[NTLK] data on and off

Smith Woody woodysmith at me.com
Wed May 11 19:51:28 EDT 2011


The wiki link at the bottom of all emails from this list will connect  
you to an archive that hasn't been updated in a while a bit slow but  
will provide a lot of information.
The NewtonTalk link will give you access to searchable archives.
See <http://www.unna.org/view.php?/apple/documentation/2x00> for  
manual.  Reading this will be helpful.
Just playing with the newt as is is also good.

A couple of drawbacks with using the Newton in the modern world
WiFi encryption limited to WEP
Newton formatting is incompatible with PC, Mac or other computer  
filing systems.

That being said you should be able to most of what you want.
Start by downloading Newton Connection Utilities <http://www.unna.org/view.php?/apple/connection_utils 
This will allow a serial connection between the Newton Dock  
application and the PC running NCU
Obtain serial cable such as <http://biz42.inmotionhosting.com/~jiment5/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=shop.flypage&product_id=144&category_id=9&manufacturer_id=0&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=26 
Look on ebay for USB card from newtonsales.

Now you can install software from PC to Newton and do backups.
Look at software for starters at <http://www.unna.org/view.php>
Good collection of Newton formatted books, search archives for  
instructions or look a wiki
Another good source of apps and books <http://www.tek-ed.com/>

Email client at <http://homepage.mac.com/simonbell/mailv/>

Search archives for discussion and links to browsers.

For ethernet setup see <http://www.pda-soft.de/body_ethernetconnectivity.html 
 > read carefully Frank provides a great deal of information, isn't  
likely to repeat self.

Good luck


On May 11, 2011, at 4:26 PM, Just Vecht wrote:

> I got a Newton Messagepad 2100 through a friend, who liked to see in  
> in
> good hands. I love the thing. Now I need to learn how it works. I like
> it to be able to get my e-mail when at a WiFi hotspot and hopefully I
> can use Twitter as well. Perhaps use it as an ebook reader too?
> First hurdle is: how do I get data on and off? It has a 12 MB Pretec
> linear flash card. I have an an older laptop running Windows XP with a
> wide PCMCIA slot. However XP does not recognize the card. I did not  
> find
> any software or driver yet.
> regards,
> Just Vecht

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