Re: [NTLK] Coming Back To The Fold...A Few Questions

From: Martin Joseph <>
Date: Tue Feb 27 2007 - 04:55:24 EST

On Feb 26, 2007, at 7:40 PM, Scott Rogers wrote:

> Hi all.
> After several years, a cheap clie, a decent iPaq, and a Palm T5, I
> find myself missing my old Newton 2100. I purchased one on Friday
> night and expect it to arrive in the next few days (and a damned cable
> to follow later...I always seem to forget that!). I have been looking
> at the list archives and following along with some of the
> developments, but I have a few questions:
> 1) I'm planning on setting the Newt up with an old PC we have (all
> other computers in my house are USB-only). Am I right that once I get
> the NIE and wifi drivers on it, I don't need to keep the old PC up and
> running? In other words, can I install packages and sync via wifi? I
> still have my old Wavelan Silver card.
> 2) What OS X software should I use for what? Is NewSync still the way
> to go? Is "Delivery" the way to go for installing packages via wifi?
> Is there anything else out there that I'm unaware of related to sync
> and installation?
Simon Bell has introduced a Newton Connection utility replacement of
sorts called NCX that is most promising and already supplants
Delivery (ie eScale) for installing packages on OSX. We are hoping
for some syncing joy very soon also from this program. Check it out!

> Again, I want to do as little with the PC and cable
> and possible, and at the moment, I don't want to fork out $30 for a
> serial adapter (I will in the future if I need to).
yes, Amen.

> 3) Is bluetooth worth messing with? I don't have a CF bluetooth card,
> but if sync/installation is easier that way, I'll consider it.
It's very cool and most useful for sending packages over from the mac
using the OSX bluetooth file exchange (I think that's what it's
called). Very low power consumption compared to WIFI.
> 4) I had a link at one point for palm keyboard adapters, but can't
> find it. Is there still no way to use an IR keyboard with the Newt?
> I have a wonderful Belkin IR keyboard I used with my iPaq and I'd love
> to use it.
Don't think that is happening. Sorry.
> 5) If anyone has any advice about changes in the Newton landscape in
> the last 3-4 years, I'd appreciate it.

Lots of cool software primarily, like Mail V (IMAP client) and the
LPR printer driver for two quick examples.

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