electronic printer service at BIS 
 Strategic Decisions (Norwell, MA) says that these printers represent a new 
 alternative for buyers to consider for printing in the Windows
 environment.  "Lexmark has made the industry's strongest commitment to
 developing and delivering these products and is best positioned to
 capitalize on the market acceptance that emerges."

 WinWriter 100
      The WinWriter 100 is a low-cost, compact, inkjet printer optimized 
 for users of the Windows operating system, offering laser-like print
 quality and exceptional paper handling.  At a suggested list price of
 $349, the WinWriter 100 is a cost-effective, versatile, inkjet printer
 designed for stand-alone, general-purpose, monochrome printing in the
 family and office environments.  
      Printing at up to three pages per minute, the WinWriter 100 achieves 
 600 x 300 dpi output with Lexmark's Print Quality Enhancement Technology 
 (PQET) and prints on a wide variety of media including envelopes, labels,
 and transparencies.  Its workmanship is backed by Lexmark's two-year
 Express Warranty, whereby an exchange printer is shipped to the customer
 by the next business day.

 WinWriter 200
      The WinWriter 200 is for budget-conscious users who require 
 laser-quality output at a moderate output speed.  With a suggested list
 price of $579, the WinWriter 200 is targeted to home and business users
 and comes with a one-year Express Warranty.  The WinWriter 200 is priced
 approximately $100 lower than the Hewlett-Packard LaserJet 4L and offers
 50 percent greater input capacity.

      Delivering 300 dpi laser output at four pages per minute, the 
 WinWriter 200 ships standard with 512KB memory and 22 TrueType fonts. 

 WinWriter 400
      The WinWriter 400 prints five pages per minute at 600 dpi quality 
 resolution and is appropriate for high-volume printing in large, medium
 and small corporate offices.  Based on light emitting diode (LED) imaging 
 technology, the WinWriter 400 ships standard with 44 TrueType fonts and
 2MB standard memory.
      With 150-sheet input and output capacity and an optional 250-sheet 
 second drawer, the WinWriter 400 has professional paper handling
 capabilities for the business user who needs a high-quality, high-volume
 output personal printer.  The printer also has a toner saver mode that
 reduces toner usage up to 60 percent.  The suggested list price of the
 WinWriter 400 is $899 and includes a one-year Express Warranty.
      Lexmark International, a former division of IBM, is an independent 
 worldwide company that develops, manufactures and markets network and 
 personal printers, typewriters, information processing supplies, notebook 
 computers and keyboards.
      For additional product information, call 1-800-358-5835.

 Lexmark is a trademark of Lexmark International Inc.  IBM is a registered
 trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United
 States and/or other countries, and used under license.  Microsoft is a
 registered trademark and Microsoft At Work and Windows are trademarks of
 Microsoft Corporation.  Hewlett-Packard and LaserJet are registered
 trademarks of Hewlett-Packard Company.



                       THE WINDOWS USER GROUP NETWORK

 The Windows User Group Network is the premier international organization
 for Windows professionals. WUGNET's role is to communicate windows-based
 technologies and applications to an international audience through the
 WUGNET forum on CompuServe, conferences, trade shows, publications, trade
 books, and various membership interactions. WUGNET offers its members a
 number of technical support tools and support resources designed to save
 them time and solve quickly problems.

 These support tools include:
 The Online Windows Help versions of the popular Microsoft Windows 3.1
 resource kits and Windows for WorkGroups resource Kits, (available soon)
 WUGNET System Engineer, a support oriented CompuServe FORUM with a private 
 library for members. 

 WUGNET's Computing Book Series books are  now available.  Windows 3.1
 Connectivity Secrets (Connally, Rorabaugh, Hall and Rezmovic, and  Windows
 3.1 Configuration Secrets by Valda Hilley and Jim Blakely (published by
 IDG Books Worldwide)are now available directly from WUGNET for $39.95 + $5
 shipping. Call 800 WIN USER to get your copies.

 WUGNET's mission is to:

 * Promote understanding and cooperation among organizations engaged in
   furthering the progress and application of windows based systems.

 * Provide an international clearing house for information and advancement 
   systems and technology.

 * Conduct conferences and exhibitions for the exchange of information.

 * Provide document based information through the publication of a journal,
   trade and reference books.

 * Provide education for windows based systems

 The Windows Journal newsletter The Windows Journal, published bimonthly by
 WUGNET Publications, is the leading independent technical journal focusing
 on the Microsoft Windows operating environment. The Journal is a technical
 resource for consultants, corporate support staff, programmers and
 power-users of the Windows environment. Its mission is to help programmers
 build Windows applications more reliably and efficiently, to help
 corporate support personnel setup, optimize, and maintain Windows
 workstations, and to provide in-depth technical information for end-users.
 The Journal features extracts from the authors of leading books on Windows
 and keeps readers up to date on the drivers, patches, and files found on
 CompuServe. Written and edited by Windows professionals, the Windows
 Journal is the only independent international publication focusing on
 Windows solutions. The Windows Journal is a user read publication
 circulated worldwide to approximately 10,000 professionals.

 Windows Journal readers are expert PC users who have made the move to the
 Windows environment. They are technically advanced. At least 75% of our
 readership is actively programming applications in the Windows
 environment, either through direct use of programming tools, application
 development environment, or application customization. MIS Professionals,
 Windows Programmers, and power users from industry and government look to
 The Windows Journal to discover technology advances they can use in
 developing software products or increasing the value of their current
 software technology. Through the Windows Journal, the Windows User Group
 Network acts as an information resource center, making available
 publications and materials from leading software and hardware vendors, and
 specialized consultants.

 The organization distributes each Journal comes with a working model of a
 software chosen by the WUGNET staff. The working model typically meets the
 high standards of technical excellence and innovation sought by members.
 As an added benefit, vendors will extend a fantastic user group price to
 all who wish to purchase the full version of the product.

 A complete listing of WUGNET user group discounts are posted in a file
 called discount text located in FORUM data library 11 (User Group Lib).
 This file is updated with each issue of the journal since many vendors
 choose to introduce their products through our membership.


