[NTLK] Virutal Box and NCU
tonykan at xtra.co.nz
Sun Jul 11 02:38:48 EDT 2010
The new iPhone world has set expectations, over there apps are often priced at
the USD 10 mark, so it seems anachronistic to charge $45 for a Newton app.
The amount of work involved is still the same but the user base is small. Yet
his work has provided a NCU clone that does work in a modern Windows
environment. In so doing, he has done the Newton Community a favour.
NCT brings a reliable backup and also synchronization with Outlook. Back up can
be done with a set of linear/ATA cards and these cards can be further backed up
to other cards using SBM utilities. But this information can't be accessed
without a Newton. As Newtons get older they will inevitably stop working.
I suppose it depends on how much value the data on your Newton is assigned; and
wanting the comfort of backing it up onto a PC; and being able to synchronize it
with Outlook. By supporting Outlook the developer has given the Windows user
the ability to get convenient access to Newton PIM data using a Windows desktop
application. Something that can't be done with just a linear or ATA card back
Notes can be exported from the Newton into Outlook using Sloup and Notes2Notes.
BTW, I am not receiving any commissions from the Developer.
I hope this helps
I am not paying $45 for a piece of
> software I won't use everyday. It's not worth it.
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