[NTLK] A few basic questions from a new disciple...
jackmjenkins at gmail.com
Wed Mar 3 19:27:38 EST 2010
Hello! My name is Jack, and I acquired a Newton MessagePad 130 - and I love it. Don't misunderstand, I'm not new to the Apple game: I've been a stalwart apple-only user since the 1984 (even through the dark era that was the 90s). Still, while I have always HEARD about the Newton community, I will admit that I am completely new to this game...
Thus, I suppose I'm what you call a "total newbie" to this gig.
As such, I hope that you'll kindly help a new advocate with some pretty basic questions, and I apologize if these have been asked thousands of times before!
1) My Newton came with a stylus, case, keyboard and a plug-in charger. It did not, however, come with anything to plug it into my computer. I understand that any wire I do get will require a converter to work with USB, but I was curious as to a) where I could procure such a wire (and what I would be looking for if I did) and b) is there any other way to connect this thing to my older MacBook Pro running 10.6.2? It has a IrDA port, but I'm clueless as to how to set up a connection. Also, I'm aware that 10.6 effectively killed appletalk (which the Newton needs) - is this true?
2) My Newton won't let me set the date in 2010. I've heard that there is a "2010 problem" with the Newton, but I've only seen fix patches for a 2000-series Newtons. Is there a way/tutorial that allows me to set the correct date on my MessagePad 130?
3) There is no "settings" panel in the "extras" bin of my Newton. I know it's supposed to be there, but it's not. What gives?
I have many, many more questions, but I thought I'd get the basics out of the way first. Thank you so much to anyone that can lend me a hand - I love this thing, and I just want to know how to take full advantage of it!
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