 The Windows Users Group Network publishes and electronic version of the MS
 Windows 3.1 Resource Kit and Windows for WorkGroups Addendum are diskbased
 hypertext editions available to members  of WUGNET. The Windows Resource
 Kit 3.1 Electronic Edition converts Microsoft's 580-page guide into
 interactive reference, providing immediate access to Windows 3.1
 information. It is designed as to aid technical support professionals
 (corporate help desks, VARs, systems integrators, resellers, developers,
 and trainers) in setup, optimizing, and troubleshooting the Windows

 New Features and Capabilities Result  in Ultimate Control Panel for Window

 December 21, 1993 Media, PA - The Windows User Group Network (WUGNET) has
 announced System Engineer version 2.0, its highly acclaimed Windows
 Configuration tool. This innovative software package allows Windows
 professionals and power users to fine tune their Windows environments.
 System Engineer gives the Window professional a comprehensive set of tools
 to manage all aspects of Windows' configuration on their workstation,
 whether standalone or on networks. In addition to its powerful but
 easy-to-use interface for editing individual sections and statements
 within Windows configuration files, System Engineer provides a complete
 librarian for storing, managing and recovering multiple configurations.
 Changes to any and all INI files or entries are logged  in a master file,
 which creates an audit system that allows users to retrace specific
 changes made to configuration files, including support for installation
 and deinstallation of Windows applications and supporting system

 Unlocking the Windows Environment System Engineer provides access to every
 SYSTEM.INI and WIN.INI parameter including:

 * Undocumented parameters for managing memory

 * Undocumented parameters supporting the Windows keyboard interface

 * Network setting options, including Novell Netware specific options

 * Configuration settings for managing all asynchronous communications port

 * Parameters for setting Windows EMS memory and Virtual memory management 

 * Parameter settings for Windows operation of disk storage devices

 * Parameter settings supporting DOS applications running under Windows

 * Parameter settings exclusive to Windows standard mode

 * System fonts used by Windows

 This release of System Engineer introduces easy-to-use real-time
 monitoring facilities for both expert and non-expert Windows users.

 * The Task Monitor provides a real-time data window displaying all active
   tasks with their task handles.

 * The File I/O Monitor allows users to track what files and devices are
   currently open, and determine read/write privileges. This also supports
   monitoring of open data files and Windows supported devices that are
   shared, protected, or read-only in nature. This information can
   then be used by general users in determining the optimum files, buffers
   and cache settings for particular tasks in Windows.

 * The Memory Monitor is not just a viewer, but a comprehensive statistical
   monitor reporting the memory use of active module components in six
   specific memory classes including fonts and DLL's. Use the monitor
   snapshots to analyze application-specific GDI and USER system resource
   memory heaps, and determine what discardable and non- discardable
   portions of memory a particular Windows 3.1 module or application is
   utilizing. New Features in System Engineer 2.0 Solve Windows Most
   Complex User Issues including;

 System Engineer's new interface now includes separate panels for all the
 configuration management tasks in Windows. Windows Setup.exe and Control
 Panel are incorporated into the interface, with additional tabular windows
 for SYSTEM, WIN.INI, INFORMATION and BACKUP support. Version 2.0 also
 supports full drag and drop support with Windows File Manager (or PC Tools
 for Windows or Norton Desktop), allowing the user to select an INI file,
 drag it to the SYSTEM ENGINEER icon, and immediately have the INI editor
 with the INI loaded.

 System Engineer 2.0 now includes OTC Corporation's KINGCOM COM PORT Driver
 - an enhanced communications port driver and configuration tool enabling
 System Engineer to manage all data/fax traffic, and eliminate conflicts
 that develop when mutiple applications access the same fax/modem hardware.
 The Windows COM driver is limited to two active serial devices, but
 multiple applications may support the active port. For example, when a fax
 application attempts to access a modem while a terminal communications
 package is loaded the result is an error message. System Engineer's
 inclusion of KINGCOM, developed by OTC Corporation, solves this problem.
 By creating a "virtual" com port driver, users can designate all their
 software to a specific com port to specific applications.

 The System Engineer INI editing system includes support for archiving,
 library, backup (full and selected) and restoration for Windows INI files
 and Windows applications INI files. For example, any INI topic or
 parameter can include specific comments, deleted, archived into the system
 engineer archive. The INI Editor archive capability allows the user to
 select a topic and store it in the active archive. Once archived, the user
 can selectively restore it to another INI file or use the archived library
 for network system maintenance of other user INI files. Any modification
 through the INI editor is also maintained in a an active log, providing
 insurance and complete UNDO support. Users can use the LOG Browser to
 monitor changes to all INI files made through System Engineer. The System
 Configuration Backup and Restore support has been expanded to include

 System Engineer was developed by the WUGNET support staff in 1990. We've
 helped hundreds of Windows users, both novice and expert since 1988, and
 incorporated virtually every support feature imaginable into this one

 "My first reaction to System Engineer was: 'WOW!  It's about time!'
 Finally there is a product that addresses the needs of  the systems
 integrator trying to customize the internals of the Windows environment.
 System Engineer is a powerful tool for the service and support industry,
 and is one of those utilities that make you think 'it should have been
 there in the first  place.'  I highly recommend System Engineer to anyone
 who has to deal with diagnosing, configuring, and supporting the Windows
 3.xx operating system environment.  Mandatory equipment for the support
 engineer's arsenal".  Randall Kennedy

 Windows professionals, from corporate professionals to consultants,
 communicate in the fastest growing independent technical user forum on
 CompuServe - The Windows Users Forum (GO WUGNET or GO WINUSER). Members
 of the organization are also provided with access to a private library
 containing advance reports on trade shows, technical notes, and product
 appnotes and reviews.  WUGNET maintains an active private beta testing
 program where members can sign up on line and test new versions of
 innovative products. WUGNET works with shareware authors in helping to
 promote high quality and innovative shareware. THE WUGNET shareware of the
 week program, makes available to and informs forum members about the
 hottest applications to be found on CompuServe.  WUGNET has a long history
 of working very closely with shareware authors and considers them an
 integral part of the WUGNET community.

 Founded in 1988, as an independent organization, WUGNET has positioned
 itself as an industry wide technical resource, rather than as an
 organization committed to any single vendor or groups of vendors.

 For five years, the Windows User Group Network has dedicated their effo to
 communicating trends and developments, and solutions about the Windows
 environment on an international level. As a result of the technological
 changes experienced in the last few years, WUGNET has evolved into an
 organization which aggressively promotes the interfacing of existing
 technologies with new state of the art technologies to create intelligent
 solutions to today's business problems.

 There are two levels of enrollment: Individual and Corporate (Group
 Gov/Academic). The following membership application be used for Fax, Mail
 or email

 Call for Corporate and Group Membership packages.






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                          GROUP MEMBERSHIP PROGRAMS
                            As of August 19, 1993

                            CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP

 10 Members Program - allows System Engineer and Windows Resource Kit
 (online edition) to be on a network server with access for 10 users.
 Includes 5 Windows Journals with Companion Disks.......$495.00

 25 Members Program - allows up to 25 users of System Engineer and Windows
 Resource Kit (online edition) to be on a network server. Inclu 100 Members
 Program - allows unlimited use of System Engineer and Windows Resource Kit
 (online edition) on a single server.  Additional ser.*Government,
 Non-profit, and Academic organizations membership rates are 50% off .

 Please direct all inquires to:
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                        Direct Membership Enrollment:
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 > WordPerfect NEWS STR FOCUS!


                             Student Essentials
                              available for $99

 OREM, Utah WordPerfect, the Novell Applications Group, is offering
 students a specialized Macintosh software solution for a limited time that
 can help them take advantage of today's computing power to "get the
 grade." While computerized word processing has eased the process of
 multiple term paper rewrites and corrections, the software in the Student
 Essentials package gives students the tools that make it easier to
 research and write reports on any subject.

