[NTLK] Virutal Box and NCU

Dan dan at dbdigitalweb.com
Sun Jul 11 12:25:13 EDT 2010

Well in all honesty I wouldn't mind paying $45 dollars ONCE for the
software.  However it is linked to the Newton I register it with.  I
have a 120, two 130's, a 2100 and 2 emates that I use.  I can't afford
to get a copy for each one, then on top of that if they ever die or I
get another machine I would have to purchase another license.  I am all
for the author giving the money to UNNA (or even if it wasn't
donationware and he kept the money), it is a great program.  But sadly
there are a a few 'sticking points' in my case. :/

As for Virtual Box, from what I have been reading it is real 'magic' to
get many USB devices to work with it.  I have got a mouse and PS2 to USB
keyboard adapter to work without any problems.  But some other devices
are more stubborn.  Such as a USB printer or this Kingston adapter.


On 7/11/2010 2:38 AM, Tony Kan wrote:
> 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
> up.
> 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
> Cheers
> Tony Kan
> Christchurch
> New Zealand

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