 Priced at $99, Macintosh Student Essentials contains WordPerfect, the
 world's best-selling word processor of all time; Document Experts with
 MLA, ALA and Turabian style guidelines; Random House Webster's College
 Dictionary and Thesaurus; French, German and Spanish language modules; a
 Bitstream Macintosh FontPack; and Links Pro Golf.

 "The Student Essentials package is the only software solution designed
 specifically with the student in mind," said Mark Calkins, vice president
 of marketing for WordPerfect. "Other software bundles and suites offer
 price discounts to students, but none of them offer specialized software
 tools for the specific demands that are placed on students."

 In addition to powerful word processing, WordPerfect 3.0 for Macintosh
 offers an integrated grammar checker, speller and thesaurus to ensure that
 any document is accurate and correct. A built-in drawing package can be
 used to create original graphics, or to edit graphics and clip art from
 other applications. Powerful features such as columns, tables, styles,
 find/change, zoom editing, automatic footnotes and endnotes, and indexing
 and concordance all make WordPerfect the perfect document processing tool
 for any student.

 Document Experts are a collection of preformatted templates for term
 papers and reports, as well as layouts for class schedules and automatic
 calendars. Built-in macros will check for MLA, ALA and Turabian styles, a
 must for any student. To help a student get that first job, Document
 Experts even has templates for resumes and cover letters.

 No study session would be complete without a dictionary, so Macintosh
 Student Essentials includes the Random House Webster's College Dictionary
 and Thesaurus with more than 180,000 words and 275,000 synonyms. One of
 the most comprehensive electronic dictionaries available, it includes
 words and phrases reflecting current technological and cultural
 conditions, foreign terms, archaic words and colloquial uses as well as
 business, technical and scientific terms. It includes pronunciation
 guidelines, syllable breaks, parts of speech and etymologies, as well as
 clear, illustrative examples in context and helpful tips on use.

 For studying and writing in French, German and Spanish, WordPerfect
 language modules write, spell-check, hyphenate and access a thesaurus in
 each language. These three language modules will aid learning while
 increasing the effectiveness of a student's work and communication. Each
 module works seamlessly with WordPerfect to allow a student to create and
 print a single document containing several different languages.

 Fonts help communicate a document's message, so Student Essentials
 includes a Bitstream Macintosh FontPack with 100 TrueType fonts to create
 stylized, professional-looking documents.

 Whether or not all the class work is finished, every student needs a
 recreational break between study sessions. Links Pro Golf offers the most
 graphically realistic golf game experience found on any computer. This
 popular golf game, recently called the "best golf game on the planet" by
 Mac Home Journal, comes with the Harbour Town professional course. Other
 courses are available for purchase separately.

 Student Essentials applications run on any Macintosh Plus or higher.
 WordPerfect and Links Pro Golf will run native on any Power Macintosh,
 while the other Student Essentials applications will run in emulation on a
 Power Macintosh. For Macintosh, a minimum configuration of System 6.0.7,
 2M of available RAM and a hard drive with at least 9M of free space is
 needed. To run native on Power Macintosh, WordPerfect and LinksPro require
 4.5M RAM for all Power Macintosh systems, System 7.1.2 or later and a hard
 drive with at least 11M of free space.

 Macintosh Student Essentials is available wherever WordPerfect products
 are sold.
 For more information, call;

                       WordPerfect at (800) 451-5151.



 WordPerfect 5.1 for UNIX, the Most Widely Used Software Application at
 the World Cup

 OREM, Utah On July 17, 1994 when Brazil defeated Italy in the 1994 World
 Cup Finals, roughly one-third of the earth's population was watching. 
 Behind the scenes, thousands of international journalists were scrambling
 to submit their stories and meet deadlines.  What did these journalists
 use to bang out play-by-play accounts of Brazil's exciting overtime
 victory?  WordPerfect 5.1 for UNIX.

 Journalists were not the only people using the WordPerfect UNIX word
 processor at the World Cup 1994 tournament.  World Cup's organizing
 committee, assigned with the daunting task of scheduling, organizing and
 handling the administrative aspects of the nine-city, 52-game tournament,
 utilized the software to communicate and automate the function's events.

 In 1993, the World Cup USA organization began to set up and install an
 international computer network combining stadiums, hotels and press
 centers at the nine American cities and international soccer's parent
 organization, Federal International de Football Association's (FIFA)
 headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.  The network utilized over 25,000
 miles of networking cable, 1,200 individual Sun workstations, and 51
 servers including 40 workstations serving as servers.

 The World Cup's computer network was designed to handle security, provide
 worldwide access to public information, and handle every administrative
 aspect of the event.  The word processor utilized by the World Cup
 Organization and available to the 10,000 journalists covering the event
 was WordPerfect 5.1 for UNIX, from WordPerfect, the Novell Applications
 Group based in Orem, Utah.

 "WordPerfect was a great solution for us," said Bill Alaoglu, World Cup's
 director of technology.  "WordPerfect develops their word processor in 28
 different languages, which allowed us to offer exceptional facilities for
 international representatives to report the details of one of the world's
 largest sporting events to their home countries in their native language.

 The WordPerfect word processor was the most highly used software
 application at the tournament," added Alaoglu.

 WordPerfect for UNIX 5.1 was modified by WordPerfect support teams to
 create macros for custom button bars.  The button bars appeared in the
 appropriate language, allowing journalists to have a familiar look and
 feel to their word processor.

 The ability of WordPerfect for UNIX to support both the X-Window graphical
 user interface and character cell versions enabled reporters and World Cup
 personnel to utilize the environment with which they were familiar.  Also,
 the data was easily downloaded to desktop PC platforms, allowing users to
 create text at the game, and later edit the document off-site on their
 laptop PC.

 Along with WordPerfect for UNIX 5.1, World Cup USA 1994 used WordPerfect
 Office for DOS and Windows and WordPerfect Office Remote (now renamed as
 Novell GroupWise), a complete e-mail, calendaring and scheduling solution
 to communicate electronically between the various event locations.

 Since the World Cup 1994 tournament, WordPerfect, The Novell Applications
 Group, has released WordPerfect 6.0 for UNIX.  Upgrades to WordPerfect 6.0
 for UNIX are $129 and Additional License upgrades are available for $89. 
 Any user purchasing WordPerfect 5.1 for any supported UNIX platform
 between May 1, 1994 and August 31, 1994 can upgrade to WordPerfect 6.0 for
 the cost of materials. For more information, call WordPerfect Corporation
 at 800-321-3280.

 "WordPerfect's corporate vision is to help the world communicate," said
 Brent McKinley, director of UNIX marketing, WordPerfect.  "By supplying
 software and services to World Cup USA 1994, we literally accomplished
 that goal."

               DataPerfect 2.3 for DOS Statement of Direction

                         Development for DataPerfect
             Development for DataPerfect has been discontinued.

 Price Reduction
 The price of a full package of DataPerfect 2.3 for DOS has been reduced to
 $99 (US).  Upgrade pricing has been reduced to $49 (US).  Due to the price
 reduction, all special offers have been discontinued.  Interim release
 pricing is $15.95 and will only be available until 01-01-95.

 Sales of DP 2.3 will continue through 1995 to customers who are interested
 in its current features and capabilities.  DataPerfect is a great DOS
 database product.  The hardware requirements make it an ideal product for
 locations that still use DOS or have older hardware.  DataPerfect 2.3 is
 available only from WordPerfect.

 Customer Support
 Only toll-based Classic customer support is available for DataPerfect. 
 Beginning 01-01-95, support for DataPerfect will be available only through
 the Priority Service lines. 

                           WordPerfect Corporation
                              September 9, 1994


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                           ATARI/JAG SECTION (III)
                            Dana Jacobson, Editor

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

      I hope that you all had a relaxing long weekend.  It did provide a
 much-needed rest from the everyday workload!  It seems everything is
 getting more and more hectic these days.

      Ironically, the only thing that isn't hectic these days is Atari
 news!  I can't remember when I've had as little to say and report for
 an issue as this past week.  And that includes the Jaguar sections as
 well!  It's almost as if the Connecticut AtariFest was the final
 chapter of the year.  Well, we all know that's not true, so I'll chalk
 this week up to an extremely slow week for Atari news.  I know, school
 has started and everyone is busy getting ready for classes for
 themselves or their kids.  Sound good to you?

      Anyway, since I did mention school - please drive carefully not
 that the kids are "back on the streets" again.

      Until next time...


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 Important Message for Digital Arts Users who have obtained the following
 version of Digital Arts Picture:

 1. If you obtained a DA Picture which either

      a) does not have a Lexicor warranty.

      b) does not have a complete English Manual (only 41 pages or less)
         and photocopied and glue bound.

      c) has german tutorials or even german manual.

      d) has no info box (without version ID)

      e) does not come in the original DA Packaging
         (white cardboard box with title image DA Picture)

 Then you should email either me Y.SIU or call (617) 437 0414 if the
 above applies to you so that we can offer you a Manual Upgrade in the
 case of b) and also register you for future customer support and
 service, upgrades and warranty services or if you have a version lower
 than 1.10 you can upgrade it via Lexicor Software as well.

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                               Jaguar Section

 "Calm Before the Storm"?????

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

      Like many of you, I'm also feeling the disappointment of the lack
 of new games currently available.  To be fair, I know that Atari is
 doing all that it can to get these games finished and out to the public
 as quickly as possible.  However, time is growing short if they are to
 be ready for the holiday season.

      The latest word is that Alien vs. Predator is going into
 production next week.  The other reported new games are close behind,
 barring any unforeseen problems.  It looks like September will be a
 "dry" month for new games other than news that title after title is
 heading into production.

      The long wait, it seems, will be over very shortly for the patient
 (and impatient!) Jaguar owners.  It will have been a long time coming,
 but I feel that once these games make it out, the frustration will
 become a thing of the past and people will be trying to find the means
 to buy all of the games that they want to acquire.  It will also give
 us here at STReport an opportunity to provide you with more news and
 information than you imagine!

      It was learned this past week that Wolfenstein 3D has broken into
 Babbage's Top Five best-selling games list for the month of August.  We
 don't know if this means that Wolf 3D was one of the best sellers of
 all games available; or whether or not it was rated by genre or some
 other factor.  However, it is really nice to see a Jaguar game being
 rated so highly in any type of best seller list!

      Well, we're hoping for some earth-shattering news for upcoming
 issues.  Look for a review of Brutal Sports Football and Alien vs.
 Predator within the next few weeks.  We'll also be including some other
 Jaguar industry news and articles as soon as they're completed.  Stay
 tuned to these pages every week!

      You know, I just remembered something that could explain why this
 has been a dry week for Jaguar news.  Isn't today (the 9th) the day
 that's being labeled "Freaky Friday" or "Deadly Friday" or something?
 I guess everyone must feel that we should allow this day to come (and
 go) with little to interfere with its lackluster appeal! <RBG>

      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

     Available Soon
     CAT #   TITLE               MSRP          DEVELOPER/PUBLISHER

             CatBox              $49.95               ICD
             CatBox +            $69.95               ICD
     J9008   Alien vs. Predator  $69.99            Atari Corp.

     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


 > A Player's Look STR Feature


 Part 1

 by Marty Mankins

 [Author Note: This article will cover the list of developers.  Part 2
 will follow in the coming weeks, with a closer look at some of the
 Jaguar developers.  The plan is then to have interviews with some of the
 developers and report on on as many details as I can, puttig into text
 that is easy and entertaining to read. - M.M.]

      Game players never really get a chance to know who the creators of
 their games are.  There are a select few who frequent the online services
 and offer support or game hints to their players, but most developers try
 to keep quiet.  For those of us who are Jaguar players, we have some
 really cool developers who are working on one of the most powerful game
 systems. So with that in mind, here is the most recent list of  developers
 that have committed to writing Jaguar games (both cartridge and CD format)
 or are actually working on games.  Telegames has already shipped it's
 first title - Brutal Sports Football - and is one of the first 3rd party
 developer (besides Atari) to ship a Jaguar game.  More developers will be
 announcing their games in the coming weeks and plan to have some very
 exciting titles.  My job is to report on who's doing what and hopefully
 given you, the reader, the information you want to know.


 - added to list June 23, 1993

      20th Centrury Fox Interactive            Acid Software
      Alfaro Corporation Limited               B.S.A.
      Bando Svenska AB                         Beris
      BitMotion Software                       Bizzare Computing
      Brandlewood Computers Ltd.               Cannonball Software
      Celebrity Systems Inc.                   Condor Software
      Cross Products Ltd.                      DAP Developments
      Data Design                              Denton Designs Ltd.
      Diskimage                                Electro Brain Corp.
      Electrom                                 Extreme
      Factor 5                                 Flair Software Ltd.
      Frankenstein Software                    Funcom Productions a/s
      Human Soft Ltd.                          i-SPACE
      iTHINK Inc.                              JVC Musical Industries Inc.
      Kungariket Multimedia                    Lost in Time Software
      Malibu Interactive                       Media Technology Scandinavia
      Merit Industries Inc.                    Michton Inc.
      Miracle Designs                          Nebulous Games
      Neon-Buttner                             Network 23 Software
      NMS Software Ltd.                        Odyssey Software Inc.
      Orion Technologies Inc.                  Phoyx
      Rage Software Ltd.                       Rainmaker Software Inc.
      Riedel Software Prod.                    Scangames Interactive
      Selgus Limited                           Shadowsoft Inc.
      Sigma Designs                            Silmarils
      Sinister Development                     Soft Enterprises
      Softgold Gmbh                            Software 2000
      Software Development Systems             Spaceball Technologies Inc.
      Steinberg Soft-und Hardware Gmbh         Tantalus Entertainment       
                                               Tantalus Incorporated
      Twilight                                 Time-Warner Interactive
      Visual Sciences Ltd.                     Wave Quest Inc.

 - previous list of developers

 Argonaut Software Ltd.                        Audio Visual Magic
 Bethesda Softworks                            Bjorn Joos/Kris Van Lier
 Black Scorpion Software                       Borta & Assoc.
 Bullfrog Productions Ltd.                     Clearwater Software
 Computer Music Consulting                     Cybervision
 CyberWare                                     Delta Music Systems, Inc.
 Domark Group Ltd.                             DTMC
 Duncan Brown                                  Elite
 E-On                                          EZ Score Software Inc.
 GameTek Inc.                                  Genus Microprogramming Inc.
 H2O Design Corp.                              HiSoft
 ICD Inc.                                      Imagineer Company Ltd.
 Jaleco                                        Limelight Media Inc.
 Manley & Assoc. Inc.                          NMS Software Ltd.
 Photosurealism                                PIXIS Interactive
 ReadySoft Inc.                                Rest Energy
 Sculptured Software Inc.                      Software Creations
 Team Infinity                                 Team 17 Software Ltd.
 Technation Digital World                      Techtonics
 Teque London Ltd.                             Thrustmaster
 V-Reel                                        Virtual Xperience
 Visual Concepts                               Williams Brothers
 WMS Industries

 There's the long list for you to read.  Try and see how many of these
 companies you recognize and you'll see some names that have made video
 game history.  And now it's time for history to be re-made with the
 Jaguar.  Stay tuned to STReport for more Jaguar developer information.


 > ONLINE WEEKLY STReport OnLine          The wires are a hummin'!
                            PEOPLE... ARE TALKING
  On CompuServe
  compiled by
  Joe Mirando

      Hidi ho good neighbors and neighborettes.  Yet another week has come
 and gone and it's time to once again browse through all the great news,
 hints, tips and talk available on CompuServe.

      But before we begin, I'd like to point out to you that by typing "GO
 CLINT" at any prompt on CompuServe you'll be able to download part of a
 new song by Clint Black.  The song lasts about a minute to play and about
 10 minutes to download at 14,400 baud (that's about 75 minutes at 2400
 baud).  The sound quality is very good (much better than the Aerosmith
 song released a few months ago).  All you need is is a four meg ST series
 computer and a program available here called Soundlab.  Check it out...
 this one is worth the download.

 Well, let's get on with the show...

 From the Atari Computing Forum

 Michael Evans asks:

   "Can anyone help me with this -
   My mouse connection has started to play up. Is there any way in which
   I can plug the mouse into the other socket originally intended for a
   joystick on my ST ?  Is there a bit of PD software that would allow me
   to do this ?
   Can you control the GEM desktop without using the mouse using some
   combination of keys ?"

 Mike Mortilla tells the other Mike:

   "The Alternate + Arrow keys move the mouse. ALT + Shift + Arrow gives
   a finer resolution.
   As for using the joy stick port, I'll leave that ? to one of the more
   technically minded around here (Bob? Jim? Ron? <g>)"

 Sysop Bob Retelle asks Michael:

   "I've never heard of a software method of changing the mouse to the
   other port..
   What's your mouse doing that's causing problems?...

   A friend of mine at work was upset because her mouse had stopped
   working...  I asked her if she'd washed its ball(s) lately...
   Almost got slapped."

 Simon Churchill tells Michael:

   "First the good news.  You can have it fixed.
   The bad news is you have to take your ST apart and remove the
   keyboard. I had this problem for about 6 months and cured it in the end
   by removing the keyboard as said and taking it to bit's.
   You must then use a soldering iron and re solder all the 9 joint's on
   the PCB, this is a job for someone who can handle an iron.    The
   keyboard is held together with a lot of small screws and requires some
   skill in taking it apart and re-assembling it.
   It is best left to a skill engineer to look at.   This is the most
   probable caues of your troubles.
   down from soap box.)  8-) This will probable not do any harm if
   you do but it's best not to, please.
   This is a hardware problem so forget P.D.,  The only P.D. prog's for a
   mouse is the accelerator's and pointer changer's. (pritty thing's.)
   As mentioned by other messages there is a keyboard short cut. Try to
   get this sorted soon as sporadic data on the mouse/joy port may damage
   other chip's internally."

 Gary De Winkle tells us:

   "Before I purchased AtariWorks, I asked if it would run on a 1040 STE
   with a SC1224 monitor in medium resolution.  I was assured that it
   would.  The word processing module works great; however, I'm having
   serious difficulty with using the spreadsheet.  It appears that the
   column and row headers are formatted in bold type.  This gives me two
   problems, 1st the letters and numbers appear as blobs on the screen and
   2nd the screen draws are extremely slow.  Is anyone else experiencing
   this kind of difficulty with operating the AtariWorks Spreadsheet on a
   medium resolution color monitor? Is there a solution other than running
   it on a high resolution mono monitor?  Any suggestions will be
   gratefully accepted."

 Our pal Brian Gockley of ST Informer tells Gary:

   "I just checked, and sure enough, the headers are in bold. I wonder
   how AW gets that information. Maybe you could change your default font
   to a bolded font like Swiss 721 Bold and it might speed up.
   Nevermind, I tried that and it didn't change the headers. I would say
   that there is a mono monitor in your future. I bet you could find one
   used for way less than $100. I've seen them sell for as little as $25!
   They are SOOO much easier on the eyes, and you get the right
   proportions. Even on my TT, I almost always use monochrome (albiet 1280
   x 960 pixels)."

 John Randone posts:

   "I have had a 1040 ST for several years now.  Unfortunately, it has now
   developed some problems with its memory.  My current system is the
   basic 1 meg, TOS 1.0 (1.02?), 8mHz, and a pair of 720k floppies.
   My basic question(s) are:  is it better to repair this or replace it?
   If replace it, with what?  If I fix it, will something else be going
   down the road, and not too far down, at that?
   I estimate that by the time I expand the memory to 4 megs, upgrade the
   TOS put in an accelerator, and upgrade at least one of the floppies,
   that I would be "close" to the cost of a new system.
   I would appreciate hearing from anyone with an opinion on this matter."

 Sysop Bob Retelle asks John:

   "What are the symptoms of the memory problems you mentioned..?
   The original memory in the STs is usually very reliable.. it's only
   when "upgrading" that you normally run into problems."

 Brian Gockley at ST Informer tells John:

   "If I were you, I would buy a new computer. The last three models that
   Atari made are all very good. What exactly are you doing with the
   computer currently, and what do you expect to try out in the future?"

 John tells Brian:

   "Some of the problems I have experienced (and continue to have) are:
   can no longer boot from the hard drive; could not run FLASH 1.6 at all,
   it locked up when going to the capture buffer, and other problems; can
   not run DataManager after LDW Power, or LDW after Data Manager, many of
   my PD game programs bomb during loading.
   A member of my user group gave me some memory-checking programs, the
   main one which was the "March-B memory tester, version 1.0.   While the
   other programs reported "non-existent or failing memory," this one
   showed where: starting at address 00034C00, it sent pattern 5555, and
   got back 5455. Then at 00034D00, it sent AAAA, and got ABAA, then every
   2 addresses 34D02 AAAA, ABAA, etc...until it finally gave up after 30
   reported errors.
   So, I figure if I'm going to have to do memory work, I might as well
   upgrade at the same time, IF other things will not start happening
   (BTW, the folks in my user group have said I should get some used
   ATARI, and save my money for the Windows machine I'll "have" to get
   soon enough.)
   Oh,yes.  That boot problem.  If I try to boot from the hard drive, it
   gets right up to the desktop (the first time) and waits for me to,say,
   touch the mouse.  Then it reboots over and over until I shut it down.
   If I try to boot from a floppy, then turn on the drive and run my
   ICDboot, the thing says that the floppy is corrupted..any floppy at
   all.  But they're all good!
   At this time I can pretty well run FLASH 1.6 because of a program
   called Take 1/2, or something, which inactivates "upper"(?) memory and
   leaves me with the equivalent of a 512 ST, but not quite...I also
   cannot run, say, LDW power with that, since it needs "all" of the 1 meg
   to run.
   Basically, I only run the "standards:"  word processor(s),
   spreadsheet, data base program, and a bit of Desktop publishing.  And
   of course, a few games :)"

 Sysop Bob Retelle tells John:

   "Based on what you reported from the memory test program, it does
   sound as if you have a bad RAM chip in your 1040.
   Replacing the chip isn't all that hard, nor would it be very expensive
   for the part.. the only really difficult part is identifying which chip
   in the upper bank of RAM is the bad one.
   If you're thinking of upgrading anyway though, the suggestion of
   buying a used ST is probably a good one.  I recently replaced my 520ST
   with a 4 Meg 1040STe for $125... similar deals can be found here
   online, or through your user group.
   Not only did I end up with 8 times more memory, but with a much newer
   version of TOS, and all the STe graphics features as well.
   I'd always suggest getting a newer computer that comes standard with
   more memory over trying to "upgrade" an older model.  The ST was not
   designed to be upgraded, and all of the "addons" are pretty risky.
   The only exceptions are the STe and MegaSTe which use standard SIMMs
   for their memory, and which can be expanded easily to the full 4 Megs.
   As for processor upgrades, the MegaSTe already runs at a clock-doubled
   16Mhz, but the 1040STe may present problems since its CPU chip is
   Check around and see if you can find a used ST that you like.. it may
   be the most cost effective way to upgrade."

 Brian Gockley tells John:

   "When I heard about the MegaSTe, I was thrilled. So far, that is the
   best upgrade system as far as compatibility with your old stuff while
   getting dozens of upgrades. You can find a four meg unit for under
   $700 sometimes, with hard drive, 16MHz cpu, stereo RCA outputs, cool
   new desktop and more. You still have the three ST resolutions, but
   that's what most programs use!"

 On the subject of Speedo GDOS 5, Mike Mortilla posts:

   "Speedo 5 has some wonderful features. At the moment, I don't really
   use Atariworks at all, so I'm in no rush to find out. But it would be
   nice to be able to have that option...<g>.
   Thanks for the point on the AUTO folder order. Sometimes at
   installation, a manual will suggest the order a prog should be run, but
   after having something in your system for a while, you sort of assume
   it's in the right place. Until something goes left,that  is....<VBG>.
   Or is it South? :) No, I guess it's wrong.
   It's early and I haven't had my second cup of coffee yet. Forgive the
   humor on auto."

 Bill Devonshire tells Mike:

   "A small problem I am having right now is getting Speedo 5 to recognize
   my installed True type fonts.  It did the first few times and then it
   stopped and I can't seem to get it to look into the folder for them
   anymore.  I have dropped a line to COMPO to see if they have any

 Mike asks Bill:

   "Did you use the Outline.ACC (or prg?). I was able to install PD
   true-type fonts into Speedo 5 w/o any problems."

 Brian Gockley adds:

   "The old GDOS was pretty good, though I far prefer Speedo. There are a
   good number of old style fonts out there if you are printing in fixed
   point sizes regularly.
   I got a demo of Speedo 5, and it really looks like they need to get
   the bugs out. Outline didn't work at all, it caused extra characters to
   be inserted and even crashed the computer sometimes. I do like the idea
   of using those Type 1's, so lets hope those Compo dudes squash this
   As far as Speedo 4, I haven't seen any problems with that yet. I
   wonder if it's something Interlink does?
   I LOVE ATARIWORKS and SPEEDO, there is so much that it can do so

 Robert at Compo Software asks Brian:

   "Your message was a tad vague, so I'd like to narrow this down a bit.
   You made references to 'bugs' but I'm not sure what you mean. You were
   specific in saying "Outline didn't work at all, it caused extra
   characters to be inserted and even crashed the computer sometimes." I
   find it hard to believe that Outline Fonts didn't work at all; in the
   last two years I have never heard of a single problem with Outline
   Fonts, and the new version isn't so different from the last... the
   accessories were only slightly changed. Outline does nothing with
   characters, so you must be referring to something else when you talk of
   'inserting extra characters' and 'crashing the computer.'
   I'm not saying that SpeedoGDOS 5 is 100% pest-free, but I know what the
   problems are. Aside from a couple technical bugs (that have yet to be
   reported by an end user) we've got the incompatibility with Warp 9, and
   that folks, is it. I was dismayed reading your post - if you think
   you've found/witnessed a bug, please call me or provide details so we
   can make ya happy and fix 'er up.  Oh, and as for the known bugs, all
   but the Warp 9 problem have been fixed already; we'll have an update
   (complete with new stuff) soon."

 Sysop Jim Ness tells Robert:

   "I'm confused.  Has Speedo been sold to Compo now?"

 Dazzz Smith tells Jim:

   "Speedo is a joint Compo/Atari product now."

 Meanwhile, Mike Mortilla tells Robert:

   "Well let me add another bug. When I run Interlink and Speedo is
   active, it takes a LONG time for the VT-100 emulator to load. With
   Speedo gone, access to this file is within 1/2 a second. With Speedo
   active, it's more like 3 or 4 seconds. It sounds like to HD is
   searching everywhere for the file.
   I've read in this thread that there is some conflict with the
   character set used by the VT-100 and Speedo. The VT-100 is needed for
   me to communicate with the Internet site locally, so this is no small
   problem for me."

 Jeff Rigby tells Mike:

   "Interlink VT-100 and PC-ANSI use the extended character set (Just
   like the PC) to display graphics characters.  GDOS will conflict with
   those extended characters (usually replace them).
   That could be the problem."

 Mike tells Jeff:

   "Must be the problem! The disk access delay is when I loadthe VT-100
   emulator!  Thanks for the info. Now how can I disable Speedo when I'm
   in Interlink?  Hmmmmmmm........"

 Myles Cohen tells Mike:

   "If you used'd never have to worry about how to disable
   some programs while using others..."

 Peter Joseph tells us about his foray into the DOS world:

   "I recently started using WinCIM and yes, it is easier for conferencing
   but there is a drawback - no /roll ## ! <g>  Before WinCIM, I was on a
   conference with Flash one night with a bunch of <ahem> PCers and I did
   the /roll routine and you wouldn't believe how many of them went
   bananas and asked me how I did that.  It was hard enough trying to
   explain I was using terminal emulation.  Not only was it foreign to
   them, but I had never seen WinCIM so I knew nothing else.  When I first
   logged on with WinCIM, I didn't even know I was logged on until I
   noticed the RD/SD lights on the modem blinking.  It was wierd (weird?)
   getting used to being on CompuServe and seing icons and pictures and
   dialogs instead of straight text.  Now I use CSNav for most CIS stuff
   and with that plus the new 28.8kb modem I just got, I'm cutting my CIS
   time greatly.  Good thing too.  Just got the phone bill; how did I ever
   logon to CIS 153 times in one month? <g>  Good thing I don't have
   months like that often.
   Regarding using / commands with Flash.  Why don't you save an extra
   function key definition file specifically for conferencing that you
   can load in just prior to conferencing.  You could even do it 'on the
   fly' while on CIS.  Just remember to leave off the '|' at the end of
   any fkey /command that you want to add text to so Flash won't send a
   <CR> before you enter your text.  It'll work with or without the type
   ahead buffer.  You could set a function key something like:
    F1: /ust|  or, F2: /sen   <- leave a space at the end of the 'sen' in
    the def to make it easier to just add the number and text.
   Save the file as COFKEY.DEF or something easy to remember.  Hope this

 Rob Rasmussen tells Peter:

   "I didn't know WinCimmers couldn't do /roll. I was talking to one who
   couldn't do a WHO (not/who), which lets you know when the user was
   last online. Someone told him that only by using terminal emulation
   could they use that command. What is T.E. anyway? I've heard of VT52
   but never knew what it was. When conferencing online with Flash, having
   to type commands, what is it emulating?
   When I first joined CIS, I was in the Practice forum a lot, where they
   encouraged everybody to learn the commands, as would be used in a
   terminal prg, so that an online session could be automated. FAST.DOC or
   something. heh heh, it wasn't fast. I think that method is a thing of
   the past with the windowing environment most users will want to use
   nowadays. Many of the new users don't seem to realize it was ever any
   different, or 'cruder.' They don't know what a slash command or job
   number is, since they never have to deal with them.
   Believe it or not, I have never used any Flash macros, but thanks to
   your suggestion, I now have one set up. And it WORKS! I am always
   amazed when things work...the first time. This should eliminate a lot
   of tedious /sen and /u a commands. What do I name the DEF file if I
   want Flash to load it automatically?"

 Peter Joseph remenisces:

   "Back in the olden days <g>, before PC's, mainframes did all the
   computing and were hardwired to keyboard/monitor setups they called
   'dumb terminals' because the terminals themselves couldn't do a thing
   without the mainframe.  The most common of these dumb terminals were
   the Digital Equipment Corp. VT-52's and later VT-100's.  Long before
   Windows, computers only knew 'terminal mode'.  This simply meant that
   there were no drop down menus, no mice, no graphics, nothing but
   commands and text.  Most (maybe all) mainframes still operate this way.
   LANs are a different story all together.
   Now, the connecting computers are quite often PC's.  There are still
   dumb terminals out there, but PC's are much more versatile.  They
   enable the user to be hooked to the mainframe, but also have the
   ability to run software on its own.  For mainframe use, the PC's run
   'terminal emulator' software which does little more than tell the
   mainframe its talking to a dumb terminal.
   Well, since CompuServe doesn't feel the ST's are worthy of a version of
   WinCIM, we're stuck in terminal mode.  Well, not entirely, we still
   have some graphics capabilities and Flash allows us some menus, but as
   far as actual work on CIS, it's terminal emulation.  The only real
   (basic) difference between Flash and VT-52 is that Flash incorporates
   GEM capabilities into the user interface; in a nutshell.
   Still with me?  I think we've been lucky.  Like you mentioned, most
   people here that solely use PC's have never seen terminal, so they
   don't know anything about it.  I was in another forum the other night
   and there was someone there that was all confused about how to log on
   to a BBS.  All she knew was WinCIM, so terminal emulation was
   completely foreign to her.  Yes, we've been lucky all right.
   End of class. ;)
   Regarding Flash, the default function key definition file is called
   FUNCKEY.DEF and this autoloads with Flash.  I can't believe you've
   never used function key macros with Flash.  How have you managed?"

 Sysop Bob Retelle tells Peter:

   "A+ in Terminals 101, Peter..!               :)
   That's interesting about the CIM user not knowing how to log into a
   Have you seen "RIPscript" graphics yet..?  It's a sort of "CIM-like"
   interface for BBSs.. lets you click on buttons and highlight filenames
   for download with your mouse, but on a "regular" BBS that's running the
   RIP software.
   Pretty soon "terminal mode" may go the way of the "dumb terminal"

 Peter tells Bob:

   "Thanks for the A+.  I haven't seen RIPScript graphics yet, but a BBS
   that I logon to has the capability.  Since I'm relatively new to the
   PC, I haven't yet figured out if my software supports it so I always
   just choose ANSI; still terminal though."

 Rob Rasmussen tells Peter:

   "Thanks for your informative class! You explained it well. Computers
   that can do more than a dumb terminal may still need to act like a DT
   to access mainframes, and for Atari users, Compuserve, BBS's and
   others. You that even though Atari users are stuck in terminal mode
   (hmm, sounds like a mental condition!) we still have some graphics
   capabilities. I would like to know more about this.  What is VidTex and
   ANSI? I have never viewed a graphic on CIS or a BBS, only downloaded
   graphics files and viewed them in another program.
   You said mainframes are still accessed from dumb terminals mostly, but
   not like LAN. In a LAN you have several terminals hooked up to a host,
   right? What is the difference between this and a mainframe/terminal

 Sysop Bob Retelle tells Rob:

   "A "LAN" (local area network) is only the means of hooking up
   computers and terminals.. it has nothing to do with how the computers
   and terminals work together, or what kind of computing gets done.
   A mainframe on a LAN with several terminals (either dumb terminals or
   PCs running terminal emulation software) is called a "compute server"..
   that is, the programs that are run exist on the central computer, and
   are actually run on that computer.  The terminals are only used to
   display the input and results of the computing.  This is the
   "traditional" time-sharing setup.
   The other common LAN arrangement is called a "file server", where the
   central computer is used as a storage medium for the programs and files
   being run, but the programs and data are sent from the server to the
   individual PC before being run.  The programs actually run on the PCs,
   not on the server.
   There are also "peer to peer" LANs, where there is no specific
   "server", and all the PCs simply communicate with each other over the
   network.  This is similar to the file server setup, except that the
   programs and data are stored locally on each individual PC.  Data and
   E-Mail can be shared among the connected PCs this way.
   Note that the only LAN setup where "dumb terminals" could be used is
   the first example, the "compute server"... the others require full
   computers at each remote node on the LAN (although those workstations
   can be "diskless", that is, without any local mass-storage, since they
   download their applications through the LAN)."

 Rob Rasmussen asks:

   "So you would input data (like sales figures) from the terminal to the
   central computer? Running it's software, the computer itself still
   isn't going to do much without input. I always wondered too, what
   actually connects the computer with the terminals? Phone lines? I don't
   know if this has anything to do with it, but what is Ethernet...

   This sounds kind of like a BBS. The PC's don't need a central server
   since they can do the job of one. Yet in a BBS there is the central
   computer running the software. Would one need to run a certain
   networking software as well as the program they needed the network for?
   I have a program that 2 remote users can run on their Atari's and
   communicate over MIDI. I think it lets you play your synth and a remote
   synth too, or record into a remote sequencer. Never tried it though.
   Hmm, couldn't very well hear what comes out on the other end."

 Sysop Bob tells Rob:

   "Actually, Rob... a BBS is a "computer server" type of hookup..
   You can access the BBS with a "dumb terminal" or a PC running a
   terminal emulation package, but it's the BBS computer which runs the
   program (the BBS software) and all your end does is send it your input
   and display the BBS's output.  If the BBS and computer are capable of
   running several phone lines, there can be several terminals (users)
   "timesharing" the BBS, just like a mainframe would do.  (I'm logged
   into CompuServe, which is essentially a big BBS, with a "dumb terminal"
   right now.. it runs the "BBS" software on its computers, and my end is
   essentially "brain dead", serving only as input and output).
   With the sales figures example you mentioned, a "compute server"
   network would probably be running a database program on the mainframe,
   while you inputted the sales figures from a "dumb terminal" or PC
   emulating a terminal. The actual processing of your data would take
   place on the mainframe.
   With a "file server" network, your PC would run the "client" end of the
   database software, and would modify the database which is stored on
   the file server computer.  Other users could then see your newly
   inputted sales figures and work with them on their own sessions on the
   file server.
   With a "peer to peer" network, your PC would run the actual database
   program locally (on your desk) and store the data right on your own
   computer.  If anyone else wanted to see the new sales figures, they
   would have to "log into" your computer from theirs and look at the new
   data on your hard drive.
   It does get a little complicated sometimes when you start adding other
   users on the network, and trying to keep straight exactly where the
   files and programs live and run.  With a well designed network though,
   most of that is "transparent" to the actual users so they don't have to
   worry about it all.
   As for the actual connections between terminals and remote processors,
   it all depends on the distances involved...  if the "remote" system is
   in the next room, the connections can be as simple as a "four wire"
   cable like that used to connect telephones to the wall.  You'd have a
   wire that runs directly from the serial port of your terminal (or PC)
   through the wall and into the serial port of the "remote" system
   (mainframe or file server).
   For distant "remote systems", for example in a different building, or
   even a different city, you'd use modems and phone lines, either a
   regular telephone line, or more likely a dedicated line that only goes
   between your location and the remote (that is, you wouldn't have to
   "dial the number" to use it).
   Your terminal or PC would connect to a modem, and the remote mainframe
   would have a modem on its serial port...  almost exactly like
   connecting to a BBS or CompuServe.
   For more complex remote setups, like the company where I work, you can
   have small minicomputers that "concentrate" many terminals into one
   output which can then be sent by T1 (fast phone line) or microwaves to
   the remote site, where another minicomputer will direct the input to
   many different mainframes, then reverse the process to get the output
   back to the proper terminal.

   You're right that each PC in a "file server" or "peer to peer" network
   needs to have some kind of special network software running on it..
   that's what lets the other "peers" log into your computer and download
   your files, or send you mail, or what lets you log into the file server
   and download files and programs into your local PC.  Some of the more
   "popular" networking software is Novell and Banyan Vines...  it's this
   part of the equation that is missing for the Atari platform.  We can
   get "Network Interface Cards", or the hardware end of it, and hack them
   somehow into our computers, but it's the software end that's missing.
   There are some "Atari only" networks that are available, but adding an
   Atari computer to a "standard" IBM network is extremely difficult.
   (Apparently there are some solutions but they all seem to come from
   Germany and they are very expensive, and no one has actually seen
   Whew.. getting a little long..!    :)
   Ethernet is a particular protocol that specifies how data is sent over
   a connection, usually wires, either coaxial cable or "twisted pairs"
   like ordinary telephone wire.  It sets the makup of the "packets" of
   data, and the speed of the transmission.   There are other protocols
   that are used for data transmission, but Ethernet is a very popular
   Note that Ethernet is not the actual network, that is, the wires and
   hardware, but the way the data is sent over the hardware... a somewhat
   subtle distinction.
   (We've had many long and late discussions here at work about how all
   this fits together, and how it all works..."

 Well folks, this column has just gotten too darned long.  I had hoped to
 use info from the Palmtop forums and the Video Publishers forum, but
 there's just no room this week.  Maybe next week.  So till then be sure to
 listen to what they are saying when...

                             PEOPLE ARE TALKING


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 - Santa Monica, CA               Quarterdeck Alive & Quite Well!

      For the past few weeks, a number of rather silly stories have been
 circulating about the advent of "Chicago" meaning the end of Quarterdeck. 
 This is so far from the truth it amazes one to think it need be addressed. 
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      Doom II the sequel to the highly successful Doom from ID Software has
 been RAPED.  Raped so badly that it appears it "leaked" out from one of
 five "trusted" entities.  Including a well known hard copy magazine who
 received a copy for review.  Doom II, running rampant through the Internet
 and ultimately on private BBSs worldwide a full month before its scheduled
 to appear on store shelves, is a tragedy for all users.  Doom II's rape by
 the pirate egomaniacs who plastered their names all over the product as if
 they've accomplished something marks the possible beginning of severe copy
 protection being placed in the software's programming.  Its not even
 released yet and these clowns have literally clobbered its earning
 potential!  Remarked an interested user who fears the future may be quite
 different.  I hope they get caught and have to fork over every estimated
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 > A "Quotable Quote"        Something worth sharing.....

 Are you familiar with the Biblical verse that goes something like "Ask and
 you shall receive; seek and you shall find; knock and it will be opened
 unto you"? Often, posting a msg is enough cause to think of a solution.

 In my printer's case, before I went to bed last night I wrote out a list
 of my blessings that happened during the day (to get in the right frame of
 mind) and then prayed that I'd have the answer by noon today.
 Around 5:45 AM I prayed again that I'd have the answer by 9 AM and
 instantly felt peaceful.  This was a real unusual feeling.  I felt calm
 and confident.  As I was driving to work a thought popped up that maybe,
 just maybe, the printer driver had become corrupted . . . and so it was.

 So, in terms of trouble-shooting consulting, my advice is ask God and CIS.
 The answer is sure to follow.


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